Group Experiences

 

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Teachers: Booking a tour at the North Museum is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

 

1. Review carefully what the Museum offers in the descriptions;

2. Determine the ideal date and time for your tour (it’s always a good idea to have more than one option in case your preferred date is taken);

3. A series of questions will guide you through the booking process. To start the reservation process click the “Make Your Group Reservation” button below.

 

A confirmation email finalizing the details will be sent prior to your visit. You will also receive an invoice that outlines the cost of your visit. This can be used to submit a request for payment to your business office immediately, or-if you are less sure of your numbers-adjustments can be made on the day of your visit. NOTE: There will be no refunds on pre-paid invoices.

All groups of 15 or more receive a 10% discount.

Any questions? Contact groups@northmuseum.org. Thank you for your interest in booking a group visit to the North Museum of Nature and Science! Let your inner scientist come out to play!

Group Admission

The North Museum of Nature and Science offers both Independent Exploration and Guided Exploration. Independent visits allow you to explore the Museum with your group on your own and at your own pace. Guided visits provide a trained facilitator for enhanced content and interactive engagement. Groups are welcome to eat a packed lunch at the Museum or in Buchanan Park, adjacent to the Museum. The Museum does not provide a lunch package. Lunch details are listed below.

Independent Exploration

Museum Only
(A standard Independent Exploration through the Museum lasts approximately 1.5 hours. If your group plans to eat lunch at the Museum add 30 minutes to your visit time.)
$9.00 per Adult
$8.00 per Child (3-17) & Senior (65+)

SciDome Theater Only
$7.00 per Adults
$6.00 per Child (3-17) & Seniors (65+)

Museum & SciDome Theater
(A standard Museum & SciDome Theater visit lasts approximately 2.5 hours. If your group plans to eat lunch at the Museum add 30 minutes to your visit time.)
$13.00 per Adult
$12.00 per Child (3-17) & Seniors (65+)

Guided Exploration

Guided Museum Only
(A standard Guided Exploration through the Museum lasts approximately 1.5 hours. If your group plans to eat lunch at the Museum add 30 minutes to your visit time.)
$11.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Child (3-17) & Senior (65+)

Guided Museum & SciDome Theater
(a typical Guided Exploration & SciDome Theater visit lasts approximately 2.5 hours. If your group plans to eat lunch at the Museum add 30 minutes to your visit time.)
$15.00 per Adult
$14.00 per Child (3-17) & Seniors (65+)

Guided Exploration with Upgrade

Additional group experiences can be added to your visit for a small fee. Group experiences include an activity or demonstration, lasting approximately fifteen minutes.
Upgrades can be added to your visit for a small fee.
Offered Upgrades: Quantum Levitator demonstration or liquid nitrogen demonstration.

Guided Museum
$13.50 per Adult
$12.50 per Child (3-17) & Senior (65+)

Guided Museum & SciDome Theater
$17.50 per Adult
$16.50 per Child (3-17) & Seniors (65+)
Questions? Please call 717.358.4605 or email groups@northmuseum.org.


 

SciDome Theater Shows

* can seat up to 60 people.
Please take note of your selection where you make your reservation.

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Grades Pre-K & 1)
  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (Grades 1-4)
  • Magic Tree House: Space Mission (Grades 2-6)
  • Earth, Moon & Sun (Grades 2-6)
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (Grades 3 & up)
  • Oasis in Space (Grades 4 & up)
  • Cosmic Journeys –Live Astronomy Show (Grades Grades 5 & up)
  • Cosmic Journeys: Destination Jupiter –Live Astronomy Show (Grades Grades 5 & up)
  • Supervolcanoes (Grades 4 & up)
  • Dynamic Earth (Grades 4 & up)
  • Habitat Earth: Living in a Connected World (Grades 3 & up)
  • Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (Grades 4 & up)
  • IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Universe (Grades 5 & up)
  • Back To The Moon For Good (Grades 3 & up)

 


 

Payment

Payment can be made upon reservation or on the day of visit unless other arrangements have been made.

 


 

Lunch

The Museum has one lunch location that can seat a group of 50 or less to enjoy a packed lunch. To accomodate larger groups in the Museum’s lunch space, groups can be broken up into lunch shifts of 50 or less. Special arrangements to reserve this location can be made depending upon availability. The Museum does not provide meals and does not have a cafeteria on site.

Picnic tables and benches are available without reservation at Buchanan Park adjacent to the Museum.

If you would like to make arrangements to reserve a pavilion to have lunch at the park adjacent to the Museum please contact the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion, 717.291.4758, www.visitlancastercity.com and ask about Buchanan Park.

 


 

Group Visit Policies

For the safety of your group and museum collections we ask that all groups adhere to the following Museum policies. Please make sure your students, staff, and chaperones are aware of these policies prior to your visit:

  • No photographs may be taken during a SciDome Theater program. Other photography is welcome.
  • The Museum is not responsible for lost articles.
  • Groups must provide adult supervision during the entire visit. At least one adult for every 10 students is recommended.
  • Museum Memberships, free admission passes, library passes, coupons or other discounts do not apply to group visits.

 

For additional information or questions contact groups@northmuseum.org

 


 

Group Visit Booking Terms

Please review the following terms before booking your group reservation:

  • Groups must be reserved a minimum of 14 days in advance.
  • Any cancellation less than 7 days before reservation date will not receive a refund on any monies paid.
  • Groups of 15 or more receive a 10% discount off of standard group rates.
  • If paid, the optional $50 reservation fee will be applied to the final reservation balance.
  • No refunds on prepaid admissions.
  • Due to our payment system, except for the event of tour cancellation, overpayments will be forfeited.
  • It is preferred that the final balance of payment be made on the day of visit.
  • Groups will be invoiced for any unpaid balance.
  • Invoices require payment within 15 days.
  • Bus drivers and para-professionals entrance fees are waived (ID of affiliated organization required).
  • Teachers and all adult chaperones are required to pay admission fee.
  • It is recommended groups eat lunch in the park, otherwise in-house limit is 50.
  • If a group arrives late, the beginning of the Guided Exploration schedule will be truncated to the current arrival time.
  • If a group arrives early, the beginning of the Guided Exploration schedule may be extended to the current arrival time.
  • The Museum may ask large groups be divided into smaller groups to make them more manageable.
  • SciDome shows can accommodate up to 60 people.
  • No more than 7 children WITH AN ADULT in the gift shop at one time.
  • North Museum is not responsible for parking tickets.
  • Parking permits are for buses ONLY.
  • Special accommodation must be made and finalized 7 days in advance.

 

Questions? Email groups@northmuseum.org or call 717.358.4605.

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