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 Sidney, 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. Be sure to see their own produced show, the Night Sky Tour, and see what’s currently visible while showcasing their own expertise and passion in astronomy!

Meet Cosmic Mike®

Cosmic Mike is the Senior Astronomy Educator at the North Museum, with a passion for sharing his knowledge of astronomy.

NOW SHOWING

BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE
Saturdays at 11:30 am*
Sundays at 1:30 pm†
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THE SUN, OUR LIVING STAR
Saturdays at 1:30 pm*
Sundays at 2:30 pm†
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NIGHT SKY TOUR
(LIVE SHOW)
Saturdays at 2:30 pm*^
Sundays at 3:30 pm†
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^12:30 pm March 9th
*Not showing April 13
†Not showing April 21

Special Offerings

March 9th

 


11:30 am – Big Bird’s Adventure

12:30 pmNight Sky Tour

1:30 pmThe Sun, Our Living Star

April 19th
Good Friday


11:30 am – Accidental Astronauts

12:30 pm – Magic Tree House

1:30 pm – Dynamic Earth

April 22nd
Earth Day


11:30 am – Earth, Moon & Sun

12:30 pm – Dynamic Earth

1:30 pm – Habitat Earth

Current Planetarium Shows

BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE

Saturdays at 11:30 am (except April 13th)
Sundays at 1:30 pm (except April 21st)
Suggested for children in Pre-K through 1st

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Join Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the starry night sky of constellations and to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.

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THE SUN: OUR LIVING STAR

Saturdays at 1:30 pm (except April 13th)
Sundays at 2:30 pm
(except April 21st)

Suggested for children in 4th grade to Adults

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Get up close and personal with the only star in our solar system. From driving Earth’s winds and weather to allowing the very existence of life, explore the Sun in amazing detail from a new perspective. The Sun is a dynamic powerhouse that dictates our days, seasons and years. Experience the Sun in a new way, with never-before-seen images of its turbulent surface, revealing its power and variability in breathtaking detail.

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NIGHT SKY TOUR –LIVE ASTRONOMY SHOW!

Saturdays at 2:30 pm (except Mar 9th & April 13th)
Sundays at 3:30 pm 
(except April 21st)

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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