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Hands On Children's Museum

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Address: 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone Number: 360-956-0818
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.

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Amazing place, for kids and adults

Love this museum. We spent two hours there with family and friends. The two little girls were enthralled. We could have spent all day. There are activity rooms with volunteer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Sunni J
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Newport, Washington
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Newport, Washington
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Love this museum. We spent two hours there with family and friends. The two little girls were enthralled. We could have spent all day. There are activity rooms with volunteer helpers. Wonderful hands-on displays. I highly recommend this.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had family visiting recently from out of town. There were three children ages 5, 6 and 8. We took them to the Hands On Children's Museum - what an amazing place. They had such a great time. The Museum is very well thought out and easy for children to go through. We ran out of time so we didnt... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are anywhere near Olympia and have young kids, make the trip and make their day. Clean, inviting, and innovative, this children's museum sets itself apart from the others by having adequate, enthusiastic staff and a thoughtful design. The outdoor tricycle racetrack and the emergency vehicle room really impressed all of us because of how well it was made... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wow, what an incredible place to take your kids! My 3 year old had the time of his life! The baby had fun too! The exhibits are super cool, innovative and extremely well maintained. We were very impressed. On a side note, I asked the staff where I could breastfeed in private and they made a classroom available for me... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow this place is clean everything works and FUN. My 21 month year old had a complete blast inside and out. Ok Daddy did too. Lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tons of things for the kids to do, art room, and a reclaimed water stream to play in. Location is close to all cool things downtown Olympia.

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 593 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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.... More 

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Nuremberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I would consider myself a new mom (one child,2.5 years old). We are members of a local children's museum in our current town. This one is hands-down better. Two full floors of things to do, and that does not even include the outside activities. I took a toddler and an 8--year-old, an both were fully engaged for two hour and... More 

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been taking the grandchildren to the Hands on Children's Museum for about 6 years now. The oldest, a 9 year old boy, enjoys it just as much as he did when he was 3. The other 3 grandchildren are girls, ages 4 to 6. They also have enjoyed it since they were toddlers. The summer camp program is educational... More 

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Seattle WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a gem this museum is! Multiple rooms full of fun activities. One with building and construction supplies, power tools and outfits to dress up in. A emergency services room with firefighter outfits, a police car, Medic van, even a helicopter all with lights and sirens. There is a nursery with babies and changing stations and nursery supplies. Arts and... More 

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Additional Information about Hands On Children's Museum

Address: 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone Number: 360-956-0818
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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