Science Fair

North Museum Science & Engineering Fair

The NMSEF serves as the only Lancaster County’s Regional Science Fair that is free of charge to the students and schools that is affiliated with the INTEL ISEF International Science Fair Competition.

Winners of the North Museum Science & Engineering Fair advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

How You Can Help!
Sponsor and support student scientists who are innovators changing the world for the better. Attend the NMSEF each year for an event you won’t want to miss! Volunteer There are a zillion volunteer opportunities to pull off this massive event. Join in the fun and change the world.

get involved

how to get involved

To participate, interested students need to recruit a teacher or other qualified adult willing to assist with research and registration. Once you are registered, your teacher or adult sponsor will assist with the necessary forms to allow you to begin researching your proposal.

Need inspiration for your science fair project?
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Archimedes Initiative Project Ideas

If you are interested in competing in the 2018 North Museum Science & Engineering Fair (NMSEF) and are not already participating through your school, please contact Andrew Garner at or 717.358.4605 before October 20, 2017.

Safety and Display Protocol

NMSEF Entry Form


get students involved

By sponsoring interested students with research and registration, you open the door to the future! Be sure to register yourself, and you’ll be given the link to register your students for this regional competition.
Attend the 2018 Kick Off meeting on September 12, 2017, RSVP for details at

Safety and Display Protocol

2018 Categories

NMSEF Entry Form

Rules Wizard


want to judge the north museum science & engineering fair?

The North Museum invites interested professionals in science-related fields to register as qualified judge for the Fair. Use the link to provide us with your credentials and to receive information about being part of this county wide, internationally affiliated competition!




Congratulations James Ringlein of Lancaster Country Day School, the 2018 recipient of the North Museum Board of Directors’ Prize for Excellence in Science Education!


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