The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art is a non-profit museum located in Scranton, Pennsylvania’s historic Nay Aug Park.
The Everhart is the largest public museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania, founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton-area philanthropist, and ornithological enthusiast. With more than a dozen galleries, the Everhart has something for everyone to enjoy.
We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to the galleries in a way that prioritizes the health of our members, guests, staff, and volunteers. We have spent many weeks following and implementing evolving city, state, and federal recommendations for safely reopening to the public.
For an overview of the health and safety precautions we’ve put in place, see below.
Visitors must wear an appropriate face
covering to gain entry. If you are not
feeling well, please visit another day.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The Museum will reopen with a reduced schedule of Saturdays and Sundays.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. the Museum will be open to those who classify as vulnerable or high-risk.
Hours for the general public:
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Our Museum Store and Open Studio are temporarily closed. All guided tours and in-person activities and programs are temporarily suspended.
As excited as we are to see you back in the galleries, we will continue to offer a robust schedule of online activities and programming for the convenience and consideration of those who can’t make it to the Museum right away, and for those who want to continue their engagement with the Museum.
All public and office spaces of the Museum have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and will be maintained frequently, with high-touch surfaces being cleaned continuously.
Appropriate masks are required to be worn by visitors and staff at all times.
Social distancing reminders are installed throughout the building.
Visitor traffic patterns have been revised to promote safe distancing.
Hand sanitizer stations have been established throughout the
Visitor capacity is limited to 50%.
Plexiglass shields have been installed at the front desk
The cleanliness of our restrooms will be maintained continuously, and frequent hand washing is encouraged.
In addition to unlimited, free admission, Museum members receive discounts in the Museum store and select programs. For further information on the benefits of being an Everhart Museum member, click here.
Active duty military and veterans along with their families receive free museum general admission. Please check in at the front desk and present identification (official ID). Free admission includes the identification holder and up to four immediate family members. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families.
North American Reciprocal Museums
Visitors who present a valid North American Reciprocal Museums membership card receive free admission.
- The Museum provides accessible access via the rear entrance.
- All levels of the Museum are accessible by elevator.
- Parking spaces are available next to the rear entrance.
- A wheelchair is available for public use within the Museum; ask Museum staff for assistance.
Visitors are welcome to take photographs except where otherwise noted. Use of flash, monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks is not permitted.
Eating and Drinking
Eating and drinking is not allowed in the museum at this time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sketching and Note-Taking
Sketching with pencils and paper is permitted. Use of all other materials and/or sketching in the galleries is not permitted without prior arrangement.
Oversized Bags and Coats
All backpacks, large umbrellas, bags and packages larger than 16 x 16 inches must be checked in the coatroom near the main entrance of the Museum.
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Seniors & Students $5
Children ages 6 to 12 $3
Children 5 and under free
Active military free with ID
Take Exit 185, Central Scranton Expressway.
Bear right onto Jefferson Avenue.
At 2nd light, make right onto Mulberry Street.
Continue along Mulberry Street for 12 blocks until you enter Nay Aug Park.
The Everhart Museum is on your left.
Buses run daily from New York, Philadelphia, and other departure points. Contact Martz Trailways for interstate travel information at 570.342.0166 or www.martztrailways.com. For local bus schedules, contact the County of Lackawanna Transit System by calling 570.343.1720 or www.coltsbus.com.
Scranton is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two hours from New York City and Philadelphia. The museum is located in Nay Aug Park, at the top of Mulberry Street, Scranton.
Things To Do
The Store at the Everhart Museum is temporarily closed.
Everhart Open Studio is temporarily closed.