North Museum of Nature & Science

North Museum of Nature & Science Let Your Inner Scientist Come Out to Play.™
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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. ¬ 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! For more information on the North Museum call (717) 358-3941, visit www.northmuseum.org or follow on Facebook (www.facebook.com/northmuseum), Instagram (https://instagram.com/northmuseum/) and Twitter (@northmuseum).

Want to attend Bash the Pandemic for free? Share this post for a chance to be entered to win 2 free tickets! The 5th Ann...
05/08/2020

Want to attend Bash the Pandemic for free? Share this post for a chance to be entered to win 2 free tickets!

The 5th Annual Cosmic Bash is now Bash the Pandemic!
You are invited to join us on Saturday, May 16, as we live stream our re-imagined interactive event! Dinner delivered safe and contact free from former White House Chef, John Moeller and the Greenfield Inn!

Go to http://bashthepandemic.org/ for more information and to purchase a ticket!

Have questions? DM us!

Check out our Discovering Dinosaurs: Hands-on, Online Camp by Snapology where your child will experience all the #fun of...
05/07/2020

Check out our Discovering Dinosaurs: Hands-on, Online Camp by Snapology where your child will experience all the #fun of camp safely from their own living room. This camp was uniquely designed, especially in response to #covid19.

When: Monday, May 11, 2020 — Friday, May 15, 2020 9:30am-11:30am ET

For more information, visit: https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/64/events/75136

North Museum of #Lancaster, #PA proudly presents Snapology's Wonders of the World and North Museum's Space Camp (LIVE, I...
05/06/2020

North Museum of #Lancaster, #PA proudly presents Snapology's Wonders of the World and North Museum's Space Camp (LIVE, INTERACTIVE ONLINE PROGRAM). This live, interactive #program was uniquely designed in response to #covid19. This camp will
this camp will keep your child engaged in playful, hands-on learning while they are safe at home. Camp will combine the educational talents of both Snapology of LRH and the North Museum. Young campers will explore the exciting world of #DINOSAURS through short lessons, fun movement activities, our signature building/drawing/sculpting challenges, videos, games & more. We'll also provide fun, easy #STEM challenges for your children to stretch their legs and learn off-screen, plus some time to take a short break and unwind before returning online for the final portion of camp.

When: Monday, May 11, 2020 — Friday, May 15, 2020 1pm-4pm ET

To learn more, visit: https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/64/events/75140

Introducing Discovering #Dinosaurs Camp by Snapology where your child will experience all the #fun of camp safely from t...
05/06/2020

Introducing Discovering #Dinosaurs Camp by Snapology where your child will experience all the #fun of camp safely from their own living room. This camp was uniquely designed, especially in response to #covid19. Camp is divided into three parts, and will combine the educational talents of both Snapology of LRH and the North Museum of #Lancaster, #PA. The first part will be hosted online by Snapology, followed by a short break and off-line activities, then ending back online with the North Museum.

When: Monday, May 11, 2020 — Friday, May 15, 2020 9:30am-11:30am ET

For more information, visit: https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/64/events/75136

05/03/2020
Feeding Demo - May 2nd, 2020

We have a brand new animal to introduce in today's virtual feeding demonstration! Tune in to welcome our new red-eyed crocodile skink hatchling, and be one of the first to witness one of it's siblings catching a cricket!

It's raining rocks this weekend! ALL NEW #Geology STEM Learning Activity Packs and STEM Boxes!Our Geology #STEM Boxes ar...
05/02/2020

It's raining rocks this weekend! ALL NEW #Geology STEM Learning Activity Packs and STEM Boxes!

Our Geology #STEM Boxes are filled with age-appropriate goodies and activities! All of our STEM Boxes are delivered right to your door (no contact) every Wednesday.

Order yours today at: https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

It's raining rocks this weekend! ALL NEW #Geology #STEM Learning Activity Packs and STEM Boxes!Our Geology STEM Learning...
05/02/2020

It's raining rocks this weekend! ALL NEW #Geology #STEM Learning Activity Packs and STEM Boxes!

Our Geology STEM Learning Activity Packs are filled with fun, educational facts and activities such as:

• Candy Bar and Rock Match Up (Middle School pack)
• Fizzy Erupting Volcano (Pre-K pack)
• Create Your Own Crayon Rocks (K-4 pack)
• and more!

Download now at: https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

04/25/2020
Feeding Demo - April 25th, 2020

We are feeding snakes in today's virtual feeding demonstration! Ekans the everglades rat snake is the North Museum's youngest snake. She hatched in August of 2018. Monty the ball python is our oldest snake resident. He has lived at the museum for over 20 years! Snakes have a slow metabolism and don't need to be fed every day. Our snakes get fed frozen/thawed mice once a week.

The Hubble space telescope has provided us with a wonderful gallery of our universe. For the 30th anniversary help us cr...
04/24/2020

The Hubble space telescope has provided us with a wonderful gallery of our universe. For the 30th anniversary help us create a gallery of Hubble by coloring in the page below and sending us a picture.

