Hands On! - A Child's Gallery, Hendersonville

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Children’s Museum Museum
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  • Enriching and environmentally safe play area for children to spend time releasing energy while in downtown Hendersonville, NC.  more »
  • My 7 yr old daughter loves Hands On. There is a kids size grocery store, hospital, veterinary clinic, there is so much art and science  more »
  • So much packed in there! Kids love this place. Definitely worth every cent. There is a play grocery store, vets, stage and dress ups, painting, bubbles, rice play, water play, climbing, building... ju...  more »
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  • For the price you pay and the simple fact that it is non-profit its a pretty nice place. My daughter especially enjoyed the "grocery store" they had where she could shop, pay for, and ring up groceries. They have a lot to do but it is a LOT smaller then I imagined. It is all one floor with several different areas. My kids are 18 months and almost 4 and they had a good time. Pros: As described, several different play areas Nice for all ages Primarily clean (could have done better on the restrooms) Good price Non-profit Cons: Small On the main strip so parking is..... minimal One really big con for me was that they don't monitor the areas so kids were, for example, taking 5 dolls at a time and putting them into the wrong area so other kids did not have a chance to play with them. Or taking the shopping carts out of the shopping area and running a muck with them. I understand this is not the museums fault, its crappy parenting honestly, but the volunteers could do a little better to walk around make sure things are tidy / in the correct play area. Overall, would recommend and will probably return in the future.
  • My son loves it here, the staff is friendly as well. Lots of places to sit and for the kids to do. It's worth the $5 all day play. You can come and go without having to repay to come back.
  • Just the right size of children's museum - this cozy space still has it all! From a mini-grocery store, to a stage with costumes, a puppet-show space, a builders space, ice cream shoppe, baby doll area, block car ramp, art space, sensory activities, kalidescopes, and a giant, indoor treehouse/slide. They also offer maker events, and spaces for birthday parties. We adore coming here - the staff are excellent. Learning takes place throughout the day - and the kids will love every minute. HIghly, highly recommended.
  • Our grandson loves Hands On. He can play for hours and never get board. The staff are wonderful in how they interact with the children.
  • A great way to kill a day inside.

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