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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EARTH, SUN & MOON
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DYNAMIC EARTH
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BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE
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NIGHT SKY TOUR
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Current Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon, & Sun

Saturday & Sunday @ 11am
Suggested Grades: ( Grades 2 – 6 ) Length: 26 minutes

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Explore the mysteries and misconceptions of the sky with Coyote as he’s a little confused about what he’s seeing. In his quest for answers, Coyote, adapted from American Indian oral traditions, will help reveal the truth behind the most baffling concepts associated with the Earth-Moon-Sun system, including eclipses, lunar phases, the seasonal changing of constellations and the physical nature of the Sun and the Moon. Join us for an exciting journey into a new frontier that begins with Earth Moon and Sun. Who knows what discoveries lie ahead.

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DYNAMIC EARTH

Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm

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Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

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BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE

Wednesday, June 26th @ 11:00 am
Saturday, June 29th @ 11:00 am

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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NIGHT SKY TOUR –LIVE ASTRONOMY SHOW!

Saturday, June 15th @ 1pm

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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