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Public Hours

Labor Day through Memorial Day
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12noon-5pm

Summer hours begin May 29.

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Special Holiday Hours

Monday, September 3: Closed
Thursday, November 22: Closed
Monday, December 24: Closed
Tuesday, December 25: Closed
Tuesday, January 1: Closed
Sunday, April 21: Closed

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Admission Fees

Daily admission is $9.50 for adults and $9.50 for children.

Check out our family membership for just $115/year.

Special rates are available for school and community group visits, advance reservations required. Please call the museum at (717) 569-KIDS for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a large group there when I visit?

While we try to schedule very large groups in the morning before we open to the public, there is a possibility that a school or other group may be visiting our museum during public hours. April and May are the most popular times for groups to visit. Please feel free to call us at 717-569-5437 to find out when groups are scheduled so you can adjust your plans accordingly.

Do you participate in any reciprocal programs with other museums?

We are members of the ACM Reciprocal Network. Show your current membership card with "R" sticker on it, and a photo ID that matches the name on the card to receive 50% off your admission for up to 6 people.

May I take photos?

Sure! If you post any on social media be sure to use the hashtag: #handsonhouse

Will my photo be taken when I visit Hands-on House?

Periodically, Hands-on House takes photographs and video of museum visitors and activities. We may use these photos or videos in promotional or editorial materials.

With admission to the museum, you grant permission to Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster to use these photographs, pictures, and recordings of yourself and your dependents for any legitimate purpose.

Please notify the front desk if you do not consent to this policy. Feel free to ask any staff members with a camera not to photograph you.

Do I need to pay for my special needs child's nurse/aide?

If the aide is accompanying a child and their family or adult guardian, they will receive free admission if they have identification or a paycheck stub that states they are from an agency supporting the special needs child.

Aides that are accompanying a special needs child without another adult will be considered their guardian during the visit and will be charged admission.