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. 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!

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THE GRINCH
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SEASON OF LIGHT
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Special Offerings

November 27th & 29th


Current Planetarium Shows

THE GRINCH

Sunday, Dec 8th
1:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 14th
11:00 AM, 2:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 15th
1:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 21st – Monday, Dec 23rd
11:00 AM, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec 24th (Christmas Eve)
10:30AM, 12:30PM
Thursday, Dec 26th – Monday, Dec 30th
11:00 AM, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec 31st (New Years Eve)
1:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Rated ‘PG’
Length: 92 minutes

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all.

Includes: A showing of The Grinch, Museum admission (including new winter exhibits), Hot Chocolate Bar, Who Stole Christmas Activities

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SEASON OF LIGHT

Sunday, Dec 8th
11:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 14th
1:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 15th
11:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 21st – Monday, Dec 23rd
1:30 PM
Thursday, Dec 26th – Monday, Dec 30th
1:30 PM

 

Length: 30 Minutes

This NEW planetarium show traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.

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NIGHT SKY TOUR –LIVE ASTRONOMY SHOW!

Saturdays at 2:30 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm 

Suggested for children in 5th grade to Adults
Length: 35-40 Minutes + Q&A

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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