With stunning wildlife dioramas, awe-inspiring celestial films, and hands-on exploration to offer, the Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) are truly a place of excitement for explorers of all ages.
Housed in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center on the ESU campus, the facility offers a state-of-the-art planetarium as well as a world-class museum with more than 130 taxidermy exhibits, a 300-gallon aquarium, and insects from around the globe.
The museum’s most spectacular exhibit is an immersive re-creation of the Delaware Water Gap, which invites visitors to walk through an early morning scene along the Delaware River surrounded by the region’s rich diversity of plants and animals.
Nearly all of the museum’s taxidermy exhibits were donated by East Stroudsburg University alumni Arthur ’62 and Fannie Greene ’62 Schisler. The McMunn Planetarium is named in honor of ESU supporters and alumni Charles A. “Tony” ’69 and Patricia Lythgoe ’68 McMunn. The museum opened in 2014, while the McMunn Planetarium has offered seasonal sky shows and celestial events since 2008.
The mission of the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium is to inspire wonder, exploration, understanding, and stewardship of the natural world through engaging collections, innovative programs, and relationships with a diverse community.