The Lancaster Science Factory

The Lancaster Science Factory We are a hands-on, interactive science and technology museum located in a creatively reclaimed factory in downtown Lancaster, PA. Stop in and share the excitement of science!
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The Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on, interactive science and technology museum located in a creatively reclaimed warehouse in downtown Lancaster, PA.

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The Lancaster Science Factory is open daily with no reservations required! Join us Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm and S...
06/24/2021

The Lancaster Science Factory is open daily with no reservations required! Join us Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 5pm. Our spacious exhibit hall is air-conditioned and has over 70 hands-on STEM activities that are fun for the whole family.

COVID-19 safety policies remain in place. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

The Lancaster Science Factory is open daily with no reservations required! Join us Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 5pm. Our spacious exhibit hall is air-conditioned and has over 70 hands-on STEM activities that are fun for the whole family.

COVID-19 safety policies remain in place. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

Do you have a passion for STEM education or working with the public? The Lancaster Science Factory is recruiting people ...
06/22/2021

Do you have a passion for STEM education or working with the public? The Lancaster Science Factory is recruiting people like you to join our volunteer corps!

Visit www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/vounteer or stop by our front desk to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Do you have a passion for STEM education or working with the public? The Lancaster Science Factory is recruiting people like you to join our volunteer corps!

Visit www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/vounteer or stop by our front desk to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Today we begin the second week of Summer STEM Camps with Junior Coders and Bubble Blast for our young learners in grades...
06/21/2021

Today we begin the second week of Summer STEM Camps with Junior Coders and Bubble Blast for our young learners in grades K - 3rd!

Part of our mission is to make sure our programs are accessible to everyone in our community. Thank you to United Way of Lancaster County, PA and the Rotary Club of Lancaster for helping us offer need-based scholarships to all of our Summer STEM Camps this year!

Today we begin the second week of Summer STEM Camps with Junior Coders and Bubble Blast for our young learners in grades K - 3rd!

Part of our mission is to make sure our programs are accessible to everyone in our community. Thank you to United Way of Lancaster County, PA and the Rotary Club of Lancaster for helping us offer need-based scholarships to all of our Summer STEM Camps this year!

Visiting the Lancaster Science Factory with your family is a very COOL and SMART decision! We're open daily with over 70...
06/20/2021

Visiting the Lancaster Science Factory with your family is a very COOL and SMART decision! We're open daily with over 70 interactive exhibits.

COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. No advance reservations required. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

Visiting the Lancaster Science Factory with your family is a very COOL and SMART decision! We're open daily with over 70 interactive exhibits.

COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. No advance reservations required. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

Visit the Lancaster Science Factory this weekend and grab FREE tickets to the Lancaster Barnstormers game on June 27th t...
06/18/2021

Visit the Lancaster Science Factory this weekend and grab FREE tickets to the Lancaster Barnstormers game on June 27th to celebrate Cylo's Birthday! Tickets will be available at the Science Cafe while supplies last.

Open Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 5pm. All COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Plan your visit at www.LancasterScienceFactory/plan-your-visit.

Visit the Lancaster Science Factory this weekend and grab FREE tickets to the Lancaster Barnstormers game on June 27th to celebrate Cylo's Birthday! Tickets will be available at the Science Cafe while supplies last.

Open Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 5pm. All COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Plan your visit at www.LancasterScienceFactory/plan-your-visit.

06/18/2021

The finale to Flying Machines camp was a rocket launch! Check out this supercut of some of the action.

Fun is taking fight in Flying Machines camp today!
06/16/2021

Fun is taking fight in Flying Machines camp today!

Fun is taking flight in Flying Machines camp today!
06/16/2021

Fun is taking flight in Flying Machines camp today!

Our campers are learning the science of slime in FrankenSLIME camp!
06/15/2021

Our campers are learning the science of slime in FrankenSLIME camp!

Today is the first day of camp at the Lancaster Science Factory!  Our Summer STEM camps are filled to the brim with enth...
06/14/2021

Today is the first day of camp at the Lancaster Science Factory! Our Summer STEM camps are filled to the brim with enthusiastic campers, and it wouldn't be possible without the support of UGI Utilities, Inc. through the PA State Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. Thank you UGI for your years of support!

