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Hands On! Regional Museum

315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
+1 423-434-4263
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This was such a great stop for my Kids

We were staying in Erwin and decided to come to Johnson City for the museum and lunch. My boys who... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Miami, Florida
Little granddaughter loves it

Johnson City and the Hands on Museum is about half way between our granddaughter & family in... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
John F
Castlewood, Virginia, United States
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Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought, and understanding.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“my kids love” (4 reviews)
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315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
+1 423-434-4263
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were staying in Erwin and decided to come to Johnson City for the museum and lunch. My boys who are 2 and 6 had a great time here! There are things to do for both of them and they spent almost 2 hours playing...More

Thank mga001
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Johnson City and the Hands on Museum is about half way between our granddaughter & family in Asheville, NC and us in SWVA. She has been maybe 3 times previously but this was my first time there with her. She loves it! I based my...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Today, my husband and I took our 2 year old son to the Hands On Museum and we loved it! The staff was very friendly and informative. They have done so many updates in the museum. They have added a features exhibit that allowed us...More

Thank J K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We bought a annual membership and took the kids a few times. They loved it! It is just as I remembered as a child. The grocery store was my favorite when I was young, and my kids loved it too. Sure, they could update and...More

Thank Kimberly O
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place has been built with good intentions but needs some work. We enjoyed the two times that we visited (about one year apart). However, some of the exhibits do not work. There are some stations where kids are supposed to generate bubbles. However, these...More

Thank CarlosJuarez1000
Hands O, Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you very much for your review and especially for giving us specific things that need attention so we can address those quickly. We hope you will continue to visit!

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We visit Hands on about every 3 months. The kids love every exhibit. The bank is a favorite for all the kids. So many different things they are entertained for hours. Take your kids here. Affordable.

Thank Drcalain
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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

Thank FriendlyTravelerTN
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...More

3  Thank Chase C
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...More

Thank Tracy W
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.

3  Thank Karen J G
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Kristi C
4 April 2017|
Response from Hands O | Property representative |
We do have some floating around in Chamber guides and we also offer discounts to seniors, AAA, military, and teachers.
Juanita S
19 November 2015|
Response from Hands O | Property representative |
Tickets are $8.00 each and are valid for the whole day if you want to leave for lunch and come back.
Juanita S
19 November 2015|
Response from SCTHer | Reviewed this property |
As of November 2015, the admission price is $8 for those 3 and up. Under 3 is free. Teachers get in free with school ID. There are also discounts for AAA, military members, senior citizens and other offers found in the... More