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April 26: Cruisin’ the Cosmos!

Join us for a fun-filled evening of star gazing! Simply pack your snacks, bring in a bit of curiosity and join us for an evening of delightful discoveries! And, if you have a telescope, please bring it along! Star Party leaders and their telescopes will remain on-site until 10:30 p.m. In partnership with Astronomical Society […]

Mar 16: Ducks & Geese of the Susq. River

This event has been RESCHEDULED from March 9 to March 16 due to icy conditions on the Susquehanna River! Bundle up and join us for this annual tradition! Join Scott Bills, Land Management Group Supervisor at the PA Game Commission and learn about waterfowl and their seasonal migration patterns. Plan to stay a few minutes […]

Mar 13: Gone for Another Day program

Ned Smith’s Gone for the Day has long been revered as a classic in nature writing. Celebrate the Center’s release of the sequel, Gone for Another Day, with Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Scott Weidensaul, who edited over 50 years of Smith’s previously unpublished field journals. For the past two years, Weidensaul has been culling those journals, which […]

And the name of the 2014 print is…

It’s official! After receiving over 100 entries in the naming contest for the 2014 fine art print, we have a winner! The print will be called “Wary Crossing,” and is available for purchase in the gift shop and in our secure online store. Congratulations to Vincent DiLeo of Altoona, PA for having the winning entry! “Wary Crossing” […]


Dec. 7: NSC Night at “The Nutcracker”

Enjoy this holiday classic, presented by the Ned Smith Center’s Resident Ballet Company, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet! And Ned Smith Center members – you’ll save 10% on tickets to this performance only!  Just reserve your tickets online and enter the code “NEDSMITH10″ in the discount code box! LOCATION: Scottish Rite Auditorium, 2701 N. 3rd St.,Harrisburg ADMISSION: […]

Nov. 20: 20th Anniversary Open House

The Ned Smith Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary all year long with a series of special open houses!  Enjoy free admission to the Center on Wednesday, November 20  from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and get a free copy of “Ned Smith’s Wildlife Sketchbook” – a $10 value! Visit the 20th anniversary page to […]

Nov. 16: Little Red Riding Hood

Join us November 16 at 10 a.m. at the Millersburg Senior Center! CLICK HERE for a coupon for a FREE adult admission! Help the precocious Little Red stay on the right path and watch out for the Big Bad Wolf!  Will the Woodcutter save the day?  Silly songs and dances will keep your toes a […]

Nov. 8: President’s Circle Gala

Join us for a fabulous evening in celebration of nature and the arts! This lovely evening will feature elegant honey-themed cuisine, fabulous live and silent auctions, and an entertaining program by honeybee expert and educator  Cliff Wright-Sunflower!  Click here to learn more!  

Oct. 26: Halloween Owls!

Whooooo’s coming to this annual tradition? Kids’ Program 6 p.m. Regular Program 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Sid & Evelyn Hostetter Celebrate Halloween with the Center at its annual Halloween Owls program, which features live owls from Penn State University’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Learning Center. Experts on night-time raptors will explore the facts and shatter the […]

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