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Museum Hours

Regular Hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10am-5pm*
Sundays & Mondays: 11am-5pm

Outdoor Discovery Center closes at 4pm or during inclement weather.

*OPEN LATE the 1st Friday of each month for FREE FRIDAY NIGHT, free admission from 5-9pm. 

Trike Depot will be open intermittently, depending on weather and staffing.
Scheduled Art/Science Activities typically run 11am-3pm --see special guest & activities for specifics.

The museum has special event and holiday hours a few times a year. Check the hours in the top right-hand corner of our home page for today's hours of operation.

Additional Members-Only Hours

Saturdays: 9-10am    
Mondays: 10-11am

Museum Admission

Museum Members: FREE, click here to join
General Admission (ages 2-64): $12.95
Seniors (65+): $10.95
Military / First Responder / Foster (with valid ID): $10.95
Gold Star Military: FREE
Babies (0-23 months) are free but a ticket is still required

Washington State EBT cardholders admitted for Free everyday when presenting EBT Card and ID.

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT: First Friday of each month we are open late with Free admission from 5-9pm.

WSECU Wednesdays: WSECU members receive 50% off admission on the first Wednesday of the month when presenting their WSECU card.

Free & Reduced Access

Thanks to the Museum's many generous sponsors:  The Hands On Children's Museum is committed to being accessible to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. We are able to regularly sponsor visits and memberships.
Click here to learn more.

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT - First Friday of each month we are open late  with Free admission from 5-9pm.

Inspired Learning for All Initiative - Thanks to WSECU

Washington State EBT cardholders admitted for Free everyday when presenting EBT Card and ID.


Become a museum member and enjoy unlimited admission, special discounts, exclusive members-only hours and more.

*Please remember children under age 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Group reservations required for 10 or more children. Discounted admission and reserved lunch space available.

Admission receipts and Groupon or Living Social vouchers may be credited toward the purchase of an annual membership if put towards membership purchase on the same day. If you would like to become a member now, click here!

Please note: Passes with our old address or logo are not valid at our new location.
Got Questions?

When is the Museum Closed?

The Museum is closed on the following four holidays: Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. After a busy summer season, the Museum closes for one week each September for regular maintenance and cleaning.


What about other special restrictions?

For the comfort of our visitors and their families, we are a Weapons-Free Zone. We ask that visitors not bring any sharp objects or concealed weapons into the museum.  

We are also a Tobacco & Vape-Free Zone. We ask that visitors do not smoke on museum property, including the Outdoor Discovery Center and entrance areas.