Youth Access Program

It is with great pleasure we announce a continuation of a program which allows all at-risk students ages 8-18 in Lancaster County free admission to the Lancaster Science Factory.

The Science Factory has received a grant from a generous donor which will pay the admission of approved groups visiting the Science Factory through Summer 2021. The following briefly outlines the program and explains how your students may participate.

WHO QUALIFIES: Schools and agencies serving students ages 8-18 who have a physical or developmental disability OR demonstrate financial need.

WHERE: The grant covers class and group visits to the Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA

COST: Admission for students, visiting as a class or group, will be paid by the Science Factory. Teachers and staff support are free, as a part of the normal admission policy of the Science Factory. Groups are also permitted one free chaperone for every 6 students. Individual students, not visiting with a class, will be charged the standard admission fee of $10.95.

TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES: One chaperone/teacher is required for every four students in grade 3 or below or for every six students in grade 4 or above.

ENROLLMENT: Any class in Lancaster County is eligible to apply. Please contact Emily Landis at or 717-509-6363 x103 for more details about applying to visit under the Youth Access Program.  You must make a reservation in order to take advantage of the free admission.

CLASS VISIT ACTIVITY GUIDES: Class visit activity guides can be found on our website. You can also view how our exhibits meet the PA Academic Standards.