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.

Gift Shop

sci kitThe shop also has an extensive selection of Science kits from the Thames and Kosmos Company. Some of these kits are advanced Chemistry and Physics kits by National Geographic and carry the Parents Choice recommended award.

We have a large display of rocks, fossils and minerals, an extensive display of books, finger puppets, 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 Books, including children's books, story books, and activity and project books.

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

Need some gift ideas?

agate bookendsFor the rock hound, check out our gemstone jewelry or amethyst candle holders for Mom or beautiful agate bookends, perfect for dad's office. 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 or letter opener.

volcano kit

For your little scientist, science kits give them all the tools to experiment safely while growing crystals, building a robot or erupting a volcano! Topics include electricity, fossils, weather, robotics, 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, butterfly nets, and Sun Print kits to use what you can find in nature to make art!


Give the gift of science!

Here are ten 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!
Brain Bogglers - See if you can separate the metal pieces, it’s harder than it looks!
Super String Thing - You can create fun patterns and play Cat’s Cradle and other games with this colorful string.
Light-Up Gyroscope or Magic Return Yo-Yos – Do you remember how to “walk the dog” or “rock the baby”? Try it for yourself!
Edible Crickettes – Need a gag gift? Our Crickettes and Larvettes come in BBQ, Sour Cream & Onion, or Mexican Spice!
Color changing paint - Get creative, then see the effects of the sun on your artwork!
Rattle Back Rattlesnake Eggs - Toss them in the air and see what happens to these magnets.
Silly Bands - Catch the craze!
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! One size fits all, no shrinking and allergen free! 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.