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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 36 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A great find, the Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on museum full of interesting science phenomena. All of the experiments are well explained and easy to follow. Children of all ages can enjoy this factory and have fun while learning

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We loved this place, our sons had so much fun exploring,seeing all kind of interesting things. ALL the hands on textures our special needs son loved and our middle son loves anything to do with science.

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Wyalusing, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our four grandchildren, aged 4-7 years, spent two hours enthralled by the hands-on displays there. We loved it too! Learned a lot of trivia and had fun making things move, draw, drain, and more. What a great place for any group of elementary children! The two teachers among us will be spreading the word to local teachers, for sure.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even though this place is geared for 7-13 year olds my 18 month and 3 year old enjoyed The Science Factory. The 3-year especially enjoyed the parachutes and whisper tunnel. The 18 month loved anything with balls. There are bathrooms and it is all on one level.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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