Earthwalk Explorer in the East Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.
The Explorer, an educational and engaging map-walking experience for families and students of all ages, is located adjacent to the East Wing Rotunda from January 26 to February 25, 2022. This 8 x 16 ft. walkable relief map is open to visitors Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm.
Almost 5000 visitors have ‘Earthwalked’ across the map, and enjoyed the amazing birds-eye view of the Eastern United States. In between Explore Mode sessions, where visitors (in socks) can walk the three-dimensional relief map while animated graphics detail aspects of the landscape, two Geoshow presentations are shown; Native American Trails of Pennsylvania, and Native American Petroglyphs of Pennsylvania. There is also a free-standing replica of the Jennings Rock (see photo below), which contains many of the fascinating and evocative petroglyph rock etchings explored in the Geoshow presentation.
The Explorer map will next travel to the Lancaster (PA) Science Factory from March 2 until May 28, 2022.
Plan your visit today and experience a new kind of map adventure ~ The National Scenic Visitors Center Earthwalk Explorer!
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