Mckinley Presidential Library & Museum
The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science museum. The Museum includes the McKinley Gallery, the Street of Shops, the Keller Gallery, Discover World, the Hoover-Price Planetarium, Ramsayer Research Library and their new permanent exhibit, The Stark County Story. The McKinley National Memorial, burial site of President William McKinley and his family, is also on the Museum grounds.
The following summer schedule for regular planetarium shows will be in place through September 4, 2021. Tickets to all planetarium shows are free with Museum admission. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- The Universe at Large - Offered for ages 7 and up at 2:00 and 3:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday.
This show includes monthly highlights, the latest astronomical news, and a night sky tour. It is approximately 30 minutes long.
- Cosmic Kids - Offered for ages 3 and up at 11:00 and 11:30 AM, Saturday only.
This show includes a look at the constellations and planets, a light show, and music. It is approximately 15 minutes long.
- Let's Talk Space - Offered for adults at 1:00 PM, the first Tuesday of every month.
Guests will engage in conversations on current astronomy, cosmology, and space exploration topics.
July 16-January 16, 2022
"WHY DO WE COLLECT?"
“Why Do We Collect?” features 30 carefully selected ordinary objects with stories from donors that make them special. The exhibition also explores how and why museums build their permanent collections, how we assign meaning to material objects, and the psychology behind personal collecting. To illustrate the process of conservation in museums, two of First Lady Ida McKinley’s gowns will be on display, accompanied by detailed information about the conservation treatment they have received to stabilize them. The exhibition also explores how museums collect history in the making, illustrated by a selection of COVID-19 related items collected by the staff in their daily lives.