Blog Archives

Science that Sticks Winter Camp

New for 2017 – A Winter Camp program specifically designed for the little ones in mind. Send your Pre-K child to engaging and fun winter camps and keep your little explorers busy during those COLD Days

Each camp is 2 hours (9:30 – 11:30 am) and runs $30 per child per 2-hour camp!

Registration is limited.

No reservations can be made without payment.

Members receive 10% off.

Download the paper registration and fax to (717) 509-6386 OR register online!

Camp Descriptions

Tuesday, January 3rd
Whose Shadow is This?
(9:30 am-11:30am) ages 4-7
Imagine you are a puppeteer and getting ready to put on a performance on a miniature stage, but the lights go out… Our little explorers will dance their way into the book Whose Shadow is This?, and uncover a world of shadows on stage all while playing with light and shadows.

Wednesday, January 4th
Let’s Try it Out…. In the Water
(9:30am-11:30am) ages 4-7
Ever wonder how big the ocean is? Or how about how tall a skyscraper is… Our little explorers will dive into an aquarium filled with water to find out how much water it will hold. They will then explore homemade skyscrapers and building to see how tall they are all while playing with measurement.

Thursday, January 5th
Coding for Kids
(9:30am-11:30am) ages 4-7
Imagine yourself as a robot at the end of an obstacle course… Could you create and design a path to get safely to the other end using simple commands? Our little explorers will navigate through challenges and obstacles using basic computer code to find the treasure at the end.

Friday, January 6th
What Do You See?
(9:30am-11:30pm) ages 4-7
Ever wonder what you look like to an insect… Ever stop and think what an insect see when it looks at you… Our little explorers with the help of Eric Carle’s book What Do You See?, will magnify their surroundings to see things that they may never have noticed before.
Questions? Please contact our STEM Educator, Rachel Cahill, at or 717-509-6363 x105

The Lancaster Science Factory is excited to roll out our newest program for our youngest guests:”Pre-Kindergarteners Active in Science Technology Exploration” (PASTE): Science that Sticks for Ages 4 to 6. This program is specifically designed for Pre-K children between the ages of 4 and 6 years old.

We’re offering this program bi-weekly, the fall dates are: Sept 6th, Sept 20th, Oct 4th, Oct 18th, Nov 1st, Nov 15th, Nov 29th & Dec 13th, all starting at 9:30am.

All sessions will be FREE for participants who complete pre-registration.

Questions? Please contact our STEM Educator, Rachel Cahill, at or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details…

Special thanks to our generous sponsors who have made this program possible: PNC Foundation, Fulton Family Foundation & Clark Associates

PNC Grow Up Great – “Learning is all around me!” Mobile learning adventure

On August 2nd from 10am-4pm, visit PNC’s “Learning is All Around Me!” Mobile Learning Adventure at the Lancaster Science Factory! All activities are free with your paid LSF admission or membership. No registration needed!

The Mobile Learning Adventure (MLA) is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun activities with their children. A part of PNC Grow Up Great – A $350 million, multi year initiative that began in 2004  to help children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. The MLA includes interactive kiosks and the “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up” station , where kids dress up as different processionals and have their picture superimposed  on an appropriate background. In addition, parents can take home activity books and learning kids that demonstrate how to take everyday moments and turn them into learning opportunities.

Questions? Please contact Audrey Lilley at or 717-509-6363 x104

Lancaster Science Factory