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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 ok

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
Tbblackbelt
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Placida, Florida
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Jacksonville
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 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 

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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