North Museum of Nature & Science

North Museum of Nature & Science 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.

¬ 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

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

Operating as usual

You may have heard of recent ghost sightings at the museum. Fear not! The Lancaster PA Ghostbusters will be here October...
10/20/2021

You may have heard of recent ghost sightings at the museum. Fear not! The Lancaster PA Ghostbusters will be here October 30th starting at 10 am to investigate during our Trick-or-Treat Halloween event!

Come dressed in your favorite halloween costume and join us for a day of treats and spooky activities!

#ghostbusters #halloween #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun

You may have heard of recent ghost sightings at the museum. Fear not! The Lancaster PA Ghostbusters will be here October 30th starting at 10 am to investigate during our Trick-or-Treat Halloween event!

Come dressed in your favorite halloween costume and join us for a day of treats and spooky activities!

#ghostbusters #halloween #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun

Oh no!! It's #astronomyday and Aliens have invaded the Museum! Find them and decode their messages with our Alien Decryp...
10/09/2021

Oh no!! It's #astronomyday and Aliens have invaded the Museum! Find them and decode their messages with our Alien Decryption activity. Show your love for UFO's by creating your own UFO Poster! What would life look like on other planets? Show us what you think by Designing an Alien.

Don't forget to catch our live planetarium show "The Night Sky Tour" at 1pm!

#kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun #space

Oh no!! It's #astronomyday and Aliens have invaded the Museum! Find them and decode their messages with our Alien Decryption activity. Show your love for UFO's by creating your own UFO Poster! What would life look like on other planets? Show us what you think by Designing an Alien.

Don't forget to catch our live planetarium show "The Night Sky Tour" at 1pm!

#kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun #space

BACK FOR 1 DAY ONLY - NIGHT SKY TOURSat. October 9th at 1PM 🔭Celebrate #AstronomyDay Saturday, October 9th with the retu...
10/08/2021

BACK FOR 1 DAY ONLY - NIGHT SKY TOUR
Sat. October 9th at 1PM 🔭

Celebrate #AstronomyDay Saturday, October 9th with the return of our Night Sky Tour! Join the North Museum’s Astronomy Educators to explore the wonders of the night sky in our live planetarium show.

Plus enjoy special space-themed activities, exhibits and our other #planetarium shows: "Magic Treehouse" and "Hot and Energetic Earth"

#northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun #space

BACK FOR 1 DAY ONLY - NIGHT SKY TOUR
Sat. October 9th at 1PM 🔭

Celebrate #AstronomyDay Saturday, October 9th with the return of our Night Sky Tour! Join the North Museum’s Astronomy Educators to explore the wonders of the night sky in our live planetarium show.

Plus enjoy special space-themed activities, exhibits and our other #planetarium shows: "Magic Treehouse" and "Hot and Energetic Earth"

#northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun #space

Today is #WorldOctopusDay! What does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten-tickles!We all know octopuses have eight arms...
10/08/2021

Today is #WorldOctopusDay! What does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten-tickles!

We all know octopuses have eight arms, but did you know those arms can act independently from the rest of the body? Each arm has a "mind of its own" thanks to a small cluster of nerve cells that controls movement. The arm can take in sensory information and initiate action without consulting the main brain of the octopus!

What other interesting facts can you learn about the octopus?

#octopus #ocean #oceanlife #sealife #northmuseum #science

Today is #WorldOctopusDay! What does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten-tickles!

We all know octopuses have eight arms, but did you know those arms can act independently from the rest of the body? Each arm has a "mind of its own" thanks to a small cluster of nerve cells that controls movement. The arm can take in sensory information and initiate action without consulting the main brain of the octopus!

What other interesting facts can you learn about the octopus?

#octopus #ocean #oceanlife #sealife #northmuseum #science

World Space Week is an annual event that celebrates science and technology and their impact on the development of the hu...
10/07/2021

World Space Week is an annual event that celebrates science and technology and their impact on the development of the human condition. The event began on the 4th to commemorate the launch of the first human-made satellite (Sputnik 1) on October 4th 1957.

Join us October 9th for Astronomy Day, with a special one-day return of our popular live planetarium show Night Sky Tours!

