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Hands On! Regional Museum

315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
+1 423-434-4263
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Don't waste your time here

I use to work here and truly love this museum. However, it seems to be lagging behind other... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2015
April C
,
Johnson City, Tennessee
via mobile
Disappointed!!!

Took my daughter along with two of her friends and my 1 year old. Cost to enter the "non-profit... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2015
MadelaineGlass826
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Bristol, Tennessee
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Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought, and understanding.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
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“grocery store” (15 reviews)
“kids love” (7 reviews)
“downstairs” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
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+1 423-434-4263
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

I use to work here and truly love this museum. However, it seems to be lagging behind other children's museums by far. I took my toddler to visit and was actually disappointed that I spent money on tickets. There aren't any new attractions and the...More

Thank April C
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Took my daughter along with two of her friends and my 1 year old. Cost to enter the "non-profit" museum was over $32. This is the same museum I went to when I was a kid and it has gone way downhill. Several of the...More

1  Thank MadelaineGlass826
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Little ones love this place, but my teenage kids have a blast here too! They can be silly and relive being a carefree kid again. There is so much to do and learn! I am very impressed with all the fun hands on learning opportunities...More

Thank Lisa F
Hands O, Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are so happy that all of you enjoyed the museum and being a "kid again"!

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Was here with my 4 year old niece for her birthday party and a bunch of her day care friends. My wife and daughter also came. They did an excellent hosting this birthday party. Out in the Museum all the experimental things that are "hands...More

Thank millerman2brian
Hands O, Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review about Hands On! We are so glad that your niece and her friends and family all had a great time. Please let us know which items were not working properly so we can get...More

Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

My parents and I took my 5 year old grandson and my 2 year old granddaughter here today. We paid $29 for 3 adults to walk through what we thought was more of a museum but instead was more of an out of date, run...More

Thank JerseyPearl1
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Located downtown Johnson City TN this Museum offers interactive things for young children that keep them entertained.

Thank surge55
Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review!

Reviewed 8 July 2015

We visited the Hands-On Museum three years ago and were pleased with the cleanliness and value at that time. However, we visited again this July and were disappointed at the tired look of the exhibits, how so many were out of order or not functioning...More

Thank Morgan M
Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you have a child and are looking for something to do especially if the weather is either too hot / cold or raining out, this is the destination to head for. With two levels of activities and exhibits for the kids to explore and...More

1  Thank SCTHer
Hands O, Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are happy that your grandchildren enjoy visiting!

Reviewed 30 June 2015

As a family we have visited this museum several times. Unfortunately the entrance fee far exceeds the reality of what the museum has to offer. They try hard to bring interesting exhibits, but seem not to care about the overall upkeep of the permanent installments....More

1  Thank NCMomma_11
Hands O, Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2015

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit and we are in the midst of changing several exhibits. I'm sure you noticed the new Physics Lab and WKID-TV studio, as well as changes to the Art Studio and we have other new...More

Reviewed 25 June 2015

This is a very unique location and is nice for Johnson City. It has a lot of stuff for kids but absolutely nothing for older or college aged students. I wish that they would say so when purchasing tickets. Great place for kids tho.

Thank Tyler C
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Kristi C
Are there any coupons/discounts available to non-members?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Hands O | Property representative |
We do have some floating around in Chamber guides and we also offer discounts to seniors, AAA, military, and teachers.
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Juanita S
how much are the tickets?
18 November 2015|
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Response from Hands O | Property representative |
Tickets are $8.00 each and are valid for the whole day if you want to leave for lunch and come back.
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Juanita S
how much is the tickets?
18 November 2015|
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Response from SCTHer | Reviewed this property |
As of November 2015, the admission price is $8 for those 3 and up. Under 3 is free. Teachers get in free with school ID. There are also discounts for AAA, military members, senior citizens and other offers found in the... More
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