If your business is interested in a tax-friendly way to support the Science Factory, please consider an EITC gift in support of our educational STEM programs this year. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/become-a-business-partner.

Today is the first day of camp at the Lancaster Science Factory! Our Summer STEM camps are filled to the brim with enthusiastic campers, and it wouldn't be possible without the support of UGI Utilities, Inc. through the PA State Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. Thank you UGI for your years of support!

If your business is interested in a tax-friendly way to support the Science Factory, please consider an EITC gift in support of our educational STEM programs this year. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/become-a-business-partner.

The rain will never spoil your fun at the Lancaster Science Factory! Enjoy our spacious exhibit hall with over 70 hands-...
06/11/2021

The rain will never spoil your fun at the Lancaster Science Factory! Enjoy our spacious exhibit hall with over 70 hands-on exhibits for the whole family to enjoy! We're open daily and COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

The rain will never spoil your fun at the Lancaster Science Factory! Enjoy our spacious exhibit hall with over 70 hands-on exhibits for the whole family to enjoy! We're open daily and COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

Join us on Sunday, June 13th as we present the hands-on chemistry activity: Fizzy Inflators from 1 - 3pm. This one reall...
06/09/2021

Join us on Sunday, June 13th as we present the hands-on chemistry activity: Fizzy Inflators from 1 - 3pm. This one really gets a reaction! Science Cafe activities are free with your paid admission or membership to the Lancaster Science Factory.

No advance reservations are required. COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Plan your next visit at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

Join us on Sunday, June 13th as we present the hands-on chemistry activity: Fizzy Inflators from 1 - 3pm. This one really gets a reaction! Science Cafe activities are free with your paid admission or membership to the Lancaster Science Factory.

No advance reservations are required. COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Plan your next visit at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

Don't miss your last chance to sign up for $5 environmental science workshops! A few spaces remain in our K - 3rd and 3r...
06/08/2021

Don't miss your last chance to sign up for $5 environmental science workshops! A few spaces remain in our K - 3rd and 3rd - 8th sessions on Thursday and Friday at 4pm. Sign up now: www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/waterweek

Don't miss your last chance to sign up for $5 environmental science workshops! A few spaces remain in our K - 3rd and 3rd - 8th sessions on Thursday and Friday at 4pm. Sign up now: www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/waterweek

Summer hours begin today at the Lancaster Science Factory! Join us every Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm or Sunday from ...
06/07/2021

Summer hours begin today at the Lancaster Science Factory! Join us every Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm or Sunday from Noon - 5pm. Beat the heat in our exhibit hall with over 70 interactive exhibits for the whole family to enjoy!

COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Plan your next visit at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit.

Summer hours begin today at the Lancaster Science Factory! Join us every Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm or Sunday from Noon - 5pm. Beat the heat in our exhibit hall with over 70 interactive exhibits for the whole family to enjoy!

COVID-19 safety policies are still in place. Plan your next visit at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit.

The Lancaster Science Factory will be closed today, Sunday, June 6th due to a staffing emergency. We appreciate your und...
06/06/2021

The Lancaster Science Factory will be closed today, Sunday, June 6th due to a staffing emergency. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

The Lancaster Science Factory will be closed today, Sunday, June 6th due to a staffing emergency. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

Summer Hours are returning to the Lancaster Science Factory! Starting Monday, June 7th we're open 7 days a week for inte...
06/03/2021

Summer Hours are returning to the Lancaster Science Factory! Starting Monday, June 7th we're open 7 days a week for interactive family fun. Join us Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm, or Sundays from Noon - 5pm.

COVID-19 safety policies remain in effect. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit.

Summer Hours are returning to the Lancaster Science Factory! Starting Monday, June 7th we're open 7 days a week for interactive family fun. Join us Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm, or Sundays from Noon - 5pm.

COVID-19 safety policies remain in effect. Learn more at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit.

