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Hands On Children's Museum

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Address: 8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4615
Phone Number: 904 642-2688
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Is what it is

So for the people that say it's filthy...it's a "hands on children's museum"... what do you expect??? So it's an old building and needs some TLC, but any kid I know under 10 LOVES... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So for the people that say it's filthy...it's a "hands on children's museum"... what do you expect??? So it's an old building and needs some TLC, but any kid I know under 10 LOVES IT! They are working on renovation in dribs and drabs. It is a great place to enjoy a HOT summer day. The concept is great and... More 

1 Thank KimNE
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All my grandchildren loved it ,whether on a school trip or family trip. They liked the hands on aspect.

Thank Mary P
Locust Grove, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We took my 3 year old here on July 6th 2016 She had a blast but as a parent I was less than impressed. The place needs to be cleaned and updated. They also need more staff to help make sure the rules are being followed. I understand that parents should be responsible for their children but there needs to... More 

1 Thank Darren N
Neptune Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My grandkids enjoy it! I think the hands on concept is great, but I do think it needs sprucing up and all the dress-up clothes need to be replaced! A lot of camps go in the summer, sometimes too crowded! Like I said my grandkids enjoy it! Sometimes they have face painting free, and she does a great job! Staff... More 

Thank ShoppingNoodle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

If you have children, this place is perfect. My children had a blast, and the price was great. Lots of educational entertainment for very young to older children. Lots of variety!

Thank Jeffrey A
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Although this place will not break the bank it's pretty dumpy. Don't get me wrong certainly an imagination station but the cleanliness is horrible. They could really use some hand sanitizing stations to help keep germs at bay. Kids enjoyed about 15 minutes and were ready to go. To many like one play area and not enough another. Nothing special... More 

Thank Melissa M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Its great for kids of all ages. Me and my wife liked it also. Very neat and good for the family. I would definitely go back if I ever come back to Florida

Thank chad g
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We took our two grandsons ages 2 and 4 to this museum which is about a 45 minute drive from their home. It opens at 9:30 and we arrived around 10:00 on a Friday morning. There was only one other chid there when we arrived and all of the play areas were early arranged. It appeared clean to me and... More 

Thank Jacana
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

My daughter who is 11 found this place via Garmin. It is easy to find outside the "city hub". We went on a Saturday morning. It was not crowded, fair priced, yes, adults you have to pay also, but you get to play too. Get in there have fun, play and reconnect with your imagination!!! There are so many zones... More 

Thank Sandi M
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Bring the kids, let them learn and burn some energy at the same time! The building may be small but it packs a lot of imaginative play areas into the space.

Thank mrsn0elm

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