Summer Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday
June 25 – Aug. 6
10 am – 6 pm

June 26 -Aug. 7
1pm– 6 pm

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!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 20, 2016) Contact:  Heather Boeke, 828-697-8333 or SUMMER SCIENCE IN THE PARK – Let’s Take Flight Hendersonville, N.C.–  Hands On! is pleased to offer “Summer Science in the Park –...

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Hands On! museum receives $10,000 in grants

BY KELLY DOTY FRIDAY, JULY 1ST 2016 WLOS — HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A popular children’s museum has received funding for renovations. Hands On! was awarded two grants of $10,000. The money came from the Community Foundation of Henderson County and the Cannon...

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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.

Learn About The Importance of Play

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