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The Lancaster Science Factory

Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717-509-6363
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Ranked #8 of 31 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Parlin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 reviews 25 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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