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Hands-on House

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I thought it was okay

This place was fun for the price. I had read reviews before visiting and went in annoyed that... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
sophelia
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washington, dc
Nice little gem

Nice place, they change some activities for kids monthly - lots of creative thinking inspired by... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
gypsy_0512
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New York, NY
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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.
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721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

wonderful arrangement of hands on exhibits! From bees to a post office and a super fun assembly line, a "working" barn and what was the most intriguing a grocery store. Kids shop, scan out - and then put their things all back where they belong...More

Thank Gudrun B
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks for your great review! We love when parents and grandparents are able to come back to relive their childhood, and are able to see how far Hands-on House has grown in 30 years! We're so glad that you and your little ones were able...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This place was fun for the price. I had read reviews before visiting and went in annoyed that adults would have to pay. Once I arrived, I realized why adults paid. $9 isn't that much for a children's museum of this size considering you can...More

Thank sophelia
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks for your review! We appreciate your honesty, and we're so glad you understand and were able to explain our reasoning for charging admission for adults! At Hands-on House, we encourage adults and kids to learn and play together, which is why we charge for...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

As the names suggests this is a hands on museum for kids where they can touch most of what they see which brings smiles to the faces

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you and your little ones again soon!

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Wonderful place to take the kids. So many things to do. They have do it Yourself face painting. Each room has special things to do. There was a dress up room for boys and girls. A supermarket where the children can place items in theirs...More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your positive and thorough review! We're so glad you and your grandchildren were able to enjoy all of our exhibits! While you and your family were here, were you able to check out the Clubhouse? It's our newest exhibit and is a...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place, they change some activities for kids monthly - lots of creative thinking inspired by activities and play areas. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would say the age range tops out at about 7, their info says 10. The younger kids will stay...More

2  Thank gypsy_0512
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that you were able to enjoy all of our exhibits, including our newest exhibit, the Clubhouse! Please come back and play with us again soon!

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Went on a weekday afternoon with my husband, mom, and four boys, ages 4-8. We've been to Children's Museums in multiple big cities, but this one, though smaller, did not disappoint. There were activities for the kids that I'd not seen anywhere before (one was...More

Thank Tiffany D
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks Tiffany for your great review! While our museum is on the smaller side, our exhibits are jam-packed with things for kids and adults to play and touch! The Face Painting Porch is a crowd favorite, and we've seen many grown-ups come through with their...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018 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
Reviewed 17 May 2018 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
Reviewed 9 April 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

Thank Nadia D
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks for great review Nadia! We're so glad that your family was able to enjoy all of our exhibits, including our newest exhibit, the Clubhouse! Please come back and play with us again soon!

Reviewed 31 March 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 janiski08
HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 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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StephanieB445
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Under 2 is free.....good place for kids 4 and under
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11 April 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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12 February 2018|
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Response from lesliemQ3784HT | 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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