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10am - 5pm
At the Museum - Oct 31st
Come see our NEW exhibits! Splash in the waterfall, dig in the gravel pit, make a design on the giant light bright or take a seat in the Airlift Northwest helicopter.
  • Oct 31, 11:00am - 3:00pm
    MakeSpace
    Let's roll up our sleeves and make something!
  • Oct 31, 11:30am - 12:30pm
    PlayWise
    Our Early Learning Specialist leads you and your child through Activity Stations, Storytime and an Art Project to help you develop in your important role as your child's first teacher.

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HandsOn
Now along Olympia's Waterfront

Address

Hands On Children's Museum
414 Jefferson St. NE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 956-0818
Fax: (360) 754-8626

Directions

From I-5: Take Exit 105 toward Port of Olympia. Merge onto Plum St. SE and continue onto E Bay Dr. NE. Turn left onto State Ave. NE. Take the 2nd right onto Jefferson St. NE. Follow signs to parking. 

Parking 

The Museum parking lot  is $1.00 per hour. Please pay at the pay station at the south end of the lot closest to the Museum. The parking lot may be full on weekends, but metered street parking (free on weekends) is available on surrounding streets, including: Olympia, Chestnut, Thurston, State, and Jefferson south of Olympia. Museum members can purchase annual parking passes.