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Hands On!-A Child's Gallery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hands On! is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY! Located in Downtown Hendersonville, Hands On! is a children's museum that provides educational exhibits and science programs to children ages 1-10, along with their caregivers. More information can be found at their website on special programs and classes, memberships and birthday parties.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an amazing venture for a small town. It's a great place to let imaginative play take hold in a non-commercial, non-electronic atmosphere. The smallest kids love the rice table or the bubble machine. Older kids can play grocery store, build and race cars down the slope, or put on a costume play. Everybody likes the music room. While it can't compare with the excellent children's museum in Greenville, it has the virtue of being close, inexpensive, and well run. It's a perfect adventure for a rainy day.

1  Thank 94OmaB
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We take our grandchildren there often. It is a great experience for the entire family. Sometimes it can be a little over stimulating but all in all it is a very worthwhile experience. Try hot dog world for lunch.

Thank Ron B
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We took a recent trip to Hendersonville to visit this children's museum. Compared with others we have been to, this one is very small. However, they have crammed it full of fun and educational activities for the children. Every nook and cranny has something different for them to interact with. The admission is very reasonable also. It was worth the hour drive for us to spend a day doing something different. We went on a Saturday morning and it wasn't busy at all. There were several other families there, but even with it being a smaller building, it didn't feel crowded. Our boys (ages 4 and 6) had a great time and have been requesting to go back. Our only complaint is that directly outside of the place is some sort of coffee bar or something where tons of people sit outside and smoke. The smoke smell got stronger as we were there longer (even inside the gallery) and you have to walk directly by this to go in or out. Not exactly a family-friendly feeling, unless you love second-hand smoke.

3  Thank julesm1117
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Love, love, love taking grandchildren there. So much for the little ones to do and see and all "hands-on", of course. It is a bit pricey if Grandma/pa and children go as $15 per person. Perhaps a sr. discount??

Thank touristy93
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

we have been to many play spots for kids like this. some centers in the gallery were well done others had broken things, useless area that kids wanted to use but couldnt. other areas were dumb and no kids really used that area. a waterfall slide that is HUGE for the small space takes up too much space. it could be much better set up with much better use of space. they need to add, take away and add better things. our grandkids favorite was the simple rice table, kilwins ice cream area and the grocery store. along with most other kids as the other areas lacked

1  Thank brnsofia
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