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The Lancaster Science Factory

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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LOVE this place with kids!

There is a lot to learn here so you probably think the kids won't like it but no, they will LOVE... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Misty W
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Cool place to visit

Great place to visit with a variety of exhibits, most hands-on. Don't expect to spend a lot of time... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lancaster, 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...more
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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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All reviews hands on activities free parking across the street all ages great place to take your kids interactive exhibits rainy day school age children school field trip year olds we spent hours a lot of fun parking lot is great place to visit staff was friendly gift shop older kids experiment
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to learn here so you probably think the kids won't like it but no, they will LOVE it! Every bit of learning is interactive and it's up to us to tell them what they are learning in a HUGE roomful of...More

Thank Misty W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to visit with a variety of exhibits, most hands-on. Don't expect to spend a lot of time there though. It is pretty small in size.

Thank earthsciencegirl
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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 28 August 2018 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 27 August 2018

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 22 August 2018

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 10 July 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 8 July 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 4 July 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

2  Thank prtlysny
Reviewed 30 June 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

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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
30 March 2018|
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Yes, you can. That's what I did