Science of Star Wars returns to Lancaster Science Factory



The Lancaster Science Factory is presenting four out-of-this-world events as they host “The Science of Star Wars” on November 11, 12 and 17.

These stellar events will feature your favorite Star Wars costumed characters and the chance to engage in the Science of Star Wars at the Lancaster Science Factory’s Science Café!

Saturday, November 11, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • See members from the Capital City Jedi Knights perform a lightsaber battle. This year they will be joined by Ghost Base, which is the Pennsylvania and Delaware chapter of the Rebel Legion, the premier Rebel (“good guy”) costuming organization as recognized by LucasFilm Ltd.

Sunday, November 12, 12 – 2 m.

  • Join members from Garrison Carida, local unit of the 501st Legion with over 50 special costume characters representing the “Dark ”

FREE Admission Evening — Friday, November 17, 4 – 6 p.m.

  • The Lancaster Science Factory and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are throwing a Kids STEM Faire, where LSF will offer FREE ADMISSION during this event from 4-6 p.m. Donations via credit card will be accepted at the ExtraGive stations while kids, K-8th grade can enjoy Baxter, a lovable robot that will meet and greet you. Kids STEM Faire events include casting your own metal figurine, photo ops with Star Wars characters, Free T-shirts screen-printed on-site, make your own wooden snowman, get a zipper pull produced on a 3-D printer, make techy jewelry from electronics components, explore how pollution gets into a stream or lake, try on virtual reality glasses, and see some of the Science Factory’s favorite science experiments like making a cloud or fly a drone.

Adult-Only Evening  — Friday, November 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Join The Lancaster Science Factory and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for an adult-only event at the Science Factory. RSVP is required. Here, you can watch as a T-shirt is silk screened for you, make your own terrarium in a jar, watch a 3-D printer in action and take home a zipper pull, and take a selfie with a fully-costumed Star Wars character. Plus, explore all the interactive stations at the Lancaster Science Factory, try on some virtual reality glasses, talk to Thaddeus Stevens College students about their experiences, donate to Thaddeus Stevens College Foundation and the Lancaster Science Factory. Adult partygoers may enter the speakeasy from 6 to 8 p.m. and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. ID required; You must be age 21 or older to access the speakeasy.  Baxter the Robot will pour you a glass of wine. Beer and soda are also available. Donations via credit card will be accepted at ExtraGive Day donation kiosks.

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On November 17, for 24-hours only, visit, make a donation to the Lancaster Science Factory (min. $25) and every dollar donated will be stretched by at least $500,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Presenting Sponsors Rodgers & Associates and the S. Dale High Family Foundation, plus other community partners. Money raised will benefit the Lancaster Science Factory, a non-profit science and technology center located at 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster. For general information and admission prices, call 717.509.6363 or visit




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