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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Hands On! In the News

More News from Hands On!

Hendersonville kids celebrate New Year at Noon at Hands On!

Hendersonville kids celebrate New Year at Noon at Hands On! Posted by WLOS by Jennifer Saylor on Saturday, December 31st 2016 HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Long before the stroke of midnight, some children in Hendersonville got to experience the excitement of ringing...

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Never Stop Learning: Program teaches kids about Hanukkah

Program teaches kids about Hanukkah by Tammy Watford Tuesday, December 27th 2016 HENDERSONVOLLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A local program, Dreidels and Hanukkah, helped students better understand a different culture. Kids at the Hands On! Children's Museum made dreidels in honor...

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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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