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Hands On!-A Child's Gallery

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Address: 318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-0407
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+1 828-697-8333
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hands On! is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY! Located in Downtown...

Hands On! is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY! Located in Downtown Hendersonville, Hands On! is a children's museum that provides educational exhibits and programs to children ages 1-10, along with their caregivers. More information can be found at their website on special programs and classes, memberships and birthday parties.

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Kid friendly . Easy to spend the day

So many educational fun opportunities for children. Easy to spend the day there. You will find this place is well worth the time

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Wendy G
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

So many educational fun opportunities for children. Easy to spend the day there. You will find this place is well worth the time

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Thank Wendy G
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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171 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is an excellent place for kids to play and explore in a fun and safe environment. If you're shopping the downtown area and the kids get restless - go here! (FYI: There is a coffee shop next door, just sayin'.) We took a couple 6-year-olds here on separate weekends, and as I said - best 5 bucks I could... More 

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Thank DrNickatNite
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thanks so much for the review, DrNickatNite! Glad you all had a great time & we hope to see you again! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My son used to love to go here. We live about 45 minutes away and would make special day trips to visit here. He has outgrown it now (he's 10 and into technology) but he used to have such a good time here. Now his little sister loves it! They have a nice hand washing station which is the best... More 

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Thank WNCM0m
Asheville, NC
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I visited here with my grand kids ages 2,7 and 9. It is relaxing and friendly place to spend a few hours. The experience is low tech which leaves room for children's imaginations. Even my 9 year old advanced learner grandson enjoyed it. Recommend!

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Thank bernadette00
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Hi bernadette00, I'm so glad you and your family had a great time at Hands On! and everyone found something fun to do. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We hope to see your family in again to play & learn with us! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped by hands on today because of trip advisor reviews and we are glad we did. Tons of stuff to do from the grocery store, vet office, dentist chair, logo race ramp, painting, and lots more. Our 4 year old loved it! It's only $5 a person and it's non profit. I don't know why some people are complaining... More 

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Thank jeremywestafer
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Jeremywestafter, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We are so glad you all stopped in and made a fun, educational day at Hands On! Hope to see you in again! More 

Cayce, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our group of 13 included 8 children (1st - 6th grades) and 5 adults. The adults were wowed at the variety of activities for children. The children were wowed by the individual activity centers available - area with large foam tinker toys, a stage and costumes for the budding actors in the group, puppet theater, bake shop, slide for racing... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a fun place that encourages kids to make believe and use their imaginations. They can pretend they're shopping in a grocery store, work at or be a customer at an ice cream parlor or take their "pet" to a vet and there are a few other areas as well.

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Thank jillctwi
Hendersonville, NC
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Really fun place for the grandkids. Have taken ours there many times. Place supermarket, stage area with costumes and props, various science activities, music area, and much more.

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Thank Patrick K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great location for children of any age! Very interactive and interesting hands on stations that kept my children busy for several hours.

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Thank Penny W
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Penny W! Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. I'm glad your family had a great time here. We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great place to bring kids, especially if they're your grandkids! Great intreractive activities that challenge kids' creativity!

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Thank Pamela4884

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