Lancaster Science Factory, Lancaster

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  • July 14, 2017
    We spent 2 hours and could have stayed longer. Tons of interactive items, everything had all of the pieces ready to go. Bathrooms were clean and the gift shop was neat. Parking was free and close.  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    The parking lot is across the street from the factory. The factory is a giant room, with little experiments kids can do. I think this place would be fun for kids 13 and under.  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Many of the reviews that I saw centered around the fact that the center has great summer camps. While I'm sure that's true, I'm here to say that this is a great activity all on its' own. I was extreme...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Incredible Experience for Cub and Boy Scouts! If I could give them ten stars for their scouting program I would. We recently took our cub scouts for an overnight at the Science Factory and it was the most wonderful experience. The staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. Whenever we needed something or had a question, they were right there and ready to help with smiles on their faces. They also served us a wonderful breakfast and made sure that we were all comfortable and happy. The scout program includes an overnight in the factory, where the children are allowed to camp out wherever they want. The scouts are giving a list of science experiments to complete and they fill out what they learned basically. They then receive a special scouting patch for their achievement in science. It is educational, but also fun. In addition to the science and education requirements, the children are allowed to run, play, explore and experiment at their leisure. This allows the children to discover the wonder of science for themselves and engages them in a fully interactive experience that will delight young minds to no end. Some of the best exhibits include the sound and light stage where children can perform and play, the light and lenses room, the roller coaster building, and so much more. The fun is endless, the learning is enjoyable and the staff is wonderful.
  • July 2, 2017
    This place is awesome for kids and parents. We had so much fun at the science factory.
  • April 21, 2017
    My kids love this place and I think I have as much fun as they do. What a wonderful facility...educational and fun and they have some terrific summer camps .
  • April 15, 2017
    A fun and educational place to go with young hungry minds. The have many fun science-based hands on activiteis
  • January 21, 2017
    For the price point it was fun. Though I was expecting larger. But kids had a lot of fun as almost everything was hands on. They had demonstrations as well. I would say about 2-3 hours of stuff to entertain the kids.

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