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Hands On!-A Child's Gallery

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Address: 318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-0407
Phone Number: +1 828-697-8333
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hands On! is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY! Located in Downtown...

Hands On! is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY! Located in Downtown Hendersonville, Hands On! is a children's museum that provides educational exhibits and programs to children ages 1-10, along with their caregivers. More information can be found at their website on special programs and classes, memberships and birthday parties.

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Keeps kids entertained

This is a great place to bring kids, especially if they're your grandkids! Great intreractive activities that challenge kids' creativity!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Pamela4884
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to bring kids, especially if they're your grandkids! Great intreractive activities that challenge kids' creativity!

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Thank Pamela4884
Lisbon, Portugal
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of activities for the little ones! Afternoon of lots of fun and interesting learning experiences!

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Thank lisboa09
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and for the positive review. Hope to see you all again soon to play & learn with us! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great value. Our five year old would stay there all day! It's much better than Chucke E Cheese. Our son gets to use his imagination!

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Thank dandmrobbins
Hendersonville, NC
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

While Hands On has a number of opportunities for creative play and has special opportunities for learning, they are too expensive for what is offered. I especially resent having to pay to watch my kid play. Local parks and the library offers programs as well and they are free!

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Thank 404Traveler404
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Hi 404Traveler404, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Hands On! is a children’s museum dedicated to educating the whole family. We offer educational experiences to stimulate the imagination and motivate lifelong learning in a safe “hands on” environment. As a small non-profit organization, we rely on admissions and memberships to offer our programs. By paying $5,... More 

Lake Worth, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My kids absolutely love this place! My daughter especially likes the vet career area. The price is great and you can come and go all day after your entrance is paid. Leave have lunch and head back. Lots for kids of all ages to do and learn. SUPER clean and I can't say that I have ever seen it super... More 

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Thank heather00ss
North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This place is great! Whether the weather is good or bad outside, the adventure inside is all good. Your kids will love all the interactive displays.

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Thank Daryl W
key largo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My grandkids love to visit our flat rock home and go here. They would spend a day if I let them. They love the store, ice cream shop, theater and painting. There are always new exhibits. It's not big and I think that's why they like it. They can move around safely and independent. A bargain for $5.

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1 Thank seekmyface
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are so happy to hear your grandkids enjoy Hands On! Hope to see you all in again. More 

Colorado
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you're looking for a place that will keep kids from the ages of around 2-10 occupied you can't do better than this. We've got a much larger children's museum back in my hometown and my kids like this one at least as much if not more. The best thing about this place is it allows for a lot of... More 

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Thank Joe M
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Joe M! Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear that your kids enjoy a variety of our exhibits. As for charging for adults, we are dedicated to educating the whole family. We're a small non-profit organization that relies on admissions and memberships to offer our programs. Thank you for coming and contributing to our mission.... More 

Sherwood, Arkansas
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took two toddlers (boy and girl) and the grandparents and could have spent all day in this place. This is a place where kids can explore, learn and just have fun and plenty of variation for kids from toddler to ten. Its all on one floor (which is a positive but maybe a bigger floor would be better just... More 

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Thank elyjahtheprophet
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133 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is very entertaining for children under seven. There are many different areas that children can rotate between. My objection is that parents pay the same price as for a child. Grandparents then play to watch. I took grandson once a summer until he outgrew the activities. Once is enough a year.

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Thank jgteacher

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