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Hands-on House


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721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States




(717) 569-5437


www.handsonhouse.org

July 2014


Drop-In: Chalk Walk

July 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Sidewalks + chalk = Summertime Fun! Our patio and walkways provide little artists a roomy canvas for chalk art. Free with regular museum admission.

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Drop-In: Test Pilot

July 7, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Find out if you have the “Wright Stuff” for flying. Experiment with planes that glide, soar, dip and dive. Free with regular museum admission.

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Drop-In: Nature Detective

July 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Stop…look…listen…observe. Explore our play garden on a scavenger hunt as you search for clues straight from nature. Free with regular museum admission.

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Drop-In: Test Pilot

July 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Test Pilot: Find out if you have the Wright Stuff for flying.  Experiment with planes that glide, soar, dip and dive.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

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Drop-In: Test Pilot

July 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Test Pilot: Find out if you have the Wright Stuff for flying.  Experiment with planes that glide, soar, dip and dive.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »


Drop-In: Nature Detective

July 29, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Stop…look…listen. Explore our Play Garden on a scavenger hunt as you search for clues straight from nature.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »

August 2014


Fri Night Drop-in: Chalk Walk

August 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Sidewalks + Chalk = Summertime Fun!  Our patio and walkways provide little artists a roomy canvas for chalk art.  Designed for ages 2-10.  FREE with museum admission.  Please note: This outdoor program may be cancelled due to bad weather.

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Drop-In: Pail-eontology

August 3, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Take a giant step back in time and think big as you examine dinosaur skeletons at the HOH dig site. Free with regular museum admission.

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Summertime Station Camp For Ages 4-7

August 4, 2014 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$175

This week-long camp for ages 4-7 features hands-on learning and playing with daily themes such as Dinosaur Central, Neverland Adventure, Pineapple Island and more.  Camp meets from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.  Features indoor and outdoor activities.

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Drop-in: Test Pilot

August 5, 2014 @ 2:00 am4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Test Pilot: Find out if you have the Wright Stuff for flying.  Experiment with planes that glide, soar, dip and dive.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »


Summertime Station Camp For Ages 4-7

August 5, 2014 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

$175

This week-long camp for ages 4-7 features hands-on learning and playing with daily themes such as Dinosaur Central, Neverland Adventure, Pineapple Island and more.  Camp meets from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.  Features indoor and outdoor activities.

Find out more »


Summertime Station Camp For Ages 4-7

August 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$175

This week-long camp for ages 4-7 features hands-on learning and playing with daily themes such as Dinosaur Central, Neverland Adventure, Pineapple Island and more.  Camp meets from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.  Features indoor and outdoor activities.

Find out more »


Summertime Station Camp For Ages 4-7

August 7, 2014 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

$175

This week-long camp for ages 4-7 features hands-on learning and playing with daily themes such as Dinosaur Central, Neverland Adventure, Pineapple Island and more.  Camp meets from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.  Features indoor and outdoor activities.

Find out more »


Summertime Station Camp For Ages 4-7

August 8, 2014 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

$175

This week-long camp for ages 4-7 features hands-on learning and playing with daily themes such as Dinosaur Central, Neverland Adventure, Pineapple Island and more.  Camp meets from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.  Features indoor and outdoor activities.

Find out more »


Fri Night Drop-in: Backyard Safari

August 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Walk on the wild side! Use the field tools in your back-pack to examine crawling, flying and buzzing insects that call our meadow home. Free with museum admission. Please note: this outdoor activity may be cancelled due to bad weather.

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Drop-in: Chalk Walk

August 10, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Sidewalks + Chalk = Summertime Fun!  Our patio and walkways provide little artists a roomy canvas for chalk art.  Designed for ages 2-10.  FREE with museum admission.  Please note: This outdoor program may be cancelled due to bad weather.

Find out more »


Summertime Station Camp for ages 4-7

August 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

$175

This week-long camp for ages 4-7 features hands-on learning and playing with daily themes such as Dinosaur Central, Neverland Adventure, Pineapple Island and more.  Camp meets from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.  Features indoor and outdoor activities.

