North Museum of Nature & Science

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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).

#stemforkids #homeschool #stemlearning
07/25/2020

#stemforkids #homeschool #stemlearning

New This Weekend:How Do Sharks Measure Up?Take your own shark measurements, explore shark size and compare yourself to t...
07/25/2020

New This Weekend:

How Do Sharks Measure Up?
Take your own shark measurements, explore shark size and compare yourself to the size of a Great White!

Shark Fun Sheets
Included in this weekend's Visitor Discovery Packs, learn shark facts, explore their habitats and pick your favorite shark!

Plus!
Hammerhead-Band
Show off your shark expertise and celebrate one of the most unique sharks in the ocean with this awesome Hammerhead-Band

Big Mouth Sharks
Make your own giant shark mouth craft and make your prey disappear!

Shark Puzzles! Shark Facts Zones! Hammerhead Drawing! Sharks A to Z and more!

#sharks #ocean

Don't forget to join us on the North Museum lawn for TWO sessions of Little Explorer and Me Outside: Sizzlin' Summer thi...
07/24/2020

Don't forget to join us on the North Museum lawn for TWO sessions of Little Explorer and Me Outside: Sizzlin' Summer this Saturday at 10am and 1pm!

We'll have activities distanced and clean supplies for all of our Little Explorers.

Come celebrate summer with Sidewalk Painting! Shadow Matching! Butterfly Life Cycles! Insect Observation! And More!

Join us Saturday for the return of our popular Early Childhood Program, Little Explorer and Me! Celebrate summer with al...
07/24/2020

Join us Saturday for the return of our popular Early Childhood Program, Little Explorer and Me! Celebrate summer with all new educational activities and experiments designed for PreK visitors and their families.

Sidewalk Painting! Shadow Matching! Summer Sun Experiments! Butterfly Life Cycles! Insect Observation! And More!

Activities will be hosted outside, appropriately distanced and include supplies for each child. Morning (10AM - Noon) and Afternoon (1PM - 3PM) reserved tickets are required and on sale now!

Visit northmuseum.org for more information and to reserve your tickets!

Your cadet will explore the galaxy after they are assigned their very own Space Mission in this Virtual Day Camp.Campers...
07/22/2020

Your cadet will explore the galaxy after they are assigned their very own Space Mission in this Virtual Day Camp.

Campers will be learning about robotics, rockets, and space travel while planning and preparing for their own mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Register today at https://northmuseum.org/2020-camps/

Celebrate our new Hammerhead Exhibit with all new Shark-tastic Activities throughout the museum. - Hammerhead-Band- Shar...
07/18/2020

Celebrate our new Hammerhead Exhibit with all new Shark-tastic Activities throughout the museum.

- Hammerhead-Band
- Shark Puzzles
- Big Mouth Sharks

All this plus Shark Facts Zones, Hammerhead Drawing, Sharks A to Z and more!

Plus! Each child will receive a Visitor Discovery Pack full of supplies to complete each activity as they explore!

Friends from the Muhlenberg Society and Lancaster Conservancy helping us with plant identification for our up and coming...
07/18/2020

Friends from the Muhlenberg Society and Lancaster Conservancy helping us with plant identification for our up and coming #Nature Walk!

Come meet Bailey, our Eastern Box Turtle, this Saturday at 11:30am! Bailey will be hanging out outside the Museum in our...
07/18/2020

Come meet Bailey, our Eastern Box Turtle, this Saturday at 11:30am! Bailey will be hanging out outside the Museum in our bird garden.

07/17/2020

Come along on a trip through the museum and see what's new and experience our commitment to the health & safety of our members, guests, volunteers and the community-at-large.

Time to get outside and explore nature with our Nature Camp at Millport Conservancy camp!Explore nature trails, trees, m...
07/17/2020

Time to get outside and explore nature with our Nature Camp at Millport Conservancy camp!

Explore nature trails, trees, mammals and more at this outdoor day camp offered in person at the Millport Conservancy in Lititz, PA facilitated by North Museum educators.

Love North Museum? Nominate us for your Family Favorite Museum on Central Penn Parent!
07/15/2020

Love North Museum? Nominate us for your Family Favorite Museum on Central Penn Parent!

Honor some of your favorite businesses in the Central Pa. region by nominating them in our Family Favorites awards! The top companies that get the most nominations in each category will advance to the voting round that will run in September.

You can nominate until July 31st here: http://www.centralpennparent.com/2020-family-favorites/#//

Our new #Hammerheads Exhibit is officially open! Take a deep dive into our newest exhibit, brought to you in part by the...
07/15/2020

Our new #Hammerheads Exhibit is officially open! Take a deep dive into our newest exhibit, brought to you in part by the Paly Foundation, The Lancaster #Scuba Center and Dr. Edie Gallagher, Ph.D.

Diving Equipment and Photographs on loan from
John Walker, Mark Etter and The Lancaster SCUBA Center.

Now you can experience The North Museum in a brand new way with our NEW interactive personal guided tour! Discover and l...
07/11/2020

Now you can experience The North Museum in a brand new way with our NEW interactive personal guided tour! Discover and learn about the museum's many collections and exhibits using your cell phone. Just look for the "Scan Me" signs posted throughout the museum, scan the code using your phone's camera or QR App and see the museum like never before!

Have you ever looked up in the night sky and wondered what it's like to live in space? If so, you'll love our In-Person ...
07/09/2020

Have you ever looked up in the night sky and wondered what it's like to live in space?

If so, you'll love our In-Person Camp: Space Mission to the ISS. Register by today to secure your spot!

https://northmuseum.org/2020-camps/

You will explore the Galaxy after you are assigned your very own Space Mission in this day camp offered in person at the North Museum. Time will be spent in the Planetarium with outdoor activities as well. Campers will be planning and training for their mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This fun and exciting Space Mission to the ISS Camp is facilitated by our Lead Astronomy Educator.

