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Now more than ever, membership is a great value.

Become a member – a family of four pays for itself in just two visits!


When you become a member, your family can explore our hands-on exhibits and programs together – as often as you’d like – as members of the North Museum of Nature and Science. The North Museum will spark excitement and curiosity about science and nature when you meet the residents of the Live Animal Room, examine the amazing diversity found in birds, or explore our solar system in Central PA’s largest planetarium. The Museum’s rotating exhibits and interactive programs provide a new experience for your family every time you visit.

Benefits of family level membership and above include:

  • Unlimited admission to the North Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits for 12 months
  • Unlimited SciDome Theater shows*
  • FREE or discounted admission to nearly 300 other science and technology centers nationwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program.* See ASTC Details here.
  • Discounted admission to special Museum programs and events
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • Priority registration for Rambles and other special Museum events
  • 10% discount in The North Store, our museum shop
  • Discounts on Birthday Party Packages*
  • Satisfaction of supporting one of Lancaster County’s educational and cultural resources


*Applies to Family/Grandfamily Membership and above.

– Membership discounts may not be applied to group admission, activities, or events.

Joining is easy!

Other ways to become a member:

Call: To purchase a membership over the phone, call 717.358.3941.

In Person: Become a member in person by visiting the North Museum front desk.


2016 Membership Rates and Policies


Senior*    $55  (new category)
Basic*      $65

*Applies to two individuals in the same household. Includes unlimited admission to the Museum, 10% discount in gift shop, Museum newsletter, and invitations to members-only events.

SciDome Theater admission not included and no ASTC benefits apply.


Family**                     $90   (2 adults and all children under 18 years of age within the same household)
Grandfamily**         $90   (2 adults/seniors and up to 4 grandchildren not limited to household)

**Includes unlimited admission to the Museum and SciDome Theater, 10% discount in gift shop, Museum newsletter, discounted rate for birthday parties, and invitations to members-only events. ASTC benefits apply.



Terra      $150  ​(Includes all of the above benefits plus recognition in the annual report)
Luna      $250  ​(Includes all of the above benefits plus special rates on selected programs)
Nova      $500   ​(Includes all of the above benefits plus a gift membership for a family or organization of your choice)

***All patrons receive recognition in the Museum’s annual report. Amounts over Family or Grandfamily rates are applied to customer’s account as a tax-deductible donation.



Double the Discovery

Enjoy two local science destinations for one great price. Purchase a North Museum Family level membership or above and add a Family Membership to the Lancaster Science Factory for only $45.



About the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program

The North Museum is thrilled to offer this benefit to our Family/Grandfamily, Patron and Explorers Society members! Enjoy free or discounted admission to nearly 300 science centers around the country and make learning fun and easy for your family when you travel! According to the ASTC Passport Program users must obtain a membership from a participating institution located within 90 miles of the cardholder’s residence. The Passport Program will provide free or discounted admission to institutions located approximately 90 miles away from the cardholder’s residence when they show their “home” membership card. Membership cards must include the ASTC logo to be valid. Members may be asked to verify their residence with photo ID. For more information and a list of participating museums and science centers, click here.


Looking for an unique gift that will last all year long? Consider a North Museum gift membership.

Questions? Contact our Membership office at 717.291.4037 or

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