Science and Engineering Fair

The North Museum Science and Engineering Fair (NMSEF) serves as Lancaster County’s only free, ISEF-affiliated science fair. Our fair is open to Lancaster County 7th – 12th grade students in public, private, or home schools. In 2019, we hosted over 300 student projects from over 30 schools.

Winners of the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

How to Enter the Fair

The 2020 North Museum Science and Engineering Fair will take place on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at Millersville University. If you or your students are interested in participating in NMSEF 2020, please join us for our annual Kickoff Meeting on Tuesday, September 10th from 4:30 to 6:30, here at the North Museum (400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603). 

NMSEF 2020 Teacher Registration: (link available 9/10) 

NMSEF 2020 Student Registration: (link available 9/30) 

Please contact Tyler Barton (717-358-4371) with all questions concerning NMSEF 2020.


Don’t Miss a Deadline!

Important Dates to Remember for the 2019-2020 NMSEF


How You Can Help!

Sponsor and support student scientists who are innovators changing the world for the better.

Attend the NMSEF each year for an event you won’t want to miss! The 2020 NMSEF will take place at Millersville University on March 12th, 2019.

Volunteer There are a zillion volunteer opportunities to pull off this massive event. Join in the fun and change the world.

View the list of category winners from the 2019 North Museum Science & Engineering Fair

View the list of category winners from the 2018 North Museum Science & Engineering Fair

Need inspiration for your science fair project?

Be a Judge For the Fair

The North Museum invites the community to be a part of this impressive competition by being a judge.  Interested professionals from science-related fields (retiree’s welcome!) should register to receive information about becoming a judge. We need all the help we can get to evaluate projects from over 22 science categories.  Use the link below and support this countywide, internationally affiliated competition! Training is provided and we promise you will be inspired by these impressive students!  NMSEF Judges Registration

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