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 – Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 1pm – 5pm
• Monday 9am – 5pm during March, June, July & August only

(Check our Facebook page for schedule changes)

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

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Join us for a Fossil Egg Hunt!
Experiments, egg hunting, & MORE!
Free with admission!
April 19th • 9:30-noon

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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!

Apr
18
Thu
all-day April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
Apr 18 all-day
Join us in making bird collages inspired by John James Audubon, flower and insect plate rubbings, and an April showers watercolor painting.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, plus facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Apr 18 all-day
Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Earth Day!  Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a candy* sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by...
Apr
19
Fri
all-day April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
Apr 19 all-day
Join us in making bird collages inspired by John James Audubon, flower and insect plate rubbings, and an April showers watercolor painting.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, plus facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Apr 19 all-day
Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Earth Day!  Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a candy* sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by...
9:30 am Fossil Egg Hunt
Fossil Egg Hunt
Apr 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fossil Egg Hunt
Join us for some egg-cellent fossil fun with themed experiments, crafts, a prehistoric putting course, and egg hunting in a prehistoric forest.  FREE for Hands On! Members. FREE with paid general admission. Activities and egg hunting are on-going, so stop by anytime during the event. ...