The Lancaster Science Factory, Lancaster

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#3 of 9 in Museums in Lancaster
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  • 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 to...  more »
  • I took my grandchildren there last summer and they had a great time and (I hope) learned some things. Very interesting, but limited parking.  more »
  • 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!  more »
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  • This place is top notch. Dozens of exhibits and they are tons of fun! My 6 yr old had a blast for hours. So much to learn and so much to see. Truly a great attraction in Lancaster!
  • Pack 413 had a great time. We earned a science pin and spent the whole day
  • 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.
  • A very awesome place with many interesting things to see/do & a very good admission police for parents with multiple children. We were disappointed in the number of nonworking stations, not kept up sections (bubble buckets not full so kids could experience), and absolutely filthy experiment parts. Two ladies sat at the desk chatting the several hours we are there. As a parent it was frustrating to find a great idea run down over time due to not enough upkeep or motivation.
  • I went here with my family and it was so much fun. I as an adult even played around there. The price is good and the people are very nice.

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