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First Friday Night

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First Fridays are FUN!

First Friday Nights

This popular program will resume when Thurston County is in Phase 4 of the Governor's Safe Start Plan. 

First Friday of each Month. First 2 guests FREE, each additional guest just $2 

Join us for special guests, live animals, and exciting programs & activities!

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

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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.
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First Friday Night is one of our most popular programs. We serve up to 1,500 children and their families in a single 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. 151, or email aginsburg@hocm.org