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Hands On Childrens Museum, Jacksonville

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TripAdvisor
  • This place is great for what it is. It does not compare with other big city children's museums in that it is VERY small and compact space BUT the amount of activities here are awesome. We went on a we...  more »
  • Wonderful, hands-on exhibits with plenty of role-play opportunities! Owners go out of their way for patrons. Family membership is especially great during hot Florida summers! Parents can relax in air ...  more »
  • we had about 10 kids and they had a blast only thing I did not like about it is that I lost sight of the kids but it is a safe place and fun place for them. Had a great time  more »
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  • We bought the yearly membership which is worth it if you plan to come more than twice in a year. It has a nice variety of activities and my 4 year old son can spend an hour or so here, easy. That's the plus side. I don't get the impression that they thoroughly clean the toys, however, and the bathrooms are kind of gross so we only save this place for rainy days. With some updating and cleaner toys though this place would get 5 stars!
  • First time visitors. Not sure we'll return. It was HOT!! I asked an employee about the temperature; she told me "it's always this hot in here." The "3 & under" play area was dirty, so I didn't keep my toddler in there. A tall ladder was just resting on the wall near the room's entrance which was really dangerous. The checkout lanes in the pretend Winn-Dixie don't work as advertised; nothing lights up or moves. I understand the museum is a non-profit that relies on admission fees and donations, but for $5.50/head, at least keep it reasonably cool (in June) and mop the floors or something.
  • This is a great concept and my daughter loved going but it was really old (read: 1990) and kind of dirty on the inside. It seemed like a time warp in there. It really is a cool idea, though. There are different sections for the kids to play in (post office, bank, vet, pirate ship, grocery store, etc) and it only cost $9.50 for both of us to get in.
  • The staff are super friendly. My daughter is 4 and we stayed for two hours easily. So many things to keep the kids and adults engaged.
  • It's a fun place for children to go explore different settings and pretend play immersed in the areas. If you get there immediately after they open you will have the most fun, but as the day progresses the areas are less defined as the kids play and move toys around. A 1-day trip for a large family is about the same cost as a 1-year membership so go ahead and pay the upgrade if you even think there's a chance you'll go back. There is a lockable half door for a toddler area that is nice as long as parents watch their kids and not their phones.