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


Hands On! offers visitors a wide variety of fun and educational learning experiences for children and their families. We invite you to spend the day at our museum, located in historic downtown Hendersonville, NC. 

Admission Rates

Adults & Children...........................$8.00+tax

Children under 1....................................FREE


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed   Sundays & Mondays

Directions & Parking

Hands On! is located in downtown Hendersonville at 318 N. Main Street, between 3rd & 4th Avenues.


Street parking on Main Street and side streets is free for 3 hours unless otherwise marked. There are several metered parking lots in the downtown area, including the Azalea Parking Lot at the rear entrance of Hands On! (at the corner of 3rd Ave. E. and King St.).  The fee in the metered lots is $1 per hour.  Pay at kiosk. Stroller and wheelchair access is available from the Main Street entrance.


If your group is arriving by bus between 8:00am and 10:00am., the best place to drop off children is in the front of the museum on Main Street.  After 10am, we recommend dropping children off at the Azalea Parking Lot on the corner of 3rd Avenue East and King Street, behind the museum.  

Bus/Van Parking

There are several locations for bus and van parking:

  • The parking lot of First Presbyterian Church on 64E between Main Street and King Street.  Call the church ahead of time at 828-692-3211 to make sure the parking lot is available.
  • The Hendersonville Visitors Information Center at 201 S. Main Street has bus parking spaces.  The bus spaces are in the lower parking lot off Barnwell Street (from Church Street, left on Barnwell and left onto lot, marked for busses.)


From the Interstate
When traveling on I-26, take exit 49B to Hendersonville.  Travel west on Four Seasons Blvd. to downtown.  Turn left on Main Street.  Hands On! is on the left between 4th and 3rd Aves. E.

From Greenville, on Hwy 225N
Drive north on Hwy. 225 through Flat Rock.  At the intersection of 225N and Hwy 176, 225N becomes 25N Business.  Bear to the right as you cross the railroad tracks.  Follow King Street to 3rd Ave. E. and turn left.

From Asheville, on Hwy 25S
Drive south on Hwy. 25 to downtown Hendersonville.  You will be on Church St.  Turn left on 5th, 4th, or 3rd Aves. E. to Main Street.  Hands On! is between 3rd and 4th Aves. E.

From Brevard, on 64E
Follow 64E into Hendersonville.  Turn right on Main St.  Hands On! is on the left between 4th and 3rd Aves. E.

From Edneyville, on 64W
Follow 64W into Hendersonville.  Turn left on Main St.  Hands On! is on the left between 4th and 3rd Aves. E.