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. Stop in and share the excitement of science!

Have some indecisive kids who don’t know what they want for Christmas this year? 🎄🛍 Come down to the #lancastersciencefa...
12/05/2019

Have some indecisive kids who don’t know what they want for Christmas this year? 🎄🛍 Come down to the #lancastersciencefactory for all your shopping needs! If you come today or tomorrow you will receive an extra 20% off with an extra 10% off for members! Stop by from 10-5pm for these amazing deals! 😄#lancasterpa #lancasterlovesscience #christmaspresents #kidslovescience

Our PASTE group had a blast being engineers today and designing a city.
12/03/2019

Our PASTE group had a blast being engineers today and designing a city.

Shop Local this Friday, November 29th through Friday, December 6th! You'll receive 20% off the entire store with some it...
11/28/2019

Shop Local this Friday, November 29th through Friday, December 6th! You'll receive 20% off the entire store with some items even more deeply discounted! Members can also use their 10% discount.

In addition to educational toys and games, our Family Memberships make GREAT gifts. Give your loved ones the gift of unlimited visits this holiday season!

We're open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sundays Noon - 5pm. Sale excludes books.

The Lancaster Science Factory will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th so that our staff may celebrate Thanksgiving wit...
11/27/2019

The Lancaster Science Factory will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th so that our staff may celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. We will be open normal hours, 10am - 5pm on Friday the 29th.

Thanks to Mid Penn Bank for their support of the Science Factory through the PA State Educational Improvement Tax Credit...
11/26/2019

Thanks to Mid Penn Bank for their support of the Science Factory through the PA State Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Your holiday gift to the Science Factory makes our facility and programs accessible to all members of our community.

THANK YOU for supporting the Lancaster Science Factory during the Extraordinary Give! Your generous support totaled over...
11/23/2019

THANK YOU for supporting the Lancaster Science Factory during the Extraordinary Give! Your generous support totaled over $15,000 which will help keep our hands-on STEM programs accessible to all children in our community. How Extraordinary!

We are EXTRAORDINARILY thrilled that ATOMIC employees have chosen to support The Lancaster Science Factory during the Ex...
11/22/2019

We are EXTRAORDINARILY thrilled that ATOMIC employees have chosen to support The Lancaster Science Factory during the Extraordinary Give this year! Their generous gift will help us keep our educational programs accessible to ALL children in our community. THANK YOU!

📣 Ready. Set. Give! 📣 Follow this link to make your Extraordinary Give donation to the Lancaster Science Factory! Your s...
11/22/2019
Support Lancaster Science Factory in #ExtraGive!

📣 Ready. Set. Give! 📣

Follow this link to make your Extraordinary Give donation to the Lancaster Science Factory! Your support helps keep our science center and educational programs accessible to ALL kids in our community. SCIENCE MATTERS!

I’m ready to support Lancaster Science Factory on November 22, 2019 during ExtraGive 2019. Learn more about Lancaster Science Factory and all the other organizations participating in #ExtraGive.

Our weather here in Lancaster looks favorable tonight. Look for the "Unicorn" in the sky tonight after 11pm to try and c...
11/22/2019
A Rare Meteor Shower May Grace The Skies Tonight

Our weather here in Lancaster looks favorable tonight. Look for the "Unicorn" in the sky tonight after 11pm to try and catch a glimpse of a meteor shower!

Some scientists predict the Alpha Monocerotids meteor shower will be visible at 11:50 p.m. ET. However, one NASA expert is skeptical of the forecast.

Our PASTE group had a great time pretending to be dentists and learning about teeth!
11/19/2019

Our PASTE group had a great time pretending to be dentists and learning about teeth!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the best yet The Force Returns weekend at the expanded Science Factory!  On Saturd...
11/18/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to the best yet The Force Returns weekend at the expanded Science Factory!
On Saturday we were honored to host Capital City Jedi Knights, Ghost Base Rebel Legion, Mav Oya'la Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, the Mid-Atlantic Droid and Prop Builders, and even the younglings from The Galactic Academy Takodana School Pennsylvania!
On Sunday we were thrilled to host dozens of "Dark Side" members of Garrison Carida from the 501st Legion. We had so much fun exploring the exhibits alongside our new Star Wars friends. Kudos to both adults and kids alike for wearing the most impressive and creative costumes! We hope to see you again next year - mark your calendar for November 2020 when the Force will return to the Science Factory!

