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Kids, when you play, do you really like to PLAY? We mean hands-on fun, letting those imaginations run away with you, experimenting, learning about science, and even building things?

It's time to introduce you to Hands On! Discovery Center in Tennessee!

This super fun all-ages science center offers fun interactive programs as well as exhibits where kids can play until their heart's content! Not only that, kids will be learning at the same time too!

Each of the exhibits develop and teach kids about something unique. They might be experimenting with a musical Tesla coil one minute, or they might be constructing a new city with giant building blocks the next!

Have you ever dreamed of engineering a rocket, kids? At the Hands On! Discovery Center, now is your chance! Kids can work towards creating a masterpiece, or simply trying to uncover something new.

Did we mention that you can even get up close and personal with an active prehistoric fossil dig site that dates back 5 million years? Well, now we have!

Other exhibits include role play settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and logic games.

If all that fun wasn't enough, the discovery center also offer workshops, summer camps, night at the museum stay overs, seasonal special events and birthday parties! Phew, that's a lot of fun waiting to be had!

So get ready to play AND learn kids, because this Tennessee Discovery Center has a lot of fun waiting to be enjoyed, and it has your name all over it!

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How much does it cost?



$10. Additional programs $3 each or $5 for both



Same as adult



Free for members


Free Under

3 years.


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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


There are outreach programmes, home school days and curriculum linked programming all available. They also welcome pre arranged field trips!

Need a little extra help?


Speak to staff about the accessibility of the exhibits, they will be happy to help!

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When can we go?


Mondays 9am - 5pm (March, then June to August only), also 9am - 5pm Tues - Sat, 1pm - 5pm Sunday (close 7pm on Fridays in March, then June to August)

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

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