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North Museum of Nature and Science

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400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
+1 717-358-3941
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Yes, this was a great place to take the family for a a bit of fun we will surely be back to this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Braunfels, Texas
Small but neat!

This is a neat gem, a mix of new and classic. There is something for every budding scientist. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heidi M
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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
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
+1 717-358-3941
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, this was a great place to take the family for a a bit of fun we will surely be back to this place real soon

Thank circlestar246
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a neat gem, a mix of new and classic. There is something for every budding scientist. I loved the basement with its vintage stuffed birds and animals. They had neat drawers that you needed to open and decide how they were related to...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went there with the wife because we never stopped before. It wasn't really meant for adults but we had fun. Definitely amazing for kids though.

Becki M, Public Relations Manager at North Museum of Nature and Science, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks for stopping in. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We go to this museum every time we are in the area. The grandchildren love to go there. Many exhibits and much for them to see and do! Clean and well maintained. We like the layout and the variety of things to see and do....More

Thank nana0125
Becki M, Guest Relations Manager at North Museum of Nature and Science, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

We are glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

At $9 per adult and $8 per child and no parking and tiny, it only would merit one visit ever. Take your kids to see the live reptiles and other animals they have. It is a small museum. Very little to do for younger kids....More

Thank LalaPc2014
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wonderful experience in every way. Our two grandchildren absolutely loved all of the exhibits on all floors and really enjoyed the planetarium show. On-site staff were very friendly and professional and admission prices very well worth it. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank LancDynamicDuo
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Very kid friendly with hands-on learning exhibits. Definitely worth paying extra to see a show in the Sci-Dome theater. Once just a planetarium, now they feature numerous educational shows. Looking for a unique spot for a business gathering? Book the SciDome for your next event....More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Plan a half day to explore the exhibits upstairs and the planetarium. The basement holds a nerd paradise of mineral samples and taxidermy birds. Outstanding staff are never too busy to answer questions and provide information.

Thank Jona G
Reviewed 20 January 2017

OK, it was a rainy day and I had a friend in from CT. We walked just a half block to the venue I took my children to when they were young (under age 10). Had not been to the North Museum in many moons...ha...More

3  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This small, full, museum is just a delight. I regularly take the wee grandchildren here. The two and five years olds love the movies. We have all learned so much from each one. Buy a year pass and just show up to a great movie....More

Thank Susan G
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