1. Katrina Thiessen

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    The Hands On Children’s Museum is an awesome place for kids, engaging and interactive exhibits but the staff seems to be completely oblivious or perhaps they’re simply not adequately staffed whenever we have visited. I don’t feel as if my 18 month old daughter is safe even under my constant supervision and we stay only in the baby/toddler area. For example, today some blonde girl around 4-5 came running into the baby/toddler area with scissors, two pairs, which she proceeded to bring down the tree fort slide, completely unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. She tore around the area for about 10 minutes with her scissors then discarded them on the train table. We stayed a few more minutes after this and then left, taking the scissors with us and dropping them with a staff member in the Art Studio. Not once did a staff member come in the area to do a check the entire hour we were there.Overall I’m incredibly disappointed by the lack of staff supervision over children in the exhibits, children run wild, uncontrolled by their parents or staff, putting other children at risk. I know it is a place for children to play but that free play should have certain limits and boundaries that don’t infringe upon the safety and well being of other visitors. A few months ago we visited and teenagers were running in and out of the toddler/baby area throwing balls and almost knocking over small children. On that particular visit the gates in the toddler/baby area were left open constantly, I must’ve closed them half a dozen times in less than a hour. Rules are clearly stated, for instance, shut the gates, take shoes off, this area is for x age group, etc, but I don’t see the point of posting rules if staff at the Museum doesn’t make any effort to enforce them. We will gave the Museum another chance since I already bought a membership but I don’t think we will be renewing next year. It’s always over crowded and the undisciplined older children being rowdy in the toddler/baby area really irritate me.

  2. Bradley Eastep

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    wonderful experience for children great place for the wet months

  3. randall hubbard

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    JUST EXCELLENT BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPEN FOR THE KIDS VERY GOOD TIME FOR YOUNG KIDS & OLDER KIDS AT HEART THE CHILDREN WILL JUST LOVE IT

  4. Frank Durocher

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    So fun for the kids – and free on the first Friday of every month? Nice!

  5. Jim Plantenberg

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    My wife and I took our 3 year old grand-son and had a WONDERFUL time! There is more than enough to keep kids busy and interested. I appreciate how they have included activities for such a nice range of children ages; I should think 8 to 2 yrs and it’s all very interactive. The facilities were very clean if not a bit cramped. I expect that some of the parking issues (not enough) will be addressed after some of the construction is completed. The museum is well staffed by some very efficent people. Though it is a bit of a drive for us up in Pierce county, we will be back again, often.