Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday
10 am – 5 pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Other times available for holidays or private groups


318 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Stroller and wheelchair access is available from the Main Street entrance.

Calendar of Events

Check out the Hands On! calendar of events is full of fun activities and programs! Special guests, music, children, crafts, parties, new exhibits and more!

Programs and Classes

Hands On! makes learning fun all year long. Check out the Mad Scientist Lab, programs in the STEAM room and Group Program opportunities.


Visit and explore the exciting and interactive exhibits found throughout the Hands On! museum. Visit often to enjoy new ways to play that promote learning and fun.

What’s new with Hands On!?

Hands On! In the News

More News from Hands On!

Kids make crafty critters at a local museum

BY ZACHARY DOWNES THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH 2016 WLOS — HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Children got to create their own crafty critters at a local children’s museum on Thursday for ‘Critter Craft’. Kids got to create puppies with toilet paper tubes at...

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Campers Explore Space with Hands On!

Dr. Beaker and Dr. Bunsen travel to Fletcher Elementary School POSTED ON 07/27/2016 on hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.org   Holding a picture of the planet Neptune in one hand, Diana L. picked up the end of a measuring tape in increments of millions of miles and...

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ExxonMobil Supports Local Education at Hands On!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 25, 2016) Contact: Heather Boeke, 828-697-8333 or heather@handsonwnc.org ExxonMobil Supports Local Education at Hands On! $2,750 donation to support STEM educational offerings (Hendersonville, N.C.) ExxonMobil has donated $2,750 to support...

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Children learn through exploration and fun at Hands On!

Children learn through play at Hands On!   Science programs and interactive exhibits create real-life learning environments that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.

Learn About The Importance of Play

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