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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Interested in Paleontology?
Check out The Big Dig!

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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!

Aug
23
Fri
all-day August Art Studio Programs
August Art Studio Programs
Aug 23 all-day
Join us in August for Gustave Caillebotte perspective drawings, Andy Warhol-inspired pop art collages, and watercolor flowers in the style of Emile Nolde.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
Aug
24
Sat
all-day August Art Studio Programs
August Art Studio Programs
Aug 24 all-day
Join us in August for Gustave Caillebotte perspective drawings, Andy Warhol-inspired pop art collages, and watercolor flowers in the style of Emile Nolde.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
10:00 am The Big Dig
The Big Dig
Aug 24 @ 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...
Aug
25
Sun
all-day August Art Studio Programs
August Art Studio Programs
Aug 25 all-day
Join us in August for Gustave Caillebotte perspective drawings, Andy Warhol-inspired pop art collages, and watercolor flowers in the style of Emile Nolde.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Enviroscape for World Water Week
Enviroscape for World Water Week
Aug 25 all-day
Learn about keeping our planet and water beautiful in recognition of World Water Week.  Get a firsthand look at what happens to water in our environment with our 3-dimensional EnviroScape watershed. Pollution and runoff are colorfully evident when falling rain carries mock versions of soil,...