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10am - 5pm
At the Museum - Oct 26th

Happy Autumn! Save the dates: October 29 for Boo Bash, November 3 for Teacher Happy Hour, November 4 for Free Friday Night, and more. See you soon!

Hours & Info


Free Friday Night Menu

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First Fridays are FREE from 5-9 p.m.

The Next Free Friday Night :

November 4, 2016 - Nature & Nutrition

Investigate nature's nutrition! Forage for pretend mushrooms in the forest and investigate what's edible in the Children's Garden. 

Presenting Sponsor:

Upcoming Free Friday Nights:           

Dec. 2 - Winter Wonderland
Play with fake snow, find out how animals stay warm in the winter, and build recycled art igloos with glue guns.

Jan. 6 - Around the World
Meet Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and have fun making international music and art. 

Free & Reduced Programs generously supported by the Robert E. and Adele Boydston Foundation.

More About This Fun Event

Click here to read the wonderful article by ThurstonTalk!

If you enjoy your visit, consider becoming a Member!

What about parking?

Parking is available in the museum's lot north of the building and is free after 5 p.m. The metered spots on the surrounding streets are also free after 5 p.m. You can avoid parking hassles by taking Intercity Transit. The museum is only two blocks away from the downtown transit center.

Are strollers allowed in the museum?

Yes, however you will be required to leave it in the lobby stroller parking during your visit.
Free friday night play wise
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Free Friday Night is one of our most popular programs. We serve up to 1,500 children and their families in a single Free Friday Night.

Want to learn more about Hands On's Free & Reduced Admission Programs? Click here.

Are you or your business interested in sponsoring this program? Call our Development team at (360) 956-0818 ext. 0 or email development(at)hocm.org