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10am - 5pm
At the Museum - Jul 31st
We have just a few spots left in our half- and full-day summer camps! Don't miss out! Call us today to schedule: 360-956-0818 ext. 103.

Hours & Info

Calendar

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Everyone's Favorite Sand Festival

15th Annual Sand in the City®
Aug. 22 & 23, 2015 
at the Hands On Children's Museum


Sand in the City®
 is the South Sound's largest free family festival!

At this beloved event, families can watch expert sand sculptors craft works of art, enjoy dozens of FREE art and STEM learning activities and visit the award-winning Hands On Children's Museum for a discounted rate of $5.50 per person.

  • Sand in the City Gala: 7-11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21. This is a Party with a Purpose just for grown-ups, and the museum will close at 3 p.m. in preparation for the party!
  • Big Beach Party: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22
  • Grandparents' Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23
Like us on Facebook to get event sneak peeks and share your experience: #HOCMsandinthecity

Support Our Free and Reduced Admissions Programs

Proceeds from Sand in the City®  supports the museum's Free & Reduced Admissions Programs, serving nearly 80,000 children and families each year.

Our Free & Reduced Admissions Program includes:

    • Free Friday Nights
    • Power Parenting classes
    • Gold Star Military Family Support Program & military discounts
    • Family support groups
    • Dental Health Month screenings
    • Field Trips for underserved schools
    • Sponsored family memberships
    • Special Night of Play for families of children with Autism
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Presenting Sponsor




Event Day Sponsors


Friday Evening Gala Sponsor

Heritage Bank 2015 - USE

Saturday's Community Beach Party Sponsor
Olympia Federal Savings





Sunday's Grandparents' Day Sponsor
Lucky Eagle










Site Host & Event Support




Major Sponsors

Master Sand Sponsor

Moving Sponsor




Media Sponsors





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Gala Hospitality Sponsors 






Main Stage Sponsor





Gala Entertainment Sponsor


Rock Wall Sponsor


Cabana Sponsor

Main Stage Sandbox Sponsor

Premier Green Sponsor

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Major Table Sponsor

Sunset Air

Art Activity Sponsor

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Gala Centerpieces Sponsor

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Voting Sponsor

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Raffle Sponsors

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Shuttle Sponsors

(Additional Shuttle Sponsorship Available)

Gala Photobooth Sponsor

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Parent Education Center

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Gala Auction Sponsor

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Info Booth Sponsor: Stage

(Available)

Info Booth Sponsor: Swantown

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Art Supply Sponsor 

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Oasis Sponsor

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Materials Sponsor

Equipment Sponsor

A-1 Rentals
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Supporting Green Sponsor

Janitorial Sponsor


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Sand Band Sponsor

(Available)


First Aid Sponsor

Olympic Ambulance                                                                               

Delicious Food from Local Eateries

  • All Fed Up
  • Barb's BBQ & Catering
  • Batdorf & Bronson
  • Jamba Juice
  • McNashton's Shave Ice
  • Burrito Boy
  • Kettle Corn from Old Red Barn Popping Co.
  • Pizza Time
  • Waterfront Kiwanis Hot Dogs