If you want to learn more about Hubble and the rocky start it had on its journey to discovery, check out the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nNiULl5_2k

04/24/2020
Hubble Space Telescope: 30th Anniversary Image Unveiling

30 years ago, today the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space on the space shuttle Discovery. This incredible scientific instrument has made over 1.3 million observations during its time in orbit and today at 1:00PM they will unveil another incredible image for Hubble’s 30th anniversary. Follow the link below at 1:00PM to watch the unveiling and learn more about this incredible image.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5vYIWOKF_o&feature=youtu.be

COMING SOON: the Hubble Space Telescope 30th anniversary image! Join us on Friday, April 24, at 1 p.m. for a journey through space! Dr. Frank Summers and Dr....

The theme for #Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on...
04/22/2020

The theme for #Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

Below are free resources to help you celebrate Earth Day:

About Earth Day:
https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/

Make Seed Bombs: https://www.education.com/activity/article/seed-bomb/

Tree Nurseries:
https://secure.cbf.org/site/R?i=wjYiFWksbGTsFO3E6zhzoQ

Freshwater Streams:
https://www.cbf.org/document-library/education-resources/what-makes-a-healthy-stream-investigation-worksheet.pdf

This weekend, dinosaurs invade your home... with ALL NEW STEM Learning Activity Packs, STEM Boxes and a Virtual Tour! Ou...
04/18/2020

This weekend, dinosaurs invade your home... with ALL NEW STEM Learning Activity Packs, STEM Boxes and a Virtual Tour! Our Dinosaur Stem Learning Activity Packs are filled with #fun, educational dino, #facts and #activities, such as:

Be a Paleontologist (Middle School pack)
#Dinosaur Glue Fossils (Pre-K pack)
Make Your Own Liaoning Diorama (K-4 pack)
PLUS Animal Spotlight, Fun Facts and more!
Our Dinosaur STEM Boxes are filled with age-appropriate dino goodies and activities and delivered right to your door!

Learn more at https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

04/15/2020

In the anticipation of the premiere of our new #dinosaur #virtual Tour, we’re sharing Part 1 of our Nature Gallery Virtual Tour free!

A huge thank you to Ephrata National Bank for help making this possible.

Check out more virtual tours, #STEM Boxes, and our STEM #Learning Activity Packs at: https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

Join us in our newly created FREE virtual Hall of Modern Medicine for the North Museum's inaugural #virtual #exhibit exp...
04/12/2020

Join us in our newly created FREE virtual Hall of Modern Medicine for the North Museum's inaugural #virtual #exhibit experience.

https://northmuseum.org/covid19exhibit/

Inside our interactive exhibit, you'll learn about viruses like #COVID19, be introduced to Genomic Sequencing, get to know Hometown Hero, Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D, and discover ways you can make a difference! Educational materials accompanying the exhibit are also available for download.

COVID-19 digital panels generously provided by New York Hall of Science and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Transmissions: Gone Viral graphic novel provided by New York Hall of Science, a project supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Institute of Health under Award Number R25GM129168.

Check out our NEW #STEM Learning Activity Sample Pack - FREE to download! Download now at: https://northmuseum.org/north...
04/12/2020

Check out our NEW #STEM Learning Activity Sample Pack - FREE to download!

Download now at: https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

This sample pack contains 3 New #STEM activities (1 for each age range) and #educational materials featured in our paid packs.

04/11/2020
Feeding Demo - April 11th, 2020

For this week's virtual feeding demonstration, we'll be preparing meals for our hinge-back tortoise, box turtles, and blue-tongued skink!

04/08/2020

We are pleased to bring you a very special STEM Storytime @ Home, with special guest reader Tom Baldrige, President/CEO of Lancaster Chamber!

Download the free Companion Activity PDF here: https://northmuseum.org/stem-storytime-at-home-videos/

STEM Storytime is brought to you in part by RETTEW

04/04/2020
Feeding Demo - April 4th, 2020

Feeling bored at home? So is our savannah monitor, Trashcan! So for today's virtual feeding demonstration, we are doing some feeding enrichment with him. Watch Trashcan try to figure out some puzzles, and watch as our gargoyle gecko, Garfield, enjoys a tasty fruit "smoothie".

We’re taking Little Explorer and Me to Zoom! Come hang out with us and make a few awesome Space themed crafts today at 1...
04/04/2020

We’re taking Little Explorer and Me to Zoom! Come hang out with us and make a few awesome Space themed crafts today at 10.

Get your ticket: shorturl.at/fijM0

Bring your supplies:

Construction Paper
Crayons
Markers
Watercolors
Brushes
Scissors
Glue stick
Coffee Filter

This week North Museum @ Home goes to the movies with our new Virtual STEM Box: The Science of Frozen! This Virtual STEM...
04/04/2020

This week North Museum @ Home goes to the movies with our new Virtual STEM Box: The Science of Frozen! This Virtual STEM Box is packed with Frozen-themed STEM activities for the whole family. Plus learn about reindeer, river turtles, salamanders AND MORE!

