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Hands On Childrens Museum, Jacksonville

(2.5/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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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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  • It's sad to see all the reviews from people about price and membership. This is a very inexpensive outing for the kids and a great place to play. Fun and safe are in abundance here. I am a single mom with 3 kids and just got a membership. Out of curiosity (due to all of the other negative reviews about same sex families) I asked about adding my "female spouse" which is non-existent. I was told very politely that it would be 10.00 to add an extended family member. I had no issues with this at all and do not feel that this policy is discriminatory whatsoever. There are clear guidelines for parents to review upon entry and it was obvious parents were mostly just allowing their kids to run free and were NOT observing common decency about picking up behind yourself. I observed kids just swooshing things on to the floor and parents laughing about it. The cashier was not rude at all as some state. The place was not dirty at all as some state. Having hundreds/thousands of kids playing with items may have caused things to be somewhat tattered in the dress up area but that is to be expected. If you want new then go to Target or Toys R Us to buy new for your kids. I think any child that comes here and hesitates playing is simply following the lead of the parents. I wonder if the negative reviews here are set up by those with an agenda to discredit the museum due to them living a different lifestyle choice. The museum policy says, "Yes, you can join by simply adding 10.00 for an additional adult." There is NO policy that says we will not allow you to join because you are in a same sex relationship. Get over yourselves people.
  • I would NEVER go back to this place again! It doesn't even deserve the one star. It was my first time ever going to this place, we went an hour before they closed, so we can waste time and to give my 1 year old something to do. The employee behind the cashier register was extremely rude, when we walked up to the counter we were trying to buy passes, and the lady just stared at my boyfriend and says "You know we close in an hour" in such a rude tone. After we finally get tickets, we walked around trying to get my little one to play with the stuff, but everything was so beaten down, you could tell it has been forever since they replaced or repaired anything.
  • Party room smelled like a strong odor of bug spray while we was eating and the director was literally yelling at the kids for having the wheelchairs out the basketball room. Very rude
  • I really wanted to like this place but it was dirty and not welcoming. The place smelled terrible and was very unclean, you can tell they never clean or disinfect anything. In fact the "toys" in the kitchen were mostly old cereal, pizza boxes, old canned food and many other misc items. These items are impossible to santize. Ive had 3 people tell me thier kids got sick after playing there. We were playing by the trains and found ants running around all over the floor. The front counter lady is not friendly, barely speaks or makes eye contact. She obviously hates her job and when we went out back to have a snack, the eating area has cigarette ashes all over the ground by the picnic tables. Terrible place to bring children. The idea is cute and the play areas could be nice if it were maintained and cleaned properly but by the looks of it nobody at that place cares.
  • It looks small from the outside, but there was so much going on inside. It was fun for the whole family. Wheelchair basketball, mini winn dixie... I was pleasantly surprised.