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Address: 315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
Phone Number: +1 423-434-4263
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought,...

Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought, and understanding.

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My kids love it here

We got annual passes for the Hands On Museum and have been several times. They've recently updated several exhibits. There's lots to do for younger children. They have extra... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Tracy W
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our kids absolutely love this place.. Just like it says HANDS ON. We've been going since I was a kid.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to "Hands On" in several years. Decided to take my children while on fall break from school. I was surprised to find it run down, out of date, and dirty. Several of the exhibits were broken down and not working properly. The place is not well kept, the floors are sticky, and several of the exhibits are... More 

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We got annual passes for the Hands On Museum and have been several times. They've recently updated several exhibits. There's lots to do for younger children. They have extra activities throughout the year that are fun and well attended. For the larger events arrive early to avoid parking issues and long waits. The Tesla demonstration (costs extra) was really cool... More 

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Thank Tracy W
Church HIll, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Took some family in from Sweden. The place was dirty, run down. I was so dissappointed. The water in the dam smelled moldy. The lights downstairs were dim--I'm sure to cover the dirt. Everything appeared broken or worn out. Very, very sad.

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Elizabethton, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

i was driving the buss for the school system and we would take young kids hear all the time. It was enjoyable and had so educational value to it. Dose need so updating during the move to gray they may do this.

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Okemos, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Took our four year old son. Some of the stuff was really fun for him, but some stuff was worn or broken. It definitely needs to be updated. Not bad for a rainy day activity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We went with our 3 toddlers, it was kinda fun for them but definitely over priced. Everything there was missing things and things were broken ,the kids favorite activity was the thing you throw balls in and it spins around.tbey have that at most malls for free. So we won't be going back when it was over we are like... More 

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Davenport, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

took grandson but was disappointed not a whole there i might have gone at the wrong time. but he still enjoyed it especially making craft to bring home.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were traveling home from the Smoky Mountains and decided to break up our trip with a stop at the Hands On Museum. This is a fun little museum. The exhibits are slightly dated but our two year old did not mind. We spent about 45 minutes walking around and playing to give her a break from the car. It's... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old has a blast there. But he's 3. He doesn't see that half the stuff don't work, is broken, and torn. I always loved Hands On growing up. It's made a downward spiral. The train table is never lout together, they took out the awesome playground and put in some kind of puzzle foam pieces and balls????... More 

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