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

MAX GOES TO THE MOON
Saturdays at 11:30 am*
Sundays at 1:30 pm
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HABITAT EARTH
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 May 11th

Special Offerings

MAY 11th  |  11 am – 4 pm

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Current Planetarium Shows

MAX GOES TO THE MOON

Saturdays at 11:30 am (except May 11th)
Sundays at 1:30 pm
Suggested for children in Pre-K through 5th
Length: 35 minutes

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Based on the award-winning children’s book by Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, follow the adventure of a dog named Max as he and his sidekick, Tori, look to re-ignite the human exploration of the Moon. It has been over 40 years since humans walked on the Moon. Max and Tori examine and follow the new scientific lunar discoveries, including the discovery of water ice in and around the poles of the moon.

The planetarium show is based on the award winning children’s book, “Max Goes to the Moon” by Dr. Jeffrey Bennett.

 A production of Fiske Planetarium.

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HABITAT EARTH: LIVING IN A CONNECTED WORLD
FINAL SHOWINGS!

Saturdays at 1:30 pm (except May 11th)
Sundays at 2:30 pm
Suggested for children in 4th grade to Adults
Length: 25 Minutes

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We think of ourselves as self-sufficient, but human live within an intricate network of planets, animals, and other life forms that support us in myriad ways.  Discover the beauty, variety, and vast complexity of these relationships-from the food webs of San Francisco Bay to the mutually beneficial partnerships in a forest community.  You’ll learn how life changes our planet-and how we benefit from our connections to the life that surrounds us.

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NIGHT SKY TOUR –LIVE ASTRONOMY SHOW!

Saturdays at 2:30 pm (except May 11th)
Sundays at 3:30 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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