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All systems are go as we blast off from the HOH space center on mission “Martian Rock”. Navigate with alien antennae as you hop on board our spacecraft for a tour of the solar system that is out of this world.

This class is for 3,4, & 5 year olds. $12 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Call 717-569-KIDS to preregister.

Class Times:

9:30-10:30a

10:45-11:45a

1:00-2:00p

Hands-On House

Hands-On House

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org

Test the strength of different types of bridges and then create your own with what you’ve learned!

This activity will run from 10:30-11:15 am or 12:30-1:15pm or 2:30-3:15pm in our Science Cafe (seating is first come, first served).

All activities are FREE with your membership or paid admission to the Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org

The 6th annual Cold Storage Winter Camp takes place December 26, 29, 30 & 31, 2014. Send your kids to the coolest camp in the coldest time! They’ll enjoy hands on activities, fun demonstrations, and be submerged in the chill and thrill, of science!

Each half-day session costs $25 per child. Reserve both sections on the same day for $45. Or book all 8 sessions for $160. The more you book, the more you save!!!!!! Members also receive an extra 10% off. Children that are attending both morning and afternoon camps are welcome to stay for Lunch Bunch, in which they can eat their own packed lunch, and then enjoy time on the exhibit floors before the afternoon camp begins.

Friday, December 26th
Suspenseful Art! (9:00am-12:00pm) ages 6-13
Guided by inspiration from levers and the life and works of Alexander Calder, we will create our own take-home mobiles! After achieving balance with our complex connections, campers will learn how they can participate in our upcoming county-wide, Calder-inspired mobile contest (the winning design becomes an exhibit!).

Egg in a Hurricane (1:00pm-4:00pm) ages 6-13
After learning about hurricanes, our job is simple: to create a safety container for an egg that must survive our little hurricane simulator!

Monday, December 29th
Crime Science (9:00am-12:00pm) ages 8-13
Using various scientific techniques, we will detect and identify fingerprints! Then we will use what we’ve learned to compare evidence and analyze different suspects.

PVC Pipe Projects (1:00pm-4:00pm) ages 8-13
To discover the many simple, yet clever uses of PVC pipe, we will make 3 take-home projects: a litter grabber, a one-way check valve, and a paper rocket launcher!

Tuesday, December 30th
CHEMystery (9:00am-12:00pm) ages 7-12
Make liquids, bubble, fizz and change color! Campers will conduct experiments, observe fascinating results and discover the properties of household products. They will also use their senses and analytical skills to identify our mystery liquids!

Messy! (1:00pm-4:00pm) ages 7-12
They’re chemistry experiments but they’re also works of art that you can take home! We’ll get messy as we learn about fluid movement, secretive ink, hidden rainbows, color mixing, and more.

Wednesday, December 31st
Fairy Tale Science (9:00am-12:00pm) ages 6-12
Could the fairy tales that we all know and love really happen? Could a carpet really fly by itself without a motor under the right conditions? Would Rapunzel get her hair pulled out if her prince decided to use it as a rope? This and more!

Science of Oz (1:00pm-4:00pm) ages 6-12
More literary science investigation! This time, we’re inspired by events that occurred in the Wizard of Oz books! We’ll create tornados, melting witches, and more!

Please join us for a fun filled night with Bricks 4 Kidz® and the Lancaster Science Factory!  Kids will be able to be build models, play games, participate in free play using LEGO® bricks, with a few more surprises in store!  Additionally, kids will be able to explore the awesome exhibits on the floor of the Lancaster Science Factory.  Pizza and refreshments are included in the price of admission.  Space is limited so sign up today!

Experiment with the power of temperature using simple chemistry! This activity will run from 10-11am or 12-1pm in our Science Cafe (seating is first come, first served).

All activities are FREE with your membership or paid admission to the Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.

“Pay” for exhibit time with Factory Bucks you must subtract from your bank. This activity will run from 10-11am or 12-1pm or 2-3pm in our Science Cafe (seating is first come, first served).

All activities are FREE with your membership or paid admission to the Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.

Please join us for a fun filled night with Bricks 4 Kidz® and the Lancaster Science Factory! Kids will be able to be build models, play games, participate in free play using LEGO® bricks, with a few more surprises in store! Additionally, kids will be able to explore the awesome exhibits on the floor of the Lancaster Science Factory. Pizza and refreshments are included in the price of admission.

Space is limited, sign up today!

Experiment with mysterious smoke, oozing chemistry and atomic glow! These activities will run from 11am-12pm or 1-2pm in our Science Cafe (seating is first come, first served).

All activities are FREE with your membership or paid admission to the Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.