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!

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

06/04/2019

This is your last chance to register for our Webelos Engineer Adventure Workshop on Saturday, June 8th from 2-6pm! Webelos Cub Scouts will complete all of the requirements for their Engineer Adventure Pin in this interactive workshop offered at The Lancaster Science Factory! Pre-registration is required, sign up today...

Summer Camp Spotlight: Marian Bechtel leads Science Magic, June 17th - 21st at The Lancaster Science FactoryMagic and Sc...
06/04/2019
Summer STEM Camps - The Lancaster Science Factory

Summer Camp Spotlight: Marian Bechtel leads Science Magic, June 17th - 21st at The Lancaster Science Factory

Magic and Science collide in this camp!

Campers who have completed grades 2-6 will uncover the magic hiding in the physics and chemistry that's all around them. They'll learn all of the tricks of the trade like how to stab a balloon without breaking it and how to harness Newton's Laws to pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table. At the end of the week campers will put on a show for their families and friends!

This camp is led by Marian Bechtel. Marian previously worked at the Boston Museum of Science as a Live Presenter, dazzling audiences with indoor lightning, live critters, liquid nitrogen explosions, and more.

One of their favorite things to do there was enchant audiences with their “Science Magic Shows,” taking them on whimsical educational adventures. With a flair for the dramatic, they are especially excited to bring their love of performance art and science together in their Science Magic camp and help campers to discover their own inner scientist magicians!

Register Today...

Do you know a child who would be a great fit for Summer Camp at The Lancaster Science Factory? We are currently acceptin...
05/28/2019
www.lancastersciencefactory.org

Do you know a child who would be a great fit for Summer Camp at The Lancaster Science Factory? We are currently accepting scholarship registrations for this summer's sessions. Please help us spread the word about the opportunities that we have available for kids this summer at the Science Factory!

Join us for a Maker Space family workshop on May 22nd from 6-7pm at the The Lancaster Science Factory! Using Adafruit’...
05/21/2019
Maker Space Family Workshop: Circuit Playground Express! - The Lancaster Science Factory

Join us for a Maker Space family workshop on May 22nd from 6-7pm at the The Lancaster Science Factory! Using Adafruit’s Micro-Controller device, guests will learn the basics of coding. The cost is $7.50 per participant and this session is recommended for ages 8 and up. Lancaster Science Factory Members receive a 10% discount. Registration in advance will guarantee your spot, sign up today!

Explore Coding in the Playground! Using Adafruit’s Micro-Controller device, learn the basics of coding while building a variety of cool projects based on characters from Cartoon Network. This event is... Read More

Don't miss the Lancaster Brewers' Solstice Party on June 25th from 6:30-9:30pm at the Lancaster Science Factory! This is...
05/21/2019
Lancaster Brewers Club Solstice Party at the Science Factory

Don't miss the Lancaster Brewers' Solstice Party on June 25th from 6:30-9:30pm at the Lancaster Science Factory! This is a 21+ event, so it's a great opportunity for adults to experience the The Lancaster Science Factory after hours while enjoying creative brews. Tickets sell out every year so it's a good idea to purchase in advance!

The Lancaster Science Factory is bigger and better than ever and we’re excited for everyone to try out all of the fun new features. All of this while sipping on delicious beers brewed by your friends and neighbors.

05/20/2019
Christine McLarty

The Lancaster Science Factory is so thrilled to be participating in the Blue Star Museums program again this year! Active duty service men and women and their families are invited to visit us for FREE this summer now through September 2nd, 2019. Many thanks to ABC 27's Christine McLarty for taking the time to talk with us today about this awesome initiative and to Giant Food Stores for stepping up to sponsor the Blue Star Museums Program this summer!

https://www.abc27.com/news/local/lancaster/heart-of-the-midstate-free-activity-for-military-families/2014081268

