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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 28 Attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Description: Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
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Shelton, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Lacey, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great local attraction. Kids love it rain or shine. Exhibits rotate frequently. well priced! Have Friday parent nights so you can go out yo a nigpce fancy dinner with no kids

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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