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The Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Museums, Cultural
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Vienna, VA
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187 reviews 187 reviews
32 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you have experienced really good big city science museums, a perspective adjustment is needed. First, it's much smaller. Second, it's very affordable. Third, simpler has its own appeal in demonstrating fundamental science. Fourth, enjoy the small city hospitality. Easy parking is across the street. Depending on how crowded it is and the age of your children, allow 1-2 hours... More 

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New Cumberland, PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My 10 year old did the Cub Scout activity there to earn an engineering pin, which he enjoyed. He was back and forth between a classroom and the factory floor. During that time, I stayed in the factory part with my 12.5 year old son and a 7 year old sister of one of the Cub Scouts. They were kept... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

On our trip this was not on my agenda but do to the cold weather we changed our plan and went for a couple hours. My 7 yr old daughter and I really enjoyed doing all the experiments and we were able to do them together. It was interesting and fun at the same time and she really had a... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This place is great to train our young scientists in hands on activities to enhance what they are hopefully learning in school. Be ready for " do we really have to leave now!"

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This was a nice place to visit to take a break from the amusement parks, especially on a rainy day. We were in the Lancaster area for 5 days so this was a nice way to break up the week. We have 3 boys and they are boys. They like to climb, build and experiment. This place was really enjoyable... More 

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Haddonfield, NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

If only the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia had this many working, hands-on exhibits for kids to try out. Everything was in top condition and the kids loved trying all the experiments and devices. II was pleasantly surprised and I recommend this place for anyone with a few days to spend in the Lancaster area.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a rather small museum focused mostly on physical science but it has activities my kids enjoy, especially the water table where they can dam a river and the parachute launch. The museum will have special exhibits on occasion that keep the place interesting. My kids have attended camps here and enjoyed them. We have a membership that enables... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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236 reviews 236 reviews
126 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We used our ATSC membership and got in free. The kids LOVED it and were busy for several hours. I was very pleased with the amount of hands-on activities. My only complaints were 1) With the crowds it was hard for my children to focus on any given station without having several kids run up and try to cut-in, and... More 

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northeast ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

On our trip to the Lancaster area, we wanted to take our son to an educational, but fun, and hands on place. The Science Factory intrigued us. Our son is almost 6, and the place is recommended for 7-12 year olds. But he has a big interest in science and how things work, so we took a chance. Glad we... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Here is what this museum is: A giant warehouse-like room. The end. Just one room (I guess there was one tiny room that was dark and had stuff on light in it). I hadn't anticipated that. However, they do a really good job of dividing it up into sections for all KINDS of science activities. So, it's like a "science... More 

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