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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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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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Kids Heaven

Kids can spend hours here and never be bored. Activities for the mind and body and its roomy enough that you aren't falling over others

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Kids can spend hours here and never be bored. Activities for the mind and body and its roomy enough that you aren't falling over others

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited with a 10 and 12 year old. Vast majority of exhibits are suited for a much younger aged child. However, my grandchildren enjoyed the multitude of activities. The craft room was impressively stocked with paper, crayons, construction paper, markers and clay. Plenty of tables and chairs to work on. There is a small cafe area in the first level... More 

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Tumwater, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Totally awesome unique place for children to visit once or often. If you have kids or grandkids, you should make time to visit the museum. Make a day of it and visit the Olympia's Farmer's Market for breakfast or lunch in the summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great location for the little ones. Lots of activities and fun things to do. Kids can stay busy here for a few hours. Theres water toys inside and and creek upfront.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have been here several times and there is always so much to see and do -- kids love the art area, dress-up/performance area and of course all the "science" disguised as fun! Plus they have a great outdoor area perfect for the 3-6 yr old crowd. Highly recommended -- place is clean, fun, comfortable and also a wonderful location for... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have elementary or preschool age children you have to stop here. It has so many fun places to enjoy. There was also lots of staff to help if you have questions and cleaned up throughout the day. The kids loved the air maze, the emergency vehicles, the slide, the bikes outside, the boat, and the water play. The... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely wonderful place to take children of all ages. It is full of awesomeness and is very fun. But one thing you should know is it is a very busy place and easy to lose track of your children if you are not completely alert at all times. So one child per adult is good advice. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Be careful you might get so enthralled in some of the interactive exhibits that you might crowd out your own children. I love museums and this one is the best one I have been to on the west coast. Love taking my grandchildren who at 3 to 9 they are all completely entertained. you can spend most of the day... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Having spent a lot of time at the children's discovery museum in California, I had a pretty high bar. But I think I actually enjoyed this museum more. The quality of the exhibits & supplies were wonderful. Each area had something fir the diverse ages of our kids in our group (2-11). We could have played for hours more if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This has to be one of the funnest places for a kid to play. Inside activities, outside river to play in. You can't beat the value.

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Additional Information about Hands On Children's Museum

Address: 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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