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.

Planetarium Program Schedule
* Click on program title below for more info & trailers
* Programs and show times are subject to change
* Important Notice: 

The North Museum Planetarium will be closed for renovations beginning September 1, 2014, 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.

Final Weekend of Shows - Public program schedule August 30 and 31

SATURDAY recommended age 
 11:00 PM - In My Backyard
5-6 yrs 
12:00 PM - Big Bird's Adventure
4-7 yrs
1:00 PM - Dinosaur Prophecy
8-13 yrs 
2:00 PM - Sea Monsters
8 yrs & older
3:00 PM - Night Sky Tour (LIVE)  10 yrs & older
1:00 PM - Dinosaur Prophecy
8-13 yrs 
2:00 PM - Sea Monsters
8 yrs & older
3:00 PM - Night Sky Tour (LIVE) 
 10 yrs & older
4:00 PM - Night Sky Tour (LIVE) 
10 yrs & older 


Explore the universe from the arms of the Milky Way galaxy to the distant reaches of observable space! Provide your group with a multi-sensory experience in Central Pennsylvania's largest planetarium as we reveal the stars.  Programs range from 25-45 minutes and groups have the option of a guided tour with a planetarium program or explore the museum on your own with a planetarium program.

Prices begin at $9.00 for students/children and a group rate is available with a reservation.  Please contact Jill Showalter at 291-4371 or
jshowalter@northmuseum.org for more information.  Tentative reservations can be made online HERE.  

Full program list available for private group reservations

** Click on program title below for more information and trailers** 

Digital Fulldome Video Programs  Age Recommendation Grade Recommendation 
Big Bird's Adventure  4-7 yrs Pre-K - 2nd 
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity  10 yrs & older  5th & up
Dinosaur Prophecy   8-13 yrs  3rd-8th
Earth, Moon & Sun
 7-11 yrs  2nd - 6th
Earth's Wild Ride   7-13 yrs  2nd & up
IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System 10 yrs & older
 5th & up
In My Backyard  5-6 yrs
Our Place in Space   6-8 yrs
Saturn: Ring World 2    10 yrs & older 5th & up 
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 8 yrs & older  3rd & up
Season of Light 10 yrs & older  5th & up
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket   5-9 yrs  K - 4
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
8 yrs & older 3rd & up 
Live Programs    
Night Sky Tour
6 yrs & older    1st-up 
Planet Hunter (Theatrical performance)
8-11 yrs   3rd-6th