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Our Mission

Creating landmark learning experiences for children and their families through play.

Our Vision

The finest in children's discovery

Our Values

Innovation
Community Partnerships
Excellence
Safety
Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping kids learn and making sure they have lots of fun in the process. The museum is designed for children ages 2-10 years. At Hands-on House, adults and children play and learn together. Our philosophy of childhood learning is simple: it lasts longer if it's more fun, and it's more fun if it includes doing. Our exhibits, classes and programs are short on lectures, and long on interactive, participatory activities.
Click here for a printable version of our brochure in PDF format (you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed).

Hands-on House is supported, in part, by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum commission.