Find out more »


Summertime Station Camp for ages 4-7

August 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

$175

This week-long camp for ages 4-7 features hands-on learning and playing with daily themes such as Dinosaur Central, Neverland Adventure, Pineapple Island and more.  Camp meets from 9:00am-12:00noon daily.  Features indoor and outdoor activities.

Find out more »


Drop-in: Nature Detective

August 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Stop…look…listen. Explore our Play Garden on a scavenger hunt as you search for clues straight from nature.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »


Drop-in: Nature Detective

August 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Stop…look…listen. Explore our Play Garden on a scavenger hunt as you search for clues straight from nature.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »


Drop-in: Backyard Safari

August 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Walk on the wild side! Use the field tools in your back-pack to examine crawling, flying and buzzing insects that call our meadow home. Free with museum admission. Please note: this outdoor activity may be cancelled due to bad weather.

Find out more »


Drop-in: Backyard Safari

August 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Walk on the wild side! Use the field tools in your back-pack to examine crawling, flying and buzzing insects that call our meadow home. Free with museum admission. Please note: this outdoor activity may be cancelled due to bad weather.

Find out more »


Friday Night Drop-In: Test Pilot

August 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Test Pilot: Find out if you have the Wright Stuff for flying.  Experiment with planes that glide, soar, dip and dive.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 5pm-7pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »


Drop-in: Nature Detective

August 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Stop…look…listen. Explore our Play Garden on a scavenger hunt as you search for clues straight from nature.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »


Drop-in: Nature Detective

August 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Stop…look…listen. Explore our Play Garden on a scavenger hunt as you search for clues straight from nature.  Designed for ages 2-10.  Drop-in anytime from 2pm-4pm. FREE with museum admission.

Find out more »

September 2014


Drop-In: Shell Surprises

September 16, 2014 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Discover the “inside story” when you take a look at creatures that make shells their home. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.  

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Drop-In: Shell Surprises

September 18, 2014 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Discover the “inside story” when you take a look at creatures that make shells their home. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

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Hands-on House RUN

September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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11th annual Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K race to benefit Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster. Race begins and ends at Hands-on House, 721 Landis Valley Rd.  Course features beautiful Lancaster County scenery- a one-room schoolhouse, covered bridge, and a few encouraging cows.  Long sleeved tech-tees for all runners. Gear check, disposable chip timing, and post-race refreshments.  Register early for discounted registration fees.  Kids Adventure Challenge begins at 10am.

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October 2014


Drop-In: Shell Surprises

October 9, 2014 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Discover the “inside story” when you take a look at creatures that make shells their home. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

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Fri Night Fun: Balancing Act

October 17, 2014 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Going…going…UP! The sky’s the limit for this balancing act where gravity will try and pull down the tower you build. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

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Drop-In: High Five

October 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Give yourself a high five in this “make-it, take-it” workshop that starts with just one hand-YOURS!. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

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Balancing Act: Drop-In

October 25, 2014 @ 2:00 am4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Going…going…UP! The sky’s the limit for this balancing act where gravity will try and pull down the tower you build. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

Find out more »


Spook-Tacular: Drop-In

October 28, 2014 @ 11:00 amOctober 31, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Join us for some “friendly fright” in this make-it, take-it Halloween workshop. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

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November 2014


Fri Night Drop-In: High Five

November 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Give yourself a high five in this “make-it, take-it” workshop that starts with just one hand-YOURS!. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

Find out more »


American Girl Fashion Show

November 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pmNovember 15, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$35

Join us for the AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW® to benefit Hands-on House. This annual event showcases life for girls at various times in history through narration, lively music and historical and contemporary fashions for girls from American Girl®. The event includes refreshments, party favors, raffles and door prizes, plus a doll salon where stylists can give girls’ dolls brand new ‘dos. Local girls will model a colorful collection of historical and contemporary fashions to lively commentary and music.  Guests will…

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Shell Surprises: Drop-In

November 20, 2014 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Discover the “inside story” when you take a look at creatures that make shells their home. Extend the fun and learning during this drop-in program! Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All programs are designed for adults and children ages 2-10 years to EXPERIENCE together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required.

