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!

Hands On! in 10th year rotates weekly science activities

Posted February 22, 2017 on thetribunepapers.com By Pete Zamplas- Hands On! A Child’s Gallery has a different physics or other fun project each week, in this its 10th year. The interactive education center is at 318 N. Main St. in Hendersonville. It opened there in...

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Tea time at Hands On! a treat for ‘royalty’

Tea time at Hands On! a treat for 'royalty' Posted Feb 14, 2017 at 9:20 PM by Staff Reports on BlueRidgeNow.com Royalty filled Hands On! A Child's Gallery in Hendersonville Tuesday, as a dozen children dressed up as princesses and princes to learn about manners. The...

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Learning is Fun at Hands-On Children’s Museum

Learning is Fun at Hands-On Children’s Museum Posted February 2, 2017 by Shelby Harrell on biltmorebeacon.com HENDERSONVILLE — Families with young children who may be facing the winter blues will find a breath of fresh air at Hands-On! Children’s Museum. The...

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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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