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Hands On!
Discovery
Center

Welcome! 

Please review our Play & Wellness Guidelines before your visit.

You may purchase your tickets in advance on the Discovery Center’s webpage.  Annual membership card holders can also register their visit online in advance.  Your tickets are only valid for the date purchased.  Please double check before you buy your tickets.

Hours

  • Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 1pm – 5pm
  • Monday 10am-5pm during March, June, & July only

Check our Facebook page for weather-related or unexpected schedule changes.

Please allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to fully enjoy and explore all of our exhibits and activities.

Additional Resources

Hands On! Discovery Center is working to support at-home learning with new beneficial resources for our community.  Our goal is to offer fun and interactive activities to assist students learning at home and their families.  Visit our Discovery on the Go page to learn more about:

  • Visit our Facebook page and YouTube Channel for exciting art and STEM program videos that everyone can enjoy.
  • Discovery At Home Kits
  • Discovery Rental Kits
Floating Paper Clip Surface Tension Lab

Break the Tension Discovery Lab – through December 18! 

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Admission

Adults & Children (4+): $11.00
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
frontdesk@handsonmuseum.org

Upcoming Events!

Up Next!

Dec
8
Thu
all-day Break the Tension Discovery Lab ...
Break the Tension Discovery Lab ...
Dec 8 all-day
Break the Tension Discovery Lab Program
Join us as we discover the seemingly magical bonds of water molecules and learn all about the properties of water surface tension. Try out the famous Penny Droplet experiment, Magic Handkerchief trick, and Fleeing Pepper activity. The Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically...
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 8 all-day
December Art Studio Programs
Find creative inspiration with these activities in the Art Studio! Paper collages inspired by Henri Matisse. Pointillism drawings inspired by Georges-Pierre Seurat. Crayon-resist watercolor snowflake paintings. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. FREE with general admission.
all-day Discovery Cart Activity – Cubelets
Discovery Cart Activity – Cubelets
Dec 8 all-day
Discovery Cart Activity - Cubelets
Stop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week. This week’s program is Cubelets Robotic Coding Blocks! All activities are self-guided. Cart activities may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under.
Dec
9
Fri
all-day Break the Tension Discovery Lab ...
Break the Tension Discovery Lab ...
Dec 9 all-day
Break the Tension Discovery Lab Program
Join us as we discover the seemingly magical bonds of water molecules and learn all about the properties of water surface tension. Try out the famous Penny Droplet experiment, Magic Handkerchief trick, and Fleeing Pepper activity. The Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically...
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 9 all-day
December Art Studio Programs
Find creative inspiration with these activities in the Art Studio! Paper collages inspired by Henri Matisse. Pointillism drawings inspired by Georges-Pierre Seurat. Crayon-resist watercolor snowflake paintings. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. FREE with general admission.