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Address: 315 East Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone Number: 423-434-4263
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Description: Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery...
Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought, and understanding.
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this place is a good mueseum. good for kids and adults. great service. food around. overall

this place is a good mueseum. good for kids and adults. great service. food around. overall a great and fun place to look aroun\d

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
michael r
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is great for keeping kids or multiple ages entertained. We visited with kids that ranged from 5 to 9 years old and they all had fun. Some of the exhibits are a little tired and the lower level is pretty dark, but overall, I think it's a good place for kids to play and explore for a couple hours.... More 

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this place is a good mueseum. good for kids and adults. great service. food around. overall a great and fun place to look aroun\d

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Although there were some un-needed changes to "Hands On!" it is still a great place for young children to learn and have fun as well as for the adults to enjoy and learn! There are many exhibits and many learning stations. We loved the art room as well as the grocery area. "Hands On!" offers a great experience for children... More 

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review! Since you mentioned "un-needed" changes, please let us know what you would like to see us bring back. We want your visitor experience to be the best it can be! You can email me at kristine(at)handsonmuseum.org. ~Kristine More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited Hands-on Museum with our two year old and he had a blast! I used to go as a child and was excited to take my son here. Perfect for younger children which is great because sometimes it's hard finding stuff to do with pre-school aged kids. We will definitely be back, on fact we bought a membership on... More 

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to many more! More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Variety of exhibits. Minimal cost. Plenty for children Not overwhelmingly large Has facility for a large group or part

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review! More 

Rockville, MD
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Fun place for the kids and the young at heart. Not stuffy, just a fun place to spend a few hours. The videos we put on Facebook were hilarious.

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went the the Hands On! Regional Museum in hopes that it would be worth the time and money.....and it definitely was! They were doing a Tesla exhibit that is really cool. All of the exhibits were interesting for the adults and children. I will definitely be going back if we come back to Johnson City!!!

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you do have the opportunity to visit again! More 

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have two children 6 and 7 who absolutely love the Hands On! Museum. There are a lot of things for the kids to do, so expect to spend at least 2 or 3 hours. The Museum also has little workshops a couple of times a day to explore different things - the last time we were there it was... More 

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoy your visits and your annual pass! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We took our two grandchildren, ages 3 and 8, to this museum last year and they had a great time. As expected, the exhibits were "hands on" and there are a variety of exhibits to try. The 3-year-old got in free, we were "seniors", so we got a discounted ticket and we had picked up a brochure on the museum... More 

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Glad you had a great visit, thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review! More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I really enjoyed the information about the upcoming changes and the great display of the new attraction.

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