#worldspaceweek #astronomy #planetarium #astronomyday #science #cosmos #moon

World Space Week is an annual event that celebrates science and technology and their impact on the development of the human condition. The event began on the 4th to commemorate the launch of the first human-made satellite (Sputnik 1) on October 4th 1957.

Join us October 9th for Astronomy Day, with a special one-day return of our popular live planetarium show Night Sky Tours!

#worldspaceweek #astronomy #planetarium #astronomyday #science #cosmos #moon

Join us for some out of this world activities! Help decode alien messages left around the museum. Build your very own bl...
10/02/2021

Join us for some out of this world activities! Help decode alien messages left around the museum. Build your very own black hole, no supernova required. Create your own extraterrestrial with our imagining life activity.

#kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun #space

Join us for some out of this world activities! Help decode alien messages left around the museum. Build your very own black hole, no supernova required. Create your own extraterrestrial with our imagining life activity.

#kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun #space

Preschool Picassos: Creepy CreaturesSaturday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 6th.Join us for some spooktacular activ...
10/01/2021

Preschool Picassos: Creepy Creatures

Saturday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 6th.

Join us for some spooktacular activities and create your own Pine Cone Creature and Spiderweb Crayon Art!

Preschool Picassos will provide visitors with unique art experiences as we teach various children various techniques and utilize both.

#preschool #preschoolactivities #activitiesforkids #stemeducation #northmuseum #naturelovers #nature #natureartwork #discoverlancaster #lancasterpa #museum #halloween

Preschool Picassos: Creepy Creatures

Saturday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 6th.

Join us for some spooktacular activities and create your own Pine Cone Creature and Spiderweb Crayon Art!

Preschool Picassos will provide visitors with unique art experiences as we teach various children various techniques and utilize both.

#preschool #preschoolactivities #activitiesforkids #stemeducation #northmuseum #naturelovers #nature #natureartwork #discoverlancaster #lancasterpa #museum #halloween

09/24/2021

Professor Proton checks in...from the corn field.

09/23/2021
Professor Proton Agriculture

Professor Proton is back to talk about agriculture and learn an important lesson about corn fields!

#agriculture #kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #familyfun

Looking for something to do on a rainy Wednesday? Come in this morning  for Little Explorer and Me! Free for members, an...
09/22/2021

Looking for something to do on a rainy Wednesday? Come in this morning for Little Explorer and Me! Free for members, and included in admission for non-members.

Get "eggcited" and bring your little farmer for activities featuring some favorite barnyard buddies! Activities will be available from 10a - 12p.

Little Explorer and Me is our program for preschool aged children and their caretakers. Learn about science and build your child’s curiosity, skills, and knowledge through play.

#kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun

Looking for something to do on a rainy Wednesday? Come in this morning for Little Explorer and Me! Free for members, and included in admission for non-members.

Get "eggcited" and bring your little farmer for activities featuring some favorite barnyard buddies! Activities will be available from 10a - 12p.

Little Explorer and Me is our program for preschool aged children and their caretakers. Learn about science and build your child’s curiosity, skills, and knowledge through play.

#kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #indooractivities #indooractivitiesforkids #familyfun

Little Explorer and MeWednesday, September 22ndSaturday, September 25thGet "eggcited" and bring your little farmer for a...
09/18/2021

Little Explorer and Me
Wednesday, September 22nd
Saturday, September 25th

Get "eggcited" and bring your little farmer for activities featuring some favorite barnyard buddies!

Little Explorer and Me is our program for preschool aged children and their caretakers. Learn about science and build your child’s curiosity, skills, and knowledge through play. Each activity is designed to be something caretakers can easily replicate at home using mostly everyday materials. Each month introduces a new topic for your Little Explorer to explore!

This is a drop-in program, so no pre-registration is required.

Non-Members: Included in admission price, children 2 and under are free.

Members: Free with Museum Membership ID.

Little Explorer and Me
Wednesday, September 22nd
Saturday, September 25th

Get "eggcited" and bring your little farmer for activities featuring some favorite barnyard buddies!

Little Explorer and Me is our program for preschool aged children and their caretakers. Learn about science and build your child’s curiosity, skills, and knowledge through play. Each activity is designed to be something caretakers can easily replicate at home using mostly everyday materials. Each month introduces a new topic for your Little Explorer to explore!

