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Hands On Children's Museum

8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
904 642-2688
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Ranked #75 of 97 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Children's Museums
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very interesting exhibits and an armadillo for the children to pet. And no, it is not a cross "between a mouse and a turtle"

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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4 attraction reviews
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

When we walked in the place was full and children were running everywhere! These was seriously no control going on. The place is a gigantic warehouse that has little partitions dividing it into sections. It's not like a museum where you move from room to room from start to finish. You basically just let your kids run and hope to... More

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