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#pamandos #mandalorianmercscostumeclub #mmcc
#lancasterpa #lancastersciencefactory #lancasterlovesscience #alwayslancaster #starwars #darthvader #kyloren #thedarkside #usetheforce #lightsaber #jedi

Thank you to everyone who came out to the best yet The Force Returns weekend at the expanded Science Factory!
On Saturday we were honored to host Capital City Jedi Knights, Ghost Base Rebel Legion, Mav Oya'la Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, the Mid-Atlantic Droid and Prop Builders, and even the younglings from The Galactic Academy Takodana School Pennsylvania!
On Sunday we were thrilled to host dozens of "Dark Side" members of Garrison Carida from the 501st Legion. We had so much fun exploring the exhibits alongside our new Star Wars friends. Kudos to both adults and kids alike for wearing the most impressive and creative costumes! We hope to see you again next year - mark your calendar for November 2020 when the Force will return to the Science Factory!

#capcityjedi #capitalcityjediknights #lightsaber #starwars #ccjk #stagecombat #jedi #sith #sabercombat #choreo #ccjkevents #cosplay #costume #starwarsgroup #comiccon #cosplayer #comics #scifi #popculture #convention #starwarsfans #starwarsfangroup #lancastersciencefactory #theforcereturns #lancasterlovesscience #lancasterpa #mavoyala #mavoyalaclan
#pamandos #mandalorianmercscostumeclub #mmcc
#lancasterpa #lancastersciencefactory #lancasterlovesscience #alwayslancaster #starwars #darthvader #kyloren #thedarkside #usetheforce #lightsaber #jedi

We had SO MUCH fun yesterday! Your favorite Star Wars characters are back today from 12-2 so make plans to join us! @501...
11/17/2019

We had SO MUCH fun yesterday! Your favorite Star Wars characters are back today from 12-2 so make plans to join us! @501stgarrisoncarida #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #lancastersciencefactory #lancasterlovesscience #starwars #chewbacca #jedi #thedarkside #princessleia #darthvader #stormtrooper #usetheforce @ The Lancaster Science Factory

We’re being invaded! Join us today from 12-3 and tomorrow from 12-2 as Star Wars characters take over the Lancaster Scie...
11/16/2019

We’re being invaded! Join us today from 12-3 and tomorrow from 12-2 as Star Wars characters take over the Lancaster Science Factory! #lancasterpa #lancastersciencefactory #lancasterlovesscience #alwayslancaster #starwars #princessleia #darthvader #kyloren #thedarkside #usetheforce #lightsaber #jedi @ The Lancaster Science Factory

We’re excited to welcome these groups to as The Force Returns to the Lancaster Science Factory all weekend long!
11/16/2019

We’re excited to welcome these groups to as The Force Returns to the Lancaster Science Factory all weekend long!

TODAY Capital City Jedi Knights is at The Lancaster Science Factory in Lancaster, PA for The Force Returns!, performing to bring attention to and help raise money for The Lancaster Science Factory's children's programming non-profit! It's our fourth time there and it's always a great experience for the kids! This year joining us are not only our friends from Ghost Base but also Mav oya'la Clan, Mid-Atlantic Droid and Prop Builders and even younglings from The Galactic Academy Takodana School Pennsylvania!
#capcityjedi #capitalcityjediknights #lightsaber #starwars #ccjk #stagecombat #jedi #sith #sabercombat #choreo #ccjkevents #cosplay #costume #starwarsgroup #comiccon #cosplayer #comics #scifi #popculture #convention #starwarsfans #starwarsfangroup #lancastersciencefactory #theforcereturns #lancasterlovesscience #lancasterpa

Our home school group had fun learning about the anatomy of the human body and creating their own DNA out of pipe cleane...
11/15/2019

Our home school group had fun learning about the anatomy of the human body and creating their own DNA out of pipe cleaners!

