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Hands On Children's Museum

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Address: 8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone Number: +1 904-642-2688
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09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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This is a toddler's paradise. It didn't feel small as there are many activities inside. My 2-year old had a blast. Much of the decor is definitely dated but looked clean enough... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
shamieya
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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had about 10 kids and they had a blast only thing I did not like about it is that I lost sight of the kids but it is a safe place and fun place for them. Had a great time

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Thank Joanne P
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking my granddaughter through the front door she looks in amazement so many things and where to start. Well she decides JFRD (Jacksonville Fire & Rescue department) kid size fire truck, rescue ambulance, turnout gear that is way to big but oh yes she tries it on with a hat. And yes over to the fire pole to slide down.... More 

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Thank GigabyteFL
Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a toddler's paradise. It didn't feel small as there are many activities inside. My 2-year old had a blast. Much of the decor is definitely dated but looked clean enough. An employee was walking around cleaning the whole time I was there. The only reason it didn't get the final star is the toddler's restroom. It stank so... More 

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Thank shamieya
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I took my 2 young grandsons (3 & 6). They absolutely loved it. But as I was watching them, I noticed the inch thick dust on top of the covered slide. I wanted to ask for a dust cloth and just do it. Also, a lot of the toys look worn out. They sell the same things in their little... More 

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Thank sheila1234562016
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

So for the people that say it's filthy...it's a "hands on children's museum"... what do you expect??? So it's an old building and needs some TLC, but any kid I know under 10 LOVES IT! They are working on renovation in dribs and drabs. It is a great place to enjoy a HOT summer day. The concept is great and... More 

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1 Thank KimNE
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

All my grandchildren loved it ,whether on a school trip or family trip. They liked the hands on aspect.

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Thank Mary P
Locust Grove, Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We took my 3 year old here on July 6th 2016 She had a blast but as a parent I was less than impressed. The place needs to be cleaned and updated. They also need more staff to help make sure the rules are being followed. I understand that parents should be responsible for their children but there needs to... More 

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1 Thank Darren N
Neptune Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

My grandkids enjoy it! I think the hands on concept is great, but I do think it needs sprucing up and all the dress-up clothes need to be replaced! A lot of camps go in the summer, sometimes too crowded! Like I said my grandkids enjoy it! Sometimes they have face painting free, and she does a great job! Staff... More 

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Thank ShoppingNoodle
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

If you have children, this place is perfect. My children had a blast, and the price was great. Lots of educational entertainment for very young to older children. Lots of variety!

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Thank Jeffrey A
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Although this place will not break the bank it's pretty dumpy. Don't get me wrong certainly an imagination station but the cleanliness is horrible. They could really use some hand sanitizing stations to help keep germs at bay. Kids enjoyed about 15 minutes and were ready to go. To many like one play area and not enough another. Nothing special... More 

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