Everhart Museum, Scranton
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
The Everhart Museum is a non-profit art and natural history museum located in Nay Aug Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a local medical doctor and skilled taxidermist. Many of the specimens in the museum's extensive ornithological collection came from Dr. Everhart's personal collection.In addition to the zoological displays, the permanent collection includes works of visual art (many by Northeastern Pennsylvanian artists), ethnological artifacts, and fossils. The museum has an excellent permanent display of American folk art.Arrange to visit Everhart Museum and other attractions in Scranton using our Scranton itinerary builder.
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What a neat surprise. We were in Nay Aug park and and wandered over to this place. It has a low cost of entry and there is a mix of natural museum things and a nice art collection.
This was another place my wife remembered from her childhood. Nice regional museum. Lots of art work to see. My favorite display was the bird room. Lots of specimens on display with their ranges.
Its a fun place to get out of the heat in the summer while also learning about the local Scranton area. Its not very expensive and they always have fun events and activities planned for children and a... read more »
So lucky to have such a wonderful staff curating fun and thoughtful exhibits in the rotating galleries. Also do so much to partner with local community and agencies and involve children. Great place to take visitors to Scranton.
Being one of the only things for kids to do in the area it would have been considerate to change ur hours accordingly on ur website. There was a little crowd of disappointed children today.
Go for the crowd-pleasing seasonal exhibits, stay for the freaky world class stuffed bird collection.
The Everhart Museum collection is small but quaintly eclectic. Their bird collection is second to none and their special exhibitions are constantly changing and are very creative. The nice thing is that you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a museum setting without big city crowds or people pushing and shoving or making noise. The Museum is clean, peaceful, serene, sober, family-friendly, and even has a gift shop and children's corner where toddlers can play. The Museum even has a few surprises like the mummified remains of a cat. Their is a smattering of American folk art, African art, ancient sculpture and art and nineteenth-century American and Pennsylvania art. It is just enough to wet your appetite without overwhelming the senses.
Great little museum!
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