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Hands On!-A Child's Gallery

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Address: 318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-0407
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+1 828-697-8333
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Kids will love it

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Joe M
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Colorado
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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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135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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
Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

From playing in the "kitchen" and "nursery" to dressing up and acting on the stage, my kids's imagination is brought out.

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

Hi Renzo! Thank you so much for your great review! We look forward to having you all in to play again. We have some exciting summer programs coming up, also. If you're interested, check them out on our website! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is a great non-profit location where kids can exert energy, exercise their imaginations, and interact with other kids. It's not a huge location, but they've managed to use the space very wisely. You feel like your kid is safe, and really able to enjoy themselves in creative ways. Unlike other play areas I've been too, this seemed to stimulate... More 

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Thank DJ0360742
Western North Carolina
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

There are lots of creative things to do for kids here. Painting, Playdough, Crafts, Pretend (grocery store, bakery/ice cream shop, nursery, vet, puppets, dress up, a stage for acting or singing, large building blocks), Legos, water play, rice play, bubbles, a great way for them to learn and play. There are all kinds of things to do. They even have... More 

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Eustis, FL
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I have visited Hands On with my niece and nephew as well as with large groups for work on several occasions. Each and EVERYTIME the kids LOVE it! There are so many unique play areas that there is something for everyone. And the best part? The children are using their imaginations! Going to Hands On is an inexpensive way to... More 

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Thank chvhouse
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I have an 8 and a 14 year old and they both enjoyed themselves. They especially liked the LEGO racetrack, the giant light bright and the bubble maker. Staff was very friendly and the price is very reasonable. While my 14 year old had fun I am not sure she would come back. The activities are definitely geared toward a... More 

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

Great to hear from you, dlbelanger! Thank you for your feedback. And yes, our exhibits are geared more toward ages 1-10 but it's wonderful to hear that your 14 year-old enjoyed it as well! We are definitely a busy museum with frequent visits from groups and classes. Take a look at our website calendar to see what we've got planned.... More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for all young children! Pretty clean too! There is always different stuff to do!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Makayla L
Tuxedo, North Carolina
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105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Don't get me wrong; lots of things for kids to see, touch, and "do"! However, I feel the facility was woefully understaffed, given the fact that there were probably at least 25 - 30 kids in this rather small facility and mayhem reigned! The one thing that my 2 yo grand daughter really wanted to do was go down the... More 

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

Hi ChefMarkChristopher, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your grand-daughter's slide experience. It can be dark up there, especially on cloudy and rainy days where our skylights would typically help the situation. I appreciate you bringing this to our attention so we can work on a solution. A light switch is a great idea!... More 

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