Youth Access Program - The Lancaster Science Factory

Free Visits Through the Youth Access Program

We are proud to offer youth-serving non-profit organizations in Lancaster County free admission to the Lancaster Science Factory through our Youth Access Program. 

Part of our mission is to make sure the Science Factory is accessible to everyone in our community, and that means making sure students can visit our science center who might otherwise not be able to afford to attend. Through the Youth Access Program, other Lancaster-based non-profits who service youth can attend LSF for free. Below is a brief outline of the program and explains how your students may participate!

WHO QUALIFIES: Schools and agencies serving youth who have a physical or developmental disability OR demonstrate financial need.

WHERE: The grant covers class and group visits to the Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA

COST: Admission for students, visiting as a class or group, will be paid by the Science Factory. Teachers and staff support are free, as a part of the normal admission policy of the Science Factory. Groups are also permitted one free chaperone based on the age and number of students. Individual students, not visiting with a class, will be charged the standard admission fee of $10.95.

TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES: One chaperone/teacher is required for every four students in grade 3 or below or for every five students in grade 4 or above.

CLASS VISIT ACTIVITY GUIDES: Class visit activity guides can be found on our website. You can also view how our exhibits meet the PA Academic Standards.

ENROLLMENT: Any class in Lancaster County is eligible to apply. Please contact Kyle Walsh at or 717-509-6363 x104 for more details about applying to visit under the Youth Access Program.  You must make a reservation in order to take advantage of the free admission.

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