Hours and Admissions
Visit us! Online Reservations Required
Families can enjoy a two-hour session of exploration and fun! There will be three visit times each day and a new Personal Play Date option from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Capacity is limited to about 35 families per session. Online registration required.Be sure to check out the new Colorful Plate Pizzeria in the Good For You Gallery, make colorful shadows and shapes in the new Shadow Room, and test your skills on the new Obstacle Course in Puget Sound Beach area. Nursing Mothers will also enjoy the new Woodland Nursing Nook located in the Fabulous Forest Gallery.
Please take a minute to read important information about your visit.
To use a Free Family Pass or if you have difficulties making online reservations please call our front desk at (360) 956-0818 ext. 0.
For Member and Public Registration
|Take Over the Whole Museum|
|For Families with Special Needs |
Monday - Saturday
|Session #1 ||9:30 - 11:30 a.m.|
|Session #2||12:00 - 2:00 p.m. |
|Session #3||2:30 - 4:30 p.m.|
|Personal Play Date||5:30 - 7:30 p.m.|
|Sensory Friendly Hour||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.|
|Session #1||10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. |
|Session #2||1:00 - 3:00 p.m.|
|Session #3||3:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
FREE Join today!
Babies (0-17 mo.)
General (18 mo - 64 yrs)
Military, First Responder, Foster Family (w/valid ID)
Call to make reservations (360) 956-0818 ext. 0
|Half-price admission for WSECU members |
FREE/$2 (EBT Cardholders)
- Locker rental $2/day
- Annual parking pass $65
• Occasionally the museum closes early for special events and holidays. Please check the home page (top-right of page) to see the current day's hours.
• Children must be accompanied, and supervised by a caregiver 16 years or older.
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.
What about other special restrictions?
For the comfort of our visitors and their families, we are a Weapon-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.