The Force Returns


The Lancaster Science Factory is being invaded! Don’t miss our fifth-annual, weekend-long takeover celebrating the science and characters of the beloved Star Wars films. Each day will offer unique experiences as well as Star Wars themed, hands-on science at the Science Café.

Visitors are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character!

All events take place among our 75+ hands-on STEM exhibits and are included with your paid admission each day or membership!

Visitors are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!


Saturday, November 16th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Capital City Jedi Knights will perform choreographed light saber duels. Will the light or the dark side win?  Mav Oya’la Clan, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club joins the fun this year, which will be sure to build excitement for the upcoming movie, ‘The Mandalorian!’ Also joining us this day will be Ghost Base, the local chapter of Rebel Legion, the premier rebel costuming organization in the country!  Costumed characters, movie props, and photo opportunities will abound!


Sunday, November 17th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Explore the exhibits alongside dozens of costumed characters from Garrison Carida, part the 501st Legion, “The World’s Definitive Imperial Star Wars Costuming Organization” specializing in Dark Side characters.


Enjoy special hands-on activities in our Science Café. We’ll highlight the science and engineering behind the movies. Included with admission.

Are these the droids you’re looking for? Sign up for a Maker Space workshop and find out:  We’re making Scribblebots all weekend long! ($4.95  per participant).