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The Lancaster Science Factory is proud to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members this summer through the #BlueStarMuseums program! Guests are welcome to visit during any of our regular business hours May 29th – September 4th!

Feel free to contact Audrey Lilley at Alilley@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x104 with any questions.

Hope to see you here soon!

The Lancaster Science Factory is proud to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members this summer through the #BlueStarMuseums program! Guests are welcome to visit during any of our regular business hours May 29th – September 4th!

Feel free to contact Audrey Lilley at Alilley@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x104 with any questions.

Hope to see you here soon!

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Active military personnel and their families will receive free general admission to the North Museum of Nature and Science from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 2016.

The Blue Star Museums program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and over 2000 participating museums across America. This collaboration provides military families the opportunity to spend quality time together in between deployments while enjoying the wealth of arts and culture found in our nation’s museums.

Non-Members: General admission is free to all active-duty military personnel and up to five additional family members (includes spouses, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles.) Current military ID required.

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On Saturday night, join us to Celebrate the USO at LHO! Get ready for the big USO Show—a new performance created in partnership with the Ware Center’s Laura Kendall. Starring Jeremy “Bob Hope” Kendall and Robert “Bing Crosby” Bigley, and featuring three of Lancaster’s most talented musical ensembles—the Prima Sisters, Second Hand Suits and Temple Avenue—Celebrate the USO at LHO invites you to relive the magic of USO shows of the past when great entertainers like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and the Andrews Sisters brought joy and humor to our troops around the globe. Cash bar provided by Tellus 360. 

Come early and enjoy a picnic on the lawn before the show. Burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream vendors will be onsite. Tellus 360’s bar opens at 7pm. 

Tickets for the show are $10 per person. Children 10 and under are free to the show. 

Tickets will also be available at door for cash or credit. Please present advance tickets at ticket booth in order to be checked in and receive a wrist band.

The World War II Encampment returns for 2016 with tanks, trucks, tents and troops to recreate the camps of WWII. Explore vintage military vehicles, inspect the weapons, talk with the troops and tour our “Homefront” trailer. A special exhibition of Lancaster WWII artifacts and photographs will be on display in the Stauffer Wing in the main building of LancasterHistory.org.

Hours:

  • Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday, May 22 from 10am – 4pm

The Encampment is free and open to all ages. Parking is available on-site for free as well.

Members of the First Continental Regiment will be visiting Rock Ford to work on a variety of 18th Century skills throughout the day. Planned activities for the men include drilling under the 1764 Manual of Arms and demonstrating how to start a fire, roll proper cartridges and clean a musket using proper period techniques. In addition, the ladies will be demonstrating how to put together meals using seasonal food stuffs, how to use a tape loom, how to weave a basket and other necessary skills of camp life.
NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
$8 Adults; $7 Seniors (65+); $6 Children (6-12) and Free for Children under 6