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).

It looks like Curie wants to see a show and a movie today.  Come find her and get a prize!  While your using your detect...
12/14/2019

It looks like Curie wants to see a show and a movie today. Come find her and get a prize! While your using your detective skills, you can try to solve the mystery of who stole Christmas at the North Museum. Want to treat yourself after? Grab a hot cocoa and watch our holiday planetarium show Season of Light and/or watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

Kids bouncing off the walls? Bring them into the North Museum where they can put their sleuthing skills to the test with...
12/14/2019

Kids bouncing off the walls? Bring them into the North Museum where they can put their sleuthing skills to the test with our popular holiday mystery caper!

Warm up with some cocoa at our Hot Chocolate Bar, explore our new exhibits like Lego Lab and Arctic Animals.

Then, catch a showing of The Grinch or Season of Light planetarium show!

Looks like Curie was trying to get a picture as the first elf on a different world.  Come in and find her and you get a ...
12/13/2019

Looks like Curie was trying to get a picture as the first elf on a different world. Come in and find her and you get a prize!!

It looks like Curie is looking to do some shopping, so where could she be?  Well, come on down to the North Museum and f...
12/12/2019

It looks like Curie is looking to do some shopping, so where could she be? Well, come on down to the North Museum and find out! While you’re here, you can check out all the wonderful items our gift shop has to offer for holiday shopping!

Who's been Naughty & Nice in our Live Animal Room this week?Naughty: Trashcan the savannah monitor, for trying to eat a ...
12/12/2019

Who's been Naughty & Nice in our Live Animal Room this week?

Naughty: Trashcan the savannah monitor, for trying to eat a volunteer's shoe.

Nice: Emery the black rat snake, for being very patient during our Snakesgiving event, and letting everyone pet her.

**SHOWING THIS WEEKEND**Get into the holiday spirit with "The Grinch (2018)" and a special new holiday-themed planetariu...
12/12/2019

**SHOWING THIS WEEKEND**
Get into the holiday spirit with "The Grinch (2018)" and a special new holiday-themed planetarium show "Season of Light."

And don't forget to grab a hot cup of cocoa from our Hot Chocolate Bar.

Visit https://northmuseum.org/the-grinch/ for info and showtimes.

Check out this amazing narwhal tusk in our NEW Arctic Animals exhibit; one of our new holiday-themed exhibits.
12/11/2019

Check out this amazing narwhal tusk in our NEW Arctic Animals exhibit; one of our new holiday-themed exhibits.

It looks like a certain elf got into a mouthful of mischief when she got back from the North Pole! Come find Curie and g...
12/11/2019

It looks like a certain elf got into a mouthful of mischief when she got back from the North Pole! Come find Curie and get a prize!

Someone stole our Christmas! Decorations and collection pieces are missing from all over the Museum and we NEED YOUR HEL...
12/11/2019

Someone stole our Christmas! Decorations and collection pieces are missing from all over the Museum and we NEED YOUR HELP!

All December long, the North Museum of Nature and Science will be hosting a “Holiday Whodunit,” complete with forensic activities, holiday-themed exhibits, and games to help solve the mystery!

On weekends and during the week of Christmas, we will be offering showings of The Grinch, as well as a special new holiday-themed planetarium show.

Need something to do on this dreary day? Come to the North Museum and use your detective skills! Come find Curie, who is...
12/10/2019

Need something to do on this dreary day? Come to the North Museum and use your detective skills! Come find Curie, who is “chilling out” in one of our new exhibits. While you are here, we need help finding out who stole Christmas! We are open 10am to 5pm today so come on out and help the North Museum figure out this mystery!!

Since we are closed today, Curie took the time to send Santa a gift membership to the North Museum!
12/09/2019

Since we are closed today, Curie took the time to send Santa a gift membership to the North Museum!

Curie is back and and brushing up on her prehistory! She is also trying to figure out who stole Christmas at the North M...
12/08/2019

Curie is back and and brushing up on her prehistory! She is also trying to figure out who stole Christmas at the North Museum last night since she was at the North Pole! Put your detective skills to the test and see if you can find Curie while also trying to figure out who stole Christmas. We are open 10am to 3pm today!

While you are here, you can come and watch our special holiday planetarium show Season of Light at 11am and/or our 1pm showing of 2018’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas while drinking delicious hot cocoa from our Hot Chocolate Bar!

