Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 10 – 6

Sundays  1-6

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!

5th Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run

Erica Allison, Pardee Hospital– We had so much fun sponsoring the 5th Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run on Saturday, June 4th at Berkeley Park. The 3+ mile, mad & muddy, crazy & filthy race, which benefited Hendersonville’s only children’s museum, Hands On!-A... read more

Never Stop Learning: Hands On! Children’s Museum

By Tammy Watfor, WLOS HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Dogs visited the Hands On! Children’s Museum to teach kids about pet care. Dogs like Lass and her brother Flapjack are currently in the care of the Blue Ridge Humane Society in Hendersonville. Reesy used to be... read more

Mud run planned for Hendersonville’s Berkeley Park

April 29, 2016 on MountainX.com Finish Line Festival at the 5th Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run Hendersonville, NC –April 26, 2016 Want to see what all the mud is about at the Mad Mountain Mud Run? If you are curious about a mud run or just want to enjoy the muddy... 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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