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.




Experience Central PA's NEW Planetarium!

* Important Notice: 

The North Museum Planetarium is closed for renovations.  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 early 2015. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this exciting time and we look forward to seeing you next year.

A new full-dome Digital Theater, created by Spitz, Inc., the world's leading supplier of planetariums, serves as the centerpiece of the North Museum of Natural History and Science.  The SciDome Touch XD digital system projects high definition video, animation, and images onto a 41-foot aluminum NanoSeam dome.  It will transform the North Museum planetarium into a science learning lab featuring comprehensive elementary-through-college curricula and award-winning teacher resources.  The North Museum will be the first museum in the world to have a Spitz cove-mounted SciDome Touch XD system.  

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.




See the Future of the Planetarium Here!