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North Museum of Nature and Science

400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
+1 717-291-3941
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F&M North Museum Fantastic

Wonderful experience in every way. Our two grandchildren absolutely loved all of the exhibits on... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
SciDome is a must-see

Very kid friendly with hands-on learning exhibits. Definitely worth paying extra to see a show in... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Ed K
Marietta, Pennsylvania
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Since 1953, the North Museum of Nature and Science has been Lancaster’s place to discover science, nature, and cultures–from a turtle’s webbed feet to the dirty chunks of ice that form a comet. For generations of visitors, a trip to the North has sparked their curiosity, leading to a journey of lifelong learning. At the North Museum we are dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and a lifelong appreciation of nature, science, and cultures through educational exhibits, collections, and programs. Visit our new Explore Nature Gallery Watch a live honeybee hive at work Crawl into our awesome indoor giant discovery tree Make new friends in our Live Animal Room Explore the microscopic with our HD magnifier Experience the first of its kind SciDome Theater
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
+1 717-291-3941
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wonderful experience in every way. Our two grandchildren absolutely loved all of the exhibits on all floors and really enjoyed the planetarium show. On-site staff were very friendly and professional and admission prices very well worth it. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank HappyTwoGuests
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Very kid friendly with hands-on learning exhibits. Definitely worth paying extra to see a show in the Sci-Dome theater. Once just a planetarium, now they feature numerous educational shows. Looking for a unique spot for a business gathering? Book the SciDome for your next event....More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Plan a half day to explore the exhibits upstairs and the planetarium. The basement holds a nerd paradise of mineral samples and taxidermy birds. Outstanding staff are never too busy to answer questions and provide information.

Thank Jona G
Reviewed 20 January 2017

OK, it was a rainy day and I had a friend in from CT. We walked just a half block to the venue I took my children to when they were young (under age 10). Had not been to the North Museum in many moons...ha...More

3  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This small, full, museum is just a delight. I regularly take the wee grandchildren here. The two and five years olds love the movies. We have all learned so much from each one. Buy a year pass and just show up to a great movie....More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, especially with young kids. Most of the exhibits and planetarium shows tend to be geared for younger students. Adults will also like the awesome collection of birds in the basement. It is as though Audubon himself donated his...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My kids love the hands on experiments they could do there and I was delighted by the lights in their eyes and the request to visit it again

Thank MoJoGapPennsylvania
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Used to come to the North Museum when I was a kid but not surprisingly it has significantly changed since then. Upon bringing our grandchildren here recently, we saw the main level of the museum had become more of a hands on experience which the...More

1  Thank TFopinion
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Took my grandson who is 6 to this museum. It seems very pricey for what it is. Actually I am not sure what the direction of the museum is. There is a dino exhibit, and a nano exhibit which just not seem to fit. Some...More

1  Thank ZELDU
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This museum is more for the little kids. I have no complaints about this museum though, the staff was nice and friendly and the facilities were spotless. If you are going to come here with teens do the planetarium, if you are going to come...More

Thank twilight_tia
Anne F, Guest Relations Manager at North Museum of Nature and Science, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Hi Twilight- Thank you for sharing this review. Your feedback is valuable and helps us develop engaging exhibits and programs for visitors. We invite you to share suggestions with us directly at membership@northmuseum.org. Thank you. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely- Renee Weaver...More

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