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Hands On Children's Museum

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Address: 8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone Number: 904 642-2688
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Was just ok. Was pretty clean however I would not let my grandson "try on" any of the dress up outfits. They could use a good washing or better yet just throw them away and buy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
Placida, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A hands on learning facility is a wonderful idea and place for children. To learn and play and interact. My whole family came here with my youngest and had a great time. I made chemical compounds, played in the grocery store and bank and my younger son got to be locked up in the veterinary office.

Thank junderw66
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My nephew's birthday party started at 1 but we weren't allowed to have the room until 2:45. Our sandwiches, sodas, lettuce and cupcakes were all HOT because they won't refrigerate your food. They do bring it back into the room when it's your turn but drop your cupcakes, ruin them, and then don't tell you about it. The party room... More 

1 Thank Bonnie H
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We've been there a few times. There is a ton of fun things for the kids to play with. In a location that's not in the safest of areas in Jacksonville. Building is old and run down. There's so many toys there's no possible way to sanitize them as often as needed. Perhaps that's why every time we visited, it... More 

2 Thank Wen9393
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Neat little place on the Southside of Jax to take younger kids (I'd recommend 3-6 y/o) to explore for an hour or so. Not a bad price either. They have all sorts of activities for kids to explore & learn about the world around them. I took my two boys (just the 3 of us), but I think they would... More 

1 Thank HBower47
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I passed this place while heading somewhere else and decided to give it a try. So glad I did! My son loved it!!!! He had such a great time with all the different "stations". It was just me & him but we had FUN! I would recommend it to all!!

4 Thank JM P
Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband had training so we brought our 4 yr old and grandbabies to jax for two days. I'm so glad I risked it, we spent four hours here and my littles had a blast. No, it's not the Ritz Carlton, it's a kids play area... "museum" seems a bit of a stretch but it was definitely fun. A bit... More 

4 Thank allison w
Pensacola, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited the Children’s Hands On Museum on Sat, January 10. What a mess you have there! For beginners- there was no introduction to the place or anything. We stated that it was our first time in and the cashier just said “ $15 and go in”. So we paid and went in. NOT A SAFE PLACE! I remained positive... More 

28 Thank TinaStarr
Placida, Florida
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Was just ok. Was pretty clean however I would not let my grandson "try on" any of the dress up outfits. They could use a good washing or better yet just throw them away and buy new ones. I did see an employee walking around "cleaning" or so I think that is what she was doing. I was in town... More 

Thank Tbblackbelt
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited this "museum" today with my daughter's school and this has to be the dirtiest and most unsanitary place I have ever been to. Parts of the ceiling are caving in, there is a substantial amount of water damage and there is mold that is black in a lot of spots all over the ceiling. The dress up outfits... More 

7 Thank cardinals14
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

For a young child, this is like preschool, with three times the centers and the ability to explore and use your wildest imagination. As a school director and educator it is a wonderful place for child to learn about the world around them. My only reservation is the cleanliness and keep up. I believe if they continue to get great... More 

3 Thank sandyfun12

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