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The Lancaster Science Factory

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Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2289
Phone Number: +1 717-509-6363
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to the Lancaster Science Factory, a hands-on, interactive...

Welcome to the Lancaster Science Factory, a hands-on, interactive technology and science center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We invite you to come explore our exciting exhibits relating to the physical sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics.

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Fun for my grandchildren

We heard from other parents about this place, and they loved it.....so we took the grandchildren and they loved it. Very reasonably priced and a very nice time helping and sharing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Middletown, New York
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Middletown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard from other parents about this place, and they loved it.....so we took the grandchildren and they loved it. Very reasonably priced and a very nice time helping and sharing this time with them

Thank cuttinkate
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place with easy parking right across the street. Everything is on one floor so it's not that big, but they fit a good amount of nice hands-on exhibits for younger kids or brain-teasing puzzles for older ones into the space. It also helps that everything was clean and in working condition. Should be good enough to occupy a couple... More 

Thank consolz
York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family received a year-long membership to The Lancaster Science Factory for Christmas this past year, and we love it! Our two young children -- ages 3 and 6 -- really enjoy this area attraction. Though they are a little bit too young to understand most of the science behind the hands-on exhibits, they do enjoy building with the blocks,... More 

Thank YorkTravelGirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often take our great grandchildren to the Lancaster Science Factory when they visit us from another state. It both entertains and educates.

1 Thank Lloyd M
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The museum has an open floor plan, and all the science stations are spread out on the ground floor. It took us about 2 hours to tour all the stations, and as the museum advertised it is best for kids from 3rd grade through middle school. Anyone can press a buttton or stack some blocks, but to understand the science... More 

1 Thank stazandgazer
Plymouth, Indiana
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Took our 10 year old grandson here. We hadn't set out expectations too high and were pleasantly surprised! The exhibits kept his attention (as well as ours!) for about 2 1/2 hours. He also participated in the Robotics Workshop, which he really enjoyed too. We would give it a solid "thumbs up"!

1 Thank SharonP57
Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This shouldn't be open to the public. My living room is larger! We asked the front ticket desk how to get to the upstairs floors only to be told there wasn't any, that we were in the only room of the Science Factory. So the outside of the building is very deceiving. It took all but maybe 30 minutes for... More 

1 Thank glamorousglitz
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Fun, educational and interactive for both kids and adults. There is plenty to see and do, but it is all in one big room so it's easy to keep track of your little ones. Also no stairs, so its handicapped accessible and a great place to take the grandkids. Ample parking provided free of charge for guests directly across the... More 

Thank Rachel B
Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This place does not have the big city sparkle of other museums but it is a very cool place. It's a large warehouse space (free parking in the back). Based on some of the reviews I was not expecting much but I was happily surprised! We spent two hours here and still did not hit every activity. My son is... More 

Thank ShellyKP34
Anderson, South Carolina
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of exhibits and displays offered. The interactive robot activity was great, as was the instructor.

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