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North Museum of Natural History

400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-3941
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Ranked #12 of 31 attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 12, 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

My brother and I took my nephew to the museum on a whim, coincidently during their Cub Scout event. Luckily, my nephew is a Cub Scout, so he took to the job of obtaining belt loops. The museum was full of interesting curiosities and LOTS of stuffed birds. The staff did a terrific job with the scouts. It's worth a... More

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Awesome museum with great exhibits and a planetarium. In Lancaster City near F&M College. If you live in Lancaster its a definite visit!

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Lancaster, PA
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I've been going to the North Museum for many years and still appreciate what a great educational and fun place this has consistently been. They have excellent permanent collections and always have something new coming through about every month or so. Highly recommend!

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New York City, New York, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Aerospace? Animals? Gem mining? Taxidermy? Its a strange mix, but you will learn something if you visit the North Museum. Suggested donation for entry.

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PA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We took our grandchildren to this museum last Saturday. They have been there before but we had not. We also decided to take in the first Planetarium show for 4-7 year olds. The show was really nice and held the attention of the 'almost' 4 year old. The lady doing the presentation was good. Fortunately we had coupons or it... More

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N.H.
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My 12 year old daughter and I spent about 2 1/2hrs here one afternoon just meandering. Lots of birds, gems, and bugs to admire. The planetarium was out of service that day. Science experiments were a bit out of date.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

It was a great find to spend a hour or two on a Sunday afternoon. My three year old loved it and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My son (20 months) LOVES this place. It's very interactive, he likes the discovery room, the planets and stars exhibit, the dinosaurs, the animal room, the basement, and the basement's ginormous tub of legos. Right away I clicked with the museum staff, and discussed our favorite bookstores and dinosaurs. Yes, I'm a huge nerd, I admit it. But it's a... More

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Duryea, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This museum is an interesting and eclectic collection of treasures for a family to enjoy. Our family only had about 2 hours to spend there and that was about the right amount of time to enjoy the museum in it's entirety. The cost of the museum is not prohibitive, and considering that we are supporting local museums we didn't begrudge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Visiting the museum made me wish I had kids to take around and experience it with. There was a lot of interesting information and objects. I enjoyed the diamond exhibit. Make sure you check out the cabinet room on the bottom floor, there are some great specimens to check out.

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