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!

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

August 31 – October 31, 2019

BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE
Saturdays at 11:30 am
Sundays at 11:00 am
Learn More  |  Buy Tickets


MAGIC TREEHOUSE: SPACE MISSION
Saturdays at 1:30 pm
Sundays at 1:00 pm
Learn More  |  Buy Tickets


NIGHT SKY TOUR
(LIVE SHOW)
Saturdays at 2:30 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
Learn More  |  Buy Tickets

Special Offerings

MAY 11th  |  11 am – 4 pm

Learn More

Current Planetarium Shows

Current shows run from August 31 – October 31, 2019

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE

Saturdays at 11:30 am
Sundays at 11:00 am

Suggested for children in grades PreK – 1st
Length: 27 minutes

 View Trailer

Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu. They discover that Sesame Street is a little different than Hu Hu Zhu’s home in China. But when they look up at the stars, they share the same sky! Together, they take an unforgettable journey to the moon and back. With a little help from Big Bird, the two friends learn about the Sun, the Moon and the Big Dipper and blast off in an imaginary rocket to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.

A production of the Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, Adler Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center.

Planetarium & Museum Combo TicketsPlanetarium Only Tickets

MAGIC TREEHOUSE: SPACE MISSION

Saturdays at 1:30 pm
Sundays at 1:00 pm

Suggested for children in grades 2nd – 6th
Length: 30 Minutes

 View Trailer

Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle signed “-M”. On their exciting adventure, they get help from an astronomer and an astronaut while discovering the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more.

Produced by UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, written by Will Osborne, co-author of Space, the non-fiction companion and research guide to the Magic Tree House® book Midnight on the Moon.

Planetarium & Museum Combo TicketsPlanetarium Only Tickets

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.

Planetarium & Museum Combo TicketsPlanetarium Only Tickets

STEM sisters

Inspire, empower and ignite your passion for STEM Careers.

Learn More

North Museum Science & Engineering Fair

Support innovative student scientists who are changing the world.

Learn More