Featured Science Museums/Exhibits

Lancaster Science Factory

A hands-on, interactive children's Science Center featuring open-ended learning through more than 50 exhibits that encourage experimentation, and foster curiosity and creative thinking. 454 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602. Tel: 717-509-6363. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. 412-622-3131. Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Fee.

Everhart Museum

1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510. 570-346-7186. Three floors of exhibits on natural history, science and art. Fee.

Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is a top choice among youth groups for group visits. The science museum features three floors of hands-on exhibits, live science shows, three theaters including an IMAX®, planetarium and a 3D theater. 221 North 21 St., Philadelphia, PA, 19103. Tel: 215-448-1200. Cost: Fee.

Mauch Chunk Museum

41 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. 570-325-9190. The exhibition tells the story of Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe, PA) from the geological formation of coal in prehistoric times to the present through video, images, artifacts, and four working models. Fee.

North Museum of Natural History and Science

400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603. 717-291-3941. Exhibits feature a Dinosaur Gallery, a Discovery Room, a Live Animal Room, the Hall of the Cosmos, the Cabinet Museum with rocks, bugs and birds, and a Planetarium. Fee.

Tom Ridge Environmental Center

Presque Island, 301 Peninsula Drive #1, Erie, PA 16505. 814-833-7424. The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is an educational center at heart, dedicated to teaching visitors about the unique 3,200 acres of Presque Isle. Free.