Come play at the Lancaster Science Factory during your day off from school tomorrow! We’re open 10am-5pm.
11/10/2019

Come play at the Lancaster Science Factory during your day off from school tomorrow! We’re open 10am-5pm.

This past Tuesday our PASTE group learned about doctors! Between learning about the different organs in the body, giving...
11/08/2019

This past Tuesday our PASTE group learned about doctors! Between learning about the different organs in the body, giving stuffed animals checkups, and creating doctor kits the group had a blast!

Celebrate the Extraordinary Give with us on November 22nd! We're hosting a FREE Family STEM Fair & Adult Happy Hour from...
11/04/2019
Extra Give! Family STEM Fair and Adult Happy Hour

Celebrate the Extraordinary Give with us on November 22nd! We're hosting a FREE Family STEM Fair & Adult Happy Hour from 5:00-8:00pm with our partners Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Lancaster Creative Reuse. There will be loads of hand-on activities for kids and families, donation stations, and a special 21+ party in the Maker Space! RSVP via Eventbrite to tell us you'll be there!

Thanks for your support of the Lancaster Science Factory during the 2019 Extraordinary Give.

Special thanks to everyone who came out to the Science Factory's 2019 'A Taste of Science' fundraising event last Saturd...
11/01/2019

Special thanks to everyone who came out to the Science Factory's 2019 'A Taste of Science' fundraising event last Saturday. Thanks to our attendees, donors, sponsors, and restaurants we were able to raise over $20,000 to support free access programs, field trips, buses, and scholarships at the Science Factory!

Special thanks to our participating restaurants: The Baker's Table, The Commons Company, Quip's Pub, Four54 Grill, TFB Hospitality, American Bar & Grill, and Decades Lancaster.

Additional thanks to our event sponsors: Bosch Security, Northwest Bank, Shank's Extracts, Frank and Wanda Fox, PPL Electric Utilities, CH&E Construction, Hall Media Solutions, High Companies, C.S. Davidson, Murray Securus, MIND Development & Design, Omex, ELA Group, Ecore, and Compassus.

Special thanks to Mollie Swartz Photography.

Special thanks to everyone who came out to the Science Factory's 2019 'A Taste of Science' fundraising event last Saturday. Thanks to our attendees, donors, sponsors, and restaurants we were able to raise over $20,000 to support free access programs, field trips, buses, and scholarships at the Science Factory!

Special thanks to our participating restaurants: The Baker's Table, The Commons Company, Quip's Pub, Four54 Grill, TFB Hospitality, American Bar & Grill, and Decades Lancaster.

Additional thanks to our event sponsors: Bosch Security, Northwest Bank, Shank's Extracts, Frank and Wanda Fox, PPL Electric Utilities, CH&E Construction, Hall Media Solutions, High Companies, C.S. Davidson, Murray Securus, MIND Development & Design, Omex, ELA Group, Ecore, and Compassus.

Special thanks to Mollie Swartz Photography.

Due to the change in many community's Trick or Treat schedules, the Lancaster Science Factory will NOT be open tonight f...
11/01/2019

Due to the change in many community's Trick or Treat schedules, the Lancaster Science Factory will NOT be open tonight for First Friday.

We remain open today until 5pm and reopen tomorrow at 10am. Have a fun and safe evening!

engineering boats at the #lancastersciencefactory with our field trip group! #lancasterpa #lancasterlovesscience #engine...
10/29/2019

engineering boats at the #lancastersciencefactory with our field trip group! #lancasterpa #lancasterlovesscience #engineering #sailing #boats

We’re busy preparing our fabulous raffle items and decorating the exhibit hall for tonight’s ‘A Taste of Science’ Gala! ...
10/26/2019

We’re busy preparing our fabulous raffle items and decorating the exhibit hall for tonight’s ‘A Taste of Science’ Gala! Missed out on tickets? A limited number remain and will be sold at the door. Wear your costume and we will see you at 6:00pm!
#lancasterlovesscience #lancasterpa #lancastersciencefactory #atasteofscience @ The Lancaster Science Factory

Check out this feature from LNP + LancasterOnline to preview some of the amazing food and drinks we'll have in store for...
10/23/2019
Spooky science: Tasting event Saturday to raise money for Lancaster Science Factory

Check out this feature from LNP + LancasterOnline to preview some of the amazing food and drinks we'll have in store for you this Saturday! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, there's still time! A limited number remain at: www.lancastersciencefactory.org/tasteofscience.

