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The Lancaster Science Factory

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Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: +1 717-509-6363
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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
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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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Enjoyed by kids and adults!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
stazandgazer
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Maryland
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Maryland
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank stazandgazer
Plymouth, Indiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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"!

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Thank SharonP57
Culpeper, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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

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 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank basfjd2016
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great and educational time for the kiddos. They can easily spend a few hours trying all the activities, perfect way to have fun and learn a thing or two whiled doing it

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Thank Monica C
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Kinda disappointed for the price. Kids thought it was boring. Some cool activities but for the price wish there was more to the place.

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Thank dopey081570
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Incredible number of hands on displays! Activities for children (and adults!) of all ages. Going before school was out was great. It was busy, but no waiting lines.

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Thank BillDad13
New Holland, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a great place to spend an afternoon. There are lots of activities to keep both kids and parents engaged.

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