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.




Upcoming Events and Activities

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 


Fizz, Boom, Read! with the Library System of Lancaster County 
Date: check your local public library

"A Cool hair-Raising Experience!" 
The North Museum is working with the Public Libraries of Lancaster County and the Library System of Lancaster County to present "A Cool Hair-Raising Experience!" for their summer reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read!  The Museum will use liquid nitrogen to freeze a variety of common everyday items, taking them to temperatures colder than the coldest place on earth.  We will also explore the world of static electricity with the Van de Graaff generator.   have you ever been shocked by a friend?  We'll go a step farther and make your hair stand on end.  Look for the North Museum at your local public library this summer and check out some science books for your own science experiments.


Read, Touch and Discover: Animals in Legends and Folktales

Date: Thursdays, July 10 - August 14
Time: 10:30 am
Ages: 3-6, an adult is required and older siblings are welcome


Animals and their special characteristics are so much fun!  We'll read stories from long ago and far away and talk about the animal characters.  Are they real or fantasy?  There will be real specimens to touch, we'll make crafts and sing songs.  This program encourages young children to explore their world.   

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.