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Address: 315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
Phone Number: 423-434-4263
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought,...

Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought, and understanding.

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Fun for small kids.

i was driving the buss for the school system and we would take young kids hear all the time. It was enjoyable and had so educational value to it. Dose need so updating during the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Russell H
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Elizabethton, United States
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Church HIll, United States
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some family in from Sweden. The place was dirty, run down. I was so dissappointed. The water in the dam smelled moldy. The lights downstairs were dim--I'm sure to cover the dirt. Everything appeared broken or worn out. Very, very sad.

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Elizabethton, United States
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121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was driving the buss for the school system and we would take young kids hear all the time. It was enjoyable and had so educational value to it. Dose need so updating during the move to gray they may do this.

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Thank Russell H
Okemos, Michigan
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our four year old son. Some of the stuff was really fun for him, but some stuff was worn or broken. It definitely needs to be updated. Not bad for a rainy day activity.

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Thank MSUBones2010
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our 3 toddlers, it was kinda fun for them but definitely over priced. Everything there was missing things and things were broken ,the kids favorite activity was the thing you throw balls in and it spins around.tbey have that at most malls for free. So we won't be going back when it was over we are like... More 

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Thank pjmax11
Davenport, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took grandson but was disappointed not a whole there i might have gone at the wrong time. but he still enjoyed it especially making craft to bring home.

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Thank Almab38
Charleston, West Virginia
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were traveling home from the Smoky Mountains and decided to break up our trip with a stop at the Hands On Museum. This is a fun little museum. The exhibits are slightly dated but our two year old did not mind. We spent about 45 minutes walking around and playing to give her a break from the car. It's... More 

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Thank Kelly B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old has a blast there. But he's 3. He doesn't see that half the stuff don't work, is broken, and torn. I always loved Hands On growing up. It's made a downward spiral. The train table is never lout together, they took out the awesome playground and put in some kind of puzzle foam pieces and balls????... More 

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Thank Julia B
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Our little place badly needs an update. I hear they are moving to the Gray Fossil site and I think that's a wonderful idea. Better parking, bigger space, clean up to date building. That's a win win for sure. The kids love it because they can run like crazy in there and not get fussed at and there is a... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

To be honest it wasn't worth $9 maybe $5. The staff was very nice and accommodating, but the place is really dated and run down. The kids had fun, but they are six and two and can have fun just about anywhere. I would have liked to see the Tesla exhibit, but found it hard pressed to spend an extra... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Very fun for my 7 year old and her 4 year old cousin. Yes, maybe it's on the older side but it has character and has a lot of fun and interesting things to do. If you have a child with a big imagination this is a pretty fun place. It's not inexpensive and it's not new by any means... More 

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