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Hands-on House

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Address: 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone Number: 717-569-5437
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help...

Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.

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Great Little Kids Museum - partially closed.

Kids had a great time exploring all the little rooms. Half the museum was closed & under construction though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tripster74
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long island, ny
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long island, ny
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kids had a great time exploring all the little rooms. Half the museum was closed & under construction though.

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Thank tripster74
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're so glad your family had a good time. Our museum was under construction earlier this spring while we were building our newest exhibit, Little Valley Farm, which was completed in June. We had a temporary exhibit set up in place of the farm, so guests were still able to have the full Hands-on House experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great place for kids to play and use imaginations and learn stuff. Well structured activities with signage to help kids learn stuff about a variety of topics from manufacturing, farming, healthy eating, exercise and fun outdoors. I think it is good for a couple hours of healthy entertainment at least and costs the same as a mind-numbing movie.

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Boiling Springs
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place for young children to play and explore. The variety of activity is wonderful and a good experience for all children. Parents need to be supportive.

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1 Thank A7407IFbeths
HOHLancaster, Front Office Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad that your family had a great time and enjoyed everything Hands-on House has to offer! Please come back soon! More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here numerous times when I was working in child care and summer camp programs. This place will keep your kids busy with their interactive exhibits for hours! Fun for the adults too! I just recommend bringing hand sanitizer as EVERYTHING is interactive and gets touched A LOT.

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1 Thank Rachel B
HOHLancaster, Front Office Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you've come back multiple times - we love repeat visitors! We clean the exhibits every night, but we agree about the hand sanitizer too, as an extra way to keep everyone germ-free. We're so glad that you had a great experience here, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Play space was under construction taking out farm section and germ section. Very crowed play areas. Construction play area offered as substitute. No staff to help monitor or put toys back as kids played. Very small place. I think experience will be based on the presence of rude families vs attentive parents and well behaved kids. Our 3yr old kept... More 

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Thank YardladyMW
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We appreciate the feedback and hope you will return again. Every day is a new experience here, with new guests and kiddos to play with. Thank you for doing your part to keep the play area and exhibits tidy - we greatly appreciate it! It can be challenging to keep the exhibits cleaned up, especially with... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

HOH is a small "hands on experience" attraction for the little people in your life. As such, my two year old loved it. Lots of themed play areas for kids to touch and experiment - assembly line, grocery store, pirate ship, puppets, dress up, face painting. The environment encourages parents to interact with their kids and work together to enjoy... More 

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Thank CharlieBarbK9
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! It's great to hear that your family had a great time! Our garden is open now, and we just opened our brand new exhibit, Little Valley Farm, so come on back to visit! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to the hands on house with 2 kids under 2 (both are free to get in) The play area is smaller than I would have thought, but there are many varied activities. My 1 (almost 2) year old enjoyed it. But there were s couple of things broken....which was confusing to her. I would also say that there... More 

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We appreciate the feedback and hope you will return when your children are a year or two older. You'll find that different ages experience the museum in very different ways! We hope to see you again. More 

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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my 4 year old daughter and 18 month old nephew. Had a good time together, though it was crowded (cold rainy days generally are). I also had my older daughter's 7th bday party here last year and she enjoyed it--though she's a bit too old for it now that she's 8. Tips: *come around 2pm while many... More 

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1 Thank Jessica K
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Fabulous place to bring kids for the day. Great activities. Kids stayed about 2-3 hours. Would be better when its warm because there is an additional outdoor area that we couldn't use. Also, race car activity inside needs a little repair but was easily the favorite!

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Thank KellyHue
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We can't wait until the warm weather returns...we want to open up the garden just as badly as you do! It's great to hear that your family had a great time and hope you'll come again soon. More 

delaware county, pa
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We were visiting the area for a 2 night stay and had to wait to check into our hotel. I had heard of this place before and thought it would be nice to check out with our 6 yr old. Well, she really enjoyed it. There was a good amount of pretend and hands on activities for her to do.... More 

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