North Museum of Nature and Science, Lancaster

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Science Museum
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 or follow on Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter (@northmuseum).
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  • This museum is tucked in Lancaster and is really impressive. I was in awe of the variety of birds on display in the basement. The rotating main exhibits on the main floor are great. I've been here...  more »
  • We went here with our daughter (age 3) because we were staying in Lancaster a few nights and she wanted to see snakes. She was not disappointed she loved seeing everything and the snakes as well...  more »
  • This museum is fantastic. The kids planetarium show was amazing. The staff is fantastic and friendly and all about making the kids have the best interactive time possible. There's so much to see you can wander for hours for a very small fee. It has dinosaurs, live animals, specimens, fossils, geological displays, taxidermy displays, even archaeological, and local artwork. What a fantastic find!!
  • Wonderful museum for families with young children. Thoroughly enjoyed learning in this fun, educational and friendly environment. Hands on activities make time fly by. We visited mid week at opening and the museum was quiet. I enjoyed learning alongside my wife and son as we took in each exhibit. There is a traveling exhibit that tells the stories of how 3 children changed the world (Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White) that were quite powerful.

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