Get ready to explore the universe like never before! Our High Definition system was one of the first of its kind in the nation. You’ll feel like you are soaring through the universe, visiting the planets, or running along with dinosaurs, with video completely surrounding you. The cutting-edge system was developed by ePlanetarium of Houston, Texas.
|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
Planetarium admission rates include general admission to the Museum.
Stop by the Front Desk to purchase Planetarium tickets. Additional planetarium programs are $2.50 each.
Planetarium programs are shown every Saturday and Sunday from September through mid-June. During the summer planetarium programs are provided everyday from mid-June through August.
Contact North Museum Planetarium at 717.291.4315 or at email@example.com.
View the Promotional Trailer for the Planetarium:Video created by Dylan Adler, Franklin and Marshall College '14
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.
- Planetarium program seating may be limited and shows may be subject to change.
- No photography, video or audio recording is allowed.
- Please silence your cell phone during the program.
- For safety reasons, guests cannot be re-admitted to the planetarium once a show has begun.
Digital projector made possible with the generous gifts of: Andrew H. Appel, Roger W. Sandt and the Lancaster Neuroscience and Spine Associates in honor of Dr. Dan Good, Caroline S. Nunan, and Dan and Karen Good.
Our planetarium seats were made possible through contributions by these generous individuals:
Christie & Bruce Alton, Andrew Appel, John L. Bahnweg, Dennis & Barbara Benchoff, Harriet & Allen Breuninger, Mary S. Burton & Laurent N. Horne, Linda & Pat Castagna, Jeanne & Graydon Dodson, Sarah & Dallas Fisher, Martha & Randolph Harris, Dr. Ann Keim, Carrie Nunan Hill, Dr. & Mrs. William Jordan, Sybil & Wayne Lawrence. Mary M. & Art Mann, Annunciata E. Marino, Margaret M. Marino Dr. & Mrs. Clark McSparren, Stephanie & Joseph Miller, Deana & Eric Nordstrom, Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Pendleton, Regina Rice, Barbara and Philip O. Ritter, Joseph Roda, Esq., Linda & John Roscoe, Judy & Roger Sandt, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Scharnberger, Susan & Richard Seavey, Steve Staman, Andrew Stauffer, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Stewart, Mary Ann & Ned E. Wehler and Viktoria & W. Henry Yaeger.
The North Museum Planetarium first opened its doors in 1953 and has served as south-central Pennsylvania’s largest planetarium ever since. In addition to the beautiful optical star field, the Planetarium system can project panoramic, all-sky and video imagery. Constellations, planets, space exploration, galaxies and nebulae are close to home! Along with regularly scheduled shows and weekday school programs, the planetarium offers educational workshops for Boy and Girl Scouts as well as a special outreach star lab to help spread the thrill of the mysteries of outer space to all!
South-central's largest planetarium uses East Coast Control System's automated console and Spitz's A-4RPY optical mechanical star projector, projecting the star filed on a 41-foot plaster dome. The planetarium can accommodate 84 visitors and is handicap friendly. The North Museum Planetarium is currently a member of the International Planetarium Society and a two-time host for the regional Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society Conferences.