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The Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2289
+1 717-509-6363
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Packed full of fun and learning.

This place is amazing and a must see for a school field trip, or just a fun couple of hours with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mandy W
,
Gainesville, Florida
via mobile
Day with granchildren

I spent 4- hours with Our grandchild as a birthday gift. We had a great time and was inspiring. The... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
fanofcharo
,
S.Central PA.
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“couple of hours” (12 reviews)
“all ages” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
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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"free parking across the street"
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"great interactive exhibits"
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"great place to take your kids"
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"blast playing"
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"rainy day"
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"older ones"
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"few hours"
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"school age children"
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"school field trip"
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"a great place to spend"
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"year olds"
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"roller coaster"
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"fun visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing and a must see for a school field trip, or just a fun couple of hours with the kids. Small enough you can't lose track of little ones, but loaded with hands on experiments, exhibits, etc. We had a 2, 4,...More

Thank Mandy W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I spent 4- hours with Our grandchild as a birthday gift. We had a great time and was inspiring. The staff was friendly and the interactive stations were enjoyed by all. I personally enjoyed the murals which gave insight of the history of those who...More

Thank fanofcharo
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 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.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 13 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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Peter I
13 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 .
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Amy S
30 March 2018|
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Response from SoraBarb | Reviewed this property |
Probably all of them would be a tad bored.
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Inge Z
15 February 2018|
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Response from SoraBarb | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to check with Da Vinci to be certain
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