Museum Passes

As more museums open, COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Each museum has its own requirements to visit safely. This page will give you the following information:

A list of museums that are open

COVID-19 rules and requirements for a safe visit

For assistance with all things museum pass related, please contact the Library at 717-484-4200. Our museum pass lending program is funded by the Library System of Lancaster County (LSLC).


    • Ephrata Cloister

Visitor Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 12pm to 4pm
Masks are encouraged for visitors and are freely available in the Visitor Center

    • Hands-on House – Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Visitor Hours: Monday 9am to 3pm; Tuesday – Wednesday 9am to 5pm; Thursday – Friday 9am to 8pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm
Advanced registration is strongly encouraged due to reduced capacity
Masks are optional for all visitors throughout the week, but REQUIRED on Thursdays
Visits on weekends are limited to 90 minutes

    • Lancaster Science Factory 

Visitor Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Mask are required; face shields are not allowed
Social distancing protocols are in place
Maximum occupancy is limited

    • Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum 

Visitor Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9am to 4pm; Sunday 12pm to 4pm

    • Make717

Visitor Hours: Monday – Thursday 5pm to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 9pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm

    • National Toy Train Museum 

Visitor Hours: Friday – Monday 10am – 5pm. Hours may vary so plan your visit accordingly by checking the website here

    • President Buchanan’s Wheatland – Home of the 15th US President

Visitor Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 3pm
All admissions are programs have limited capacity, so ticket reservations are recommended

    • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Visitor Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 12pm to 4pm (last entry 3:30pm)
Face masks are encouraged for visitors and are required for staff and volunteers
Wherever possible, social distancing is recommended
Capacity limits are in place throughout the museum