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 – 5pm, extended to 7pm during June, July & August
• 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.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in December come build with our K’Nex rods, connectors, and components to create something unique! Available all day on the TVA Discovery Cart!

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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!

Dec
18
Tue
all-day Break the Tension
Break the Tension
Dec 18 all-day
Join us as we learn all about the seemingly “magical” bond of water molecules and discover the properties of surface tension.  Try out the Penny Drop, Swimming Fish, Magic Handkerchief, and Rainbow Milk experiments.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout...
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 18 all-day
Join us for snowflake watercolor resist paintings, pattern plate rubbings, and a “snow-scape” paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day K’nex
K’nex
Dec 18 all-day
Come build with K’Nex interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  K’Nex will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may...
Dec
19
Wed
all-day Break the Tension
Break the Tension
Dec 19 all-day
Join us as we learn all about the seemingly “magical” bond of water molecules and discover the properties of surface tension.  Try out the Penny Drop, Swimming Fish, Magic Handkerchief, and Rainbow Milk experiments.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout...
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 19 all-day
Join us for snowflake watercolor resist paintings, pattern plate rubbings, and a “snow-scape” paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!