Our special environmental science workshops for kids in grades K - 8th start on Saturday! Classes are just $5 per studen...
06/02/2021

Our special environmental science workshops for kids in grades K - 8th start on Saturday! Classes are just $5 per student and spaces are going fast. Are you signed up?
👉 www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/waterweek

Our special environmental science workshops for kids in grades K - 8th start on Saturday! Classes are just $5 per student and spaces are going fast. Are you signed up?
👉 www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/waterweek

Have you RSVP'd to our FREE First Friday kickoff event? From 5 - 7pm we're painting rain barrels at the Science Cafe, an...
06/01/2021

Have you RSVP'd to our FREE First Friday kickoff event? From 5 - 7pm we're painting rain barrels at the Science Cafe, and you can even enter to win one for your own backyard! We'll also be joined by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a special rainfall simulation. All that, plus more than 70 hands-on exhibits for you to enjoy with your family!

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/LSFwaterweek

05/30/2021

The Lancaster Science Factory will remain closed for the rest of the day on Sunday 5/30/21 due to an exhibit malfunction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We anticipate reopening tomorrow at 10am.

05/30/2021

The Lancaster Science Factory is temporarily closed due to an exhibit malfunction. We hope to resume business as usual as soon as possible. Please check back for updates.

Make the Lancaster Science Factory part of your Memorial Day Weekend plans! We're open Friday from Noon - 7pm, Saturday ...
05/28/2021

Make the Lancaster Science Factory part of your Memorial Day Weekend plans! We're open Friday from Noon - 7pm, Saturday from 10am - 5pm, Sunday from Noon - 5pm, and special hours on Monday from 10am - 5pm. No advance reservations are required and all COVID-19 safety policies are still in place.

Make the Lancaster Science Factory part of your Memorial Day Weekend plans! We're open Friday from Noon - 7pm, Saturday from 10am - 5pm, Sunday from Noon - 5pm, and special hours on Monday from 10am - 5pm. No advance reservations are required and all COVID-19 safety policies are still in place.

This is the last week for our hands-on STEM classes until next fall! There is still time to sign up for Outrageous Outer...
05/26/2021

This is the last week for our hands-on STEM classes until next fall! There is still time to sign up for Outrageous Outer Space, Junk Drawer Inventor, The Circuit Lab, and the Saturday Maker Camp.
👉www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/stemeducation

This is the last week for our hands-on STEM classes until next fall! There is still time to sign up for Outrageous Outer Space, Junk Drawer Inventor, The Circuit Lab, and the Saturday Maker Camp.
👉www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/stemeducation

What are your plans for Memorial Day? We're open special Monday hours from 10am - 5pm for indoor family fun! No reservat...
05/25/2021

What are your plans for Memorial Day? We're open special Monday hours from 10am - 5pm for indoor family fun! No reservations or advance tickets are required. COVID-19 safety measures are still in place.

👉Learn more about your visit: www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

What are your plans for Memorial Day? We're open special Monday hours from 10am - 5pm for indoor family fun! No reservations or advance tickets are required. COVID-19 safety measures are still in place.

👉Learn more about your visit: www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/plan-your-visit

Get ready for an awesome week at the Lancaster Science Factory! We're open to the public every Wednesday - Sunday with n...
05/24/2021

Get ready for an awesome week at the Lancaster Science Factory! We're open to the public every Wednesday - Sunday with no reservations needed! Plus, we have a great lineup of classes and programs for kids in grades K - 8th!

On Wednesday join us from 10am - 5pm and spend some time tinkering in our Maker Space (Free with admission)! 🤖

On Thursday and Friday afternoon, young learners in grades K - 3rd will learn about Astronauts and rockets in our sixth and final Outrageous Outer Space class. 👨‍🚀

For kids in grades 3rd - 8th the worlds of Junk and Electricity collide as we build and power Extreme Art Bots in both the Junk Drawer Inventor and Circuit Lab classes. 🔋

On Saturday, don't miss your FINAL chance to get in on 3D printing and Laser Cutting design until next Fall. The Final Saturday Morning Maker Camp session still has some space available so sign up today! 💻

👉To sign up for a class: www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/stemeducation

Spaces are still available in our Water Week Workshops, June 5th - 11th. Kids in grades K - 8th will love exciting water...
05/23/2021

Spaces are still available in our Water Week Workshops, June 5th - 11th. Kids in grades K - 8th will love exciting water-science topics like Hydropower, and Bugs in the Ecosystem. These one-hour classes are just $5 per student through the generous support of the Junior League of Lancaster, PA, Inc. . Sign up now: www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/waterweek

