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The Lancaster Science Factory

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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 6 November 2018
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 15 October 2018
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 large room free parking across the street all ages great place to take your kids making station interactive exhibits rainy day school field trip year olds we spent hours my niece a lot of fun great place to visit young children staff was friendly experiment
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our weekend getaway to Lancaster/Hershey area. This place was not even worth the $30 we paid for 2 adults and an 8 year old. While my son enjoyed a few activities.. I found it dirty, small and too many things needed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Audrey L, Manager at The Lancaster Science Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for sending your feedback! We were closed to the public from January 2nd-February 5th, 2019 for renovations and to add an additional 4,500 square feet of exhibit space as well as a Makerspace. I'm not sure if you were in...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Misty W
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christina L
Reviewed 27 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jbonay
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank caz5boj27
Reviewed 9 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 .
30 March 2018|
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Yes, you can. That's what I did