400 College Avenue - Lancaster, PA 17603-3393 Phone: (717) 291-3941
HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Experience Central PA's Largest Planetarium!
* Important Notice: 

The North Museum Planetarium is closed for renovations for approximately three months.  We would be happy to come to you with our Outreach Programs during our closure.  We are currently accepting reservations for Group Tours and Planetarium Shows beginning in January 2015. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this exciting time and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Get ready to explore the universe like never before! Soar through the solar system, take a trip through
 the age of the Dinosaurs, and experience the wonder of the cosmos in an immersive, high-definition simulation. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as video completely surrounds you in our spacious 41-foot dome –the largest planetarium in south-central Pennsylvania. This entertaining and educational opportunity will be an unforgettable adventure for the whole family! 
Planetarium admission rates are: 
Adults - $10.00
Juniors (ages 3-17) - $9.00
Seniors (ages 65 +) - $9.00
Children 2 and under - Free
North Museum Members - Free

Stop by the Front Desk to purchase Planetarium tickets. Additional planetarium programs are $2.50 each. Planetarium admission rates include general admission to the Museum.Planetarium programs are shown every Saturday and Sunday. During the summer (June 30 to August 22), planetarium shows are provided every day of the week. 

Contact North Museum Planetarium at 717.291.4315 or at cosmicmike@northmuseum.org. 

Watch the Planetarium Show Trailer!

Trailer created by Dylan Adler, Franklin and Marshall '14

Host your next event in the planetarium! 

Want to rent the planetarium for your next meeting, party, or special event? No problem! Our removable planetarium seats allow us to accommodate groups for any occasion. Make use of our digital projection system and surround sound for a unique experience that you can’t find elsewhere. See Facility Rentals for more information. 

Private planetarium shows

Interested in bringing a group? To book a private showing for your school or organization during the week, call our Education department at 717.291.4371 today and make your reservation or reserve online.

Guidelines and Information 

  • Doors to the planetarium generally open ten minutes prior to start of show
  • Planetarium show schedule is subject to change   
  • No photography, video or audio recording is allowed
  • We encourage cell phones to be turned off or at least silenced.  Light from cell phone will potentially be seen on dome and wash out the stars.
  • For safety reasons, guests cannot be re-admitted to the planetarium once a show has begun
  • Seating is limited to 50

See the Future of the Planetarium Here! 

The new North Museum Planetarium will feature Spitz's SciDome Touch XD cove mounted high definition digital projection system delivering a resolution more than three times than that our current system.  Another main feature will be a brand new dome, Spitz's NanoSeamTM.  Stay tuned for more details.  Projected debut...December 2014.