North Museum FREE for active military and their families

Happy Independence Day! The North Museum is a Blue Star Museum!
This means that admission is FREE for active military and their families from Memorial Day, May 25 to Labor Day, September 7, 2015.
Military I.D. required.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania (June 23, 2015) – While nature is turning different shades of greens, pinks, yellows and purples, North Museum of Nature and Science is turning red, white and blue beginning this Memorial Day. The Museum is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, which allows for active military families to visit local museums with free general admission. Along with 2,000 other museums across the nation, this program is in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

The Blue Star Museums program runs Memorial Day, May 25 to Labor Day, September 7. Active military families need to show their military identification card at the admissions desk for them and up to five family members, which includes spouses, children, aunts, uncles and grandparents, to receive complimentary general admission. The active military member need not be present provided a family member has an appropriate identification card.

As stated on the Blue Star Museums website, the purpose of the program is to, “improve the quality of life for active military families.” North Museum of Nature and Science is proud to be a Blue Star Museums member and hopes visiting families will find the elements here to inspire curiosity and let their inner scientist come out to play™.For more information about Blue Star Museums visit their website at

About the North Museum of Nature and Science
Let your inner scientist come out to play!
Spark your child’s excitement and curiosity with a trip to the North Museum in Lancaster County, PA. Your family can explore engaging exhibits and fun, hands-on activities in an immersive informal learning environment.  Now offering early education programming developed by certified teachers.

While at the North Museum:

  • Experience the first-of-its-kind SciDome Theater
  • Visit our new Explore Nature Gallery
  • Watch a live honeybee hive at work (Seasonal)
  • Crawl into our awesome indoor giant discovery tree
  • Make new friends in the Live Animal Room
  • Explore the microscopic world with our HD magnifier
  • View Earth’s weather from space on our iGlobe
  • Meet our baby T. rex
  • Discover our latest traveling exhibition…and more!

SciDome Theater:
The North Museum is the first museum in the world to have a 41 foot Spitz cove-mounted SciDome XD Touch system.
With our new SciDome XD Touch system, our educators can spark your students’ interest and give them a personalized, interactive and fully immersive introduction to astronomy, earth sciences, or meteorology, using incredible imagery and animations.

Current show schedule (embedded link:

The North Store:
Treat your inner scientist to a gift or souvenir from the Museum shop, the North Store. From crystal growing kits to rocks, fossils and minerals, to authentic scale replicas of the Carnegie Museum dinosaur collection, there’s something here for every junior scientist.
Members receive a 10% discount off purchases at The North Store. Not a member? Become a member today and get your discount right away!

The Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm.   The Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Group and student tours are available weekdays; advanced registration is required. (embedded link:

Admission to the Museum is $9.00 for adults, and $8.00 for juniors (ages 3-17) and seniors (65 and over).  SciDome Theater shows are an additional $4 to the price of admission or $7 for adults and $6 for children and seniors for a SciDome Theater Only ticket.  The Museum is free for children two and under.  For more information, call 717-291-3941 or visit

400 College Avenue Lancaster, Pa 17603

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