Attractions & Activities
North Museum of Nature and Science

Voted Lancaster's Best Museum, the North Museum inspires curiosity about the worlds of natural history and science. Meet the residents of the Live Animal Room, get face to face with T. rex, or travel to far reaching galaxies and beyond in central Pennsylvania's largest planetarium.

Spark your child’s excitement and curiosity with a trip to the North Museum. Your family can explore engaging exhibits and fun, hands-on activities in an immersive informal learning environment.

Now offering early education programming developed by certified teachers.

While at the North Museum:

Experience the first-of-its-kind SciDome Theater
Visit our new Explore Nature Gallery
Watch a live honeybee hive at work (Seasonal)
Crawl into our awesome indoor giant discovery tree
Make new friends in the Live Animal Room
Explore the microscopic world with our HD magnifier
View Earth’s weather from space on our iGlobe
Meet our baby T. rex
Discover our latest traveling exhibition
…and more!

SciDome Theater:

The North Museum is the first museum in the world to have a 41 foot Spitz cove-mounted SciDome XD Touch system.

With our new SciDome XD Touch system, our educators can spark your students’ interest and give them a personalized, interactive and fully immersive introduction to astronomy, earth sciences, or meteorology, using incredible imagery and animations.

Current show schedule

The North Store:

Treat your inner scientist to a gift or souvenir from the Museum shop, the North Store. From crystal growing kits to rocks, fossils and minerals, to authentic scale replicas of the Carnegie Museum dinosaur collection, there’s something here for every junior scientist.

Members receive a 10% discount off purchases at The North Store. Not a member? Become a member today and get your discount right away!

The Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Group and student tours are available weekdays; advanced registration is required.

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