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Hands-on House

721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
+1 717-569-5437
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Great for Toddlers - Check the Crowds Before Visiting

Took our almost 3 year old here and he LOVED it - a great place for toddlers where there is nothing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly M
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Kids had fun!

Very good place for kids. There are lots of activity for kids. It was an excellent learning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
K R
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Mechanicsburg, 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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our almost 3 year old here and he LOVED it - a great place for toddlers where there is nothing off limits! I would recommend calling and asking if any large groups are scheduled to be there on your planned day. When we pulled...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place for kids. There are lots of activity for kids. It was an excellent learning experience for kids.

Thank K R
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We took our 20 month old here and he loved it and so did we!! There was so much to do and explore. There's a play room with cars, tracks, play dough table, and rice table. Then you move onto so much more where kids...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Our 2 year old had the best day. Easily spent 2 hours playing, the club house was nice. Wish it wasn't raining so the garden would have been open. We will definitely be back.

Thank James J
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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad you and your family were able to enjoy the museum, and we hope you come back in nicer weather to play in our garden!

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Granted we knew this would be for a younger crowd, but it kind of felt like even the 4 year old was getting bored. $9 for what felt like romper room. Yes there were great hands on exhibits, but many of them weren't challenging. Then...More

Thank Mandy W
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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you very much 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. Our museum is targeted for ages 2-10, and we have kids of all ages...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

The day we arrived in Lancaster, it was 55 degrees and rainy in August 2017. Upon entering, the staff welcomed us warmly. The kids had a lot of fun. So much to do! They loved the little play supermarket the best, they spent 2 hours...More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you for your great review! We're glad that you and your family had a fun time playing in our museum last year! Since then, have you gotten a chance to check out our new Clubhouse? The theme changes monthly, and there are STEAM focused...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

My husband and I took our two grand-daughters to Hands on House this past weekend. The prices were high....but ok....it is a non-profit organization. I get that. What they had.....good ideas.....kids love it. However.....half of the stuff (especially in the mechanical room) didn't work. Push...More

2  Thank Linda H
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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you very much 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. Working with kids means that sometimes they can be a little rough with the...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This has science experiments, mini grocery stores where you can actually beep out your groceries, a dress up area and a special area to manufacture gadgets, take them apart and recycle. This also is affiliated with other children's museums throughout the Unites States for a...More

Thank Leslie M
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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that you and your granddaughter had a fun time playing in our museum! We love our new Clubhouse with all the great STEAM activities, and our Corner Grocery is a crowd favorite! Please come back and...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

We went on a class trip with our granddaughters pre K class. There were many fun activities for the children. We enjoyed the clean and spacious facility. There were lots of things to interest the boys and girls. There were fun interactive and educational activities....More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2018

Thank you for your great review!! We're so glad you had fun with your granddaughter's class, and we can't wait for you to come back and play again! Next time you're here, you'll have to check out our Clubhouse, and all the fun STEAM activities....More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited my granddaughter in Lancaster Pa and I live in VA. I took them to the hands on house and thoroughly enjoyed myself. There are so many wonderful hands on activities that I could participate in with my 2 granddaughters. The ones they enjoyed...More

Thank Bruce H
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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Thank you Bruce for your fantastic review!! We highly encourage adults and kids to play and learn together, so it's great to hear that grown-ups were able to have just as much fun as the kiddos! We hope to see you and your family again...More

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Becca S
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....just got this. 2-5 years is the best.
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Jean B
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Leslie M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There is an older infant/toddlers' play area along with the rest of the attractions. Some of the attractions are fine for young toddlers too.
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Children and adults are $9.50 each. Enjoy
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