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North Museum of Nature and Science

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Great place for young minds

It’s not a large museum but very nice for the younger generation. Gives them a taste of science and... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2019
CLConover
This place saved the day!

It was a rainy day and this place was just what the kids needed. Live creatures and plenty of... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
RamblinMan717
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-3393
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

It’s not a large museum but very nice for the younger generation. Gives them a taste of science and some animals. Great to see some star gazing too.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

It was a rainy day and this place was just what the kids needed. Live creatures and plenty of things they could touch. Great staff and some many things to discover. We had so much fun we became members. What a cool spot.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

This is a three story museum. One floor has live small animals to learn about, one floor has a wide variety of taxidermy birds and geological samples. The third floor is paintings and a scavenger hunt for specific things found on various paintings can be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Debbie F
Reviewed January 4, 2019

The main floor is interactive and includes live animals. There is a 'coding corner' for trying out a variety of small robots. The lower floor is super amazing if you don't mind taxidermy. If taxidermy isn't your thing, it is super creepy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MacyLynn
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Took our kids here and had a great day, checking things out and enjoying some hand on fun. They have great displays and nice helpful people. Sometimes they have special attractions, keep and eye on the calander!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sam19512
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A small museum, but packed with plenty to see, especially for the younger set - and dont forget to include a visit to the planetarium

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Lots of hands on of any kind of animal you can imagine such as teeth, feathers, bones things you would not expect. My hubby got a Veterans discount.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

My siblings and I have been going to the North since we were children. There was always something interesting to hold our attention. Now, many years later, the museum has recently been updated. We were happy to see some of the things we remembered from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Genine A
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is a wonderful little museum for kids preschool through upper elementary school. Expert tip - One of the staff members told me that they have membership reciprocity with other science museums (like the Maryland Science Center) so you might want to check into that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank ThemacMd
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Not a lot to do. Live animals were cool and staff was nice. A lot of stuffed animals were kind of creepy. Planetarium was nice

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jacqueline k
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Response from RamblinMan717 | Reviewed this property |
They have plenty of animals and exhibits that kids can touch so I think they will like it.
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saramay
March 31, 2018|
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Kids from 3 to 8 are best suited for this place.
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