Find out more »

January 2015


Just for Kids Class – “Snow” Much Fun

January 8, 2015 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Today’s forecast calls for a “flurry of excitement” with Frosty and his friends.  Skate in your socks on our indoor ice rink.  Warm your tummy with snowman soup and make a snowman for your yard that will measure each snowfall this winter inch by inch. This class is for 3,4 & 5 year olds. $12 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Please call 717-569-KIDS to preregister. Class times: 9:30-10:30a 10:45-11:45a 1:00-2:00p Hands-On House

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Just for Kids Classes – “Snow” Much Fun

January 9, 2015 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Today’s forecast calls for a “flurry of excitement” with Frosty and his friends.  Skate in your socks on our indoor ice rink.  Warm your tummy with snowman soup and make a snowman for your yard that will measure each snowfall this winter inch by inch. This class is for 3,4 & 5 year olds. $12 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Please call 717-569-KIDS to preregister. Class times: 9:30-10:30a 10:45-11:45a 1:00-2:00p Hands-On House

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Just for Kids Classes – “Snow” Much Fun

January 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Today’s forecast calls for a “flurry of excitement” with Frosty and his friends.  Skate in your socks on our indoor ice rink.  Warm your tummy with snowman soup and make a snowman for your yard that will measure each snowfall this winter inch by inch. This class is for 3-6 year olds. $12 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Please call 717-569-KIDS to preregister. Class times: 1:00-2:00p for 3&4yo 2:30-3:30p for 5&6yo Hands-On House

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POP-IN for Play! – Penguin Pete

January 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Free w/ Admission

Join Penguin Pete and his pals for some frigid fun! Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

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Just for Kids Classes – “Martian Rock”

January 29, 2015 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

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

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Just for Kids Classes – “Martian Rock”

January 30, 2015 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

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

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February 2015


POP-IN for Play! – Penguin Pete

February 4, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Free w/ Admission

Join Penguin Pete and his pals for some frigid fun! Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

Find out more »


POP-IN for Play! – Penguin Pete

February 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Free w/ Admission

Join Penguin Pete and his pals for some frigid fun! Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

Find out more »


Pop-in for Play: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf

February 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Jump into the pages of a favorite fairy tale as you help the three little pigs build their homes of straw, sticks and wood before the NOT-TOO-SCARY Big Bad Wolf tries to knock them down. Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

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Just for Kids Classes – Hearts and Crafts

February 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Popcorn pops, candy heart science and spin art doilies make this a class of “valen-tastic” fun. This class is for 3-6 year olds. $12 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Call 717-569-KIDS to preregister. Class Times: 1:00-2:00p: 3 & 4yo 2:30-3:30p: 5 & 6yo Hands-On House

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POP-IN for Play

February 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Free w/ Admission

Join Penguin Pete and his pals for some frigid fun! Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

Find out more »


Just for Kids Classes – Hearts and Crafts

February 12, 2015 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Popcorn pops, candy heart science and spin art doilies make this a class of “valen-tastic” fun. 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

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Just for Kids Classes – Hearts and Crafts

February 13, 2015 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Popcorn pops, candy heart science and spin art doilies make this a class of “valen-tastic” fun. 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

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Pop-in for Play!: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad, Wolf?

February 19, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Jump into the pages of a favorite fairy tale as you help the three little pigs build their homes of straw, sticks and wood before the NOT-TOO-SCARY Big Bad Wolf tries to knock them down. Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

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Just for Kids Classes: Officer Friendly

February 26, 2015 @ 9:30 amFebruary 27, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

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Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Calling all cars!  Report for duty and be prepared for some unexpected adventures as you cruise around town with Officer Friendly.  Ride a horse in the mounted patrol and search for clues to solve a mystery. These hands on experiences will earn you a badge, a hat and your very own radio. 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

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March 2015


Pop-in for Play!: Who’s afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

March 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Jump into the pages of a favorite fairy tale as you help the three little pigs build their homes of straw, sticks and wood before the NOT-TOO-SCARY Big Bad Wolf tries to knock them down. Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

Find out more »


