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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What’s new with Hands On!?

Hands On! In the News

More News from Hands On!

Boeke stepping down as Hands On! director

By Bill Moss, Published: May 8, 2017 on hendersonvillelightning.com Heather Boeke, the founder of Hands On!, the downtown children's museum, is stepping down from her post as executive director to become creative and development director. Hands On! — A Child’s Gallery...

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Job Opening for Executive Director at Hands On!

Hands On!- A Child's Gallery is seeking an Executive Director to successfully lead our organization to achieve its mission and the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors, while staying true to the values of the organization. The mission of Hands On! is to...

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Registration open for FAMILY MUD FUN

  April 25, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather Boeke, 697-8333 heather@handsonwnc.org Registration open for FAMILY MUD FUN Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery, the children’s museum on Main Street, is planning a FAMILY MUD FUN event scheduled for Friday, June...

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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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