Our favorite North Museum elf is back from the North Pole!  Curie is sssssomewhere hiding.  Come find her and get a priz...
12/07/2019

Our favorite North Museum elf is back from the North Pole! Curie is sssssomewhere hiding. Come find her and get a prize!!

Look who is hanging out back at the North Museum!! Come and see if you can find Curie and get a prize!
12/06/2019

Look who is hanging out back at the North Museum!! Come and see if you can find Curie and get a prize!

Our elf Curie is back again! Do you know where she is hiding in the museum? Come find her and win a prize!
12/05/2019

Our elf Curie is back again! Do you know where she is hiding in the museum? Come find her and win a prize!

Curie has just gotten back from reporting to Santa! She is somewhere in the museum, but where?  Come on in and find out ...
12/04/2019

Curie has just gotten back from reporting to Santa! She is somewhere in the museum, but where? Come on in and find out to get a prize!

Hello my name is Curie the elf and I'm keeping an eye on the North Museum to see who is being naughty or nice. Come on o...
12/03/2019

Hello my name is Curie the elf and I'm keeping an eye on the North Museum to see who is being naughty or nice. Come on over and say hi if you can find me, I love exploring the museum so keep an eye out for me. I will be visiting every day until Christmas!

Come to North Museum today for a second helping of Snakesgiving!Learn all about snakes with crafts, educational games, s...
11/30/2019

Come to North Museum today for a second helping of Snakesgiving!

Learn all about snakes with crafts, educational games, snake-themed activities and, of course...SNAKES!

Learn all about reptiles and amphibians with the PA Amphibian and Reptile Survey. Guest snakes from Refreshing Mountain Wildlife Center.

Snake Feeding - Saturday at 3 PM

SNAKESGIVING ACTIVITIES:

• Snake Egg Hunt Interactive
• Make Your Own Rattlesnake Rattler
• Snake Food Hunt
• Pattern Bead Snakes
• Snake Riddles and Puzzles
• and More!

Our incredible BUY ONE, GIVE ONE FREE membership deal is back! That's right - two families (or individuals) can get a me...
11/29/2019

Our incredible BUY ONE, GIVE ONE FREE membership deal is back! That's right - two families (or individuals) can get a membership for the price of just one! If you want to join but can't think of anyone to give a membership to, we'll give one to a family in need.

Offer good November 29th - December 2nd only. Restrictions apply. ONLINE ONLY.

https://northmuseum.org/membership-black-friday/

11/27/2019

It's back! Snakesgiving 🐍 returns for TWO DAYS this week! Come in to learn all about snakes with crafts, educational games, snake-themed activities and, of course...SNAKES!

Join us for a very special Little Explorer and Me: Snakes! celebrated in connection with our Snakesgiving Event! Your li...
11/27/2019

Join us for a very special Little Explorer and Me: Snakes! celebrated in connection with our Snakesgiving Event! Your little explorer will love our hands on snake activities. We'll practice cutting with Spiral Snakes, celebrate the letter S with an "S" is for Snake craft as well as work on Sequencing with Snake charts and more!

One of of many and wonderful volunteers hard at work!
11/26/2019

One of of many and wonderful volunteers hard at work!

Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters!  Your giving was so generous, that the giving platform was overloaded on F...
11/25/2019

Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters! Your giving was so generous, that the giving platform was overloaded on Friday evening.

If you were unable to donate to the North Museum, there is still time to GIVE, https://www.extragive.org/organizations/north-museum-of-science-and-nature.

You still have time to partner with us to provide STEM Educational opportunities to the community in which we live.

Thank you!

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Happy Veteran's Day! We are open today 10 am - 3 pm. Veteran's get in FREE!Enjoy special Astronomy activities and a spec...
11/11/2019

Happy Veteran's Day! We are open today 10 am - 3 pm. Veteran's get in FREE!

Enjoy special Astronomy activities and a special showing of Earth, Moon and Sun at 1:30pm in the Planetarium.

Today is your day to reach for the stars!! It is Astronomy Day here at the North Museum! Come out and see a planetarium ...
11/10/2019

Today is your day to reach for the stars!! It is Astronomy Day here at the North Museum! Come out and see a planetarium show, make some out of this world jewelry, or make your very own solar system!! We are open 10am to 3pm today!

Address

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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