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.

Join us every Monday & Tuesday in July
for K’Nex on our Discovery Carts!

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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!

Jul
19
Fri
all-day July Art Studio Programs
July Art Studio Programs
Jul 19 all-day
Join us in July for Rembrandt-inspired windmill chalk art, Degas 3D ballerinas, and Hokusai wave paintings.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. 
all-day Space Rangers Eastman Discovery ...
Space Rangers Eastman Discovery ...
Jul 19 all-day
To Hands On! and beyond!  Celebrate the anniversary of the first man landing on the moon and Space Week.  Just like a Mars Rover, take your own core sample of a candy bar, record your results and eat your delicious data.  Then, try your hand...
Jul
20
Sat
all-day July Art Studio Programs
July Art Studio Programs
Jul 20 all-day
Join us in July for Rembrandt-inspired windmill chalk art, Degas 3D ballerinas, and Hokusai wave paintings.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. 
all-day Space Rangers Eastman Discovery ...
Space Rangers Eastman Discovery ...
Jul 20 all-day
To Hands On! and beyond!  Celebrate the anniversary of the first man landing on the moon and Space Week.  Just like a Mars Rover, take your own core sample of a candy bar, record your results and eat your delicious data.  Then, try your hand...
10:00 am The Big Dig
The Big Dig
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the...