A free family fun event in Lancaster is happening all summer long for active duty service men and woman. In this week's Heart of the Midstate we're chatting with folks from
The Lancaster Science Factory about their participation in this national program. Click this link for more info: https://www.abc27.com/news/local/lancaster/heart-of-the-midstate-free-activity-for-military-families/2014081268

Lancaster Science Factory Summer Camp Spotlight: Junk Drawer Engineering- Level 1The Junk Drawer Engineering series asks...
05/15/2019
Summer Camp Registration - The Lancaster Science Factory

Lancaster Science Factory Summer Camp Spotlight:
Junk Drawer Engineering- Level 1

The Junk Drawer Engineering series asks campers to solve design problems using everyday "junk" materials. In round one we'll use the Engineering Design process to build mechanical structures such as bridges, catapults, and hydraulic arms.

This Summer Camp runs June 10-14th from 9am-12pm for kids in grades 2-8.

The cost is $175 per camper. Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all camps. Scholarships are available!

Space is limited, register today...

https://www.lancastersciencefactory.org/summercamps/campregistration/

Lancaster City Bureau of Fire stopped by The Lancaster Science Factory today for a routine building inspection. During t...
05/10/2019

Lancaster City Bureau of Fire stopped by The Lancaster Science Factory today for a routine building inspection. During the visit, they got the chance to take a look around our expanded Exhibit Hall and Maker Space.

YAY! Today The Lancaster Science Factory hit 7,000 Facebook Followers! We are so thrilled to be a part of a community th...
05/06/2019

YAY! Today The Lancaster Science Factory hit 7,000 Facebook Followers! We are so thrilled to be a part of a community that is supportive and enthusiastic about STEM Education :)

May the 4th be with you, Star Wars fans! We hope that you enjoy this throwback to our 'Force Returns' event in November ...
05/04/2019

May the 4th be with you, Star Wars fans! We hope that you enjoy this throwback to our 'Force Returns' event in November :)

Support us and SAVE! Your membership to The Lancaster Science Factory will also grant you 10% off of our homeschool clas...
05/03/2019
Memberships - The Lancaster Science Factory

Support us and SAVE! Your membership to The Lancaster Science Factory will also grant you 10% off of our homeschool classes, birthday parties, summer camp, retail items and MORE! Visit our website to learn more about our member benefits...

Lancaster Science Factory Members: Enjoy The Lancaster Science Factory offers fun for the whole family with over 60 interactive exhibits and experiments. Five membership options are available. We are open... Read More

Do you love to tinker, make and create? We are currently seeking volunteers to help with workshops, programs and Summer ...
04/29/2019
Volunteer With Us - The Lancaster Science Factory

Do you love to tinker, make and create? We are currently seeking volunteers to help with workshops, programs and Summer Camps in the Maker Space at The Lancaster Science Factory. Apply today...

We are having a great time at the Science is Amazing Festival at the The Lancaster Science Factory! Stop by for FREE adm...
04/27/2019

We are having a great time at the Science is Amazing Festival at the The Lancaster Science Factory! Stop by for FREE admission, live science demonstrations and hands-on science activities today (April 27th) until 4pm!

04/22/2019

Don't miss special guest Jupiter Julia from Science Explorers at our April 27th Science is Amazing Festival! She will be presenting a live science demonstration on our Rock & Roll Stage at 12pm at The Lancaster Science Factory. Hope to see you there!

Let's hear it for our 2019 Science is Amazing Festival Event Sponsors: PA Cyber Charter School, Sechan Electronics Inc, ...
04/15/2019

Let's hear it for our 2019 Science is Amazing Festival Event Sponsors: PA Cyber Charter School, Sechan Electronics Inc, CHIP, UPMC Health Plan, High Steel Structures LLC & Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories. THANK YOU for making this event possible! We are so excited for all of the special activities that we have planned at The Lancaster Science Factory for April 27th! Hope to see you at the festival...

