Last week we took a field trip to the Hands-on House located in Lancaster County. This is a smaller children’s touch and play museum that has so many things to offer. We haven’t been in about 6 months or so and there were many changes!
First off, my 6 and 7 year olds love the face-painting station because they can sit in front of a mirror and decorate themselves. Then we can use the adjacent sink to wash them and they can redo their decorative art! It’s their favorite thing about the museum, by far. Something so simple and yet so different!
My son is newly 2 and PERFECT age for this museum. From the get-go he was enamored with the place. Staring at the built-in fish tank while I got our tickets. Then flipping the doors up to see the hidden animals on the panel wall. Moving the sail boats to the “wind” (it’s sort of like an air hockey table, very cool) was his favorite probably.
After we finished inside the museum we went outside for a bit to their outside portion. Sand to play in, cool hillside jungle gym and slide, and fun paths to walk along. It was a REALLY hot day, so we stayed out there just a short while.
When we were finished, we got stamped, drove about 10 minutes to get lunch, and then returned to make sure everyone got to see everything! It’s like a treasure hunt because they all found something “new” this second round. The supermarket was less busy so my children really got to enjoy working together at the check out counter. It was a sweet way to wrap up our visit.
Pack a snack or lunch and eat at outside picnic tables. (No food sold there.)
No stroller needed inside as it’s not a huge place and little ones will want to get down and play anyway.
Allow 1.5-2 hours.
Parking is FREE! Yay!!!!
Use your Please Touch Museum reciprocal pass for 50% off admission!