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Open Today
9:00am - 3:00pm

Directions & Parking

Located on Olympia's Waterfront


Hands On Children's Museum
414 Jefferson St. NE
Olympia, WA 98501


From I-5: Take Exit 105 toward Port of Olympia. Merge onto Plum St. SE and continue onto East Bay Drive. NE. Turn left onto State Street. NE. Take the 2nd right onto Jefferson Street. NE. Follow signs to parking. 


The museum parking lot is $1.50 per hour. 

Please pay at the pay station at the south end of the lot closest to the museum. 
* You may also pay at the front desk. A vehicle description will be written down instead of a printed parking ticket. 

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.