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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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Perfect day

Sooo much fun. Friendly staff. Lots of shade for out door play. Food available. Easy pay parking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joanne H
via mobile
Great place for kids---preschool to about 10 years old

Great place where kids can play and learn . You're able to stay all day .there's even a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
blball520
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Olympia, Washington
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Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (45 reviews)
“water table” (12 reviews)
“water play” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 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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"all ages"
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"water table"
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"water play"
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"outdoor area"
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"great place for kids"
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"art room"
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"water features"
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"tree house"
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"new building"
in 8 reviews
"two stories"
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"fire truck"
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"construction site"
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"older children"
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"different activities"
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"interactive exhibits"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sooo much fun. Friendly staff. Lots of shade for out door play. Food available. Easy pay parking. Come early

Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place where kids can play and learn . You're able to stay all day .there's even a great cafeteria for lunch! Staff is pleasant and helpful.

Thank blball520
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not only are there water activities outside, but the inside is replete with adventures that will delight myriad ages. There are also supervised classes offered. It is a great place to host a birthday party.

Thank christC1925HC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for the kids to hang out and the adult events are pretty cool too! They are kind and engaging

Thank Gabi T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here several times with our children as infants and toddlers. They loved all of the different areas of play, especially the vacuum room. They offer military discounts also. Highly recommend.

Thank Nisse G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandchildren have enjoyed several children's museums but this is their favorite, by far. The activities both inside and outside are terrific for the under 12 crowd.

Thank Mauri S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hands On Children's Museum (HOCM) is a wonderful indoor/outdoor learning activity for not only all children, but adults too. I've visited children's museums from Tacoma, Wa to Palm Springs, CA and have found the Olympia HOCM is superior in every way. In my opinion,...More

Thank SubaruGuru
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely not a museum. It’s just a fabulous fun place for kids with all kinds of things to do. From water spouts to crafts, climbing areas and pretend play, there’s something for every kid—under 9. Just make sure you have one adult per child. Too...More

Thank MNunn
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with my granddaughters age 3 & 5. They absolutely loved it and can’t wait to return they loved doing crafts and playing inside and outside

Thank goleary52
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We've taken toddlers, preschoolers and older kids to this great museum on the Olympia Waterfront. But I have to say the most fun was seeing senior citizens and adults "playing" when we hosted Grandpa's 90th birthday at the museum a few years back. Can you...More

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Marcosnstoli
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
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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