This is a drop-in program, so no pre-registration is required.

Non-Members: Included in admission price, children 2 and under are free.

Members: Free with Museum Membership ID.

Schoolyard Habitat in action today at the North Museum! Today we are planting the 500 sq ft exhibit habitat garden to su...
09/18/2021

Schoolyard Habitat in action today at the North Museum! Today we are planting the 500 sq ft exhibit habitat garden to support wildlife, as an expansion of our outdoor Nature Walk!

#schoolyardhabitat #nature #landscape #naturelovers #wildlife #garden #northmuseum #museum

The North Museum is participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, this Saturday, September 18!Free Admission! Tick...
09/16/2021

The North Museum is participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, this Saturday, September 18!

Free Admission! Ticket is required. Reserve Your Tickets at: https://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/north-museum-of-nature-and-science/

*Planetarium Shows are not included in the free admission, but may be purchased at regular price.

#smithsonianmagazine #smithsonian #northmuseum #museumday #familyfun #cityoflancaster #lancasterpa #lancastercounty #homeschool

The North Museum is participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, this Saturday, September 18!

Free Admission! Ticket is required. Reserve Your Tickets at: https://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/north-museum-of-nature-and-science/

*Planetarium Shows are not included in the free admission, but may be purchased at regular price.

#smithsonianmagazine #smithsonian #northmuseum #museumday #familyfun #cityoflancaster #lancasterpa #lancastercounty #homeschool

IT'S HERE! The North Museum and the Lancaster County Agriculture Council are excited to announce the newest addition to ...
09/11/2021

IT'S HERE! The North Museum and the Lancaster County Agriculture Council are excited to announce the newest addition to the North Museum @ Home collection - the All New Agriculture STEM Box!

These Agriculture-themed boxes are filled with fun, age-appropriate goodies and activities.

Available now for preorder online at: https://northmuseumathome.org/collections/agriculture

#agriculture #lancasterpa #agweek #homelearning #STEM #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #familyfun

IT'S HERE! The North Museum and the Lancaster County Agriculture Council are excited to announce the newest addition to the North Museum @ Home collection - the All New Agriculture STEM Box!

These Agriculture-themed boxes are filled with fun, age-appropriate goodies and activities.

Available now for preorder online at: https://northmuseumathome.org/collections/agriculture

#agriculture #lancasterpa #agweek #homelearning #STEM #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #familyfun

Join us this weekend, and through next week, as we look to the fields to celebrate all things Agriculture.  Come farm wi...
09/10/2021

Join us this weekend, and through next week, as we look to the fields to celebrate all things Agriculture.

Come farm with us while exploring our exciting Agriculture themed activities! It’s okay to play with your food in our hands-on Corn Table. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty while discovering What is Soil Made of. Let your curiosity sprout and learn about seed germination by growing your own Beans in Bags.

#agweek #agriculture #kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #familyfun

Join us this weekend, and through next week, as we look to the fields to celebrate all things Agriculture.

Come farm with us while exploring our exciting Agriculture themed activities! It’s okay to play with your food in our hands-on Corn Table. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty while discovering What is Soil Made of. Let your curiosity sprout and learn about seed germination by growing your own Beans in Bags.

#agweek #agriculture #kidsactivities #learningthroughplay #parenting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #education #northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #familyfun

09/08/2021
STEM Storytime

Celebrate #InternationalLiteracyDay and help us kick-off Ag Week with Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson, read by special guest reader Shelly Dehoff of the Lancaster County Conservation District and Lancaster County Agriculture Council.

Remember to download your FREE activity pack on our site: https://northmuseum.org/stem-storytime/

#familyfun #thingstodo #activitiesforkids #museum #cityoflancaster #lancasterpa #lancastercounty #alwayslancaster #lancastergram #localslovelancaster #videosforkids #reading #virtuallearning #northmuseum #storytelling #northmuseum

Today is National Wildlife Day! Take a moment today to think about the inspiring natural world around us. To learn about...
09/04/2021

Today is National Wildlife Day! Take a moment today to think about the inspiring natural world around us. To learn about all the ways you can celebrate National Wildlife Day, visit nationalwildlifeday.com .

