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Hands-on House

721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
+1 717-569-5437
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Fun and entertaining

I know there are larger children’s venues like this in other states, but I think this is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AJfromPA
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Pennsylvania
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Love our membership

We purchased a membership and have gotten so much out of it. It took two trips before my son got... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Purringmaniac
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know there are larger children’s venues like this in other states, but I think this is a great place for little ones and not too overwhelming. My friends were visiting with their two year old boy, so we decided to check this place out....More

Thank AJfromPA
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're so glad that everyone had fun, and it sure sounds like you guys were able to play with everything! Sometimes the larger museums can be a bit overwhelming for the little ones, so what we lack in size, we...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

We purchased a membership and have gotten so much out of it. It took two trips before my son got beyond the truck building section, each time he is ready for something new. As an educator myself I am impressed at how well they present...More

Thank Purringmaniac
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for your great review!! We have toys and activities for all ages, and some of our exhibits are seasonal, so come check out our Snowmen, if you haven't already! We also have Member Mornings every now and then (about once a week) where...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my wife and three year old son and he absolutely loved it! We visited on a cool November day when. It was probably about mid forty degrees outside. First we explored the indoor section and my son especially enjoyed pretending inside...More

Thank Mike L
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your great review!! We're so glad that you and your family were able to fully enjoy all of our exhibits, including our newest addition to the Corner Grocery Store, the brand-new Hands-on Deli! Our Clubhouse (the room that was closed when you...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

I brought my grandchildren in July 2016 and February 2017 and some of the games (registers) are broken, however the price still the same for adult and children which I think should not be. Usually prices for children are lower vs. adults.More

Thank vilma692
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review! While nothing in the museum has been consistently broken for years, there are certain parts of exhibits (especially the cash register!) that break more frequently than others. Working with kids means that sometimes they can be a little...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a great place to take young kids. Both adults and children pay the same price so I would look for a online coupon. This place is showing it age. Some of the same activities have been broken for years. What with that ?More

Thank FamilyTime23
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review! As a non-profit, we are always looking to our guests and members for comments and suggestions, so any and all comments are greatly appreciated. The tough part about working with kids is that sometimes they can be a little rougher...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Hands-on House is a blast for kids and families. We had a membership for years, until my kids got too old. My kids also went to their fabulous summer camps. The activities are entertaining, but also educational. The museum does a great job of switching...More

Thank Nancy929
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your great review!! We've recently added The Clubhouse, an interactive room with activities that change on a monthly basis (this month it's DINOSAURS!!). Hopefully we'll see you at some point in the future, maybe with some grandkids!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

My kids loved this place so much we even went back later in the afternoon after nap time. Clean with a good variety of stuff for them to play with. A few of the activities were broken when we went, which was disappointing. We also...More

Thank kpc0220
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We're so glad you and your kids had fun at our museum! Every day is a new experience here, with new guests and kiddos to play with. We take cleanliness and maintenance very seriously and a staff...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

My little one love the construction area most of all where he was able to load up trucks and dump coal down shutes. Then the hen house was great, and he counted all of the eggs there. The supermarket was also engaging because of the...More

Thank munequa718
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful response!! We are so glad that you and your little one were able to enjoy all aspects of the museum, and we do change some areas seasonally, so please come back to play with us soon!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Aaah this place is PHENOMENAL! I'll start with the bad: adults have to pay to get in too. But the good completely outweighs the bad and that's why I'm still giving it 5 stars. It has so much to do and I could see my...More

1  Thank NohaM83
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review!! We're so glad that you and your little one had fun! Please come back and play with us soon!

Reviewed 22 March 2017

My 6-year-old found plenty of things to occupy herself with here, but I suspect she is at the upper age boundary for suitability to this place. This is not so much a museum as a series of indoor playgrounds, each themed after a common human...More

1  Thank IlyaBurlak
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that you and your daughter had fun playing with all the cool exhibits our museum has to offer. Please come back and play with us soon!

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Children and adults are $9.50 each. Enjoy
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