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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Register today for for
Newton’s Antics Workshop
Saturday, Jan 4th

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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
13
Fri
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 13 all-day
Join us for a Henri Matisse inspired collage, Georges-Pierre Seurat inspired pointillism drawings, and crayon resist watercolor snowflake paintings.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Silly Straw Science
Silly Straw Science
Dec 13 all-day
Join us for some fun and silly drinking straw science experiments in honor of Drinking Straw Day!  Uncover the hidden science of straws with a floating ball game, make a straw “flute”, and try out the double straw challenge. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be...
Dec
14
Sat
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 14 all-day
Join us for a Henri Matisse inspired collage, Georges-Pierre Seurat inspired pointillism drawings, and crayon resist watercolor snowflake paintings.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Silly Straw Science
Silly Straw Science
Dec 14 all-day
Join us for some fun and silly drinking straw science experiments in honor of Drinking Straw Day!  Uncover the hidden science of straws with a floating ball game, make a straw “flute”, and try out the double straw challenge. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be...
10:30 am “Gingerbread” Houses and Polymer...
“Gingerbread” Houses and Polymer...
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Stop in anytime between 10:30-2:30 to test your engineering skills by building your own graham cracker and candy “gingerbread” house as well as make your own polymer snow to take home.  Children must be supervised at all times. (Contains small parts and food allergens.)  Materials...