Summer Camp sessions at The Lancaster Science Factory are filling up fast! We offer topics for a wide range of ages and ...
04/13/2019
Summer STEM Camps - The Lancaster Science Factory

Summer Camp sessions at The Lancaster Science Factory are filling up fast! We offer topics for a wide range of ages and scholarships are available. Register today to guarantee your kids have a splendidly scientific summer!

What Are You Doing This Summer? The Lancaster Science Factory has been offering Summer Camps for more a decade. In 2019, we’re celebrating by offering 28 unique, weeklong camps for... Read More

Happy National Volunteer Week! The Lancaster Science Factory has over 150 volunteers that help us with exhibits, camps, ...
04/10/2019
Volunteer With Us - The Lancaster Science Factory

Happy National Volunteer Week! The Lancaster Science Factory has over 150 volunteers that help us with exhibits, camps, programs, events and MORE! THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who work hard to bring science education to our community.We are always looking for new volunteers to join the team, apply today!

Many thanks to Ecore for generously donating all new flooring throughout The Lancaster Science Factory through our Eleva...
04/09/2019
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Many thanks to Ecore for generously donating all new flooring throughout The Lancaster Science Factory through our Elevate Curiosity Campaign!

"Ecore is passionate about the community in which we live and work,” said Art Dodge III, CEO and President of Ecore. “Since the Lancaster Science Factory is our neighbor, and because its mission is to help children develop their curiosity as it relates to science, engineering and technology, we didn’t hesitate to make a donation. Our hope is that patrons might one day consider working at Ecore!”

We are thrilled to welcome some new friends to The Lancaster Science Factory! Make sure to say hello to the Fish & Snail...
03/27/2019

We are thrilled to welcome some new friends to The Lancaster Science Factory! Make sure to say hello to the Fish & Snails in our #aquaponics tank! We will be partnering with the The Stone Independent School and the Junior League of Lancaster, PA, Inc. on this green initiative.

Today may be the first day of Spring, but it's never too early to start thinking about SUMMER CAMP! The Lancaster Scienc...
03/20/2019
Summer STEM Camps - The Lancaster Science Factory

Today may be the first day of Spring, but it's never too early to start thinking about SUMMER CAMP! The Lancaster Science Factory has a wide variety of topics to suit little learners of all ages. Register today!

Are You Ready for Summer STEM Camp 2019? Registration for 2019 Summer STEM Camps will open in early March. We can’t wait to share with you some exciting new offerings,... Read More

Students will take a tour of the night sky in our March 21 Homeschool class all about the stars! This session runs 1-2:3...
03/19/2019
Homeschool Programming - The Lancaster Science Factory

Students will take a tour of the night sky in our March 21 Homeschool class all about the stars! This session runs 1-2:30pm and is geared towards grades 2-8. Space is limited, sign up today!

homeschool classes at the Lancaster Science Factory

Many thanks to PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company, for their generous contribution to The Lancaster Science Factory t...
03/08/2019
Donate Now! - The Lancaster Science Factory

Many thanks to PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company, for their generous contribution to The Lancaster Science Factory through the EITC Program! We are so grateful to the companies in Central PA who support STEM Education in our community!

THANK YOU to all of our marvelous MEMBERS who braved the cold for Wednesday's Pizza Party Night! Members of The Lancaste...
03/06/2019
Memberships - The Lancaster Science Factory

THANK YOU to all of our marvelous MEMBERS who braved the cold for Wednesday's Pizza Party Night! Members of The Lancaster Science Factory enjoy great benefits while supporting our museum at the same time. Follow the link to learn more about our membership options!

Not sure what to expect with all of the renovations at The Lancaster Science Factory? This article from LNP + LancasterO...
03/01/2019
Expanded Lancaster Science Factory reopens with new exhibits, 'maker space'

Not sure what to expect with all of the renovations at The Lancaster Science Factory? This article from LNP + LancasterOnline gives a great overview of our recent expansion & all of the amazing activities that we have planned!

Tables that shake so kids can test bridge and building models for earthquake-worthiness.

