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10am - 5pm
At the Museum - Jul 22nd
There are still a few spots left in our Summer Camps! Register today! Beat the Heat indoors or join us for special Hot Weather play outside!
  • Jul 25, 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Let's roll up our sleeves and "make" something!
  • Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Our Early Learning Specialist leads you and your child through Activity Stations, Storytime and an Art Project to help you develop in your important role as your child's first teacher.

Hours & Info


Everyone's Favorite Sand Festival

Key dates for Sand in the City® 2014

  • Sand in the City® 2014 will be a two-day event, Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014.
  • The Sand in the City® Gala will be on Friday, August 22, from 7-11pm. Tickets will be required for this 21+ only event.
  • Special Sand in the City® Museum admission will be available from Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24.

Presenting Sponsor

Event Day Sponsors

Friday's Event Activities and Evening Gala Sponsor
Heritage Bank

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

Support free and reduced programs

All proceeds from Sand in the City® directly support the Hands On Children's Museum's Free & Reduced Admissions Programs. The Museum serves nearly 100,000 children and their families each year through Free & Reduced Admissions Programs, allowing families throughout Puget Sound access to quality, hands-on learning regardless of their ability to pay.

Our Free & Reduced Admissions Programs include:
  • Free Friday Nights
  • Power Parenting classes
  • Family support groups
  • Dental Health Month screenings
  • Military Family discounts
  • Free Field Trips for underserved schools
  • Sponsored family memberships
  • Nights of Play for families of children with Autism
Want to be part of Sand in the City® 2014? For sponsorship opportunities for this year's Sand in the City®, contact Amy Brockman, Events Manager, at (360) 956-0818 x151.