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10am - 5pm
At the Museum - May 28th

We're welcoming a large field trip today! For a quieter experience, please visit us after 3 p.m. Thank you!

  • May 29, 10:00am - 12:30pm
    PlayWise: Draw a Story
       Develop in your role as your child's first teacher with this free workshop!
  • May 29, 11:00am - 3:00pm
    MakeSpace: Sewing
       Come enjoy this free activity at the museum!

Hours & Info


Directions & Parking Menu

Now along 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.