The Lancaster Science Factory will open at 11am on Friday 7/19 due to a maintenance issue. Timed entry tickets for 10am will be honored all day.

LSF Participates in Blue Star Museums – Free Admission for Military Families!

The Lancaster Science Factory is one of more than 2,000 museums across America participating with Blue Star Museums. The project is a collaboration between the national Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.



LANCASTER, PA – TheLancaster Science Factory is participating in in the tenth annual Blue Star Museums program. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families. This year, Blue Star Museums runs from Saturday, May 18th (Armed Forces Day) through Labor Day. A list of participating museums is available at

We appreciate our sponsors which make participation possible: Giant Food Stores, CSX, and Walmart (local store 2334). 

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to celebrate the tenth summer of collaborating with Blue Star Families, Department of Defense, and especially the more than 2,000 museums across our nation that make this program possible, “ said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as the Lancaster Science Factory are providing wonderful opportunities for military families to share a memorable experience together this summer.”

This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums. Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer at

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums.


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