Group Experiences


Teachers: Booking a tour at the North Museum is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Review carefully what the Museum offers in the descriptions;

2. Determine the ideal date and time for your tour (it’s always a good idea to have more than one option in case your preferred date is taken);

3. A series of questions will guide you through the booking process. To start the reservation process click the “Make Your Group Reservation” button below.


Any questions? Contact or call 717.358.4371. Thank you for your interest in booking a group visit to the North Museum of Nature and Science! Let your inner scientist come out to play!


Group Admission


The North Museum of Nature and Science offers both Independent Exploration and Guided Exploration visits. Independent Exploration visits allow you to explore the Museum with your group on your own and at your own pace. A museum introduction will be provided. Guided visits provide a trained facilitator for enhanced content and interactive engagement. Groups are welcome to eat a packed lunch at the Museum or in Buchanan Park, adjacent to the Museum. The Museum does not provide a lunch package.

Independent Exploration – Our most popular option!


Museum Only
(A standard Independent Exploration through the Museum lasts approximately 1.5 hours. If your group plans to eat lunch at the Museum add 30 minutes to your visit time.)
$9.00 per Adult
$8.00 per Child (3-17) & Senior (65+)

SciDome Theater Only
$7.00 per Adults
$6.00 per Child (3-17) & Seniors (65+)

Museum & SciDome Theater
(A standard Museum & SciDome Theater visit lasts approximately 2.5 hours. If your group plans to eat lunch at the Museum add 30 minutes to your visit time.)
$13.00 per Adult
$12.00 per Child (3-17) & Seniors (65+)

Guided Exploration

Guided Museum Only
Guided Museum & SciDome Theater

Guided Exploration with Upgrade

Guided Museum Only
Guided Museum & SciDome Theater

SciDome Theater Shows

* can seat up to 60 people.
Please take note of your selection where you make your reservation.

Earth Science Shows

Astronomy Shows

Live Facilitated Astronomy Shows

Other Science Shows




All groups of 15 or more receive a 10% discount. Payment is due on or before the day of your group visit. If your reservation is pre-paid and you have a larger group than previously estimated, the adjusted balance is due the day of your visit. 

There will be no refunds on pre-paid invoices. Any cancellation less than 7 days before reservation date will not receive a refund on any monies paid. Please email for any questions.




The Museum has one lunch location that can seat a group of 50 or less to enjoy a packed lunch. To accommodate larger groups in the Museum’s lunch space, groups can be broken up into lunch shifts of 50 or less. Special arrangements to reserve this location can be made depending upon availability. The Museum does not provide meals and does not have a cafeteria on site.

Picnic tables and benches are available without a reservation at Buchanan Park adjacent to the Museum.



Group Visit Policies

For the safety of your group and museum collections, we ask that all groups adhere to the following Museum policies. Please make sure your students, staff, and chaperones are aware of these policies prior to your visit:

  • No photographs may be taken during a SciDome Theater program. Other photography is welcome.
  • The Museum is not responsible for lost articles.
  • Groups must provide adult supervision during the entire visit. At least one adult for every 10 students is recommended.
  • Museum Memberships, free admission passes, library passes, coupons or other discounts do not apply to group visits.
  • Groups must be reserved a minimum of 14 days in advance.
  • Bus drivers and para-professionals entrance fees are waived (ID of affiliated organization required).
  • Teachers and all adult chaperones are required to pay the admission fee.
  • It is recommended groups eat lunch in the park, otherwise the in-house limit is 50.
  • The Museum may ask large groups be divided into smaller groups to make them more manageable.
  • SciDome shows can accommodate up to 60 people.
  • No more than 7 children WITH AN ADULT in the gift shop at one time.
  • North Museum is not responsible for parking tickets.
  • Special accommodations must be made and finalized 7 days in advance.


Questions? Email or call 717.358.4371.

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