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Hours & Admission


Daily Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sundays: 11am-5pm

Outdoor Discovery Center 
  • Closed at 4:45pm, spring/summer months
  • Open late for FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT from 5-9pm
  • Trike Depot hours vary, depending on weather and staffing
The museum has special event and holiday hours a few times a year. Check the hours in the top right-hand corner of our home page for today's hours of operation. The Museum is CLOSED Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and one week in September.

Additional Members-Only Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9-10am    

Arts Walk 2018

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.

Museum Admission

Museum Members: FREE, click here to join
General Admission (ages 2-64): $13.95
Seniors (65+): $11.95
Military / First Responder / Foster (with valid ID): $11.95
Gold Star Military: FREE
Babies (0-23 months) are free but a ticket is still required

Washington State EBT cardholders:
 Two guests admitted free of charge everyday when presenting EBT Card and ID. $2 for every additional guest.

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT: First Friday of each month we are open late from 5-9pm, suggested donation of $5/family

WSECU Wednesdays: WSECU members receive 50% off admission on the first Wednesday of the month when presenting their WSECU card.


Become a museum member and enjoy unlimited admission, special discounts, exclusive members-only hours and more.

Group reservations required for 10 or more children. Discounted admission and reserved lunch space available. 

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.

First Friday Night
First Friday of each month we are open late from 5-9pm

Inspired Learning for All Initiative - Thanks to WSECU
Washington State EBT Cardholders admitted free of charge everyday when presenting EBT Card & ID (two guests admitted free of charge with $2 admission for every additional guest).

Supervised Visits
If you attend the Museum on a supervised visit, family members and supervisor should identify themselves at the front desk as here for a supervised visit. All adults and children that are part of the visit, including the supervisor, will be admitted at no charge. 

For qualified families who want the benefits of an Annual Membership we offer an Access Membership Program.  Access Memberships include unlimited admission, discounts on camps and classes, and a 10% discount in the Museum Cafe and store, for $20 per year. 

More Info.

What about other special restrictions?

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.

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.