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The Lancaster Science Factory

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Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: +1 717-509-6363
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Welcome to the Lancaster Science Factory, a hands-on, interactive...
Welcome to the Lancaster Science Factory, a hands-on, interactive technology and science center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We invite you to come explore our exciting exhibits relating to the physical sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics.
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Best Science Factory

The Lancaser Science Factory is the best Science Factorys in Lancaster me and my family have ever been to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Lancaser Science Factory is the best Science Factorys in Lancaster me and my family have ever been to.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Kids enjoyed it. Alot if very interesting things to do its quite small and can be finished in a little over an hour.

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This would be a fun place to learn and play, but I took my two younger grandchildren there and they were a bit too young for this place. Also the place was so busy and had some pushy children in it when we were there. There was 2 busloads of children there and there wasn't much for my grandkids to... More 

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Maryland
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited with 4 kids on the way to Hershey - it was worth the detour! Doesn't look like much at first, but the kids had a wonderful time playing and exploring for a couple of hours. There are tons of small stations with hands-on demonstrations of scientific principles from the simple to the complex. My 5 yr old thought everything... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This entertaining - inter-active science museum is located in a restored factory in north Lancaster City - free parking - bring the kids they'll have a blast building lego fun, standing their hair on end, learning all those dull elementary science physics - but having FUN with the hands-on activities!

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place was not really what we had in mind, but it did have some fun things to do for kids and adults. This is not the place to spend the whole day, we were only there for about an hour.

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Lancaster, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Such a nice place to go with the little ones. Something for everyone, but I think that the age of 7 or above would be best. Things to do for adults also while you wait for the kids to finish. I like that they don't rush you thru, stay the whole day if you wish!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Love this place. It is fun, educational, and affordable. My kids love it here. They will happily play here for a couple of hours even. There's parking and they occasionally have updated displays, which keeps things fun.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

So many activities to choose from, for all ages from school-age to adult. The docents are very helpful but unobtrusive.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The science factory provides a nice range of hand-on science experiments for kids from kindergarten age, on up. Even adults can learn something here. I'll give you a run-down of some of the more popular exhibits. There's a neat parachute experiment. You put a weighted parachute into an air blower pipe, and it shoots the parachute up to the high... More 

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