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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 33 attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Really cool museum. Worth it. A little bit small but there is a lot to explore with hands on activities. Expect to spend at least two hours there.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

From the entrance I wasn't sure that the Science Factory would be a hit but three hours later and the kids I had there were still engaged with all the activities. Took a 14, 12 & 10 year old and each of them enjoyed all the activities. I appreciated that each station had educational value and most of it was... More

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Pennsylvania, USA
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36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We spent a few wonderful hours here with a few young nephews with short attention spans and they loved it. The joy of the science factory is that every exhibit is hands-on. The kids are forced to participate in an entertaining and fun manner. Two hours flew by as our nephews could not stop enjoying the different exhibits. Our own... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

When I walked in, I was a little disappointed by the size. But imagine my surprise when we spent about three plus hours there with the kids. My kids are 9 and 6 and had a blast. We had to drag them out to eat lunch! Price is right too! We stopped here as a treat for the kids after... More

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