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Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo

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Free Screening of Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo as Part of Downtown Improvement District’s Pumpkin Pursuit

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PA Military Museum

The Pennsylvania Military Museum cares for over 10,000 artifacts with the mission of preserving and teaching the military history, innovation, and sacrifice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Located in Centre County, PA, the Museum is easily visited from major routes of travel and is accessible by public transportation.

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Discovery Space

Discovery Space is a growing science center and makerspace based in State College. With 5,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and two classrooms, our science center offers year-round science explorations for families and a wide variety of hands-on programs and events in a fun learning environment.

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Bellefonte Art Museum

The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County has created a vibrant community for the arts serving families, artists, and patrons while making a positive social and economic impact on Happy Valley.

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Celebrating the year of caves and karst by touring a cave this year.

2021 has been declared the International Year of Caves and Karst by the United Nations, and local cave enthusiasts say it’s none too soon. After all, about 20% of the earth’s land surface is affected by karst—slowly dissolving rocks that create landforms such as sinkholes, ridges, fissures, and most famously, caves. This year, theInternational Union of Speleology, along with caves all over the world, will be celebrating these unique landforms and spreading knowledge about how we can all enjoy and help preserve them for the next generation.

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Here’s Why Penn’s Cave Tops Our 2021 Bucket List

This summer, head out to Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park, America’s ONLY all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park, and find out why it’s been a favorite since 1885. It’s the perfect outdoor adventure for your whole family, and this year there are some additions that not only make your day safe, but will make it very, very fun.

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Bryce Jordan Center: 25 Years of Sold Out Shows, World Class Performances and Moments that Take Your Breath Away

Since the Bryce Jordan Center opened its doors in 1996, it has been host to sold out shows, record-breaking events, screaming fans and contagious energy. More than 2,000 events have taken place—including performances by Garth Brooks and the Jonas Brothers, to Cirque du Soleil to THON the largest student philanthropy on earth. In total, more than 16 million fans have made lifetime memories attending an event at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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