Hands On!
Discovery
Center

About Hands On!

This brand new all-ages science center offers fun interactive programs and exhibits that include a musical Tesla coil, giant building blocks, and a maker studio inviting guests to engineer a rocket, create a masterpiece, and uncover something new.

Get up close and personal with an active prehistoric fossil dig site dating back 5 million years.  Enjoy exhibits and programs featuring plant and animal fossils that have been unearthed at the site.

Hours

• Tuesday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
• Friday 9am – 7pm during June, July & August
• Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 1pm – 5pm
• Monday 9am – 5pm during March, June, July & August

Please allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to fully enjoy and explore all of our exhibits and activities.

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We will be closed Monday, August 13th – Saturday, August 18th for the installation of a brand new 3-story climber!  The exhibit will open Friday, August 31st.

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Admission

Adults & Children (4+): $10.00
Children (3 & under): FREE
FREE Admission for Members

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Location

Hands On! Discovery Center
1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615

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Contact Us

Phone: (423) 434-4263
Fax: (423) 928-6915
frontdesk@handsonmuseum.org

Upcoming Events!

Up Next!

Aug
1
Wed
all-day August Art Studio Program
August Art Studio Program
Aug 1 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Andy Warhol inspired collages, reptile and fish plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and a Gustave Caillebotte inspired drawing challenge.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Aug 1 all-day
Did you know that you have 14 pounds of air pressure pushing on every inch of your body?  Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab as we learn about the properties of air and air pressure through fun interactive demonstrations.  Watch marshmallows grow in a...
Aug
2
Thu
all-day August Art Studio Program
August Art Studio Program
Aug 2 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Andy Warhol inspired collages, reptile and fish plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and a Gustave Caillebotte inspired drawing challenge.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Aug 2 all-day
Did you know that you have 14 pounds of air pressure pushing on every inch of your body?  Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab as we learn about the properties of air and air pressure through fun interactive demonstrations.  Watch marshmallows grow in a...
Aug
3
Fri
all-day August Art Studio Program
August Art Studio Program
Aug 3 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Andy Warhol inspired collages, reptile and fish plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and a Gustave Caillebotte inspired drawing challenge.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!