Hands On Children's Museum, Jacksonville

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  • We took my son here while visiting my grandparents since he loves the children's museum back home. This place is absolutely gross. Instantly you walk in and it's musty smelling. Stuff not secured well...  more »
  • My little grand daughter loved this place. She played with the little grocery store items and other toys. You can spend a couple hours here with your little one easily.  more »
  • My family really enjoyed the museum with my 2 year old grandson! The building is somewhat dated, but has a retro feeling to it! We would definitely return!  more »
  • This place is nothing but a run-down dumpster filled with ghetto trash. Go to a children’s museum in Texas, you are expected to supervise your children and are kicked out if they don’t behave and follow rules. Go to Hands On Children’s Museum in Jax and they apparently can do whatever the hell they want without any kind of parental supervision. My four year old got trampled by multiple kids MUCH too large to be on the equipment, walking over him to climb up the slide. Looked around for the parents to call off their dogs....nothing. He tried playing quietly by himself with the trains, while brat after brat walked up to him and simply snatched trains out of his hand. To say nothing of the running and shoving everywhere. It took everything in me to keep from reaching out and slapping the life right out of these derelicts. I guarantee you, nary a parent in that building would’ve even noticed. Their fat asses can’t be bothered to look up from their phones. SHAME on the management for allowing this BS. I would sooner fly to another state to have a nice afternoon with my kid than to EVER step foot in this building again.
  • I visited for a birthday party for my 7 yr old granddaughter last Saturday. All the kids had a wonderful time and there was much laughing and giggling. There's LOTS of things there to interest the kids. She loved it! We had pizza delivered, and brought bday cake, drinks, and finger foods. The kids played and played..had a wonderful time. I would call it a multi- roomed Playhouse rather than a Museum.
  • The kids thoroughly enjoyed the Children's Hands On Museum. We were there for HOURS and they wanted to return the next day! The Annual Family Membership is slightly more than One Visit (Great value!) BUT - It is dirty. There is NOTHING for adults to do. No "Parents' Corner." No WiFi. No big, comfy chair. No accessible cleaning supplies (I considered asking; I was SO bored!) ...but the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Review available pictures to determine if it's a good fit for your family. Mine stay in the vet room, venturing out only for wheelchairs and "food" from the grocery store.
  • The Kids Loved it here! Workers were busy cleaning toys with disinfectant wipes to keep the flu away which was a big plus. With a little more funding this place could be Great!
  • Fun place with lots to do. They charge for parents Which is a downer, but I'd still come back. They have 15 different themed rooms from cooking/ shopping to fire stations and a veterinarian office. My 6 yr old and my 16 month old enjoyed it equally.
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