Spaces are still available in our Water Week Workshops, June 5th - 11th. Kids in grades K - 8th will love exciting water-science topics like Hydropower, and Bugs in the Ecosystem. These one-hour classes are just $5 per student through the generous support of the Junior League of Lancaster, PA, Inc. . Sign up now: www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/waterweek

Join us on Friday, June 4th for our FREE Water Week kickoff event! From 5 - 7pm you can help paint rain barrels at our S...
05/21/2021

Join us on Friday, June 4th for our FREE Water Week kickoff event! From 5 - 7pm you can help paint rain barrels at our Science Cafe and even enter to win one for your own backyard. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will also be on hand to demonstrate the power of clean soil with a rainfall simulator! All that plus explore our 70+ hands-on STEM exhibits with your family. RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/LSFwaterweek

Thanks also to PCA&D - Pennsylvania College of Art & Design @Junior League of Lancaster, PA, Inc. for their support of this event!

The Lancaster Science Factory will continue to require all visitors over the age of 2 to wear a mask that covers their n...
05/18/2021

The Lancaster Science Factory will continue to require all visitors over the age of 2 to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth in our facility during their visit. While State regulations have relaxed for fully vaccinated individuals, we understand that many families that visit the Science Factory will be with children who are not yet fully vaccinated or able to be vaccinated. We remain committed to keeping our facility OPEN and SAFE for everyone to enjoy.

The Lancaster Science Factory will continue to require all visitors over the age of 2 to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth in our facility during their visit. While State regulations have relaxed for fully vaccinated individuals, we understand that many families that visit the Science Factory will be with children who are not yet fully vaccinated or able to be vaccinated. We remain committed to keeping our facility OPEN and SAFE for everyone to enjoy.

We've got an exciting week coming up at the Lancaster Science Factory! Our exhibit hall is open to the public on Wednesd...
05/17/2021

We've got an exciting week coming up at the Lancaster Science Factory! Our exhibit hall is open to the public on Wednesday - Sunday. Join us Wednesday for tinkering activities in the Maker Space FREE with admission! No advance tickets or reservations required.

◾On Thursday and Friday afternoon, young learners in grades K - 3rd will learn about the Sun and Moon in Outrageous Outer Space! 🌙

◾On Thursday afternoon, students in our Junk Drawer Inventor class will use the guts of electronic toys to make new and unique contraptions with a Toy Take Part lesson! 🛠

◾ On Friday, kids in grades 3rd - 8th will build electric motors in The Circuit Lab! 🚎

◾ On Saturday Morning, kids in grades 2nd - 8th can join in the fun of our Tinkercad Design Maker Camp. This week, campers will be designing and printing their own cookie cutters! 🍪

Want to get in on a class? Visit www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/stemeducation to sign up now!

Fabric was the medium of choice in our classes this afternoon. Kids in the Circuit Lab made light-up wristbands with con...
05/14/2021

Fabric was the medium of choice in our classes this afternoon. Kids in the Circuit Lab made light-up wristbands with conductive thread and kids in Outrageous Outer Space learned about planets and made a hanging solar system. #stemeducation #lancasterpa #lancasterlovesscience

Address

454 New Holland Ave
Lancaster, PA
17602

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(717) 509-6363

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Does anyone know if the [email protected] class is done in their facility? And does anyone know the cost? It's not on their website yet... And the girls coding club... it says 9 live sessions, and that they meet up once a month... will there be any in person lessons at all? I am trying to decide what all programs to put my kiddos in, and I prefer in person education or 50/50-ish!! THANKS
Hi. Will be in the area with a 2yo later this spring. I can't tell from the website if there are activities appropriate for young toddlers or not. Should the factory make our list of fun things to do with him or not? Thank you
Is it free on Friday’s?
Tracey Anne Millie Elizabeth this looks cool!
I heard you have free admission on the first Friday of each month? Is this accurate?
Do they have a gift shop? Their website doesn’t mention one.
What's the cost to enter the science factory itself and are there daily activities for kids? Tia
Ashley Rice