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The Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-509-6363
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Ranked #10 of 31 attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had some time to spare in Lancaster and my grandson loves science. This was a great place to spend a few hours. He spent a lot of time shooting up parachutes and moving marbles thru a machine. Take note to call ahead. The local schools visit in large groups and it can be busy. We just hit it right... More

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Stephens City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My wife and I took our four kids here for a few hours on a Saturday, and we all had a blast. Lots of hands-on activities, good descriptions of the science behind each one. My favorite was the pipe of air that shot little parachutes up.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a weekend trip to Lancaster and took the kids to the Science Factory. The kids and adults both loved it! It looks small when looking in, but the activities are plentiful and educational. There's many different types of science activities which kept the kids busy. They didn't want to read the explanations (which I wish they would) but... More

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Newark, Delaware
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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Really cool museum. Worth it. A little bit small but there is a lot to explore with hands on activities. Expect to spend at least two hours there.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

From the entrance I wasn't sure that the Science Factory would be a hit but three hours later and the kids I had there were still engaged with all the activities. Took a 14, 12 & 10 year old and each of them enjoyed all the activities. I appreciated that each station had educational value and most of it was... More

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Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We spent a few wonderful hours here with a few young nephews with short attention spans and they loved it. The joy of the science factory is that every exhibit is hands-on. The kids are forced to participate in an entertaining and fun manner. Two hours flew by as our nephews could not stop enjoying the different exhibits. Our own... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

When I walked in, I was a little disappointed by the size. But imagine my surprise when we spent about three plus hours there with the kids. My kids are 9 and 6 and had a blast. We had to drag them out to eat lunch! Price is right too! We stopped here as a treat for the kids after... More

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

place is much smaller than some of the other science museum places. you can literally eye-ball the entire place from the entrance. that said, many interesting and fun things for the kids to do. 7- and 2- year olds were entertained for a good 2 hours. might have gone an hour more. not sure this is a whole day event... More

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Wonderful For kids and adults .learning and its cheaper than other place. I recommend parents should take their kids in that place.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Our first visit to the lab. Lots of good experiments for the kids. Staff very helpful and friendly. Kids had a great time and we will come back again.

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