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Hands On Children's Museum

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Address: 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
Phone Number:
+1 360-956-0818
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.

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HOM is the Best!!!!

This is an incredible place for all. The hom does soo much for the community and their staff members are very friendly

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to go to the old Hands on Children's museum, and this new version of it is much nicer and larger. It has a lot to do for younger children, not so much for teenagers, though. The reason why I deducted one star is because of how hectic it is, and also the layout is set up in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredible place for all. The hom does soo much for the community and their staff members are very friendly

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surfah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel to WA regularly and always make time for a stop here. Interactive exhibits, clean, nice facility and health options for snacks/food in their little shop. The museum is constantly adding new exhibits and it is always well maintained. Would highly recommend if you are in the Olympia area.

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bloomington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

was visiting town looking for an apartment and had some time to kill and keep the kids busy too. have a 13 and a 9 year old. the younger one loved it but no as much for the 13 yr old. lot of interesting and fun things about math science nature.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Visited with (3) grandchildren ages 4-9, and all were thrilled by experience. Particular favorites were the grocery store and restaurant exhibits, the 'scream' box, the water ball exhibit, and the 'nursery' where dressing up as doctors and nurses was a particular hit.

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

The Hands On Children's Museum in downtown Olympia is a great way to spend an evening out with the kids! The variety of stations give children plenty of opportunity to learn, explore and play.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

My kids love this place, there is so much to do and discover. Great for kids to learn and play in a smart way. Only thing I do not like is the place charges parents' admission too which I do not agree upon since it is a place for kids and not for adults.

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HandsOnOlympia, Owner at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this review

Dear Alessandra, Thank you for your review! Hands On is a nonprofit educational organization designed to encourage children and their families to play and learn together. Like other nonprofit museums, admission covers only a portion of the cost to serve each visitor. We do offer several free and reduced admission options including free admission from 5-9 p.m. on the First... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

The best place to take your kids! There are so many activities for all ages! My two year old loves it here! It's so nice to be able to just follow her and watch how her little mind works through the whole meusum. Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We went on Remembrance Day so it was extremely busy. Even that busy, the children got turns on everything they wanted. Highlights are the water play downstairs and the air blower (that shoots fluff balls and scarves into the air) upstairs. There was also a constitution area that was a big hit. If I lived in Olympia I would buy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to take young children. Indoor and outdoor play for all weather conditions. Also a nice gift shop and cafe with healthy food choices. You can also bring your own food.

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