Planetarium

Witness South Central Pennsylvania’s largest Planetarium and immerse yourself in the cosmos!

With Spitz’s SciDome XD projection system, audiences can travel anywhere in extreme definition. Audiences are surrounded by visuals where our movie-like shows make you feel like your part of the show, including the sensation of flying on Earth or through the universe.

Whether it’s the night sky from Lancaster, Pa to Sydney, Australia to the moons of Jupiter or traveling to the far reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, you’ll see the universe in a whole new light, with the help of Starry Night Dome software.

Thanks to our 2015 Capital Campaign, our planetarium is no longer limited to astronomy and can now venture into the Earth Sciences. We can show you how the Arctic ice has changed over time, live locations of earthquakes, high definition satellite views of the Earth, and fly through the Grand Canyon with the assistance from The Layered Earth software.

Our expert staff of Planetarium Educators will be your guide, answer your questions, and personalize your experience.

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ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTS
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SUPERVOLCANOES
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NIGHT SKY TOUR
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Current Planetarium Shows

ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTS:
AN EARTH SUN MOON ADVENTURE

Saturdays at 11:00 am
Sundays at 11:00 am

GRADES:  Pre-K through 3rd

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Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun, and Moon system with a wisecracking starship computer; bounce along with them on the surface of the Moon; get up close and personal with a solar storm; and gain a new appreciation of our home planet.

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SUPERVOLCANOES

Saturdays at 2:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

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Feel the Heat! Explore rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blow outs is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and
violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.

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NIGHT SKY TOUR –LIVE ASTRONOMY SHOW!

Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 pm

Suggested for children in 5th grade to Adults 

Join the North Museum’s Astronomy Educators to explore the wonders of the night sky in our live planetarium show, Night Sky Tour! Witness the night sky come to life as you learn about the constellations among the stars, planets currently visible, our place in the cosmos, and more! Each of our Planetarium Educators will bring their own expertise to the Night Sky Tour program, making each show a different experience.

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