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Dear Friend of the North Museum,

“We see their eyes light up as they learn, even if we can’t see the smiles beneath their masks.”


It has been a challenging year for us all. However, beneath the extending shadow of COVID-19, the North Museum of Nature and Science has sought to keep the inquisitive flame burning with the rich delights of science in the minds of students who school here, or at home. We now ask you to join us in nurturing and maintaining in these local young people their vital thirst for knowledge, by pledging a gift to support our Pandemic Responsive Programming. 

Developed and launched in late March to address the emerging educational needs of our community, the North Museum’s Pandemic Responsive Programming helps meet the needs of children who are using virtual learning models.  It also assists parents who are facing education and child-care needs as schools close their doors. As demand increases, the North Museum has a significant need for contributions in order to extend educational opportunities to more children, and families, facing complex challenges in 2021.

See Our Spot on Fox 43 News

Note: Some of the footage used was taken before March, 2020. The North Museum of Nature and Science follows all CDC safety guidelines, including 100% compliance with wearing masks and social distancing practices. 

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1. By Check / Mail

North Museum of Nature and Science
400 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

2. Donate Online

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3. By contacting a member of our Development Team

For Individual Giving, contact Paul Wheatley at 717-358-4712 or

For Corporate Giving, contact Scott Downs at 717-358-4383 or

School @North Museum began in September, and is an on-site program facilitated by an experienced and certified teacher, combining cyber and in-person learning. Our students attend virtual classes provided by their own schools, and receive educational support which is supplemented with hands-on, experiential learning in and around the museum. Aleah Neely, is a fourth-grader from Price Elementary School in Lancaster, to whom we have provided a scholarship.

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North Museum @Home is our E-Learning portal and curriculum. The program is STEM focused, multi-faceted, and mapped to Next Generation Learning Standards. It includes downloadable STEM Learning Activity Packs which provide engaging, hands-on educational experiences for multiple topics –  Oceans, Geology, Nature, Dinosaurs, Space, Agriculture and more. STEM Boxes are a companion, for educational fun, activities and games. Programming is rounded out with “in-museum” virtual education programs, including tours, STEM Storytime @Home, access to our YouTube channel and Facebook group. In just 9 months, our Pandemic Responsive Programming has garnered more than 1 million impressions.

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