Museum of York County

Go on an African safari, explore the galaxy or discover your own backyard through the many exhibits at the Museum of York County.


On View at the Museum of York County:

Naturalist Center

Over 1,500 natural history specimens provide hands-on opportunities for self-guided discovery and educational programs. Get up-close and personal with mounted specimens, skins, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils from all corners of the globe.

Carolina Piedmont Hall's Landscapes and Lifeways: The Carolina Piedmont 600 Years Ago and Today

Compare the present landscape with the Piedmont of the 1400s, before European exploration and settlement.

Stans African Halls

More than 200 mounted African animals and an outstanding collection of African artifacts provide unique learning opportunities. See an elephant, giraffe and lions in naturalistic settings as well as African masks, tools and musical instruments.

Settlemyre Planetarium

Explore the stars and planets in an out-of-this-world experience. The planetarium's star projector and domed ceiling allow visitors to tour the solar system or voyage to the stars.

Vernon Grant Gallery

The Museum of York County also is home to the Vernon Grant Gallery, devoted to the creator of Kellogg's Rice Krispies characters Snap! Crackle! Pop!.

Museum Store

The Museum Store offers a variety of unique and eclectic children's gifts, pottery, jewelry and souvenirs. A visit to the store does not require museum admission.

Nature Trail

Stroll down our 3/4-mile nature trail and bring lunch to enjoy at our picnic facilities.