Hands On Children's Museum, Olympia

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  • Sooo much fun. Friendly staff. Lots of shade for out door play. Food available. Easy pay parking. Come early  more »
  • Great place where kids can play and learn . You're able to stay all day .there's even a great cafeteria for lunch! Staff is pleasant and helpful.  more »
  • Not only are there water activities outside, but the inside is replete with adventures that will delight myriad ages. There are also supervised classes offered. It is a great place to host a birthday ...  more »
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  • This place is AMAZING! I brought a two year old and we had a blast. I'm in my late twenties and I think I had more fun. I would recommend this place to anyone with children between the ages of 1 and 14 years old. There is enough science to make it an educational experience but it's fun enough to make it a "play day." I went during a busy day and there was still plenty of space to play and do the fun stuff. I could see spending between two and four hours there, they have a store to buy food but you can also bring your own. The parking situation is weird there. You have to pay to park or walk a long way. I think it's around 1 cent and hour.
  • We went here for a few hours one day during our family vacation. I will keep this short and sweet, our 2.5 yr old loved it. I saw every kid up to 12 or 13 having a blast. The creativity of things is awesome. This place was above and beyond my expectations, it truly was amazing and we will go back again even though we are 90+ minutes away. . . . .
  • Must visit place is your in 1-1.5 hrs drive, it’s worth it. It’s literally hands on and the staff is very nice and helping. It’s a two tiered museum with good cafeteria and eating place. The top floor has good activity area standing from art, sculpture to science. There is a slide across the two floors and kids love it. The outside area has light house, occasional new activities and bike (tricycle) riding. Parking is ample and also street parking is around. Staff is super nice and friendly.
  • Wonderful family destination if you want to kill a few hours and keep the kiddos happy. Paid by the hour parking, but it's only $1/hr. Huge space, two floors with dedicated areas for smaller kids, kids with special needs, and just about every interest a kid might have. The outdoor area was awesome too, complete with garden and a lighthouse you can walk up into. The price is a little high for a frequent adventure, but they have membership options and groupon has deals too. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to let their kids run loose while still feeling secure.
  • Various stimulating attractions, food, cheap (can get in free if you have a food stamp card and only $2 per extra person). Also has a very shallow rocky river in the court towards the right of the entrance. Huge play tunnels that connect the 1st and 2nd floors. *pay for parking per hour. Has outside play grounds with a tall 3 story light house for the daring and a wide sandy beach area for the kids that like to play in the dirt. Lots of safe crawling and climbing and learning. Outside the entrance there are percussion instruments to play. Basically something fun everywhere you turn. Great place to burn off energy.
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