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February 2019


Science Factory OPEN Presidents’ Day!

February 18 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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$9.5

Looking for something to do with a day off from school? The Lancaster Science Factory is the place for you! We will be OPEN Monday, February 18th from 10am-5pm for the Presidents’ Day holiday.

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March 2019


Homeschool Class: The Planets!

March 7 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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$15

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and yes, Pluto! The planets in our solar system have similarities and differences. Learn about them while molding a model of Mercury, performing fizzy experiments, and setting up Saturn’s rings. Students will take home their own Solar System.

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Makerspace Workshop: Cardboard Creations

March 15 @ 11:00 am11:45 am

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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$5

Cars, houses, masks, moving sculptures? You can make all of these (and more) using the engineering design process and the power of cardboard!

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Children’s Event: Stories in the Barn

March 16 @ 10:00 am11:00 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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This month’s Stories in the Barn will have a St. Patrick’s theme. The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a pay-what-you-will event. Additional Stories in the Barn are planned for November 3, 2019 and December 7, 2019. Reservations are not required for this event.…

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After Hours at the Science Factory

March 20 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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$9.50

After Hours at the Science Factory will feature all of the 70+ interactive exhibits plus special drop-in Maker Space workshops and activity challenges that ask, “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”

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Homeschool Class: The Stars

March 21 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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$15

Explore the sky with this lesson about stars. Learn about the chemistry in every star and find out why stars are only stable for 90% of their lifetime. Use your keen eyes to find constellations by the season and then construct the constellation under which you were born.

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April 2019


Homeschool Class:

April 4 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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$15

Just after the Spring Equinox, students will dive into learning about the seasons. Observe and measure absorption of water, an important part of Summer. Make a feeder for backyard critters in the Autumn, and then learn about insulators to keep warm in the Winter. Finally, students will use a common object to make a little garden to celebrate Spring!

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The House That Hand Built

April 6 @ 9:30 am1:30 pm

$10

Are you interested in learning how Edward Hand built Rock Ford, his gorgeous Georgian home, in 1792? Do you want to know how masonry, surveying, building and history inspire a day of fun? Then spend the day with us at Rock Ford on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for The House That Hand Built. Wes Swanson, mason, teacher and historian, will share his knowledge of history, building and even give you an opportunity to “throw and…

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It’s Tea Time

April 7 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$10

In letters written home to his wife Katherine while serving in the Revolutionary War, General Edward Hand would address her as “My Dearest Kitty.” Later, as the mistress of Rock Ford Plantation, “Kitty Hand” hosted many elegant teas for family and friends. During Rock Ford’s children’s event “It’s Tea Time” on Sunday, April 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm, Kitty Hand welcomes guests to an afternoon tea at Rock Ford, featuring delightful desserts, tea tasting and etiquette fun such…

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Guest Speakers present “Conestoga Navigation: A Slackwater Canal”

April 11 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Rock Ford will welcome guest speakers Donald Kautz and Benton G. Webber as they present “Conestoga Navigation: A Slackwater Canal” on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 pm. Their presentation will be an overview of the slackwater canal system that once existed on the Conestoga River from Lancaster to the Susquehanna with a brief history of the Conestoga Navigation Company and photographs of the remnants of the locks as they appear today. Donald Kautz is a web developer by profession and…

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