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Hands On Children's Museum

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Address: 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
Phone Number:
+1 360-956-0818
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.

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Great place for kids to run off all that energy!

Great place to take smaller children up to about age eight. They have an area that is good for little ones up to about age one or maybe two. Then the other areas are for kids to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to take smaller children up to about age eight. They have an area that is good for little ones up to about age one or maybe two. Then the other areas are for kids to be creative and use their imaginations. Parents need to supervise their children but not so much that they don't have fun. There is... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we take the grandkids at least once a month. Lots to do for all ages. exploring, crafts, inside and outdoors

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Thank Mike J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was in constant alert during my latest visit to the olympia children's meusum. A few staff(who seemed to be in charge of what appeared to br the business side of the meusum)were stressfully running through the kids playing, at times obstructing areas from use completely. This experience has really tarnished my opinion about the once adored meusum. Although I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you ever have to entertain kids for the afternoon - this is the most definitely the place! Enjoy!

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought my grandson to the museum and was pleasantly surprised at all the activities it offered. He is 3 and was early 3 at the time we went. He could participate with almost everything and enjoyed hours of playing. We will return! Only one thing I did not like was the slide where they got into it on the lower... More 

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Thank Laura M
Olympia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taken our two granddaughters twice for visits there. They are always finding something new there and enjoying activities they experienced the first time. We have taken out a grandparents membership and plan to go back with them in the near future. Highly recommend

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Thank Pete H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to go to the old Hands on Children's museum, and this new version of it is much nicer and larger. It has a lot to do for younger children, not so much for teenagers, though. The reason why I deducted one star is because of how hectic it is, and also the layout is set up in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible place for all. The hom does soo much for the community and their staff members are very friendly

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surfah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel to WA regularly and always make time for a stop here. Interactive exhibits, clean, nice facility and health options for snacks/food in their little shop. The museum is constantly adding new exhibits and it is always well maintained. Would highly recommend if you are in the Olympia area.

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bloomington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

was visiting town looking for an apartment and had some time to kill and keep the kids busy too. have a 13 and a 9 year old. the younger one loved it but no as much for the 13 yr old. lot of interesting and fun things about math science nature.

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