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.

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Becoming a member is easy!  Purchase, renew, or gift a membership online.

Pick the perfect membership plan for you & your family and enjoy the benefits of playing & learning with us all year long!

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Hands On! In the News

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Play pipe pianos at Hands On!

Play pipe pianos at Hands On!   Posted on March 6, 2017 by Thomas Calder on mountainx.com   Come to Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, to play our pipe pianos. All ages will enjoy discovering how air can make melodic sounds. The...

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Get down and dirty at Mad Mountain Mud Run

Posted February 16, 2017 on Asheville Citizen-Times by Karen Chávez , kchavez@citizen-times.com Get down and dirty at Mad Mountain Mud Run HENDERSONVILLE - It’s still three months away, but it’s not too soon to sign up for the sixth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run,...

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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.

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