Regular Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday

10 am – 5 pm

Closed Sunday

Other times available for holidays or private groups.

Holiday Hours of Operation:

Open first 3 Mondays in December

10 am-5 pm

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, & New Year’s Day. 

Wishing you & your family Happy Holidays!


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.

Shop Hands On!

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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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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