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Hands On!-A Child's Gallery

318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-0407
+1 828-697-8333
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Lots of fun for under 10!

This is a great non-profit location where kids can exert energy, exercise their imaginations, and... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
DJ0360742
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Asheville, North Carolina
Great Activity For Kids Especially On A Rainy Or Cold Day

There are lots of creative things to do for kids here. Painting, Playdough, Crafts, Pretend... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Sugar-n-Spice1978
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Western North Carolina
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Hands On! is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY! Located in Downtown Hendersonville, Hands On! is a children's museum that provides educational exhibits and science programs to children ages 1-10, along with their caregivers. More information can be found at their website on special programs and classes, memberships and birthday parties.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-0407
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+1 828-697-8333
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is a great non-profit location where kids can exert energy, exercise their imaginations, and interact with other kids. It's not a huge location, but they've managed to use the space very wisely. You feel like your kid is safe, and really able to enjoy...More

Thank DJ0360742
Reviewed 4 May 2016

There are lots of creative things to do for kids here. Painting, Playdough, Crafts, Pretend (grocery store, bakery/ice cream shop, nursery, vet, puppets, dress up, a stage for acting or singing, large building blocks), Legos, water play, rice play, bubbles, a great way for them...More

1  Thank Sugar-n-Spice1978
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I have visited Hands On with my niece and nephew as well as with large groups for work on several occasions. Each and EVERYTIME the kids LOVE it! There are so many unique play areas that there is something for everyone. And the best part?...More

Thank chvhouse
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I have an 8 and a 14 year old and they both enjoyed themselves. They especially liked the LEGO racetrack, the giant light bright and the bubble maker. Staff was very friendly and the price is very reasonable. While my 14 year old had fun...More

Thank klbelanger
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2016

Great to hear from you, dlbelanger! Thank you for your feedback. And yes, our exhibits are geared more toward ages 1-10 but it's wonderful to hear that your 14 year-old enjoyed it as well! We are definitely a busy museum with frequent visits from groups...More

Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for all young children! Pretty clean too! There is always different stuff to do!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Makayla L
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Don't get me wrong; lots of things for kids to see, touch, and "do"! However, I feel the facility was woefully understaffed, given the fact that there were probably at least 25 - 30 kids in this rather small facility and mayhem reigned! The one...More

1  Thank ChefMarkChristopher
HandsOnChildsGallery, Guest Relations Manager at Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

Hi ChefMarkChristopher, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your grand-daughter's slide experience. It can be dark up there, especially on cloudy and rainy days where our skylights would typically help the situation. I appreciate you bringing this to our...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My children are 7 & 4. We spent about 3 hours at hands on. It may be small but they packed a lot of educational play into that small space. The price was very reasonable. The displays were all in good condition and each had...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This children's center was well worth the $5 entry. Non profit group with an array of learning activities for the kids. My 3 and 6 yr old had a blast for over 2 hours. Secure location and very clean.

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 21 March 2016

My toddler absolutely loved this place and had so much fun!! It wore her out to the point of actually wanting to take a nap!

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Diversity of learning experiences, lots of homemade, but purely educational opportunities that is fun and reasonable for the options and fun to be had. Grandkids loved it. Painting, make-believe grocery, veterinary clinic and dress-up. Blocks, gardening and other fun things to do! Admission was reasonable...More

Thank AggieDoc94
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