Hands On Regional Museum
The mission of Hands On! is to inspire discovery and understanding of science and the arts in a place where learning and fun go hand in hand.
To become the premier regional destination for interactive discovery.
Hands On! Regional Museum welcomes folks of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, and income levels to discover where learning and fun go hand-in-hand!
Hands On! Museum was founded in 1986 and opened its doors for the first time in 1987. Since then it has more than doubled its exhibit space and welcomed over 1.5 million visitors! Some basic Hands On! facts are:
70,000 visitors each year from nearly all 50 states and several foreign countries
Provides 100,000 programs in the arts, sciences, and humanities
Selected by readers of Marquee Magazine as the best museum in the region
This is lots of fun for kids. There is a bunch of interactive exhibits that they can play with. Everything from a grocery store, a bank, airplane, a big operation type game, and many more things. It is starting to show its age a bit. There is a lot of wear on on different exhibits, but it is still a lot of fun. One of my daughter's favorite things is the "secret" slide to the downstairs. Parking here can be a little difficult at times. Not a lot of close parking spots.
Really fun place! Our kids loved it and it was a lot more fun than I anticipated. The Tesla expedition totally worth the $2, that was probably my favorite part.
The Hands On Museum typically has the same stuff, but kids LOVE going back. Usually kids will meet other kids and they can have fun together. There are so many different things for kids to experience (a mini shopping store made with recycled food/drink containers, a stage with lots of different costumes, a robot arm, stuff to build). I think it's way fun for children (seems most are under 10), and the staff there are SO friendly and help whenever they can. I would definitely recommend a trip!
Great place to bring the kids for an interactive learning experience. So much more than the standard museum experience that puts kids to sleep.
My daughter loves this places. I like how the chsnged things around over the past few months.