Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 10 – 5

Other times available for holidays or private groups


318 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

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!

Rigamajig challenges kids’ inner engineers

April 27, 2017 on BlueRidgeNow.com Kay Campbell, education coordinator with Hands On!, works with Parker Shinault, 6, at the Rigamajig exhibit at Hands On! on Main Street Hendersonville Tuesday. Click here for full... read more

Hands On! Presents: Fun with Bots!

Hands On! is part of the NC Science Festival activities showcasing science and technology through “hands on” activities engaging the community and inspiring future generations. Join us Friday, April 22, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Bruce Drysdale Elementary School 271 Bearcat... read more

Children learn through exploration and fun at Hands On!

Children learn through play at Hands On!   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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