North Museum of Nature and Science

See dinosaurs up close and personal right here in Lancaster, PA! The newest exhibit at the North Museum includes an in-depth look at T. rex and its fellow dinosaurs as they really lived, the opportunity to view other forms of ancient life, and get hands-on with real fossils. This new exhibit is sure to please dinosaur lovers young and old.

Let your inner scientist come out to play!

Spark your child’s excitement and curiosity with a trip to the North Museum in Lancaster County, PA. 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 Planetarium
- 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
- Discover our latest traveling exhibition's
- ...and more!

The Planetarium
The North Museum is the first museum in the world to have a 41 foot Spitz cove-mounted SciDome XD Touch system. With our 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. View our website for current show schedule.

The North Museum 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.

Hours and Admission
The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. Group and student tours are available weekdays; advanced registration is required.

Admission to the Museum is $11.00 for adults, and $11.00 for juniors (ages 3-17) and seniors (65 and over). Planetarium shows alone are $9, or $18 for Planetarium + Museum admission combo. The Museum is free for children two and under.

The Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

For more information, call 717-358-3941 or visit our website.

North Museum of Nature and Science

400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

  • PHONE: (717) 358-3941
  • FAX: 717-358-4504


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