We're back! Today is the day! North Museum is officially open to the public, and we couldn't be happier to see our frien...
07/08/2020

We're back! Today is the day! North Museum is officially open to the public, and we couldn't be happier to see our friends as well as make new ones!

We will be open Wed-Sunday, 10a-3pm (closed between 12-1pm for cleaning) and have taken every safety precaution to ensure the health & safety of our guests and staff.

We're back! The North Museum is reopening Wednesday, July 8th! See what policies and procedures we have in place to keep...
07/03/2020

We're back! The North Museum is reopening Wednesday, July 8th! See what policies and procedures we have in place to keep guests safe. We’ve missed all our North Museum friends, and we can’t wait to see you all exploring again!

https://northmuseum.org/reopening-safety/

Get ready for July's in-person #summercamps at North Museum! We're offering 8 exciting camps this July for kids of diffe...
07/01/2020

Get ready for July's in-person #summercamps at North Museum! We're offering 8 exciting camps this July for kids of different ages and different interests.

Spots are limited and filling up fast - be sure to register soon to secure your spot!
https://northmuseum.org/2020-camps/

Partnered with Snapology of Reading and Lancaster PA

06/27/2020

The North Museum of Nature & Science needs your support now more than ever!

The North Museum has experienced a significant loss of revenue during the global pandemic, and we are asking for your help. Due to the economic impact COVID-19 has had on our organization, the North Museum is anticipating a net operating number loss number of in excess of $110,000 by June 30th.

Museums like ours, rely on fundraising to not only stay in business, but to continue to impact our community during unprecedented times, when our outreach is needed the most. Your generosity during this time has helped us to put science & nature curriculum into the book bags of students who have needed it most and provide free and reduced educational materials to schools, parents and grandparents and children across our county and beyond.

As we prepare to re-open our physical doors in the coming weeks, help us continue to inspire a love for science & nature in our community by making a personally significant gift to the North Museum Give Project. In times like these, every gift counts.

To donate, visit our site: https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-give-project/

ALL NEW Oceans: Marine Life STEM Learning Activity Packs arrive today, filled with fun, educational facts and activities...
06/16/2020

ALL NEW Oceans: Marine Life STEM Learning Activity Packs arrive today, filled with fun, educational facts and activities such as:

- Summer Octopus Wall Decor (Middle School pack)
- Floating Shark Experiment (Pre-K pack)
- Measuring Whales (K-4 pack)
- PLUS Fun Facts, Word Searches and more!

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

06/12/2020

Swim into STEM Storytime with Guest Reader Nina Fernandez: Divemaster, Master Scuba Diver, Oxygen Provider Instructor, and recently-certified Public Safety Diver with Rawlinsville Fire Company.

This month's book: Swimmy by Leo Lionni

FREE Activity PDF : https://northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/

Kathy Sullivan, 68, the first American woman to walk in space, has become the first woman to reach the deepest known spo...
06/10/2020
First American Woman to Walk in Space Reaches Deepest Spot in the Ocean

Kathy Sullivan, 68, the first American woman to walk in space, has become the first woman to reach the deepest known spot in the ocean.

On Sunday, Dr. Sullivan reached the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the Earth's seabed.

“As a hybrid oceanographer and astronaut this was an extraordinary day, a once in a lifetime day, seeing the moonscape of the Challenger Deep and then comparing notes with my colleagues on the ISS about our remarkable reusable inner-space outer-spacecraft,” Dr. Sullivan said.

The astronaut Kathy Sullivan, 68, is now also the first woman to reach the Challenger Deep, about seven miles below the ocean’s surface.

Happy #WorldOceansDay! Celebrate and learn all about our seas and how you can help protect and restore them with our Oce...
06/08/2020

Happy #WorldOceansDay! Celebrate and learn all about our seas and how you can help protect and restore them with our Oceans: Marine Life theme all month long!

06/06/2020
Feeding Demo - June 6th, 2020

Watch our southern painted turtle, Mississippi map turtle, blue-tongued skink, and dubia roaches chow down on some of their favorite foods!

06/03/2020
Stargazing Tips and Tricks

Learn how to find your cardinal directions without a compass, and how to find the perfect spot to go stargazing!

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06/02/2020

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Streaming on our site today: Experience a front row seat to a new era of human spaceflight for the United States as Spac...
05/30/2020

Streaming on our site today: Experience a front row seat to a new era of human spaceflight for the United States as SpaceX launches its first passengers into space!

Launch is at 3:22pm. Stream starts at 11am.

https://northmuseum.org/spacex-launch/

New Date and Price drop! Snapology's and North Museum's Space Camp: Live and Hands-on is happening June 08 - 12 and is a...
05/27/2020

New Date and Price drop! Snapology's and North Museum's Space Camp: Live and Hands-on is happening June 08 - 12 and is available for only $99! This is a live, interactive and online camp hosted by North Museum and Snapology of Reading and Lancaster PA.

To learn more or sign up, visit: https://northmuseum.org/2020-camps/

New Date and Price drop! Discovering Dinosaurs: Hands-on, Online Camp is happening June 08 - 12 and is available for onl...
05/27/2020

New Date and Price drop! Discovering Dinosaurs: Hands-on, Online Camp is happening June 08 - 12 and is available for only $75! This is a live, interactive and online camp hosted by North Museum and Snapology of Reading and Lancaster PA.

To learn more or sign up, visit: https://northmuseum.org/2020-camps/

Address

400 College Ave
Lancaster, PA
17603

Opening Hours

Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 18:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 18:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 16:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(717) 358-3941

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Fabulous evening! Congratulations to Andrea Rush and team.
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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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