Hands-on House Childrens Museum Lancaster

Where is it at?

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Hands-on House Childrens Museum
721 Landis Valley Rd
Tel: 717 569 5437


From Route 30 around Lancaster: Take the Oregon Pike exit. Go north on Oregon Pike to the fourth traffic light. Here, make a left onto Landis Valley Road. Hands-on House is on the right, about 1.5 blocks down. We share a parking lot with Landis Valley Museum.

Where are we going today?

What makes Hands-on House Children's Museum so special? Well, that one's easy! It's a place where kids can discover, play, and imagine, all whilst learning through fun and interactive exhibits.

Kids will be able to do and see things they won't find anywhere else. This fun Lancaster County museum is a great educational day out (but they won't realize it because it's too fun!)

Hands-on House Children's Museum has one simple philosophy - learning is simple, and it will last longer if it's more fun! And what's the way to make it more fun? It's all about getting the kids involved with something! Which is why all of the exhibits and programs are filled with fun interactive activities which involve both the children AND the adults!

A true family experience! 

All of the exhibits are a complete treasure trove of these shared educational experiences. Each one is custom-designed to make sure that all of the activities are PERFECT for those playful family members aged 2 to 10.

Each exhibit at Hands-on House Children's Museum has a theme, so kids can use their imagination no matter what the situation! 

It's the perfect place for adults and children to play together. 

During your time at the museum, don't miss out on Mason's Active Adventure Garden, which is a super fun outdoor exhibit which combines nature, active play, and great ways for kids to use their imagination. Fun challenges, kid-sized nooks, and play kits like a sand box and tunnel - yes please!

Enjoy your day out together! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9.50
  • Children$9.50

When can we go?

Memorial to Labor Day 10am to 5pm daily, 8pm Fridays. Rest of year times vary

All year round.

Teachers corner

What a cool place to take students! They offer group visits to the museum as well as Discovery To Go outreach workshops that bring their unique hands-on learning activities to you!.

I'm Hungry!

There are several fast food and sit down restaurants within a couple of miles of the museum if you want to ..

Healthy Eating!

They do have picnic tables at the museum so why not bring your own lunch! .

Any Top Tips?

Check the calendar for fun events that happen across the year! .

Doing our bit

Each exhibit is designed for the kids education, and age. So you know they will be just right for learning and fun! .

Need a little extra help?

If you do have special needs, give them a call to check accessibility and assistance for you .

Can I get one of those?

Get those pennies out because there is a small Gift Corner with items ranging in price from $2 to $15..

What people are saying?

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    I used to go here ALL the time as a kid. Those times were some of my favorite memories. There was so much to do and play with- from the do-it-yourself face painting to the "grocery store", and all of the other fun things. Definitely recommended!!!!!!

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