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Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501
360-956-0818
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Description: Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There is so much here for the children to do and enjoy! Even for babies!! I was worried taking my son for the first time when he was 6 months old. We got there and the sensory alone was great! They also have a baby room with a padded clamshell and so much! There is a tree house for the... More

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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We take our three grandchildren here every time they're in town. Even tough the oldest is 5, they all have a great time at each visit, and it is a fun and educational experience for us as well. A great and entertaining way to spend 2-3 hours, and the kids will love it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I have taken my son here since it opened. My son even attended their preschool all of last year. This year my child's mother and myself didn't come to an agreement to have our son attend here again this year because it is too expensive! $400 per month! Well my child's mother enrolled him anyway. I attempted to speak with... More

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Shelton, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is forever changing in a good way..have not been there for a while . Am looking forward to seeing the new Hands on Museum with my 3 year old Granddaughter. Always amazing

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Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

lots of things to touch, climb and explore. Very well done. Close to the boardwalk, so a walk can be included.

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Puyallup, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I took our grandchildren aged 7 and 4 to the museum on a less than sunny summer day. It was great! So much for the kids to see, touch, and do. Our 4 year old granddaughter just had to see and experience Everything. I mean everything! No room left unexplored. There is even an outdoor play area... More

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Lacey, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great local attraction. Kids love it rain or shine. Exhibits rotate frequently. well priced! Have Friday parent nights so you can go out yo a nigpce fancy dinner with no kids

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our grandchildren ages 7 and 10 for a visit to the new HOCM downtown Olympia. What a great way to spend an afternoon! There is something for every age and interest. The museum has indoor and outdoor activities with water features, slides, and dress up opportunities. There are several crafting areas and hands on science exhibits, as well.... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Three floors of all kinds of activities and a outdoor area to play. A kitchen with pretend foodand cooking equipment. Fire trucks and ships toclimb on. A tree house with slide, ahuge craft room. A pretend dress up forest area, nursey with dolls and doctor equipment and much more. Fanisticplace. Must see for children

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Auburn, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Good things: two stories kids fun awesomeness! Tons of fun things to see and do. Bad things: I think this was the most expensive Children's Museum I've been too! Ouch!

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