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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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A wonderful if somewhat wacky place to bring your young children. Maybe the best children's museum in the state.Bring your imagination!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful if somewhat wacky place to bring your young children. Maybe the best children's museum in the state.Bring your imagination!

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have two kids under the age of two and finding a place to allow my oldest to play without being disruptive is difficult at times. Many times an outing means loading them in the stroller and walking around. We visited the Hands On Children's Museum in Olympia this summer and were pleasantly surprised at how many things she could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson's favorite place. A must for families and out of town kids visiting. New to town adult check out Adult Swim!

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Thank Denise S
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Something for every kid; a tug boat to pilot, a huge slide, balls to drop in ester jets, a stage and costumes, a stream for wading, a play store. Hard to get them out of the museum. Only drawback is lots of hard surfaces and excited kids make for a lot of noise. It's a bit quieter after lunch when... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do for children. My little boy is four years old and has not stopped talking about this place since we left. Educational but so much fun for the kids. Enough to do that you could spend most of the day here. We will definitely be going back.

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Crofton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my grandkids to the museum and we had a great time. There were many different areas in the museum. Some of the areas were Garden area, building area, a grocery type area, a cafe with a serving counter, a large basin with water rushing through it, A boat to climb on, some areas for doing crafts, I could... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best children's museums. There is something for every age group. The employees are kind and caring without inserting themselves into the children's play. The environment is friendly and safe. The grandparents' pass is worth the investment!!

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Lacey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this museum! My infant was alert and attentive to everything going on and we even let her touch a few things do get use to texture. It is a great museum for young kids and I like the fact that it is hands on so that children can learn more. It's great that there is an indoor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been taking my 18 month old here since he was 6 months old. It's been beautiful watching his skills develop and watching him gain the ability to play with more things as time goes on. He loves the HOCM.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With the Grandparent's pass, such a savings, and the experience my granddaughters and I share, priceless.

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