Nothing says Makerspace better than a sign constructed out of 100% recycled parts! Don’t miss the debut of this new sp...
02/28/2019

Nothing says Makerspace better than a sign constructed out of 100% recycled parts! Don’t miss the debut of this new space on Saturday, March 2nd at the Lancaster Science Factory.

The Lancaster Science Factory's Members receive FREE unlimited visits, discounts on educational programs and camps (incl...
02/26/2019
Memberships - The Lancaster Science Factory

The Lancaster Science Factory's Members receive FREE unlimited visits, discounts on educational programs and camps (including the Makerspace) and free visits to hundreds of other ASTC Science Centers across the world. A membership pays for itself in just 3 visits! Sign up today...

Emerging engineers are invited to explore the Robot Lending Library in the new Youth Makerspace at the Lancaster Science...
02/25/2019

Emerging engineers are invited to explore the Robot Lending Library in the new Youth Makerspace at the Lancaster Science Factory! There are only 4 days left until this new space opens, make sure to come and check it out...

https://www.lancastersciencefactory.org/makerspace/

The shelves are filling up fast in our Makerspace storage room! We can't wait for you to see all of the exciting activit...
02/24/2019

The shelves are filling up fast in our Makerspace storage room! We can't wait for you to see all of the exciting activities that we're cooking up for you in there. Saturday, March 2nd can't come soon enough!

We are only one week away from the Grand Opening of the new Makerspace at The Lancaster Science Factory! Visit the Calen...
02/23/2019

We are only one week away from the Grand Opening of the new Makerspace at The Lancaster Science Factory! Visit the Calendar of Events on our website to see all of the hands-on workshops that you can participate in!

https://www.lancastersciencefactory.org/events/month/

Love to tinker, make and create? YOU would be a perfect #volunteer in the new #Makerspace at The Lancaster Science Facto...
02/22/2019

Love to tinker, make and create? YOU would be a perfect #volunteer in the new #Makerspace at The Lancaster Science Factory! Scheduling is flexible and training is provided. Apply today! http://ht.ly/U0lk30nLMMO

There are only TEN DAYS until our new Makerspace opens! Watch out for more updates about this new space and the programs...
02/21/2019
Maker Space - The Lancaster Science Factory

There are only TEN DAYS until our new Makerspace opens! Watch out for more updates about this new space and the programs that we'll be holding in it!

The Lancaster Science Factory Youth Maker Space is a place for YOU!The Maker Space at Lancaster Science Factory will officially open on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. This is just a small sample of the types of programming that will be offered. Check back often for updates and be sure to follow us on so...

SNOW DAY GIVEAWAY! Everyone who comments and/or posts a photo of a snow day STEM activity that they're working on today ...
02/20/2019
About Us – STEM Starts Now

SNOW DAY GIVEAWAY! Everyone who comments and/or posts a photo of a snow day STEM activity that they're working on today will be entered into a random drawing! On Thursday, February 21st, we will randomly select four entrants to win a 1 year membership to Stem Starts Now, a monthly subscription box for parents of babies ages 1-12months. These boxes are full of resources and tools to help children excel in STEM! The winners will be announced on this post when the contest concludes.

NOTE: No purchase necessary. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Please, only one entry per person. All participants must be age 18 and over.

EDIT: Thank you so much to our winners Lisa Tillotson, Jenna Hill & Julie Desch Brenneman! Please PM me with your mailing address so that I can send our your STEM Starts Now Memberships!

We will be closed on Wednesday, February 20th due to the impending snow. Stay safe and warm, Lancaster!
02/20/2019

We will be closed on Wednesday, February 20th due to the impending snow. Stay safe and warm, Lancaster!

The Lancaster Science Factory is currently recruiting energetic educators to instruct our 2019 Summer Camp Series! Apply...
02/13/2019
www.lancastersciencefactory.org

The Lancaster Science Factory is currently recruiting energetic educators to instruct our 2019 Summer Camp Series! Apply today...

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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