Visiting the Penn State All-Sports Museum
What are in your plans today? Class? Work? Netflix? Let’s face it, you are probably doing the same thing with your free hours that you did every other day this week. By falling into this comfy pattern, you are missing out on some of the great free things Penn State and State College have to offer.
For example, the Penn State All-Sports Museum, located in Beaver Stadium, is a treasure trove of history on Penn State sports. It’s completely free (although donations are encouraged), and a whole lot of fun.
The experience begins with this beautiful and inspirational lobby, complete with the Alma Mater.
The original Nittany Lion is even there to greet you!
Then, you are welcomed into the heart of the museum, where a video on the history of Penn State sports plays.
Everyone loves an aesthetically-pleasing timeline.
There are tons of cool pictures matched up with real equipment used in Penn State’s past.
The best part is, you learn a lot! Do you recognize any of these fencing terms?
You’ll have to go to the museum to find out if you’re right!
Many of the exhibits allow you to be interactive. Can you lift the dummy like our wrestlers can?
There are even some artifacts from Penn State’s proudest moments.
One of my favorite parts is the variety of different floors.
The museum covers a plethora of sports, so you can learn about the less common ones, like bowling.
Of course, football is present as well, along with our beloved coaches, old and new.
Bill O’Brien is there, too, in case you were curious. He’s that tiny picture right below the giant TV with James Franklin on it.
See, there he is.
Then you exit under the Penn State Athletics Mission Statement, which basically reiterates everything you saw in the last hour.
The All-Sports Museum at Penn State is both fun and informative. It’s teeming with interesting information about our beloved university. So next time you are twiddling your thumbs or bored, you should go check it out! It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.