#NationalWildlifeDay #animals #nature #animal #wildlife #northmuseum #museum

Today is National Wildlife Day! Take a moment today to think about the inspiring natural world around us. To learn about all the ways you can celebrate National Wildlife Day, visit nationalwildlifeday.com .

#NationalWildlifeDay #animals #nature #animal #wildlife #northmuseum #museum

It's world coconut day! What's your favorite coconut treat? Do you prefer Mounds or Bounty bars? Candy aside, this versa...
09/02/2021

It's world coconut day! What's your favorite coconut treat? Do you prefer Mounds or Bounty bars? Candy aside, this versatile plant is used for food, drink, beauty products and more!

#WorldCoconutDay #CoconutDay #northmuseum #discoverlancaster #yummy #healthyfood #dessert #museum #lancastercounty #alwayslancaster #lancastercity

It's world coconut day! What's your favorite coconut treat? Do you prefer Mounds or Bounty bars? Candy aside, this versatile plant is used for food, drink, beauty products and more!

#WorldCoconutDay #CoconutDay #northmuseum #discoverlancaster #yummy #healthyfood #dessert #museum #lancastercounty #alwayslancaster #lancastercity

The North Museum will be closed Wednesday, September 1st through Wednesday, September 8th for our annual cleaning and pr...
08/31/2021

The North Museum will be closed Wednesday, September 1st through Wednesday, September 8th for our annual cleaning and program planning.

We have a lot of exciting things already in the works! Stayed tuned, and we'll see you all again Thursday the 9th!

#northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #familyfun

The North Museum will be closed Wednesday, September 1st through Wednesday, September 8th for our annual cleaning and program planning.

We have a lot of exciting things already in the works! Stayed tuned, and we'll see you all again Thursday the 9th!

#northmuseum #museum #discoverlancaster #stem #stemeducation #lancasterpa #familyfun

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Lancaster, PA
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Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm

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Hello, I am trying to contact Executive Director, Group Tours Manager or Marketing Director for your exhibit. If you can have them email me ([email protected]) at their earliest convenience I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers! Chris
There’s a problem at Lancaster, at Dutch Wonderland, an animatronic T-Rex was a baby-size, and it’s not big enough. So it needs to be the right size. You should order a T-Rex head in the flesh from Amazon.com and donate to the building in North Museum of Nature and Science to look like he crashed through the building. Inspired by SMART-Center and SMART Centre Market. Here’s an Amazon website: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Giant+Tyrannosaurus+Rex+Dinosaur+Wall+Trophy&ref=nb_sb_noss #northmuseum
What happened to your baby T-rex?
Dear North Museum of Nature & Science, My Name is Johnny Yankovich, There’s a problem at Lancaster, at Dutch Wonderland, an animatronic T-Rex was a baby size. So it needs to be the right size. You need a life size T-Rex head in the flesh and add it with a baby T-Rex. Here’s an Amazon website: https://www.amazon.com/Design-Toscano-Tyrannosaurus-Dinosaur-Sculpture/dp/B00MNLXWSG/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Giant+Tyrannosaurus+Rex+Dinosaur+Wall+Trophy&qid=1610749625&sr=8-2 From Johnny #northmuseum #lancastercity #lancasterpa
Hey North Museum of Nature & Science, I made an Amazon wish list for you.
Hey North Museum of Nature & Science! do you have Amazon wishlist?
Dear North Museum of Nature & Science, I wish you should order this life size T-Rex head in the flesh, and add it with a baby T-Rex. Here’s an Amazon website: https://www.amazon.com/Design-Toscano-Tyrannosaurus-Dinosaur-Sculpture/dp/B00MNLXWSG/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Giant+Tyrannosaurus+Rex+Dinosaur+Wall+Trophy&qid=1610770056&sr=8-3 From Johnny
My daughter is already enjoying her Geology Stem Kit! I can't wait to try out the other kits once we get through this one! We went back and forth on whether we got Rose Quartz or Quartz for the rough stone. In the end, we landed on Rose Quartz since it does appear to be about the same shade as the tumbled Rose Quartz. Regardless, she had a lot of fun finding the stones!
This is a life size T-Rex hand that I donate it today for North Museum of Nature & Science. It’s perfect for with a baby T-Rex.
Is reprocicity from other astc institutions still work for tickets?
Here’s a gift for you. North Museum of Nature & Science.