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Hands-on House

721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
+1 717-569-5437
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Always engaging! Fun place for kids and families.

Hands-on House is a blast for kids and families. We had a membership for years, until my kids got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy929
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Good rainy day activity for the little ones

My kids loved this place so much we even went back later in the afternoon after nap time. Clean... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
kpc0220
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New York City, New York
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Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands-on House is a blast for kids and families. We had a membership for years, until my kids got too old. My kids also went to their fabulous summer camps. The activities are entertaining, but also educational. The museum does a great job of switching...More

Thank Nancy929
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review!! We've recently added The Clubhouse, an interactive room with activities that change on a monthly basis (this month it's DINOSAURS!!). Hopefully we'll see you at some point in the future, maybe with some grandkids!

Reviewed June 19, 2017

My kids loved this place so much we even went back later in the afternoon after nap time. Clean with a good variety of stuff for them to play with. A few of the activities were broken when we went, which was disappointing. We also...More

Thank kpc0220
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We're so glad you and your kids had fun at our museum! Every day is a new experience here, with new guests and kiddos to play with. We take cleanliness and maintenance very seriously and a staff...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

My little one love the construction area most of all where he was able to load up trucks and dump coal down shutes. Then the hen house was great, and he counted all of the eggs there. The supermarket was also engaging because of the...More

Thank munequa718
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful response!! We are so glad that you and your little one were able to enjoy all aspects of the museum, and we do change some areas seasonally, so please come back to play with us soon!

Reviewed April 5, 2017

Aaah this place is PHENOMENAL! I'll start with the bad: adults have to pay to get in too. But the good completely outweighs the bad and that's why I'm still giving it 5 stars. It has so much to do and I could see my...More

1  Thank NohaM83
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review!! We're so glad that you and your little one had fun! Please come back and play with us soon!

Reviewed March 22, 2017

My 6-year-old found plenty of things to occupy herself with here, but I suspect she is at the upper age boundary for suitability to this place. This is not so much a museum as a series of indoor playgrounds, each themed after a common human...More

1  Thank IlyaBurlak
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that you and your daughter had fun playing with all the cool exhibits our museum has to offer. Please come back and play with us soon!

Reviewed January 6, 2017

Coming to Lancaster in the winter there are less things to do. This place was def a hit with my 4 and 1 year old. I am used to really large elaborate children's museums where I am from so this was basically the same as...More

Thank Jmat35
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Although we are smaller than some other children's museums, we are jam-packed with a ton of fun exhibits and activities for kids to do! Please come back and play with us again!

Reviewed December 24, 2016

If your kids love to play dress-up, play with puppets, science stuff or anything hands-on, then the "Hands-On" house is for them. It can be a fun birthday party place, as my daughter and friends did so years ago. It's located right next to the...More

Thank Mike S
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2016

What a great review! Thanks so much! Please come and play with us soon!

Reviewed November 12, 2016

We took our kids there, now our daughters are taking our grandchildren. A little pricey, but kids can spend hours there. A large variety of things to do, in various rooms. Can get crowded. Best to go in the late fall or winter. Call for...More

Thank Steve G
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that Hands-on House has stayed a family tradition throughout the generations! Please come back to play with us soon!

Reviewed November 9, 2016

Hands on House is an excellent local attraction for families. Kids love being able to touch, play, move and explore with the various exhibits. HOH is always updating and changing what's there so it's fun to go again and again.

Thank Christina M
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad you had a fun time playing with us. Please come back soon and see what new stuff we have for you to play with!

Reviewed October 18, 2016

My daughter used to LOVE this place, now we took our young neice and she LOVED it. There are s many activities for young minds. The face panting station is fun. The dress up area is fun. The mini supermarket is still the favorite! There...More

Thank celticpriestess77
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2016

Thanks for your great review! We're so glad you and your niece had a good time, and we able to make some new memories! Please come back and play with us soon!

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Children and adults are $9.50 each. Enjoy
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