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The Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2289
+1 717-509-6363
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It's a nice place for kids to run around and try different brain teasers and science related... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ByAirByLandBySea
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New York City, New York
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Excellent for kids 11 and Under

Many, fun, hands on activities for kids approximately 5 to 10 or 11 years old. Makes learning fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SoraBarb
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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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 mathematics.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“couple of hours” (12 reviews)
“all ages” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2289
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+1 717-509-6363
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"hands on activities"
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"couple of hours"
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"all ages"
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"cub scouts"
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"cool souvenirs"
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"great interactive exhibits"
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"rainy day"
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"great place to take your kids"
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"blast playing"
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"water table"
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"older ones"
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"few hours"
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"across the street"
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"learn something"
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"school age children"
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"a great place to spend"
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"fun stuff"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a nice place for kids to run around and try different brain teasers and science related activities. Very hands on. But, requires parental help with most, so be prepared to engage. Free parking across the street.

Thank ByAirByLandBySea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many, fun, hands on activities for kids approximately 5 to 10 or 11 years old. Makes learning fun. Even fun for mom and dad. Well worth the money. Very nice cafe next to it for lunch.

Thank SoraBarb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place of exciting science experiments. Almost everything is via participation as a learning tool. Take a person with silk attached, shove it into a hole and poof! it becomes a parachuter drifting down 50 feet from the ceiling. Put tennis balls in...More

Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I enjoyed my neice's 6th birthday here. There are a lot of fun activities that just happen to involve science. There is something for all ages to enjoy and the adult won't be able to resist playing too. They did a nice job for a...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I took my grandchildren there last summer and they had a great time and (I hope) learned some things. Very interesting, but limited parking.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

my 10 and 8 year old had fun - cute hands on place to spend a couple hours or a rainy day. we came about an hour to closing time and was fairly empty... very interesting!

Thank saramichela2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Nice for the area. It really fun and I would recommend for 12 and under. There were some really cool exhibits.

Thank melinak07
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The place might seem small when you first walked in, but when you get to each station/exhibit and learn or work on them, it can take some time to do. The time spend depends on how interested you are with each station, you can find...More

Thank Yokouno
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Many of the exhibits in this one room venue were broken. Children, especially older ones, were unattended, rude, and pushed in front of the little ones. No interaction from staff like other similar venues. Lots of the activities were duplicated throughout the room. Price was...More

Thank rochelandis
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a great place to go to with the family. So many different activities with things changing all the time. Would look for a discount online 1st. Parking is free and just across the street.

Thank FamilyTime23
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It would be best to check with Da Vinci to be certain
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11 May 2017|
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Response from Thomas F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Science Factory is completely wheel chair assessable.
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Response from Valerie C | Reviewed this property |
I think the 4 year old would probably be entertained, but I'm not sure about the 2 year old. Dutch Wonderland would be a place they'd both like, though. Long's Park has a petting zoo, and most kids seem to like that. The... More
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