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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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Fun Place for Kids

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place foe the entire family! There is something for any age to enjoy. Make and fly your own paper plane. Create energy to play a real radio. Do sand pendulum art! Have a BLAST!!!

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Saylorsburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

W enjoyed this Science Center. So many cool science activities on one floor, plus a cool Free Workshop where my kids made mobiles and learned about levers and fulcrums. Staff friendly. Clean. Fun. We will be back again for sure!

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Nashville, TN
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was a really great place that I would recommend to anyone with any appreciation of science. I took my 3y old, 6y old, and 8y old. We stayed about 3 hours. They all had a great time, even though they are too young to understand many of the scientific concepts, they had a ball. And I enjoyed it too!... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about The Lancaster Science Factory

Address: Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: +1 717-509-6363
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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