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“A Must Visit for Kids”

Hands On! Regional Museum
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Owner description: Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought, and understanding.
Reviewed December 20, 2013

At "Hands On," the educational value almost matches the fun quotient. We spent two hours there, but our six-year-old granddaughter could have stayed till closing. She sat through a short weather demonstration, dressed up as a ballerina and danced, climbed into the cockpit of an airplane, made arts and crafts, served as a bank teller, worked as a grocery store cashier, and slid down a huge “coal mine” slide, to name but a few fun activities. Naturally she didn’t want to leave. The quality does not meet that of "WonderWorks," but the price of admission is more reasonable. Parking was a little difficult, because all the spots on the street were taken, but the enjoyment was worth the trouble. This is a must visit for kids.

Thank csdavis23
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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back!

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

enjoyed visits there with young grandchildren..used by school groups..took children up to 12 there and they enjoyed it..younger children really enjoy the "hands on"..they change their special "shows" so there is variety...children also enjoyed finding the same items available each visit.

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

This place is marvelous for entertaining grand children for 2 - 4 hrs. Just a quick visit to each exhibit and you have used up over an hour !

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Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We just had my daughters birthday there. They said just bring your gifts and relax. We paid for 15 kids and of course parents/family. It was a 1/4 of sheet of cake. Some guests didnt even get cake. The lady that assisted was so slow, I had to step in so that we could serve everyone before our 45 minutes was up. They didn't decorate all they did was tablecloths. No balloons! They had small plates and silverware. When we took pictures of her blowing her candles out I had move all the dirty plates and cups off table so they wouldn't be in pictures. I thought they did it all? Well they don't!

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

i haven't been there in years,due to my kids went and grew up on me, but hey I have a grandson that will be going there! i loved the place and so did my kids, there was so much to do and enjoy that they never got bored. years ago they did memberships so you could attend special events,sometimes prior to being open to the public...if you have kids or grandkids it is a trip well worth it and it also brings back some of one's own childhood memories.

Thank Donna W
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Hands O, Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing! Hands On! has been here since 1987 and we are seeing lots of visitors who came as a child and now are bring their own children, or in your case grandchildren. We are so pleased to become a family tradition!

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