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10am - 5pm
At the Museum - Nov 25th
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Come visit us at 10 a.m., Nov. 27.

Hours & Info


Directions & Parking Menu

Located on Olympia's Waterfront


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


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. 


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. 

Please leave your stroller in your car. We ask that guests do not bring strollers into the galleries to make sure there is enough room for circulation for all guests. Inquire at the front desk if you have special circumstances.