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Hands On!
Discovery
Center

Welcome! 

Please review our Play & Wellness Guidelines before your visit.

We respectfully request you wear a face covering while indoors.

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
Fossil

Fossil and Artifact ID Night is August 30th from 4-6pm!

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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!

Aug
17
Wed
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Aug 17 all-day
Join us for Gustave Caillebotte method perspective drawings, Andy Warhol inspired pop art collages, and Emile Nolde style watercolor flowers.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.    
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Aug 17 all-day
Did you know that you have 14 pounds of air pressure pushing on every inch of your body?  Join us in the Discovery Lab as we learn about the properties of air and air pressure through fun interactive demonstrations.  Watch marshmallows grow in a vacuum...
all-day Discovery Cart Activity – Legos
Discovery Cart Activity – Legos
Aug 17 all-day
Stop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week. All activities are self-guided.  All cart program components and materials must remain on site.  Cart activities may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. This week’s program is Legos!
Aug
18
Thu
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Aug 18 all-day
Join us for Gustave Caillebotte method perspective drawings, Andy Warhol inspired pop art collages, and Emile Nolde style watercolor flowers.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.    
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Aug 18 all-day
Did you know that you have 14 pounds of air pressure pushing on every inch of your body?  Join us in the Discovery Lab as we learn about the properties of air and air pressure through fun interactive demonstrations.  Watch marshmallows grow in a vacuum...