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The Lancaster Science Factory

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Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717-509-6363
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Fun venue!

We took our grandchildren aged 5 and 2, and they both enjoyed the place! It would be a great rainy day idea for younger kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Monkey056
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York, Pennsylvania
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York, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took our grandchildren aged 5 and 2, and they both enjoyed the place! It would be a great rainy day idea for younger kids.

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We came as part of a Girl Scout event. The staff was wonderful with the girls (7 to 9 year olds). They kept their interest and taught them some practical science. This is not a big place, but all of the exhibits are simple, educational and hands-on. Younger school age children will learn and be "kept busy" at the same... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went with my sons 3rd grade class. It was utter chaos. All I could do was try to keep track of the kids in my group. Made of metal & cement, its very difficult to hear, especially with 80ish kids running around! They had fun, but I dont think they learned anything from the exhibits. I tried breaking down the... More 

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Colonia, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We needed something to do for a couple of hours, and based on the description, I thought this would be a good stop. It is really set up for smaller kids, maybe no older than 7 or 8, and mine are older, so we went through it in about an hour. For that age range, though, it is a lot... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My 2 youngest daughters (5th graders) enjoyed a morning and part of an early afternoon with the 'hands on' exhibits of the Lancaster Science Factory on a recent school field trip through their cyber-charter school, Commonwealth Connections Academy. Best suited for grades 1-7 in my opinion, though there would be some exhibits of interest for pre-school aged children with plenty... More 

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went with my child's second grade class and had a great time! It's a wonderful place with lots to do. I was also excited that it was a great place for a wide variety of ages. From small children to adults...I learned some new things and had a blast.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a blast at this hands-on science factory. We spent about three hours to get through all of the activities.

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were camping nearby and looking for something to do. We had an eleven year old with us. It was a decent price for what it was, but we were generally "not impressed". It was an open type warehouse and small in size. I believe it is listed as closed on Mondays, but it was open. There were only a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

What a great time with two ten year olds and a thirteen yr old. They went crazy so much to do. My wife and I also got involved. We were there for about two and a half hours lots of fun time went by so fast. A must with the kids

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went to the Lancaster Science Factory this past weekend with four kids - two 8 year-olds and two 15 year-olds. Everyone had a great time. It's like a giant science fair with something for all ages. The younger kids love the hands-on nature of all the experiments while the older ones like both the "doing" and the learning aspects... More 

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