Everything you need to know when you visit the Lancaster Science Factory!
Check out these frequently asked questions to help you plan your next visit to the Lancaster Science Factory!
**NEW** COVID-19 Policies
The Lancaster Science Factory exhibits are generally geared for kids in grades K - 8th. They are the most fun when kids and grown ups play and learn together.
Younger children can certainly have fun on our exhibit floor, but will need closer supervision. Some exhibits contain small pieces.
The main exhibit floor, Maker Space classroom and Castanga Learning Center are wheelchair accessible.
Members of other Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) museums are welcome to use their membership at the Lancaster Science Factory if they meet Passport Program guidelines.
The Lancaster Science Factory is a favorite field trip destination for schools and youth serving organizations from all over Central Pennsylvania and beyond. Peak group visitation times are weekdays from 10am – 2pm between mid-April to early June. Visitors who wish to visit during the quietest times should consider weekends in the Summer months, any time during the fall. Noise cancelling headphones for guests with sensitivity to noise are available by request at our admissions desk.
In order to keep all of our exhibits clean and in good working order, we do not allow food in the Science Factory. We also take food allergies very seriously and reserve the right to remove food found on our exhibit hall floor.
There are several Family-friendly dining options (at various price-points) within walking distance or within a short drive. Please visit the front desk for a list of suggestions that are open during the day and time of your visit!