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

ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTS
Saturdays at 11:30 am*
Sundays at 1:30 pm
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COSMIC JOURNEYS:
DESTINATION MARS
(LIVE SHOW)
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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*Not showing January 5th & 19th

Special Offerings

January 19th
Spanish Emmersion Day


10:45 am – Supervolcanoes (In Spanish)

11:30 amDynamic Earth (in Spanish)

1:30 pmAccidental Astronauts

2:30 pmNight Sky Tour (featuring Total Lunar Eclipse)

3:30 pmDestination Mars (Live Show)

January 21th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day


11:30 am – Big Bird’s Adventure

12:30 pmMagic Tree House

1:30 pmNight Sky Tour (Live Show) Includes Total Lunar Eclipse Follow-up

February 15th
Friday before Presidents’ Day


11:30 am – Big Bird’s Adventure

12:30 pmMagic Tree House

1:30 pmDestination Mars (Live Show)

February 18th
Presidents’ Day


11:30 am – Big Bird’s Adventure

12:30 pmMagic Tree House

1:30 pmDestination Mars (Live Show)

Current Planetarium Shows

ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUTS:
AN EARTH SUN MOON ADVENTURE

Saturdays at 11:30 am (except Jan 5th & 19th)
Sundays at 1:30 pm
Suggested for children in 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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COSMIC JOURNEYS: DESTINATION MARS – A LIVE FACILITATED SHOW

Saturdays at 1:30 pm (except Jan 5th & 19th)
Sundays at 2:30 pm 

Suggested for children in 5th grade to Adults

The race to Mars is on. With NASA and SpaceX striving to send humans to Mars, what are the odds that someday man will be taking the giant leap on the Red Planet? Explore the challenges of getting to Mars through past and current missions. Discover what Mars is like today and what it would be like to live on the “Martian” world. Join North Museum’s Planetarium Educators as they present mankind’s next step… onward to Mars. Destination Mars is a North Museum production.

The show also features NASA’s Journey to Mars mini-show. 

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NIGHT SKY TOUR –LIVE ASTRONOMY SHOW!

Saturdays at 2:30 pm
Sundays at 3:30 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.

FEATURING TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE:

January 19th at 2:30 pm – Purchase Tickets

January 20th at 3:30 pm – Purchase Tickets

January 21st at 1:30 pm – Purchase Tickets

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