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Join the North Museum for our biggest event of the summer! STEAM Carnivale is a fun-filled day of experiments, activities, and projects that inspire kids of all ages with the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). This year, STEAM Carnivale will be a BILINGUAL event!

Activities will include:
– Planetarium shows in English AND Spanish
– Girl Scout STEM Mobile
– SpheroBots
-Art and Technology Demos
– and so much more!

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May’s Mommy & Me is all about the Wacky Weather of planet Earth.

Changes in the weather can be a source of wonder for young children. Interacting with it on a smaller scale encourages little ones to consider the world around them. At this event, children and adults will explore weather concepts through fun, hands-on activities like creating their own take home weather wheel and assembling a tornado tube.

At each Mommy & 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.

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Join us during Lancaster Artwalk and discover the science in art!

During ArtWalk, visit the North Museum and enjoy a family-friendly hands-on activity that combines science and art. ArtWalk activity will take place, rain or shine, in the Museum lobby. While at the Museum, explore the three unique installations from local artists inspired by science and nature in the STEAM Art Gallery.

Non-Members: There is no cost to participate in the Spring ArtWalk hands-on art activity. Museum admission required to visit the SciDome Theater and to view the new art installations in the STEAM Art Gallery.

Members: There is no cost to participate in the Spring ArtWalk hands-on art activity. Museum admission is included with Museum Membership ID.

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Brace yourself! A visitor favorite, the Tornado Machine is returning to the North Museum. Delighting visitors of all ages, this exhibit allows guests to experience a real tornado up close and hands-on, as they learn the science behind this extreme weather phenomenon.

Non-Members: The “Tornado Machine” exhibit is included in admission price.
Members: The “Tornado Machine” exhibit is free with Museum Membership ID.

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Enjoy two local science destinations for one great price.

With the purchase of a North Museum Family level membership or above you have the opportunity to add a Family Membership to the Lancaster Science Factory for an additional $45 (an $89 value).

The Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on, interactive technology and science center in Lancaster, PA, just a few blocks from the North Museum of Nature and Science.

Additional adults may be added to certain membership levels. Please contact the Lancaster Science Factory for details or visit our site to become a member today.
Double the Discovery memberships can be purchased over the phone at 717.358.3941. For details contact membership@northmuseum.org.

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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

NorthRocks

Located at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd. Lancaster PA, 17601

North Rocks! features expansive gem, mineral, fossil, and hand-crafted jewelry collections available for purchase as well as hands-on children’s activities and educational demonstrations.

Lectures such as “Minerals of Mars”, by Dr. Stanley A. Mertzman are scheduled from 11:00 am -3:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am-2:00 pm Sunday. Please see northmuseum.org for a full listing of speakers and topics.

All proceeds benefit the North Museum of Nature and Science’s mission of inspiring curiosity, discovery, and a lifelong appreciation of nature, science, and cultures.

Admission: Adults: $5 Children 3-12: $2 Children 2 and under: Free

Parking: Free

Members: North Museum Members receive $1 off admission with Museum Membership ID.

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.

Good Friday 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.