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.

HODC Detective

Join us Saturday, Feb 1st, 9:30-11:30am for a
Girl Scout Detective Workshop
for Juniors and Cadettes
Click here to register.

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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!

Feb
21
Fri
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Feb 21 all-day
Join us for wax-resist watercolor valentines, Oodles of Doodles drawings, and Alma Thomas style mosaics in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, and facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Feb 21 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...
all-day Reverse Engineering
Reverse Engineering
Feb 21 all-day
Join us during National Engineers Week for some reverse engineering and test your skills on lots of items adults would never let you take apart.  Dismantle computer towers, phones, keyboards, and more!  Reverse Engineering will be setup on our Discovery Carts throughout the day.  (*Contains...
Feb
22
Sat
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Feb 22 all-day
Join us for wax-resist watercolor valentines, Oodles of Doodles drawings, and Alma Thomas style mosaics in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, and facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Feb 22 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...