FAQ

FROM PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE

Take Route 222 S to Route 30 W. From Route 30 W, take the Harrisburg Pike exit. Turn left toward Franklin & Marshall College and continue approximately 2 miles. When you reach the campus, turn right onto College Avenue. Turn right at the next light onto Buchanan Avenue. Museum is located on the corner of College and Buchanan Avenues.

FROM NORTH (ROUTE 72) OR WEST (ROUTE 283)

Take Route 283 E to Route 72 S towards Lancaster. Pass Carpet Mart on left; turn right at the next traffic light onto Dillerville Rd. Go one mile (one traffic light) and turn left onto Harrisburg Pike. You will see signs for Franklin & Marshall College. Turn right at the second light onto College Avenue. Turn right at the next light onto Buchanan Avenue. Museum is located on the corner of College and Buchanan Avenues.

FROM WEST (ROUTE 30)

Follow Route 30 E towards Lancaster. Exit at Harrisburg Pike. Turn right toward Franklin & Marshall College and continue approximately 2 miles. Once you reach the campus, turn right at the second light onto College Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto Buchanan Avenue. Museum is located on the corner of College and Buchanan Avenues.

FROM SOUTH (ROUTE 222)

Follow Route 222 N into Lancaster, which becomes Queen Street. Four blocks past Penn Square, turn left onto Lemon Street. At the fourth traffic light (College Avenue), Lemon Street becomes Buchanan Avenue. Museum is located on the corner of College and Buchanan Avenues.

All ages can enjoy our Museum! We have a recently renovated Main Level which includes a lot of hands-on activities for our younger guests. Come explore our interactive Nature Gallery, interact with our live animals, take a tour through our Dinosaur Gallery, or investigate our Nanotechnology exhibits. Our lower level, with its antique cabinets, taxidermy bird collection and our extensive rock, fossil, and mineral collections will fascinate our older guests. Don’t forget to visit our upper level with a rotating art exhibit inspired by nature and science including an I-Spy game to engage the younger guests. Truly an experience for the entire family!

We recommend at least two hours to enjoy the Museum, but we encourage you to stay longer! Give yourself extra time to watch a fantastic planetarium show, which can run 30 to 40 minutes.

No. Ask our helpful front desk staff for a recommendation if you’re in the mood for something to eat. They are happy to assist you!

September 1 – April 30
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5 PM
Mondays: CLOSED except Martin Luther King Jr Day, President’s Day, Easter Monday, Columbus Day

May 1 – August 31
Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5 PM

CLOSED for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

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