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‘Pay’ for exhibit time with Factory Bucks you must subtract from your ‘bank!’

Science Cafe sessions will run 10:30am-11:30am, 12-1pm and 2-3pm. Seating is first come, first served.

All activities are FREE with your paid admission (8.50 per person) or Lancaster Science Factory membership.

Bridging the gap between science and technology by constructing standing structures out of simple materials.
Led by: Elizabethtown College Engineering Team

Program Details and Pricing:
*Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.

*Workshop cost per child: FREE with your paid admission or membership.

*Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.

*Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.

*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Lauren Schaller at Lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

MAY THE FORCE OF GIVING BE WITH YOU AS THE LANCASTER SCIENCE FACTORY PRESENTS THE SCIENCE OF STAR WARS!!

LANCASTER, PA – On November 20th, The Lancaster Science Factory will be participating in the Extraordinary Give, and this year, we are creating an out of this world event as we host “The Science of Star Wars” on November 15th and November 20th.

Friday, November 20, 3 – 6 pm:
• Participate in science activities inspired by the famous movie franchise! What is force? Did you know there are “invisible” forces? The featured activity will be making, flying, and keeping paper Starfighters! Our Star Wars-themed events are for kids of all ages, because we think STEM education is best served with a dose of fun and imagination. The Lancaster Science Factory will be offering FREE ADMISSION during this event from 3-6 pm!

On November 20th, for 24-hours only, visit ExtraGive.org, make a donation to the Lancaster Science Factory (min. $25) and every dollar you donate will be stretched by $300,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their presenting sponsors. PLUS, there’s an additional $50,000 in funds we can win just from your donation!

Money raised will benefit the Lancaster Science Factory, a non-profit science and technology center located at 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, where we create an environment of learning which helps children develop curiosity, think creatively and build self-confidence as they learn the principles of science and the application of science in engineering and technology. For general information and admission prices, please call 717.509.6363 or visit www.lancastersciencefactory.org

Awaken the force in your little Jedi at the ‘Science of Star Wars’ Sunday November 15th from 12-2pm at The Lancaster Science Factory! Meet some of your favorite characters from the movies and learn that there is no such thing as luck as we complete hands on activities related to your favorite Star Wars scenes. Help us prepare for FORCE FRIDAY (The Extraordinary Give, November 20th!) one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!

All activities are free with your paid admission to the Lancaster Science Factory ($8.50 per person, LSF members are free). Our science activities will be geared for ages 8 and up, but younger children are welcome to participate with adult assistance.

Many thanks to Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion for their generous support of this event! {http://501stgarrisoncarida.org/}

Join us for hands-on projects inspired by your local STEM heroes!
Led by: Junior League of Lancaster

Program Details and Pricing:
*Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.

*Workshop cost per child: FREE with your paid admission or membership.

*Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.

*Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.

*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Lauren Schaller at Lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

Experiment with mysterious smoke, oozing chemistry and atomic glow in this spooky Science Cafe!

Science Cafe sessions will run 12-1pm and 2-3pm. Seating is first come, first served.

All activities are FREE with your paid admission (8.50 per person) or Lancaster Science Factory membership.

Learn how to assemble a special kind of engine in no time using a compressor and experimenting with different flywheels.
Led by: Phil Oles

Program Details and Pricing:
*Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.

*Workshop cost per child: FREE with your paid admission or membership.

*Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.

*Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.

*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Lauren Schaller at Lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

You are invited to…A Taste of Science!

Join us for the Science of Fun, Food and Adult Beverages including a Silent Auction

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 | Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Lancaster Science Factory | 454 New Holland Avenue | Lancaster

Cost: $75 per person

The Lancaster Science Factory is pleased to host an encore of ‘A Taste of Science’. This event is sure to be another wonderful and unique evening for adults to experience the science of food and drink! Come explore the Science Factory exhibits while tasting extraordinary food and drink – all with a twist on how science relates to us in everyday things such as eating and drinking. There will also be a silent auction during the evening’s festivities.

The Tasting Offerings:
There will be food and drink offerings at different areas throughout the building. Local restaurants will prepare tempting dishes all with a unique twist relating to science. Wine, beer and cocktails will also be offered to enhance the food selections. They too will have an aspect of science to share. Some of this year’s food offerings will be presented by:
American Bar & Grill
Quips
454 Grill
Cork & Cap
Classic Cuisine Catering
Commonwealth on Queen
The SEED
Wacker Brewing Company
Pour on Prince
Thistle Finch Distillery

Silent Auction
As part of the night’s festivities, we will be having a silent auction with many unique and varied items to delight you. Below is a very short sampling of some of the items that will be offered. Auction Items purchased must be paid in cash, by check, or by credit card at the end of the evening. You will receive a number for bidding and a detailed event program at the door.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!
We invite you to join us and purchase your tickets now for this fabulous, fun event.

On behalf of the Lancaster Science Factory, THANK YOU for supporting us!

Questions? Contact Susan at susane@alegreconcierge.com or 717.725.5783

Spend your day off from school with some splashy science fun! Guests at our Science Cafe will use water to experiment with density and cohesion using boats, soap and pennies!

Science Cafe sessions will run 10:30am-11:30am, 12-2pm and 2-3pm. Seating is first come, first served.

All activities are FREE with your paid admission ($8.50 per person) or Lancaster Science Factory membership.

Join us for demonstrations and activities based on constructing simple water-moving technology.
Led by: Lauren Schaller


Program Details and Pricing:
*Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.

*Workshop cost per child: FREE with your paid admission or membership.

*Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.

*Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.

*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Lauren Schaller at Lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.