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Hands On Children's Museum NC

Hendersonville, NC

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Where are we going?

Address: 318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, USA How do we get there? Number: 828 697 8333
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About this activity

It's hands-on fun for kids in an interactive museum JUST for them! Hands-On! Children's Museum in Hendersonville is filled with exhibits and activities for kids to enjoy that ensure their day is filled with learning, developing and so much more!

There are 12 exhibits in total, focusing on a range of topics including science, nature, math, engineering, health and more. All of these exhibits are aimed for kids up to 10 years, so no matter what their interest or what stage in their development they are, there will be something for them!

Kids can express themselves in the Art & Sensory Studio, a unique space where kids can grab a smock and easel and paint until their heart's content!

A great all weather option for families featuring an 850 sq. ft. Mountain terrain play area with physical and science discovery play equipment with yes, a mountain AND a waterfall inside the museum! Kids will love the many rocks and minerals hidden throughout the exhibit for them to find!

Kids can use their natural curiosity and imagination in the Nature Nook, or help the post master sort and deliver the mail. 

Imagination Playground allows kids to create forts, towns and even a horse to ride, or kids can even pretend to be "parents" by taking care of babies! (don't worry parents, they are only dolls!)

If THAT wasn't enough, kids can dress up and look after the animals in the Vet Hospital, or race LEGO cars with friends. 

There's shopping at the grocery store, theater fun with puppets, or they can show their creativity with large, glowing images!

Can you imagine having THAT much fun in one day? It's all happening at the Hands-On! Children's Museum in Hendersonville. 

Activity location


Located in downtown Hendersonville at 318 N. Main Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues. (It is in the site of the former Irongate Market Place and WAY before the old Belk’s Department Store!).

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How much does it cost?









Free for members


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12 months


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Hands On Children's Museum NC FAQ’s

There are plenty of places in the area to grab something to eat before and after your experience!

They offer fun birthday parties for kids! Check out the options and they will help you celebrate in style!

Field trips are welcomed with a pre booking! Their exhibits and special programs stimulate the imagination and educate the mind by focusing on science, technology, engineering, math, art, literacy, and culture.

Wheelchair access is available from the Main Street entrance.

Street parking on Main Street and side streets is free for 3 hours unless otherwise marked. There are several metered parking lots in the downtown area, including the Azalea Parking Lot at the rear entrance of Hands On! (at the corner of 3rd Ave. E. and King St.). The fee in the metered lots is $1 per hour. Pay at kiosk

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