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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 24 Attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
Attraction details
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.

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Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Brand new facility near the Olympia waterfront has creative and informative displays and activities for kids of all ages. Great venue for receptions, as well.

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Kirkland, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were just killing some time before heading over to Great Wolf Lodge nearby, but this place was actually super good for young kids like my son, who was three years old. There are many things that kids can hands-on play with, and they do learn a lot from it. This place may be kind of boring for adults and... More 

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Hands On Children's Museum is one of the best children's museums I've visited. Many rooms to explore, fun and educational at the same time. Perfect for my kids while they are still small (1 and 4). We especially like the "Farm to Table" room where the kids can "pick" vegetables, buy food at the market and then "cook" dinner... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The variety of "hands on" choices for children to explore... visual, tactile, auditory, physically invigorating, and creative will boggle the mind. This community came together to produce one of the finest Children Museums you will find anywhere. In fact, it's becoming well know as a destination for families coming to Olympia from out of town. The artistic adventure spaces both... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My sister bought a groupon for the museum...2 adults and 2 kids $25. Great value since price is normally 11$ a person. This museum is awesome! Very realistic scenarios such as police car with lights ...fire trucks...medic cars...grocery store..cafe...and much much more for kids to play and re enact scenarios while also putting on costumes of the various service people... More 

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Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Kids with boundless energy corralled by parents with less. Plenty for kids of all ages to do. Truly Hands On!

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Olympia, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have had the pleasure of visiting this facility with my young grandsons on a couple occasions - age 6 and age 2. The facility, both indoors and outdoors, is not only beautiful, but highly engaging. There is a separate area for the littlest ones of your group and age appropriate activities for all ages. I can't think of a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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