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.

Night Sky Tour
Recommended for ages 10 and older
Recommended for school groups ages 6 and up (Grades 1 and up)

Length: Approx. 30-40 minutes 
(length is flexible and is dependent on operator)

Join our knowledgeable planetarium staff for a live interactive program as they teach you how to identify the constellations and planets of the current night sky.  The sky will come alive with our hybrid of optical and digital sky projections systems, preparing you for a stargazing adventure from your own backyard. 

Planetarium Operator Schedule (subject to change):

Kate - July 26 and 27, August 3, 9, and 10
Candy - August 2, and 16
Kevin - August 17
Stephen - August 23 and 24
Maggie -
 August 30 & 31

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The Night Sky Tour program can be adapted for group reservations for 1st grade and older.

The North Museum of Natural History and Science is commited to continued education of Pennsylvania Students. This show focuses on the following Pennsylvania Educational Standards:

The following standards are covered:

3.3.4 B1 and 3.3.6 B1 - Identification of Planets
3.3.4 B1 - Information about the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies
Identification of Constellations