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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MAGIC TREEHOUSE: SPACE MISSION
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COSMIC JOURNEYS: DESTINATION MARS
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Current Planetarium Shows

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: SPACE MISSION

Saturdays at 11 am
Sundays at 11 am


Suggested for children in grades 2nd through 6th

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Based on the beloved Magic Tree House book series, Magic Tree House: Space Mission launches the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more.

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COSMIC JOURNEYS: DESTINATION MARS – A LIVE FACILITATED SHOW

Saturdays at 2 pm
Sundays at 2 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.

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