Hands On Regional Museum

315 East Main Street

Mission Statement:

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.

Purpose Statement:

To become the premier regional destination for interactive discovery.

Diversity Statement:

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


James Herman

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Love this kids science museum. Highly recommend it if you are visiting the area. The exhibits are well kept (considering they are played with by children all day). The place has a certain charm to it. The Tesla experience was super fun.

Aleister Miller

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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!

Tommy Staggs

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What an amazing place that has been a landmark in town for years. So thankful it's been around long enough for me to bring my own kids to the same place I had field trips at as a kid. Interactive, fun, and continuing to update. Great spot for kids birthday parties too.

Patti Miller

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lots of fun for little ones. It's getting a bit run down since they are moving to the Gray Fossil Museum next year, but the grandkids say it's one of their favorites. Be sure to look for him vegetables in the tractor and enjoy the picture of Bubbles by the bubble table!

jason clark

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

I gave this a 3 because we took our son there for His birthday and a lot of things were broken or just not on. He had a good time but for kids his age I just think there's not enough for them to do...