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ARTS, MUSEUMS & ENTERTAINMENT

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
THEATRE & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES:

Palmer Museum of Art
Curtin Road
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-7672
A dramatic structure designed by Charles W. Moore with Arbonies King Vlock, the Palmer Museum is the most prominent visual arts facility on Penn State’s University Park campus. With eleven galleries, a print study room, 150-seat auditorium, and a garden for large-scale contemporary sculpture, the Palmer Museum is a cultural resource for students, faculty and staff, the local community, and residents of the surrounding Centre Region.
Admission is free.
Tue-Sat, 10am-4:30pm; Sun, 12pm-4pm

HUB ROBESON GALLERIES
HUB Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-2563

Robeson Gallery
A large formal gallery with rotating exhibits featuring international and national artists using all forms of medium.
HUB Gallery
An intimate gallery space featuring rotating exhibits of contemporary art.
Art Alley
Located just outside the HUB Gallery along the walls in a more open, accessible space.

Penn State All-Sports Museum
Southwest corner of Beaver Stadium, 127 Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, PA 16802
(Entrance marked by canopy on Curtin Rd.)  

(814) 865-0044
A display highlighting the achievements of Penn State athletes whose legacies have helped build and shape the tradition of Penn State sports.
Hours vary by season; Regular: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 12pm-4pm
Winter: Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun,12pm-4pm
Home Football Weekends: Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 9am-3.5 hrs before kick-off; Sun, 10am-4pm

Pennsylvania Military Museum
51 Boal Avenue
Boalsburg, PA 16827
(Parking lot and public entrance located between Boalsburg Pike and Shingletown Rd.)  

(814) 466-6263
Features various exhibits and artifacts focused on honoring Commonwealth citizens who have served our country.
Mid-March through November: Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 12pm-4pm; Weekends only November 25-December 2

Centre Furnace Mansion
1001 E. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801  

(814) 234-4779
Serving as the headquarters for the Centre County Historical Society, the Centre Furnace Mansion has been restored to reflect the period of residency of ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family (1842-1891). The mansion is open year round for tours and certain areas can also be rented for private events.
Wed, Fri, Sun, 1pm-4pm

 

THEATRE & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:

Center for the Performing Arts
Eisenhower Auditorium
University Park, PA 16802
1-800-ARTS-TIX

Penn State’s premier venue for performing arts! Each year, hundreds of national and international performers – from comedians, to musicians, to opera – take the stage at Eisenhower and Schwab.

The Penn State School of Music boasts musical ensembles such as Orchestras, Bands, Choral Ensembles, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Groups, and the Opera Theatre, all of which perform throughout the school year, while the The Penn State School of Theatre produces outstanding plays and musicals on stage.

The State Theatre
130 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
(814) 272-0606

First opened in 1938, the State Theatre is a non-profit community theatre that hosts a variety of performances in theatre, dance, music, and film.
Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat, 12pm-5pm

State College Community Theatre
1250 University Drive
State College PA 16801
(814) 234-SCCT

For over 50 years, the State College Community Theatre has been producing outstanding, entertaining plays and musicals.
See website for performance schedule and tickets.

Pennsylvania Dance Theatre
140 Kelly Alley
State College, PA 16801  

(814) 237-2188

Known for their powerful contemporary dance pieces, the Pennsylvania Dance Theatre company is based in State College and performs on national and international stages.

Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra
119 S Fraser St., Suite D
State College, PA 16801  

(814) 234-8313
Founded in 1990, the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra is the Centre Region’s professional chamber orchestra and includes faculty members of Penn State’s School of Music, local professionals, and pre-professional Penn State students.