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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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This is a toddler's paradise. It didn't feel small as there are many activities inside. My 2-year old had a blast. Much of the decor is definitely dated but looked clean enough... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a toddler's paradise. It didn't feel small as there are many activities inside. My 2-year old had a blast. Much of the decor is definitely dated but looked clean enough. An employee was walking around cleaning the whole time I was there. The only reason it didn't get the final star is the toddler's restroom. It stank so... More 

Thank shamieya
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I took my 2 young grandsons (3 & 6). They absolutely loved it. But as I was watching them, I noticed the inch thick dust on top of the covered slide. I wanted to ask for a dust cloth and just do it. Also, a lot of the toys look worn out. They sell the same things in their little... More 

Thank sheila1234562016
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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146 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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