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Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
+1 360-956-0818
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Love this place! I bring my daughter and her friends at least once a month! They always have so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mayra G
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So much fun!

We recently visited the Hands on Children's Museum while driving through Olympia. I had purchased... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water table” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
+1 360-956-0818
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place! I bring my daughter and her friends at least once a month! They always have so much fun and so do I lol. The staff is great! Very friendly. Definitely recommend for families.

Thank Mayra G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently visited the Hands on Children's Museum while driving through Olympia. I had purchased discounted coupons through Living Social, making this quite an affordable outing. However, I will say, that having been here, I would gladly pay the full price as you really do...More

Thank hhejjas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, but with the current catch and release status at the McNeil Island Corrections Center, its important that attendees understand the museum rules.

Thank Glomared
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Children's Museum in Olympia is a must for children! Every attention to detail has been done to insure the children will enjoy a wonderful time. There is something to do hands on for every child. Both inside and outside activities are available. It is...More

Thank Lindatravels2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. We had a wonderful time playing with all the exhibits with our grandchildren. It is a happy place that not only is fun, but teaches as they play. We highly recommended it to everyone.

Thank joyfulaverys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Old Children's Museum, since moving into the new location, hands down it has been one our son's favorite places to go on the weekends! In the summertime he loves the water to wade in outside, we can't get him out...More

Thank jrjojola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow this place has a lot going for it. It is 2 story, has a large craft room with tons of cut outs, markers, glue, stamps, etc for the kids to go nuts. 2 story slide and a rope and flooring climbing area that is...More

Thank johngraver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the museum. My friends little boy got to play dress up and run around in he medical/ emergency rescue area, which was by far his favorite. This place is packed with many options for all age levels. Even fun...More

Thank CammyBaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun for the family, kids of all ages, or school field trip! Wonderful new building! Many hands on learning activities!

Thank LHB59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited many children's museums over the years with my kids and now the grandkids and this is one of the best I've seen. Hands On isn't just a title. All exhibits are innovative and interactive. Each area is so engaging that it's hard to...More

Thank Ferrisnc
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December 28, 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
Greetings! We always suggest that people plan on being here a few hours. We have 8 galleries, over 150 exhibits, and a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center with a newly opened Lighthouse Lookout over Puget Sound. Here is... More
July 3, 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
So glad to see many people weighing in on this question! The Museum is geared mainly toward infant to 10 years, but as others have stated, our Arts & Parts Studio is loved by kids of all ages! We also host quarterly Adult... More