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The Lancaster Science Factory

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful place

My niece and I visited here last year and decided to do it again because she enjoyed it so much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christina L
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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Science discovery in Lancaster Pa

Great place for children under 10 to learn and discover over 3 floors of exhibits. Includes live... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2289
+1 717-509-6363
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My niece and I visited here last year and decided to do it again because she enjoyed it so much. One of her favorite things is getting her picture taken with Einstein and this year she discovered a bubble making station. Definitely worth it especially...More

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for children under 10 to learn and discover over 3 floors of exhibits. Includes live animals and a movie from The Magic Treehouse series.

Thank janisbonnet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 'okay", nothing memorable or awesome that impressed me. My granddaughter and her friends seemed to like it for the party but I don't see the value or point of a membership. It's all the same thing.

Thank HossNPepper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the kids to the Lancaster Science Factory expecting to find a small, unassuming place to kill an hour or two and that's exactly what I got. The space consists of one large room with lots of hands-on activities to keep the kids occupied...More

Thank caz5boj27
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A few very interesting options for youngsters to learn from, however, seems that there is a need for upgrades, or repairs to certain exhibits. Would benefit your attendance if this could be taken care of.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The Science factory has lots of factoids and activities for children under 10. Fun, educational and not too pricey. It gives the kiddos some run room and stimulates their creative thinking.

Thank Beth C
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Great, no need to say DONT TOUCH in this place. A large space with tons of activities for kids, younger and older. Libraries offer free family passes to this museum you can check out for a week. This is a self guided activity zone. It...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The Lancaster Science Factory offers an enjoyable, hands-on science experience to young children to children into their early teens. The science factory is relatively small but contains many hands-on learning activities throughout. Activities include but not limited to physics and gravity. GROUP RATES: Available for...More

Thank DiscountKing
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We took our children, ages 7 and 9, to the Science Factory. It was such a great trip. There were so many interactive exhibits that kept all of us occupied for the afternoon. We had fun while learning about physical sciences through hands-on exhibits. We...More

Thank kim3395
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

This science center has tons of stations and engaging activities. I was really impressed and enjoyed this much more then some of the bigger city museums.

Thank Jackie B
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April 12, 2018|
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Response from SoraBarb | Reviewed this property |
While I love this attraction, I think it is appropriate for younger children, High schoolers would probably be bored and a little out of place with all of the younger kids .
Amy S
March 30, 2018|
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Yes, you can. That's what I did