Pop-in for Play: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad, Wolf

March 18, 2015 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


+ Google Map

Jump into the pages of a favorite fairy tale as you help the three little pigs build their homes of straw, sticks and wood before the NOT-TOO-SCARY Big Bad Wolf tries to knock them down. Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. POP-IN anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

Find out more »

July 2015


Extra Play – Every Day: Nature Scope

July 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pmJuly 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Zoom in on nature as you discover how cool tools help you see the world in a whole new way Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All activities are held outdoors in our play garden. All programs are designed for adults and children to experience together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required. Please note: These outdoor programs may be cancelled due to weather. Cost: Free w/ museum admission Ages: 2-10 w/ an adult…

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Extra Play – Every Day: SHIPS AHOY!

July 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pmJuly 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Chart a course for fun as you set sail to Harbor Town to experiment with boatyard basics. Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All activities are held outdoors in our play garden. All programs are designed for adults and children to experience together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required. Please note: These outdoor programs may be cancelled due to weather. Ages: 2-10 years with adult Cost: FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House…

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August 2015


Extra Play – Every Day: Bubble-Ology

August 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pmAugust 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Explore soap science as you become a bubble-ologist in our pop-up bubble lab. Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All activities are held outdoors in our play garden. All programs are designed for adults and children to experience together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required. Please note: These outdoor programs may be cancelled due to weather. Cost: Free w/ museum admission Ages: 2-10 w/ an adult 2-4PM (Drop-in) on both days

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Extra Play – Every Day! – Backyard Safari

August 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pmAugust 11, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Walk on the wild side as you use the field tools in your backpack to examine some of the crawling, flying and buzzing insects that call our grassy meadow home. Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All activities are held outdoors in our play garden. All programs are designed for adults and children to experience together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required. Please note: These outdoor programs may be cancelled due to weather.…

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Extra Play – Every Day: SHIPS AHOY!

August 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pmAugust 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Chart a course for fun as you set sail to Harbor Town to experiment with boatyard basics. Participation is FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House. All activities are held outdoors in our play garden. All programs are designed for adults and children to experience together. Drop in anytime during the scheduled time. No pre-registration required. Please note: These outdoor programs may be cancelled due to weather. Ages: 2-10 years with adult Cost: FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House…

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February 2016


Family Time: Heart Art

February 9, 2016 @ 10:15 amFebruary 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$5

Fun is a heartbeat away when you create valentines to send, save and eat. These programs are for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. $5 per child. Tuesday, February 9  10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs 12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs Wednesday, February 10  10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs 12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

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Family Time: Sleepy Bear

February 23, 2016 @ 10:15 amFebruary 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$5

Sleepy Bear Have a “beary” good time with Sleepy Bear as he wakes up from his winter snooze and gets ready for spring. These programs are for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. $5 per child. Tuesday, February 23  10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs 12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs Wednesday, February 24  10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs 12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

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April 2016


Pop- In for Play: Beep Beep Robot

April 7, 2016 @ 11:00 amApril 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Gear up for fun as you power up a robot of your very own. Adults and children participate and learn together. Pop-in any time between 11:00am – 2:00pm on the scheduled days. Cost: FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

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Just For Kids: Tadpole Tales

April 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

If you like fast, funny and froggy, you will be “hoppy” to join us for some “un-frog-gettable” amphibian activities that include choosing a tadpole of your own to take home and wait for big changes. Pre-registration is required. $12 members/$15 non-members **includes museum admission for child

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Family Time: Grouchy Ladybug

April 19, 2016 @ 10:15 amApril 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$5

Buggy-but true!  Ladybugs can be grouchy in a bug eat bug world. This program is for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. Available Classtimes: Tuesday, April 19 10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs 12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs Wednesday, April 20 10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs 12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

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Just for Kids: Neat Nest

April 28, 2016 @ 10:00 amApril 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Hands-on House,

721 Landis Valley Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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$12 – $15

Grab a pair of binoculars and come bird watching with us as we go undercover to discover why springtime is for the birds.  Nests you can nibble on and a birdhouse you build will give you something to chirp about. Pre-registration is required. $12 members/$15 non-members **includes museum admission for child

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