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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
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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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Must Visit! Especially geared to young children 8-15 hands on exhibits designed for hands on mind exploration!

I worked as a volunteer at the science factory and saw how inspired the children were with the hands on exhibits...future scientists! It is very worthwhile for any visitor to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sherellmoris01
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I worked as a volunteer at the science factory and saw how inspired the children were with the hands on exhibits...future scientists! It is very worthwhile for any visitor to see. It is located in the downtown area where the old Kerr glass factory was located and is a nice place for a walking tour as well.

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Gap Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the same day we visited the North Museum of Nature and science. Many captivating things and I wished for more time as did the family. Next time we will dedicate more time to it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small place so we were concerned if it would be too crowded. We visited on Labor Day at around 1pm and only one other family was there. They left half an hour later and we had the place all to ourselves! The exhibits are great, very engaging while teaching kids physics (mostly the laws of motion, bur... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay in lancaster our plans were rained out so we needed to find something to do with the kids. I found this place and it was great. Only $32 for a family of 4 and we played productively there for a little over 4 hours and my kids left with some pretty cool souvenirs.

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Middletown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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

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CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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 

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Thank YorkTravelGirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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Maryland
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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 

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Plymouth, Indiana
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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"!

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