During the day, Lancaster Science Factory strives to satisfy the STEM curiosity of children with its varied hands-on scientific activities.

10/17/2019

creativity in the #lancastersciencefactory !#lancasterlovesscience #lancasterpa #creativekids #building

Had fun with our home school group last week. Learned about fingerprinting and had fun with magnifying glasses!
10/16/2019

Had fun with our home school group last week. Learned about fingerprinting and had fun with magnifying glasses!

📢📢📢 Important Reminder:  Time is running out to get your tickets to the 2019 'A Taste of Science' Gala!  Secure your tic...
10/14/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

📢📢📢 Important Reminder: Time is running out to get your tickets to the 2019 'A Taste of Science' Gala! Secure your tickets today so you can party down while supporting the Lancaster Science Factory on October 26th!

Busy in the Water Lab!
10/11/2019

Busy in the Water Lab!

There is just ONE DAY LEFT  to get discounted early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we'v...
10/07/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

There is just ONE DAY LEFT to get discounted early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we've been sharing SEVEN REASONS you shouldn't miss this year's event on Saturday, October 26th!

Reason #7: Gala proceeds help keep the Lancaster Science Factory accessible to ALL children in our community. Science matters and you can support science education while you're having fun at this amazing event!

Grab your discounted tickets before the end of the day TODAY!

There are just TWO days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down,...
10/06/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

There are just TWO days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we'll be sharing SEVEN REASONS you shouldn't miss this year's event on Saturday, October 26th!

Reason #6: Forget to wear your costume? Make your own spooky accessories in our Maker Space all night long!

Grab your discounted tickets now through October 7th.

There are just THREE days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count dow...
10/05/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

There are just THREE days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we'll be sharing SEVEN REASONS you shouldn't miss this year's event on Saturday, October 26th!

Reason #5: Did someone say science-themed dessert bar??!

Grab your discounted tickets now through October 7th.

There are just FOUR days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down...
10/04/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

There are just FOUR days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we'll be sharing SEVEN REASONS you shouldn't miss this year's event on Saturday, October 26th!

Reason #4: DJ Smiles will be spinning spooky tunes for your dancing pleasure!

Grab your discounted tickets now through October 7th.

There are just five days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down...
10/03/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

There are just five days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we'll be sharing SEVEN REASONS you shouldn't miss this year's event on Saturday, October 26th!

Reason #3: Our Mistress of Ceremonies: Kahmor Vixenn! She'll be hosting our costume contest so get creative!

Grab your discounted tickets now through October 7th.

GREAT NEWS! Thanks to continued support from PPL Electric Utilities, the Lancaster Science Factory is still open for FRE...
10/03/2019

GREAT NEWS! Thanks to continued support from PPL Electric Utilities, the Lancaster Science Factory is still open for FREE every First Friday from 5pm - 8pm! Why not make plans to join us tomorrow, October 4th to celebrate!

For information about how your business can make hand-on STEM accessible all members of the community through the EITC program, contact Rob Reed at 717-509-6363 x106 or [email protected].

There are just seven days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count dow...
10/02/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

There are just seven days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we'll be sharing SEVEN REASONS you shouldn't miss this year's event on Saturday, October 26th!

Reason #2: Delicious food from EIGHT local restaurants!

Grab your discounted tickets now through October 7th.

There are just seven days left to get special priced early-bird  tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count do...
10/01/2019
A Taste of Science - The Lancaster Science Factory

There are just seven days left to get special priced early-bird tickets for the 2019 Taste of Science Gala! To count down, we'll be sharing SEVEN REASONS you shouldn't miss this year's event on Saturday, October 26th!

Reason #1: Not one, not two, but THREE OPEN BARS!

Grab your discounted tickets now through October 7th.

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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