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Hands On Children's Museum

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Address: 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
Phone Number: 360-956-0818
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.

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Great place for kids!

This hands on museum can keep your kids entertained for hours. I wouldn't recommend a meet up with a new parent friend, you'll be moving around constantly and not much time for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
lashelletrejo
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hands on museum can keep your kids entertained for hours. I wouldn't recommend a meet up with a new parent friend, you'll be moving around constantly and not much time for chit chat! Don't care for the upstairs slide that the kids can go down to the first floor while you scurry to get down the stairs. Make a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Local folks can take advantage of classes and camps that take the kids from where they are and provide learning experiences to foster their growth. HOCM classes and camps personify the old ethic of PIES: nurturing the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of the kids. Drop-in visitors are always accompanied by a family or friend grown-up, so the visit... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such a great place for kids. Best of all, there are fun activities outside as well as inside. And they have an adults only nights so the grownups can have fun.

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Tenino, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our Granddaughter was a presenter with her karate instructor the staff Treated as a star with clear expection. It was fun to see behind the scene of how a demonstration is set up.

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Olympia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a totally awesome place for children. In the summer you can play in the river outside. They have a free night every first Friday of the month so everyone gets the opportunity to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place for families of all ages. It's very safe with great staff. I am not a word person -- this place was fun.

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Olympia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So many things to do. Exhibits and activities are well designed. Usually there's no waiting. Very kid friendly and a great cafeteria.

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Montesano, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent for kids of all ages. Check Groupon for possible deals. There are neat hands-on activities.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is great for young kids a lot of things to do very welcoming and good atmosphere a great experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two stories of hands on discovery for the entire 3rd grade classroom. I definitely enjoyed the various scenarios kids got to enact like the stage for dress up. The staff set up a small interactive class for understanding dinosaur fossil and making if them.

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