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“Hands-On Fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lancaster Science Factory

The Lancaster Science Factory
454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-509-6363
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Lancaster
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Pennsylvania, USA
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“Hands-On Fun”
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 teenagers also enjoyed working at each station with their cousins.

TIP: Parking is across the street, but there is no crosswalk - look both ways!

Visited December 2013
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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“Great for bad weather days”
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 Christmas vacation and travel. Not a lot of inside things for kids of all ages in Lancaster, but the Science Factory was perfect!

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new york
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“Smaller than expected but kids had a blast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

place is much smaller than some of the other science museum places. you can literally eye-ball the entire place from the entrance. that said, many interesting and fun things for the kids to do. 7- and 2- year olds were entertained for a good 2 hours. might have gone an hour more. not sure this is a whole day event but certainly a good 1/2 excursion. we went on a sunday and it was fairly quiet -- enough kids to make it lively but not so much that kids were waiting for their turn at the various exhibits. not sure what the traffic is like on other days. it was also raining all day so i expected a much bigger crowd but it didn't turn out so bad. think there's an adjacent restaurant but it was closed -- and no eating place inside the science factory itself. overall price was reasonable for the entertainment. think it's good for kids between 3 and 8 or so. not sure it's so much fun for kids bolder than that.

Visited December 2013
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Wonderful For kids and adults .learning and its cheaper than other place. I recommend parents should take their kids in that place.

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“Science lab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Our first visit to the lab. Lots of good experiments for the kids. Staff very helpful and friendly. Kids had a great time and we will come back again.

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