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Address: 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone Number: 717-569-5437
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help...
Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.
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Great place to spend an afternoon

Well maintained. Lots of activities for little ones. My son especially liked the factory activities in the back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Lusby
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love this place for the kids and myself. A great place to express their personality and try new things. Very educational and the kids classes rock. We loved the bread our kids made for us.

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Yum! We loved the bread too! Thank you for exploring and learning with us and for taking the time to reach out. See you at the museum soon! More 

Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Over the course of my children growing up we visited hands on house 100+ times and were never disappointed. The staff is well honed in child psych and safe exploration through play,(it is reflected in the atmosphere of developmental play stations and varying interactive experiences for all levels). Even though my children had no physical handicaps I feel as though... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review! We're always excited to hear from families that have grown up with us. We work hard to make sure that learning can be fun for all ages (parents included!) and it's nice to know it has not gone unnoticed! See you at the museum soon! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visit here often and enjoy everything about this place. Anyone with small children should check this out.

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you and your family continue to enjoy our facilities. We hope you have our membership so you can enjoy unlimited free admission for a year, plus other great benefits! Call us at 569-KIDS if you'd like to purchase one or have more questions. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very fun for the kids and parents! Don't plan a whole day around it but an hour or so will be fun. Fun activities.

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for spending some quality time with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Stop in again soon. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a really wonderful and well thought out venue - I am so glad we were able to take the clhildren there - ages 6 to 13 - and they all loved it - had a wonderful time at the "store" and learned quite a lot about what the grandkids are capable of - a great time for all... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! It's always great to hear how fun the museum can be for all ages. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon. More 

Lusby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Well maintained. Lots of activities for little ones. My son especially liked the factory activities in the back.

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We take pride in maintaining a clean and safe place for your little ones. We hope to see you soon back in Marty's Machine Shop! More 

Columbia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We are now on our second set of grandkids we are bringing here. (15 years apart). While not much has changed in that time, it just never gets old for the kids (nor us). Obviously everything is indestructible and kid-friendly, but it's also parent-friendly, too. There is scattered seating for when your kids ignore your attempts to be involved -... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

We love to hear great feedback from returning guests! Thank you so much for supporting the museum after all of these years. HOH brings out the children in all of us! More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My 4 year old daughter LOVES Hands-on House. It's a great rainy and cold weather days. It's fun and educational. Read my blog: www.padutchcountryblog.com/please-touch

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoy the museum as much as we do on a rainy day! More 

Salisbury, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the Hands-on House Children's Museum on a Saturday morning around 10 a.m. with two children aged 7. They thoroughly enjoyed all the fun and learning experiences waiting for them! They loved having their Mom's "face paint" them! The highlight seemed to be the "Grocery Store" where they could pick a shopping list, locate their items, and then take... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review! The Corner Grocery is always a big hit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sterling, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have been to several of these types of attraction all over the East coast and for us, this one was just so so. The price was quite expensive for the size of the place and what it had to offer. We were there on a weekend so it was pretty crowded. While it had a few new things we... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at HOH. Glad to hear your family was able to spend a bit of your weekend with us. We do apologize about the bees by the sandbox, we have been exhausting every possible non-toxic method to get rid of them. Hope you visit again soon. More 

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