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HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events and Activities

National Honey Bee Day
Date: August 16
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day was started by beekeepers in the United States to build community awareness of the bee industry, through education and promotion.  The North Museum Discovery Room Bee Hive, activities and demonstrations will be provided by the Lancaster County Beekeepers Society. Last year our bees made over a gallon of honey, with 85 jars of honey being sold in our gift shop.

Schedule of Activities
11:30 am - Opening of the North Museum Bee Hive with Dan Chambers

12:30 pm - Making pollinator waterers & how & why bees will use & appreciate the water by Lori Stahl

2:00 pm - Seed ball making demo & activity by Matt Libhart

.. much more with ongoing activities, honey sampling, a model about the architecture of pollinators homes along with giving a talk about how bees see.

Sponsored by Dutch Gold Honey

Flash Science

Be on the lookout this summer for a new kind of flash mob, no dancing shoes required.  The North Museum will partner with local organizations to pop up in crowded areas of the city and perform science experiments.  The program was made possible by a grant from NISEnet with the purpose of educating the public on the exciting new field of nanoscience, the science of tiny things.  In true flash mob style, the Museum will not advertise the time or date of the Flash Science mobs, but we hope that you will join in the fun if you come across a mob of mad scientists in your area!  for more information or to see how your organization can participate, contact program coordinator Nora Joyce at njoyce@northmuseum.org 

Tee it Up for Science Education

Spend an afternoon playing golf at Conestoga Country Club for the next generation of scientists and engineers! The North Museum Golf Tournament returns Tuesday, September 23, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds support the Museum's educational exhibits and programs. More details coming soon.

Save the Date for the Return of the Bats!
Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... bat! Rob Mies returns to Lancaster with his amazing bats on Sunday, October 26. See bats close-up and learn why they are so good for the environment, how they fly and other fun batty facts.

The program will be held at the Farm and Home Center in Lancaster since the Museum will be closed for renovations. Stay tuned for more details!