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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 29 Attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction 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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