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First Friday Night

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First Fridays are FUN!

First Friday Night, 5-9pm - Pay What You Can!

Join us on the first Friday night of each month for special activities from 5-9pm. A suggested donation of $5 per family helps to support Free Access Programs and exciting learning experiences. 


May 4, Nature Maker!

Tinker, create and explore with our natural world. Learn how animals and insects create amazing works of art and become a Nature Maker! Visit our NEW Outdoor Tinkering Stations!


Presenting Sponsor - May



First Friday Nights are Supported By:


Sensory Friendly Room graciously supported by the Agostinho Rodrigues Trust

Young Makers Initiative cooperatively supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Thrive Washington, US Bank, and the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation

Free & Reduced Programs generously supported by the Robert E. and Adele Boydston Foundation.
More About This Fun Event

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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. 0 or email development(at)hocm.org