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Hands On Children's Museum

Address: 8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone Number: 904 642-2688
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Ranked #62 of 73 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Placida, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Hands on childrens Museum yesterday and my two boys were mesmerized by the puppet show. The little boy who cried wolf, what a great puppet show. We stayed for 3 hours and my Boys played wheelchair basketball and really had fun in the ball pit. They have large red dodge balls in the ball pit. They then... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have 3 children who just love this place. We have been members for 10 years. They have done a lot of updates in the last couple of years. I just had to write a review when I saw some of the negative reviews. It is sad to see how one person can have so many people jump on their... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I've just read some of these comments and they don't do it justice! My kids loved it! I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. We spent hours here. We love to go to The Hands On Children's Museum on a rainy day then afterwards go to lunch somewhere in town. This is a "kid zone" kind... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I took a long time before writing this review, because first I was waiting for a resolution, and then I just had better things to do. I used to bring my children here all the time. It was 5 minutes away and something indoors to do. It was kind of run down, but I would always defend it to friends... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a birthday party for my 8-year-old son. I reserved it for 20 children and adults not knowing that I would have to pay for 20 (@$10.50 per person) whether they arrived or not. I had 15 total but still had to pay for 20, which is over $50!!!! I had to pay $10.50 each for 5 phantom people... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Hands On Children's Museum is a reasonably priced, family place to enjoy watching your kiddos have a blast. Some things are a little "well loved" and "well played with" but nothing that made me cringe or feel unsafe about, and my kids had a REALLY good time. Would go again. Wish it was closer, actually! :)

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