Temporarily located at the corner of Water and Chestnut Streets in Downtown Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 291-3941
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Teacher Information


Generate excitement and curiosity in your students with the North Museum of Nature & Science!

Whether your class is studying astronomy or animal classification, the North Museum can tailor a field trip to address your specific curriculum needs. Trained docents provide students with guided tours and opportunities to handle specimens to enhance the learning experience.  

Want to check out the Museum prior to your class visit?  Teachers receive free admission to the North Museum to plan their school visit.  For group pricing and scheduling, please contact our education office at (717) 291-4371 or via
email.  Tentative online reservations can be made HERE.

The North Museum’s permanent exhibits provide the backdrop for interactive learning experiences. Permanent exhibit areas include:

  • Dinosaur Gallery
  • Discovery Room
  • Hall of the Cosmos
  • Live Animal Room
  • Cabinet Museum

The North Museum continually hosts temporary exhibits to enhance the visitor experience. These exhibits can also be included in your group’s field trip.

North Museum Planetarium

Planetarium Programs are an entertaining and educational way to explore the Universe and beyond. The North Museum Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Central Pennsylvania and can accommodate up to 50 people.  Choose from different planetarium shows to complete your group’s visit to the North Museum. 

Make a Day out of it!

The North Museum is easily accessible to several other museums and points of interest in Lancaster. Have the ultimate Lancaster experience by visiting some of the many area attractions located close to the North Museum: 

The North Museum is located adjacent to Buchanan Park – enjoy your lunch outside or follow a guided tree walk through the park and Franklin & Marshall College.