PLUS: All New Nature Take Home Boxes and Virtual Tours
https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

03/28/2020
Feeding Demo - March 28th, 2020

Here's something a little different for this week's virtual feeding demonstration...slowwww motion. Watch as our amphibians chow down on some tasty insects, and meet our newest Live Animal Room resident, Zeus the leopard gecko!

This week we continue our North Museum @ Home program with an ALL NEW set of #virtual STEM boxes - #Nature!Our new NATUR...
03/28/2020

This week we continue our North Museum @ Home program with an ALL NEW set of #virtual STEM boxes - #Nature!

Our new NATURE box invites your child to explore the scientific process while enjoying nature through fun and engaging activities. Available in three age ranges.

Learn more at https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

Creating some exciting new North Museum @ Home content for this weekend!Stay tuned for updates! (Keep an eye out for Fre...
03/26/2020

Creating some exciting new North Museum @ Home content for this weekend!

Stay tuned for updates! (Keep an eye out for Freddie's cameo)

Congratulations to this weekend’s Lego Building Challenge Winner! This awesome spacecraft was submitted by one of our In...
03/25/2020

Congratulations to this weekend’s Lego Building Challenge Winner! This awesome spacecraft was submitted by one of our Instagram followers and created by 4 year old Thompson! This ship looks ready for travel into deep space!

Stay tuned for more fun contests and North Museum @ Home offerings!
Keep building!

North Museum of Nature & Science's cover photo
03/24/2020

North Museum of Nature & Science's cover photo

Bored at home because you can't visit the North Museum located in #Lancaster, #PA? Introducing the early launch of our p...
03/24/2020

Bored at home because you can't visit the North Museum located in #Lancaster, #PA? Introducing the early launch of our pilot program, North Museum @ Home, announced just last week in response to #covid19. This unique program offers a variety of both #virtual and tangible offerings that both individuals and families can #experience in the comfort of their home! Did you know that new offerings are added each week? Become an early adopter! Learn more at https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

Thank you for your support, Lancaster!Due to the overwhelming demand, our STEM Boxes: Grab & Go have been temporarily ba...
03/23/2020

Thank you for your support, Lancaster!

Due to the overwhelming demand, our STEM Boxes: Grab & Go have been temporarily backordered while we increase our supplies to meet demand. Stay tuned and in the meantime, check out our Virtual STEM Boxes: Space!

https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

We're so proud of the 300+ middle and high school students who participated in the 2020 North Museum Science and Enginee...
03/23/2020

We're so proud of the 300+ middle and high school students who participated in the 2020 North Museum Science and Engineering Fair on March 12th at Millersville University. Special thanks to all our volunteers, teachers, parents, staff, and sponsors who helped to make this event a success.

Check out some beautiful images from the fair below (all photos by Kendall Shriver), and view the full list of winners here: https://northmuseum.org/2020-science-fair-winners/

03/21/2020
Virtual Feeding Demo

Watch our savannah monitor, tiger salamanders, corn snake, and glass lizard eat during today's virtual Live Animal Room feeding demo!

Unfortunately we are unable to go live at this time, but we will be posting a virtual Live Animal Room feeding demo vide...
03/21/2020

Unfortunately we are unable to go live at this time, but we will be posting a virtual Live Animal Room feeding demo video at 2:00 today! Come back soon to watch Trashcan and some of our other animals eat!

Lego Lab @ Home Contest!Compete all weekend with legos, by engineering your most space-worthy spacecraft. To enter, post...
03/21/2020

Lego Lab @ Home Contest!

Compete all weekend with legos, by engineering your most space-worthy spacecraft.

To enter, post your creation on social media and tag #northmuseum #legomasters

The winner will be announced this Monday!

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400 College Ave
Lancaster, PA
17603

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(717) 358-3941

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Here’s a video of a life size protoceratops.
I love North Museum of Nature and Science.
Dear North Museum, We pass by everyday, wondering how Betty the turtle is doing. If she’s not too busy moving around her turtle world, we were wondering if maybe during one of your live stream feedings, you could spotlight Betty (she’ll own the spotlight). She’s renowned in this household. We talk about her at dinner; she is the Betty of some jokes and we genuinely care about Betty’s wellbeing. She’s the first turtle we say hi to and the last goodbye when leaving the museum. 💚💚💚 Xo molly and sadie
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Thanks for a fun day of space themed activities!!
What a beautiful day. The girls, as usual, are buzy as....well....Bees! They are out shopping for their protein (pollen). Look at all the different colors, each color is a tree, shrub or plant that is blooming today. Each pollen has a different nutritional value, like you eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. Water is also needed by the hive, so those coming in with no pollen are probably filled with water. Also near the beginning, notice the bigger, fatter bee come out....that is a drone or a Male bee. He is not going out to collect anything his only job in life is to mate with a virgin queen from another hive. Too early for any virgin queens, but he can go out and get in a practice flight.
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