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

Family Fitness Workshops
Date: Every Saturday now through May 24
Time: 11:00 am

Come join us for some fitness fun as we'll feature an active, fun, fitness related activity in our planetarium.  Many of our Family Fitness Workshops will feature outside organizations that are partnering with us throughout the duration of our new exhibition Eat Well, Play Well.  Schedule is subject to change.

Family Fitness Workshops are included with general museum admission.

April 26 - featuring Fi_zi_ka Active Learning (www.fizikagroup.com)

May 3 - featuring Yoga with Spooky Nook Sports (http://www.spookynooksports.com/)
May 10 - featuring Fi_zi_ka Active Learning (www.fizikagroup.com)
May 17
May 24  

Last Day for Eat Well, Play Well exhibition
Date: May 25, 2014

What is in the food we eat and why are fruits and vegetables so important? Children and families discover the answers by exploring nutrition and fitness with interactive exhibits.

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EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


RACE: Are We So Different?   
A new exhibition opening June 7

Investigate human variation through the framework of science, history and lived experience. Learn about misconceptions of race, how human variation has shaped our culture and what the future holds for our society. Presented in collaboration with the Lancaster YWCA.

Sponsored by the Lancaster County Community Foundation.“Race: Are We So Different?” is a project of the American Anthropological Association.

STEAM: Back to the Future Summer Science Camp

Date: June 16-20
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Ages: 10-13

Travel through time and discover how the STEAM phenomenon began and what the future holds in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Compare the computers of yesterday and today, and discover how STEAM has influenced chocolate. Learn about nanotechnology and why it will influence all aspects of our lives in the future, experiment with robots, and create your own futuristic inventions.

For information please visit our Summer Camp page HERE.

Explosive Science with Darryl Baynes Summer Camp

Date: June 23-27
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm or 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ages: 10-14

Unleash your inner mad scientist with a week of hair-raising fun.  Each day campers will explore a different science topic, including rocketry, chemistry, and physics and will also receive a special guided look at our exhibit RACE: Are We So Different?  Master educator Darryl Baynes is back by popular demand bringing his own life experience as an African American inspired by science.  He encourages students to make their mark on the world of science by incorporating historic and lesser-known contributions of women and minorities into his programs.

For information please visit our Summer Camp page HERE.

Cosmic Mike®'s Mission to the Red Planet Summer Camp

Date: July 21-25
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Ages: 10-13

Get ready to blast off to Mars with the North Museum!  Join Cosmic Mike®, Senior Astronomy Educator, for a week-long summer camp as we explore the Red Planet, the Mars Science laboratory mission and Curiosity - the most advanced rover ever to go to Mars.

Campers will plan a mission to Mars, launch a rocket, select a landing site, build and test a Mars egg-drop vehicle.  All activities are PA education standards aligned and STEM-related.

You won' want to miss this astronomical adventure that is sure to inspire "curiosity" about Earth's closest planetary neighbor.

For information please visit our Summer Camp page HERE.