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Hours & Admission

The Museum will be open extended hours for Presidents Day Weekend:  FRI, SAT, & MON 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. & SUN 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Normal Daily Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Friday Night (monthly): 5-9 p.m. (first 2 guests FREE, each additional $2)
Special Morning of Play - 2nd Sunday (monthly) 9-11 a.m.
Members-only hours: Monday-Saturday: 9-10 a.m. 

Outdoor Discovery Center 
  • Closes at 4:45 p.m. during spring/summer months & 4 p.m. during the winter months
  • Open late for FIRST FRIDAY NIGHTS (5-9 p.m.)
  • 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 on Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the second week (Monday-Friday) in September for maintenance and cleaning.

Museum Admission

Museum Members: FREE, click here to join
General Admission (ages 18 months - 64 years): $14.95
Seniors (65+): $12.95
Military / First Responder / Foster (with valid ID): $12.95
Gold Star Military: FREE
Washington State EBT Cardholders: Two guests admitted FREE daily when presenting EBT Card and identification. $2 for each additional guest.
Babies (0-17 months) are free but a ticket is still required

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT: First Friday of each month we are open late from 5-9 p.m.

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

Special Morning of Play: Second Sunday of each month, 9-11 a.m. for families of children with sensory sensitivities and other special needs.

Arts Walk 2019: April 26, 5-9 p.m. FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION
Adult visitors and families welcome! Tour the Museum's beautiful collection of artwork and create art of your own in our Arts & Parts Studio.

April 27, free guided tours all day! 
Adult visitors and families are welcome to tour the Museum's beautiful collection of artwork. Regular admission rates apply for museum play. 


Become a museum member and enjoy free daily 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! 


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

*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 5-9 p.m. First 2 guests FREE, each additional guest $2.

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.
We are proud to participate in the Institute of Museum & Library Service's national Museums for All initiative to make the rich learning environments of museums accessible to all children and families. This special discounted rate is available to families receiving food assistance, as identified by showing an EBT card.

Thanks to our partnership with WSECU we have received our national Museums for All designation, allowing the museum to expand its mobile educational programs, increase subsidized field trips for schools serving low-income student populations, and offer free & reduced admission to any family receiving state basic food assistance through a Washington State electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card.

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.

Access Membership
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 $25 per year.

More Information

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.