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North Museum of Nature and Science

400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
+1 717-291-3941
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Ok Musuem, good planterium.

The North Museum just underwent a multi million dollar renovation. We always took our kids here... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Scott M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Great for kids...definitely not boring!

Great place to take kids to show them that the word museum doesn't mean boring. My 8 year old and... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2015
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Since 1953, the North Museum of Nature and Science has been Lancaster’s place to discover science, nature, and cultures–from a turtle’s webbed feet to the dirty chunks of ice that form a comet. For generations of visitors, a trip to the North has sparked their curiosity, leading to a journey of lifelong learning. At the North Museum we are dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and a lifelong appreciation of nature, science, and cultures through educational exhibits, collections, and programs. Visit our new Explore Nature Gallery Watch a live honeybee hive at work Crawl into our awesome indoor giant discovery tree Make new friends in our Live Animal Room Explore the microscopic with our HD magnifier Experience the first of its kind SciDome Theater
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  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
+1 717-291-3941
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

The North Museum just underwent a multi million dollar renovation. We always took our kids here every couple of years and they loved it. This was are first visit since the renovation and we were disappointed. There are not as many interactive activities for little...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Great place to take kids to show them that the word museum doesn't mean boring. My 8 year old and 4 year old grandsons roamed this museum for 3 hours, exploring all of the hands-on child-friendly exhibits, asking questions about the 'touch tank' animals, and...More

Thank rosecict
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I take my toddler to this museum a couple of times a month, and she loves it! The discovery room has multiple hands-on collections, including one that allows visitors to recreate an assortment of bird sounds, which usually gives the whole room a pleasing natural...More

1  Thank Alex R
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A great, little museum for kids of all ages. The planetarium is the highlight so be sure to visit when there is a show. My kids love the beehive. It is indoors behind plexiglass so the bees can observed at work. Very cool!

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

this museum has been closed for renovations. I was expecting something much better. There is very little to see or do. The main floor has a reptile exhibit. There are some magnetic bottles for hands on but that's it. The dinosaurs are metal or plastic....More

Thank sharonhick
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I took my toddler too this museum and she loved it. There were a good amount of interactive activities for her to enjoy, including live reptiles, take out and touch items, and a bee hive! Make sure you don't miss the basement with older kids...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

The North Museum recently underwent a major renovation. The majority of the museum's floor space is one small circle. A lot of attention was put into the first third of the loop, with a nice exhibit featuring live animals and plenty of hands on activities...More

Thank ESouth398
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This is a good place to visit in an afternoon. Very educational for the kids. Very nice staff. Loved the bird collection.

Reviewed 18 September 2014

My mother-in-law and 4-year old daughter when with me to the North Museum. It's awesome and has a great planetarium! Fun and affordable. Read my blog post to learn more: www.padutchcountryblog.com/dinosaurs-planets-bones

1  Thank Discover_Lancaster
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great exhibit about race, packed a lot of interesting things into a small space. Lots of gems, fossils, stuffed birds etc. the astronomy section did a good job of including famous women in their history!

2  Thank Jackiescience
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