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Hands On Children's Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Children's Museum

A fascinating place to take younger children for hands on exploration of very interesting displays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lacey, Washington
Loads to do

Our second visit here with our daughter and she loved it just as much the second time around. So... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages”(43 reviews)
“water table”(12 reviews)
“outdoor area”(11 reviews)
Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
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414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
+1 360-956-0818
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating place to take younger children for hands on exploration of very interesting displays. Always popular and displays are changed frequently so it never grows old.

Thank husky1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit here with our daughter and she loved it just as much the second time around. So much interactive fun and learning to keep little ones entertained

Thank fantazeyEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for the kiddos to run wild, especially if it is a wet day. Lots of educational and physical activities to build all the important muscle groups. I liked watching my kiddos playing in the water tanks.

Thank Dr_Veritas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beehive of activity for kids. So much for them to enjoy. You will have fun watching kids have fun.More

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Communications M, Owner at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking your time to rate us. We work diligently to make sure each of your visits is a 5-star experience. We’d love to hear from you with any feedback that could improve your experience, please email us...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Our toddlers loved it. They have a fire truck, ambulance, police car, train toy set, and a crain to play with.

Thank knightdetroja
Reviewed October 2, 2018

So much to do in this place for little ones! We stayed for about 4 hours and we could've easily stayed more! I can't pinpoint our favorite section, but the outside was super fun as well as the water feature inside where kids learn to...More

Thank sherllyl2017
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We went to the children's museum almost everyday in July (please buy the family premium pass, it really will save you money). Our little family enjoyed every single visit! The staff were always lovely, it was very clean, and the little cafe had a good...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Wow! This is a wonderful exhibit of themed educational toys for kids to play with for hours. Carefully created and complex experiences in various areas spread the kids out pretty well. If you can, you will need to visit this spot several times to see...More

Thank Marijo H
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a totally wonderful place to spend the day with children. There are so many things to do, all very well presented and maintained. Our two grandsons (4 & 5) enjoyed every minute there! It is the best children's museum I have ever visited.

Thank Fred S
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for years, even when the museum was back at the old location. 3 of my kids have gone through the preschool program here and we love everything about the museum. If you are in the PNW and...More

Thank lorielm
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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