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North Museum of Natural History

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Address: 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: (717) 291-3941
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very nice

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
LYDIA S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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!

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited this museum a few times. No matter with grandchildren and without we always have a great time there. The exhibits are very interesting and informational, lots of hands on activities for kids and the birds and stones collections are just outstanding. Always a great time spending when in Lancaster.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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