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Field Trips

A hands-on field trip experience in Lancaster PA

Hands-on House is a fun and educational place to bring your class or group!

Planning your trip:

Groups 15-100 people: $7.50 per person weekdays and $9.00 per person weekends (children and adults)

Reservations are required and must be scheduled at least one week advance


Group visits are limited to 90 minutes indoors.

We recommend a ratio of 1:4 adults to children. If children are in kindergarten or below, this ratio is required.


Field trip rules:

  • Group visits may come a maximum of 15 minutes before their scheduled time.
  • We require one singular payment from the group's adult. It can be a card, cash, or check. Please make sure it is the correct amount, as Hands-on House cannot refund partial payments.
  • We cannot guarantee space inside for lunches. Outside eating spaces are first-come first-serve. Outdoor space is limited during summer hours due to summer camp.
  • Children are allowed to make gift shop purchases during their visit. Please make sure children have enough funds to complete purchases including tax. Hands-on House cannot remove taxes from purchases if a child does not have enough funds.
  • If you chose to have group bathroom visits, please ask a staff member for assistance, as bathroom space is limited and shared with all visitors.
  • Hands-on House is not responsible for the supervision of children. Chaperones and adults are required to remain in the same space as their children.



Looking to book a private event for your group where you can have the museum all by yourself? 


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

  • RKL
  • Georgelis Family
  • Clark Associates
  • DH Funk and Sons
  • Alliance Towing
    Alliance Towing
  • Harrington