VanGo! Museum on Wheels


Founded in 1992 as a response to the needs of a rural student population with limited exposure to museum-quality arts and crafts, the VanGo! Museum on Wheels has since grown into a valuable resource for the Central Pennsylvania region. The program gives students and community members an authentic art museum experience, while reinforcing existing curriculum and standards. The current VanGo! Museum on Wheels is a 31-foot Winnebago Sightseer with an onboard museum gallery. Visits include tours onboard the bus, group assemblies, and a hands-on activity. Exhibitions rotate on an annual basis.

Current Vango Exhibition

Students warming their hands by  Luke Murphy’s ‘Campfire’.

Special FX features over a dozen works by artists Amber Heaton, Luke Murphy, and Brian Wiggins which explore pattern, optical illusion, and the art of dazzlement. This exhibition will travel to schools and events throughout the region onboard the VanGo! Museum on Wheels through December 2019.

The exhibition explores a variety of topics including optical illusion, military history, pattern, jobs in museums, and geometry.

Scheduling The VAngo At YOUR SCHOOL

Visits include tours onboard the VanGo, group assemblies, and a hands-on activity. The VanGo! can accommodate 8 classes per day with a maximum of 30 visitors each. Classes spend an hour total for their VanGo experience. The morning assembly is approximately 25 minutes and requires a screen and projector. Classrooms attend the VanGo in halves after the assembly and while one half joins a docent onboard the VanGo, the other half completes a hands-on activity inside the school. The halves switch halfway through their session.

Click here to view a VanGo Sample Schedule.

A completed schedule must be sent to the Susquehanna Art Museum at least 7 days in advance of your visit. At least 30 minutes must be reserved for a lunch break. We reserve the right to reject schedules which do not allow adequate time for necessary setup times or class sessions. At least one volunteer or helper from the host school must be present to help with class movement.

A tour of Special FX onboard the VanGo.

Vango Pricing

The Susquehanna Art Museum charges host sites a fee for each visit.  Pricing for on-site visits vary depending on the visitor’s location and the duration of the visit. A travel fee will be added to all visits, which is 2.5 times the number of miles traveled from the Susquehanna Art Museum.

One day (up to 6 hours, $100 per Hour) = $600

Each additional day = $475

Travel Fee = 2.5 x #mi. from SAM



Ross Tyger
Director of the VanGo! Museum on Wheels
717-233-8668 ex. 2005

Another peek at Special FX

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