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Upcoming Events

PBS KIDS Cozy Corner Grand Opening

Join WPSU and Clinton County Housing Authority as we unveil the new PBS KIDS Cozy Corner! Families are invited to enjoy dinner followed by playful activities in the new space! Continue »

Wednesday, February 28, from 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.


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2024 WPSU Poetry Writing Contest

Share your poetry with WPSU for our annual Poetry Writing Contest! We are excited to read poetry from students across Central PA in grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Continue »

Submit your entry by Thursday, February 29


Family Night: Cause & Effect

Bring the family out for a night of fun activities as we explore cause and effect with our favorite PBS KIDS Work It Out Wombats! Families with children ages 3-6 are encouraged to attend, siblings younger and older are welcome to attend. Dinner will be provided with family-friendly food. Continue »

Thursday, March 14, from 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.


WPSU’s World Kitchen presents Tajikistan

Join host Tamra Fatemi-Badi as she welcomes Modavlat Gulomkodirova into the World Kitchen to share her recipe for the traditional central Asian dish Plov. Continue »

Sunday, March 17, from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. on Zoom


The Multiverse of Grief: NACG Conference Session

Join WPSU & Jana Marie Foundation at WPSU Studios as we livestream the National Alliance for Children's Grief conference session on “The Multiverse of Grief: A Multicultural and Expressive Arts Approach to being in relationship with diverse grief narratives” presented by Adam D-F. Stevens, MA, RDT. Attendees will engage with the interactive webcast and learn with a community of like-minded, grief-focused professionals. Lunch and continued education credits will be offered. Continue »

Tuesday, March 19, from 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.


Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with WPSU-FM

Join us in the at RE Farm Cafe for a dazzling array of tapas crafted with just-harvested local farm foods. Live cooking stations, farm-inspired cocktails, mocktails, and local craft beers are "icing on the cake" for this relaxing evening! All proceeds benefit WPSU-FM. Continue »

Thursday, March 21, from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.


Multicultural Children’s Festival

Make plans to bring your family to WPSU-TV and PBS KIDS’ Multicultural Children’s Festival and receive a PBS KIDS Passport booklet to visit the activity stations and learn about global cultures and people through art, music, crafts, activities, and food. Continue »

Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.


WPSU Reads

The goal of WPSU Reads is to enrich our community through storytelling and sharing knowledge of Native American cultures through our network of community partners. Click continue to discover educational resources and find upcoming community events. Continue »



Event Highlights

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2023 Poetry Contest Winners

Posted on April 27, 2023

Join us in celebrating the top three poems selected from each grade band for the 2023 Poetry Writing Contest! Thank you to every student who submitted their poem for the 2023 Poetry Writing Contest. Continue »


Eventapalooza 2022

Posted on October 23, 2022

WPSU hosted its annual Eventapalooza family event on Saturday, October 15, 2022. More than 600 people came to the event to spend family time at the activity tables. Continue »


walk-around cookie monster at wpsu studios

WPSU Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Event

Posted on September 21, 2019

WPSU Penn State welcomed more than 1,200 Sesame Street fans of all ages to the Outreach Building to celebrate Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting with walk-around Cookie Monster. Thank you to @Aetna Better Health. Continue »


PBS KIDS Day at DelGrosso’s Park

Posted on June 22, 2019

We could not have asked for a better day for our annual WPSU Kids’ Day at DelGrosso’s Park on Saturday, June 22, 2019! The weather was absolutely PERFECT, which was reflected in the 475 visitors who came out to participate in all of our activities. Continue »


Jet Propulsion character at Schlow Library

Jet Propulsion Vists Schlow Library

Posted on June 7, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go! visited the Schlow Library for a day of fun family activities! Thank you to our Jet Propulsion character meet and greet business supporter The Rotary Club of State College. Continue »


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2019 Conn Dinner Highlights

Posted on February 15, 2019

This year we had Diane Kochilas as our host chef for the 27th Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn! Thanks again to everyone who attended and for your support for public media. Continue »


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2019 Cooking Demo

Posted on February 15, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cooking Demo hosted by Chef Diane Kochilas! We hope you enjoyed the experience and had a good time! Continue »


Guests gathered in the Outreach Building lobby.

Eventapalooza 2018

Posted on October 25, 2018

Did you solve the mystery? Did you find Cat? Thanks for joining us at Eventapalooza! We hope you had a lot of fun with the whole family! Click continue to view photos from the event. Continue »


Cat in the Hat posing with guests at the Altoona Curve

The Cat in the Hat at Altoona Curve

Posted on August 6, 2018

Hope you had great fun meeting the Cat in the Hat at Altoona Curve on August 4, 2018! Find photos from the event on flickr! To be notified of all WPSU events, character appearances, and news subscribe to WPSU Connect. Continue »


Nature Cat at the State Threatre

Nature Cat at the State Theatre

Posted on July 13, 2018

Thanks to everyone who visited Nature Cat during the PBS KIDS Summer of Adventure screening at the State Theatre! Join WPSU for more screenings end of July. Continue »


Daniel Tiger with guests at Atloona Curve game

Daniel Tiger at Altoona Curve

Posted on April 23, 2018

On Sunday, April 22, Daniel Tiger visited Altoona Curve to meet with the neighborhood! Visit our Flickr gallery to view photos from the event. Continue »


Mr. McFeely

Mister Rogers’ 50th Anniversary with Mr. McFeely

Posted on March 29, 2018

On Saturday, March 24 2018, WPSU partnered with the American Philatelic Society in Bellefonte to celebrate Mister Rogers’ 50th Anniversary with a stamp release dedication with Mr. McFeely! We had visitors come from out of state to celebrate with us. Continue »


Chef Nick Stellino

2018 Cooking Demo

Posted on February 12, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cooking Demo hosted by Chef Nick Stellino! We hope you enjoyed the experience and had a good time! Continue »


guests at dinner table holding wine glasses for a toast

2018 Cooking Class

Posted on February 12, 2018

We hope everyone enjoyed the Cooking Class with Chef Grace Pilato this year! Thank you for your kind support. Continue »


Super Why costumed character with guests at BJC

Super Why! at Bryce Jordan Center

Posted on January 29, 2018

Super Why! and WPSU visited Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, January 27, during the Penn State’s Men’s Basketball game. We had a lot of fun! Continue »


Splash and Bubbles costumes

Eventapalooza 2017 Highlights

Posted on October 24, 2017

More than 900 people visited WPSU studios for our annual open house event on October 22, 2017. Click here to view photos from the event. Continue »


Daniel Tiger at Rockhill Trolley Museum

Rockhill Trolley Museum Visit Highlights

Posted on August 1, 2017

WPSU and Daniel Tiger visited Rockhill Trolley Museum again this year! Daniel had lots of fun with everyone who visited! Visit our Flickr page to view photos from the event. Continue »


Guests pose for a picture with PBS Kids character Jet Propulsion

WPSU Kids’ Day at Delgrosso’s Park

Posted on June 19, 2017

WPSU and Ready Jet Go had some out-of-this-world fun on Saturday, June 16, 2017 for WPSU Kids’ Day at DelGrosso’s Park. Visit our Flickr page to view photos from the event. Continue »