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! Children’s Museum announces new exhibit

      Posted on September 22, 2016 by Dan Hesse on mountainx.com/ Hands On!, the children’s museum in Downtown Hendersonville, is pleased to announce the opening of MAKERSPACE, made possible by Exxon Mobil. Makerspaces are mentor-led learning...

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Hands On! Nature Walk at the Oklawaha Greenway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sept 16, 2016) Contact:  Kay Campbell, 828-697-8333 or kay@handsonwnc.org HANDS ON! NATURE WALK (Hendersonville, N.C.) Calling all Nature Nuts! Join Hands On! educators as they lead a nature walk on the new extension of the Oklawaha Greenway...

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Hands On! seeking part-time Development Assistant

Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery – Development Assistant Job Description Job Purpose: The Development Assistant will work a flexible, part-time schedule of 8-12 hours/week assisting the Executive Director with the development plan in order to strengthen 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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