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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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Grandkids loved it!

Lots for littles to do. Make sure you plan enough time for exploring all the activities. Don't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Becky M
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Olympia
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A jewel of Olympia.

This is a fantastic community resource. children of Olympia and visiting comminutes come here. They... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tim k
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Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Lots for littles to do. Make sure you plan enough time for exploring all the activities. Don't forget your camera!

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic community resource. children of Olympia and visiting comminutes come here. They have created a place that all parts of our community gather to let there kids play together.

Thank tim k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fun and interesting activities for children. They have indoor and outdoor activities for your child to be entertained. This establishments intent is to educate children through fun and interaction. Lots of children and parents as well trying to keep up with excited kids,...More

Thank ranger002us
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience was in the parking lot where you have to pay $1.00 per hour. We stood there for ten minutes waiting for the man in front of us to pay for his time. After ten minutes he stepped aside saying he gave up...More

Thank Sharon D
HandsOnOlympia, Manager at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sharon - thank you for your feedback. We strive for excellent visitor experiences each and every day and we clearly missed that mark on the day of your visit. Thank you for alerting a staff regarding the slide. Our daily Manager on Duty will respond...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hands on children's museum is pretty fantastic IF they aren't busy. They do not allow food or drink (coffee) in the play areas. Also- there are no member benifits other than getting into the museum with your membership- kinda disappointing if you wanted any...More

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

Greetings, whdolle! Thank you for your review. We do in fact offer a variety of member benefits in addition to the unlimited admission. These include members-only hours, free admission to our annual Boo Bash and Noon Year's Eve events, a free subscription to our Applause!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been taking my grandson here since he was four, and was a Grandparent Member for several years. I took grandson there again just last week. However, he is now ten and for the first time he's not as interested in what's there. The...More

Thank Margaret M
HandsOnOlympia, Manager at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your long time support of the museum Margaret! Our Ballcano exhibit is designed to explore the power of water pressure (balls can be launched further as more pressure builds up), water movement (the vortex created by moving water moves balls) and how...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have little kids just go. If hot day make time for playing in the creek out front. We have done many children's museum in Oregon, Washington and California This is in top 3...

Thank Don P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 10 year old enjoyed playing and learning here. This place gets busy on rainy days and summer. My son attended summer classes here based on his interest and absolutely enjoyed it. Although some classes weren't challenging, the staff were receptive to my opinion.

Thank azpam16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We must return and bring our grandchildren who love going here...as we were quite facinated ourselves with the experiments and all the hands on things here...the best sort of place of this type I have ever seen. Found the outside manmade stream quite something too...and...More

Thank NCQuiltlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a few nights in Olympia and decided to take the kids to the children's museum. They loved every minute of it. I loved how much they offered for them. They cried when we had to leave and we have been there 3 hours!

Thank Nicole C
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Marcosnstoli
29 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
4 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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