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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A great day out with the kids

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Eric K
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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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 NEW

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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Wall, New Jersey, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We came out to Lancaster for a weekend getaway. The weather was super cold so we needed some indoor activities. The science factory is perfect whatever the weather! We spent about 3 hours there, and that was with an infant who could only watch us have all the fun. $17 for 2 adults, kids 2 and under free, don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was surprised that it was all on one floor. the activities spurred kids minds to think and play. It was a good way to spend quality time with my kids.

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North East, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Both the kids and adults loved the visit here. Like others have said, you can only spend a couple of hours here. But it's still worth the visit. A lot of good, interactive exhibits with easy to understand explanations.

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Parlin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is an excellent place for Science Lovers, especially for kids of elementary & middle school grades

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lancaster, pa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We all had a blast fun watching the kids play and learn. Great place for kids under 12 Clean with friendly staff

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was a good little trip for my friends and their younger kids. Do not plan on spending a whole day there though. Definitely a short activity (MAX. 2 hrs).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a wonderful place to spend a few hours with the children in your life. Get them away from the computer/game system & let them see & do real "science stuff". There are many activities to try, which both children & adults will enjoy. Some of the areas could use a little organizational clean-up throughout the day, but more... More 

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This little gem is a great way to spend a few hours on a rainy (or any other) day. When you first walk in (before you pay) there are tubs and tubs of K'nex at tables for you and the kids to be creative with. We've sat there for over an hour, just assembling crazy things prior to going into... More 

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pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots. Lots. Lots to do .......,,staff very helpful and enjoying what they do Don't miss...........,,,,,,

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