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.




Nano North Gift Shop

Let your inner scientist come out to play at the Nano North Museum Shop and give the gift of science!  Find great holiday gifts with amazing new merchandise for your junior scientist. 

Location: located on the corner of Water and Chestnut streets in downtown Lancaster

Our hours are... 

Holiday Hours:
Wednesday, December 24th: 9 am - 2 pm
Thursday, December 25th: Closed
Friday, December 26th: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, December 27th: 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday, December 28th: Closed
Monday, December 29th: 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, December 30th: 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, December 31st:  9 am - 5 pm
Thursday, January 1st: Closed
First Friday, January 2nd: 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday, January 3rd: 9 am - 4 pm


Regular Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturdays: 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

We will also be open for First Friday January 2, 2015 from 5 - 9 pm.

North Museum members receive 10% discount off purchases at the North Museum Store. Become a member today!

Need some gift ideas?

The shop also has a selection of science kits for all ages from the Thames and Kosmos Company as well as Ein-O, Clifford, and Magic School Bus. 

We have a large selection of rocks, fossils and minerals, books, as well as a large number of authentic scale replicas of the Carnegie Museum dinosaur collection and much more!

The North Museum is an authorized dealer for Dover and Usborne books, including children's books, story books, and activity and project books.

For the rock hound, Our wide variety of mineral specimens and rocks and mineral kits are perfect for starting or adding to a rock collection. For a "naturally" unique gift, try an agate wind chime or a set of agate coasters.

For your little scientist, science kits give them all the tools to experiment safely while growing crystals, experimenting with electricity, or a erupting a volcano! Topics include electricity, fossils, weather, green energy, and many other simple science experiments. 

For the nature lover, with a variety of animals, our Folkmanis puppets are the perfect addition to a favorite book or story time. We also carry bug viewers and catchers, bird houses and feeders, and Sun Print kits to use what you can find in nature to make art!

Staff Picks


Rocket Slings, Mars Mud

Cosmic Mike®, Senior Astronomy Educator 

Aim for the stars with our sky rockets!  They come in a variety of colors and provide hours of outdoor fun. But solar system slime is the way to go on those rainy days. We have Mars Mud, Pluto Plasma, Jupiter Juice and Galactic Putty.




Dino w tee, amethyst slabs -
Nancy, Marketing Specialist
What better way to remember the great time you had than with a dinosaur wearing his very own North Museum tee shirt?  And if you are looking for something a little more distinguished, check out our samples of amethyst in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Magic School Bus science kits
Nora, Educational Outreach Specialist

Let your inner scientist come out to play with Ms. Frizzle's Space and Dinosaur kits. With 10 hands-on activities, you'll have so much fun you won't realize you're learning something!




Potato Clock
Alison, Volunteer Coordinator and Collections Registrar

Time flies when you're building your own clock out of a potato. This gift is both entertaining and useful.





Power House
Kerry, Community Partnerships and Science Fair Coordinator

For the environmentalist in your family, the Powerhouse is the way to go with over 100 alternate energy and sustainable living experiments.




Excavation kits
Renee, Visitor Services Assistant

 Dig into a variety of excavation kits. Be the first to unearth sea life fossils, gem and mineral samples or even a real meteorite.





Here are items, all under $10, to add a little science in your life:

Bird Calls - See what birds you can attract with this easy to use bird call – you never know what may appear at your window!
Edible Crickettes – Need a gag gift? Our Crickettes and Larvettes come in BBQ, Sour Cream & Onion, or Mexican Spice! 
Magic Loops - Be entertained for hours with all the possible configurations of these wire loops.

Looking for a gift that lasts all year long? Why not a North Museum Gift Certificate or Gift Membership! Gift certificates can be purchased in any dollar amount.  Visit our membership page to learn about all the benefits of a North Museum membership and to purchase online.