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Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
+1 360-956-0818
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What a special place...

While traveling through Olympia we decided to try this place out with our grandson. This place is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John F
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Excellent

A spectacular children's museum. Plenty to do for repeat visits. Both indoor and outdoor places... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kjbb147
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Dupont, Washington
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Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (38 reviews)
“water table” (11 reviews)
“water play” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
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+1 360-956-0818
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While traveling through Olympia we decided to try this place out with our grandson. This place is a gem for everyone who visits. There are so many things for young kids to do that is hands on. We spent a few hours here and wished...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A spectacular children's museum. Plenty to do for repeat visits. Both indoor and outdoor places. Everything from climbing, waterplay, Clay sculpting, etc. very reasonable with a one year membership

Thank Kjbb147
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. Your membership will repay you tenfolds especially if you are low / no income. I get the deluxe military package since it allows me to bring in a few guest. Your kids can easily spend 3-4 hours here. If you need time...More

Thank EHRH2014
Reviewed 23 May 2017

when I first went there. there was probably 30 little kids running around. But after about and hour easily 400 little ones running, jumping. it gets realy packed also my daughter got knocked over and stepped on so we soon left after that.More

Thank GramHader
HandsOnOlympia, Manager at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for your review and valuable feedback. In the future, we encourage you to notify a staff person regarding any unsafe behavior you may observe and the manager on duty will respond immediately. We will work to ensure your next visit is improved....More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Plan on spending at least two to three hours here or more, the activities makes time fly by. Walking distance to several other popular locations for families.

Thank 789joyce
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My grandsons enjoy going to Hands on Museum when in town. It's even fun for the grownups! However, it is a bit pricey, so plan to stay awhile. Great activities, both indoors and out.More

Thank Greyseagirl
HandsOnOlympia, Manager at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for your review! Hands On is a nonprofit educational organization and admission covers only a portion of the true cost of a visit. We encourage you to look at our membership options - a family membership pays for itself in just three...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

I have the grandparent yearly pass. This is a great place to go for a few hours. It's nice that they change out some of the displays occasionally. The outside of the building is a great place to spend a sunny day and let the...More

Thank queenirene
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Wonderful things to do with the family!! Everyone will enjoy everything that there is to do at the museum!! Always a fun time and great thing to do on a rainy day!!

Thank coronabets
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love taking my grandchildren to this museum! There is so much to do! Children can engage in activities that mimic real life situations in a safe environment. We go here often--rainy days are awesome times to visit and when the sun is out the...More

Thank TravelerWa62
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Open every day til 5pm, $13 for entry. Additional hours for members. I remember back in the day when this museum was housed in a small space next to the capitol. Now it is a large, lovely building on the waterfront in Olympia. While most...More

Thank jay s
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Marcosnstoli
How long does it take to go through the museum?
28 December 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
Greetings! We always suggest that people plan on being here a few hours. We have 8 galleries, over 150 exhibits, and a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center with a newly opened Lighthouse Lookout over Puget Sound. Here is... More
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rhonams
Is it appropriate for 12 year old girls?
3 July 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
So glad to see many people weighing in on this question! The Museum is geared mainly toward infant to 10 years, but as others have stated, our Arts & Parts Studio is loved by kids of all ages! We also host quarterly Adult... More
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