SUMMER UPDATE: Hands On! remains CLOSED due to COVID-19 as mandated by the Governor of North Carolina. 

Support Us!

Our community’s future is determined by the priority we place on our children. Your support helps to provide children and families with “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment. As a nonprofit, Hands On! relies on donors, corporate sponsors, community partners and volunteers.

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Ways to Help:

  • Purchase an annual membership and receive a full year of access to the museum, classes & programs, plus discounts on fee-based programs, events, birthday parties and more!

  • Volunteer with Hands On! There are many volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. Interact with visitors, assist with programs & exhibits or help our hard-working staff with projects and administrative support.  Volunteers are key to what we do each and every day helping to spark curiosity and engage children and families in ways that shape their lives forever.

Donate an item from our wishlist:

  • Costumes and "Dress-Up" Clothes (no hats please)
  • LEGO® bricks and Mega Bloks®
  • Trash Can Liners (4 gallon and 13 gallon)
  • Rice (50 pound bags available at Sam’s)
  • Food Coloring (large bottles)
  • Ultra Dawn Dish Detergent (only Dawn detergent, please!)
  • White Copy Paper
  • Multi-Colored Cardstock