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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Nice Surprise in a Small Package

I was trying to find something for a 2 and an 8 year-old to do on a very cold MLK Monday holiday and this worked out to be perfect. Although the facility is limited interns of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
dhaybron
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was trying to find something for a 2 and an 8 year-old to do on a very cold MLK Monday holiday and this worked out to be perfect. Although the facility is limited interns of square footage, the space is big and it has many well-designed exhibits that kept both of the kids very entertained for around 3 hours.... More 

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Thank dhaybron
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was our second trip to the Science factory in Lancaster. We enjoy the hands on displays that help one understand how some of science works - and creates a lot of fun discussions with the kids. We are a homeschooling family and we recommend this museum for family's of all sizes and ages. I think I had as much... More 

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Thank Timothy J
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a small discovery-oriented science center. There are several hands-on exhibits with directions and opportunities for exploration and discovery. One to two hours is plenty of time to fully explore this. It can become a bit crowded with school groups and you may want to call ahead to ensure a great visit.

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Thank fulgulite
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I took my grandson on an in-service day. He is six and he loved trying out all the hands on activities. Very Affordable and enjoyable place for kids, and they will learn something!

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Thank ChillinWillie
Waldorf, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The LSF is a great place because it is educational, unlike many other venues, both in the hands on application / approachability and in the informative placards staged at each station. Additionally, the explanations are a great balance of science stated simply....it doesn't dumb down science to merely a cool thing to do with no learning, yet any adult who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Didn't know what to expect. My hubby and boys who are 8 and 12 were hesistant about going, and we all ended up having a great time connecting through the hands-on science fun! It wasn't crowded when we went, so it was really nice to be able to access the exhibits without a wait. It is a small museum, which... More 

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Thank Kendra A
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Took my toddler and my tween, not enough to keep them occupied for the day but everything is hands on and ok to touch. Plenty of free parking stroller and wheelchair friendly. The price was reasonable for what's offered but there's no food for purchase so don't come hungry or expecting massive exhibits

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Thank Frugalfranie
PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We live near Pittsburgh where we have a WONDERFUL science museum. Because we have a Carnegie membership, we were granted reciprocal membership so are admission was totally free. We came with our three grandchildren ages 7,8 and 11 and they were entertained for over three hours, actually, I had to drag them out! Activities for all ages and interests.

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Thank antiquer1
Philadelphia
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Professional Intro.: The Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on, interactive technology center where children explore exhibits in physical sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics. Mom Intro.: The Lancaster Science Factory is a place where as soon as we walked in and they saw all the fun stuff to play with my entire family took off in different directions and abandoned me.... More 

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Thank Hipster H
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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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