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Come out and join us for a spooktacular evening of thrills, chills, and good old fashioned fun! After hours at the North Museum is Halloween fun for all.

Sit by the campfire in our planetarium and listen to some stories including local lore and Native American tales about the stars. Take a flashlight scavenger hunt throughout the Museum and find some of our creepy, crawly, and uncanny collections along the way. Stop by our Mad Scientist’s Lab and learn how to make some terrifyingly fantastic potions. All this and more in our Haunted Museum!

Buy tickets for Spooky Science Trick or Treat and get your ticket for the Haunted Museum at half price! Come out for our daytime event and get tickets to the evening event at half the price! What a spooktacular deal!

Stop into the North Museum this Halloween for our Spooky Science Trick-or-Treat!

Each activity station will have a candy or non-candy treat for all our guests! You’ll get a complimentary trick or treat bag to carry your stash of goodies and all your crafts to take home! There will be a Costume Contest at 12pm and 3pm with prizes for the first, second, and third place winners! We encourage all our guests to wear costumes for this day of fun!

Our activities for the day include slime brain dissection, build a monster, spider leg potions, and so much more!

All activities and events are included in the price of admission! Add a planetarium show for a small additional charge.

Grab a pair of binoculars and come bird watching with us as we go undercover to discover why springtime is for the birds.  Nests you can nibble on and a birdhouse you build will give you something to chirp about.

Pre-registration is required. $12 members/$15 non-members **includes museum admission for child

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April’s Mommy and Me is all about reusing and recycling.

Protecting the planet can be fun! Developed by certified Early Childhood Education teachers, this program allows you and your little ones the opportunity to get your hands dirty in our simulated lake clean-up activity and learn how long it takes for trash to break down in the water. Additionally parents and children will have the chance to create their own beautiful art gardens out of upcycled materials. Museum collections items as well as toys and puppets will be on hand to encourage young minds to help take good care of the environment.

At each Mommy and Me, enjoy free coffee and meet other Lancaster parents. Bring your little ones, 5 and under, to the Explore Nature Gallery for a hands-on introduction to science and nature. Daddies and caretakers are also invited to attend.

Non-Members: Mommy and Me activities are included in admission price, children under 5 are free.

Members: Mommy and Me activities are free with Museum Membership ID.

Buggy-but true!  Ladybugs can be grouchy in a bug eat bug world. This program is for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required.

Available Classtimes:

Tuesday, April 19

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, April 20

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Gear up for fun as you power up a robot of your very own.

Adults and children participate and learn together. Pop-in any time between 11:00am – 2:00pm on the scheduled days.

Cost: FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

MommyandMe

At our Mommy & Me events, enjoy free coffee and meet other Lancaster mommies, daddies and caretakers. Bring your little ones, 5 and under, to the Explore Nature Gallery for a hands-on introduction to science and nature.

March’s Mommy & Me event is all about the unique and fun aspects of eggs. Learn how to make an egg float, bounce and also get an up-close look at a real Ostrich egg. There will be a chance for hands-on experiences with many replica eggs from our collections.

Free with general museum admission and children 5 and under are free.

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Treat yourself and your family to an exciting show in our SciDome theater–Central PA’s largest planetarium. These immersive shows are both fun and educational.

Easter Monday SciDome Schedule:

11:30 am Magic Tree House

12:30 pm Dynamic Earth

1:30 pm Cosmic Journeys (Live Show)

Non-Members: Admission tickets are required for each SciDome show.

Members: SciDome admission is free with Museum Membership ID.

Sleepy Bear

Have a “beary” good time with Sleepy Bear as he wakes up from his winter snooze and gets ready for spring. These programs are for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. $5 per child.

Tuesday, February 23 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, February 24 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Fun is a heartbeat away when you create valentines to send, save and eat. These programs are for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. $5 per child.

Tuesday, February 9 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, February 10 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs