Hours & Admission
PLEASE NOTE: The Outdoor Discovery Center will be CLOSED on August 23 & 24, and East Bay Plaza & Stream will be CLOSED on August 24 to prepare for our annual Summer Splash Evening Gala fundraiser!
In Addition, the Museum will be CLOSING at 2 p.m. on August 24.
Reduced admission on August 23 & 24!
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Friday Night (monthly): 5-9 p.m. (FREE or $5 donation)
Special Morning of Play - 2nd Sunday (monthly) 9-11 a.m.
Members-only hours: Monday-Saturday: 9-10 a.m.
Outdoor Discovery Center
- Closed at 4:45 p.m. - spring/summer months
- Open late for FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT from 5-9 p.m.
- Trike Depot hours vary, depending on weather and staffing
Seniors (65+): $11.95
Military / First Responder / Foster (with valid ID): $11.95
Adult visitors and families welcome! Tour the Museum's beautiful collection of artwork and create art of your own in our Arts & Parts Studio.
October 6, All Day
Adult visitors and families are welcome to tour the Museum's beautiful collection of artwork.
Become a museum member and enjoy unlimited admission, special discounts, exclusive members-only hours and more.
Admission receipts and Groupon vouchers may be credited toward the purchase of an annual membership if put towards membership purchase on the same day. If you would like to become a member now, click here!
*Please remember children under age 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Free & Reduced Admission
Thanks to the Museum's many generous sponsors: The Hands On Children's Museum is committed to being accessible to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. We are able to regularly sponsor visits and memberships.
Museums for All
(Washington State EBT cardholders)
Two guests admitted free of charge every day when presenting an EBT Card and ID. $2 admission for each additional guest.
For the comfort of our visitors and their families, we are a Weapons-Free Zone. We ask that visitors not bring any sharp objects or concealed weapons into the museum.
What about other special restrictions?
We are also a Tobacco & Vape-Free Zone. We ask that visitors do not smoke on museum property, including the Outdoor Discovery Center and entrance areas.