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

More News from Hands On!

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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Hands On! has Screen Free Week offerings

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Able Allen on mountainx.com Join Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, as we celebrate Screen Free Week. Ditch those screens and get in touch with your family & friends! Hands On! has special activities all week...

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Mad Mountain Mud Run returns for 6th year

Posted Mar 29, 2017 on BlueRidgeNow.com by Staff Reports The sixth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run, the muddy obstacle race held in Hendersonville, is scheduled for June 3. The annual event benefits Hands On!, the children’s museum located in downtown Hendersonville. This...

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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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