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The Lancaster Science Factory

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Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2289
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+1 717-509-6363
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Lot of fun!

I have a 4 and 2 years old and they love it. There are a lot of interactive with hands on activity that keeps their brain busy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aric H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a 4 and 2 years old and they love it. There are a lot of interactive with hands on activity that keeps their brain busy.

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Thank Aric H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't take my "Littles" here enough. Everything is hands on. They love to make rollercoaster tracks to test whether the ball will stay on. Damming the river is also a favorite, as is sending the parachuting man through the tube so they can race and catch him. Clair's stage is a lot of fun when it's working (I hold... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fun visit ! We heard about Star Wars crew being part of the science factory. We drove to the science museum there is plenty of parking. The museum itself is in a warehouse. We enjoyed the Jedi and Sith battle each other and took plenty of pics. The museum has some interesting areas. It's not large at... More 

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2 Thank Arch L
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have had several fun visits to the Science Factory with my kids and they love the hands on experience. However, I also recently attended a networking event here with business colleagues and we (the adults) had a great time experimenting and trying the various exhibits. The staff is friendly, accommodating and great to work with. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank Christina M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I took my son here when he was younger and we had fun and he learned a lot. Plenty of hands-on experiments.

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Thank RedBikeMike
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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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Thank MoJoGapPennsylvania
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 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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Thank Kelvin C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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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