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Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
+1 360-956-0818
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Adult night fun!

Took my kid and her best friend here for years. We were members for awhile, it's absolutely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laura K
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HOCM = 2 thumbs UP !!

Our 1st experience with the relocated HOCM was last summer with our 28-year-old grandson & our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
craigwY2296CM
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Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (43 reviews)
“water table” (12 reviews)
“water play” (9 reviews)
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414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
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"water table"
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"outdoor area"
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"great place for kids"
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"tree house"
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"grandkids love"
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"two stories"
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"construction site"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my kid and her best friend here for years. We were members for awhile, it's absolutely fabulous. Then a group of friends and I went to an adult swim (there 21+ adult nights) and we had a blast. Ate weird things. Drank some decent...More

Thank Laura K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 1st experience with the relocated HOCM was last summer with our 28-year-old grandson & our 4.5-year-old great grandson. Wow, what a day. It was so good for all of us, from rock climbing for the "kid" to game playing & arts things for all...More

Thank craigwY2296CM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do for all the kids. Was very busy but kids were able to try everything they wanted to do. It's a favorite place for the kids.More

Thank LarryELee
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HandsOnOlympia, Manager at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, LarryELee! Thank you so much for your review! We always work to ensure that each of your visits is a 5-star experience. If you have any feedback for us that could improve your experience, please email us at communications@hocm.org. We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to entertain my 5.5 year old son! He would not lose interest for hours and hours! Great exhibit, very organized and neat, and the variety of activities is just overwhelming! My son wanted to visit this museum after watching a video...More

Thank elikoleva
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter loved this place so much. We were lucky that there were very few people during our visit last Tuesday (Jan 16). We were told that this place is always packed and would be difficult to experience all different workshops. Lots of interesting and...More

Thank Retchell L
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HandsOnOlympia, Manager at Hands On Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Retchell L.! We appreciate you taking your time to rate us. We work diligently to make sure each of your visits is a 5-star experience. We’d love to hear from you with any feedback that could improve your experience, please...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous outing for kids of all ages. A very unique space for kids as young as 18 months. As they grow, there are new sections of the museum for them to experiment with. It is a terrific adventure.

Thank cmin2n
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My kids love it. They dont want to go home. We got there exactly at 11 am when they open the door. You can leave the property and come back again in the same day. There all so many things to do. The place its...More

Thank RhendTsai
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The HoCM is jewel for the Puget Sound Region. They must have a mission statement that reads like, “to grow their minds, to fill their hearts, to make their dreams a reality.” And each staff must take that motto as a promise. How else could...More

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Went to pick up my grandson from daycare. I had to show ID and and had to have card to be admitted.He gave me the grand tour after daycare,and explained how everything worked. What a great kid place,

Thank evasV75FK
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The HCM is fun for all ages (but would be weird if you don't have a kid with you), bring some imagination and a smile. You will have fun along with kids!

Thank Matthew W
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Marcosnstoli
29 December 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
Greetings! We always suggest that people plan on being here a few hours. We have 8 galleries, over 150 exhibits, and a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center with a newly opened Lighthouse Lookout over Puget Sound. Here is... More
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rhonams
4 July 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
So glad to see many people weighing in on this question! The Museum is geared mainly toward infant to 10 years, but as others have stated, our Arts & Parts Studio is loved by kids of all ages! We also host quarterly Adult... More
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