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“Kids of any age will enjoy”

Hands On Children's Museum
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
Olympia, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Kids of any age will enjoy”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The museum is now in its very attractive new building with parking adjacent. In an area that is also close to marinas, the Farmers Market (Thurs-Sun until 3 PM), Batdorf & Bronson's coffee roastery & tasting room (free)--so if anyone needs a break while the kids are in the museum there are places to walk to. As you would expect, exhibits are interactive & fun for kids of any age (i.e, adults too). Closest places to eat--Farmer's Market has a variety of outdoor breakfast & lunch options & there are several restaurants in the Farmers Market-Percival landing area.

Visited April 2013
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Olympia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
“Great Grandkids Gala!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Grandkids visiting? Looking for somethng to do that's superior to video games? A visit to the Hands On Children's Museum is just the place - hey, they might even learn something about the Pacific Northwest! Well layed out, safe,and of enough interest to keep their attention for hours. There are enough interesting things to do that it may take you two or three times visiting to get it all done. By then? They'll probably add/modify/change the exhibits and activities so it will become a favorite hang out! No downside! Close to the Farmer's Market that they'll also learn about our food stream. Enjoy! Recommended~

Visited May 2013
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Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So Great!!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Had a blast with kids age 4 boy & 2 girl. The creativity for all of the rooms and detail is awesome. Could have stayed longer but nap time was calling...

Visited February 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Must see for children”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have taken 4 year old grandson twice. Each visit was two hours. Anything that keeps a 4 year old's attention that long has to be pretty good.

Visited March 2013
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Olympia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A wonderful place for children”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

The new building offers children many rooms to explore. They can climb a tree house and slide down, they can drive a fire truck, they can play dentist or doctor and they can build a boat and sail it. There is so much to do here, that it will take many visits to see everything. The museum is also adding an outside play area. I highly recommend a visit.

Visited March 2013
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