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Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501
360-956-0818
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Ranked #1 of 27 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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McMinnville, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wife and I took our kids and Grandchildren there. They did not want to leave. We adult kids, had just as much fun as the small kids. There are sit down activities, interactive activities, and activities you just watch. Great fun for all. Good idea to feed the kido's before, and yourselves. I think you can bring your water in.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We don't live near this area so it was a real commitment to decide to go down for the day with this as the main attraction for the children. It was amazing! Well conceived and very clean. A real dream for children up to about age 7/8. Our 5 year old was in heaven!! There are several other locations in... More

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Olympia, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you have younger children you really cannot miss the HOCM. Kids even a little older may appreciate it too, but not with the same wide eyed wonder and enthusiasm younger kids do. You literally have toddlers through to young teens covered here. Allow at least 3 to 4 hours to see the museum, all day to do it properly.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were visiting from out of town and decided to check out this place and I am so glad we did. I have two kids- 5 and 8 and they had a ball. They loved going in and out of the differnt rooms and getting to play with all the hands on exhibits. I think about 8 is the max... More

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Lacey, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Ou 5 year old twin grandchildren love to visit this wonderful children's museum, especially the special learning activity events. Usually spend 2 or 3 hours of high energy at each visit.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I had a great time running around with all the title ones of all ages. My sisters and their children all went there and I tagged along. There was something for everyone.

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Kennewick, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We are grandparents of a 2 year old and a 3 year old. We went on a very cold and rainy Sunday and arrived right at 11:00 am - opening time and it didn't really get too busy until after 12:00. We were pretty impressed with all of the great play areas we were able to get to in the... More

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