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Hands On Children's Museum
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414 Jefferson St NE Olympia, WA 98501
414 Jefferson Street NortheastUSWashingtonOlympia98501
(360) 956-0818hocm.org
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Center offering participatory exhibits & programs on art & science for kids.- Google
"Fantastic place for the kids especially if the weather is less than favourable."
"Highly recommended for families with young children."
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Kate Clifford
in the last week
Our toddler enjoys the Museum so much! Everything really is hands on and a great opportunity for kids to learn different skills, build with different materials and experience things that can be difficult to duplicate at home. We enjoy the lazy stream outside which anyone can use without a pass to the museum. They have preschool options, parenting classes and parent's night out, and lots more.
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Theadora Martin
3 weeks ago
My children come here all the time. I love it we go to birthday parties here. They learn so much while enjoying their selves. Its great for the while family.
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June Fun
3 weeks ago
Great place to take young kids. It is educational as well as tons of fun. I sometimes take my nephews and they always have a blast especially in the arts and crafts room where we spend most of our time.
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Rich Ellis
2 months ago
This has got to be one of the best designed children museums. You can tell great care was taken in the design of the play exibits. There is a tree that spans multiple floors that kids can climb up and through and take a slide to return back to the first floor. The weird thing is they charge for adults and children!? So if you and your spouse want to be there you are paying 33% more. Strange.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Rich, Thank you for your review! Hands On is a non-profit educational organization designed to encourage children and their families to play and learn together. Like other non-profit museums, admission covers only a portion of the cost to serve each visitor. We do offer several free and reduced admission options including free admission from 5-9pm on the First Friday of each month. And, if you choose to purchase a Deluxe membership at Hands On, you will receive unlimited annual admission for household parents, child(ren) and any two guests each visit. Finally we do provide admission specials through sites like Groupon and Living Social during holiday visitation. We look forward to seeing you again at Hands On!
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Angela Ernst
in the last week
This is a great place to spend a few hours. My children get to use their imaginations in many ways. The outdoor area is awesome with lots for the kids to do. This place offers a multitude of events and is a must see/play for families. The food area is sufficient with a handful of options.
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Robin Kehler
2 months ago
Top-notch children's museum. Lots of different exhibits and (almost) all of them open, ready to use and well stocked with comsumables (unlike some *other* children's museum -- looking at you Seattle). The arts & crafts room was fantastic and it was great to see all the different types of materials for kids to free play and build with. Loved that it was mostly recycled materials too! Staff was friendly and kept the place clean.
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Graham Bradley
4 months ago
There is no place better for a four year old and a two year old. Wet spent four hours here exploring and could easily have stayed longer. Exhibits are amazing engaging and visually compelling. His of the day were the water tables, wind room and the Build It! Room. My daughter couldn't get enmity of building and painting a house. The museum has a variety of activities that is sure to please any child.
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Rachel Deming
3 months ago
So entertaining I've brought kids 0-7 yrs old. The rooms are sectioned out in a way that watching multiple kids is still possible. The place is huge so if you do lose a kid it's pretty overwhelming but the staff are great at helping. The outdoor stream is great too. It's a bummer we aren't supposed to bring drinks in with us because it would be a nice coffee break while letting the kids explore. Almost every time we visit the kids get sick which is understandable since the place is almost always packed!
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414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501
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I think you may have mistaken us for the Hands On Children's Museum in Jacksonville, FL. We are separate and independent of the museum in Jacksonville, Florida.

Our facility and programs welcome all families and our membership packages support foster families, grandparents, single parent households, and two-adult households of any type.

Please learn more about us and our programs at www.hocm.org.
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Hands On Childrens Museum
414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501
I'll never take my grand-kids here. I teach them to fight bigotry in all of its forms.
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Genevieve Canceko Chan's profile photo
Theodore T. Edgar's profile photo
Gwynn Torres's profile photo
KidsQuest Children's Museum's profile photo
The Creativity Institute's profile photo
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose's profile photo
Tenjam's profile photo
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Raccoon Run by Patrick Dougherty, in our Outdoor Discovery Center
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