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.

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Sparking Curiosity. 60 Years and Counting.

Your contribution to the North Museum's 2013-2014 Annual Appeal will help us touch more than 40,000 lives this year, both on-site and off. 

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Successful End-of-Year Challenge
Two anonymous donors offered $75,000 in matching funds if the Museum could raise $25,000 by December 31, 2013. Thanks to our many wonderful friends, we met their challenge! Supporters of science education donated $26,600 before the New Year began. 

 End-of-Year Challenge

2013 -

We Did It!


New gifts

   Matching funds earned

The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, told us they issued this challenge for two reasons:

"The North Museum has sparked Lancaster's curiosity about science, nature, and cultures for 60 years, and we love what the Museum does for this community. Like any other nonprofit organization, the Museum relies on charitable contributions directly from its friends, and we want to encourage others to support this community gem.

"Second, the ability to give tax-free from an IRA is about to disappear. We hope others in our position will be inspired to make a similar gift to the North Museum or a charity of their choice."

Under 2013 tax law, a person over age 70 1/2 could transfer up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to a qualified charity. The donor avoids paying income tax on these funds. This vehicle expired December 31, 2013.


Your generous support will ensure that the North Museum continues to help
each one of us get in touch with our inner scientist.

--Dr. Clark McSparren,
Honorary Chair, 2013-2014 Annual Appeal

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Use the box below to make a donation securely with your credit card through PayPal. You may also mail a check to: North Museum of Natural History & Science, Attn: Development Office, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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