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 – Thursday 9am – 5pm
• Friday 9am – 5pm, extended to 7pm during June, July & August
• Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 1pm – 5pm
• Monday 9am – 5pm during March, June, July & August only

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

We’ve dropped our anchor in a new location!  Celebrate with us at our Night at the Museum fundraiser Friday, November 16th!  Click here for tickets or more information!

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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!

Nov
17
Sat
all-day November Art Studio Programs
November Art Studio Programs
Nov 17 all-day
Join us for watercolor resist leaf paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a paper weaving craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Table Trick Science
Table Trick Science
Nov 17 all-day
Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments!  First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick but without the fine china!  Then, try a rainbow milk experiment, learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”, and play some musical singing...
10:00 am Tesla Shows for Guinness World R...
Tesla Shows for Guinness World R...
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Did you know that Hands On! has a Guinness World Record Holding Musical Bi-Polar Tesla Coil?!?!  Today only, in honor of Guinness World Record Day, Tesla Experience tickets are only $2 for everyone (with paid general admission), with shows at the top of each hour...
Nov
18
Sun
all-day November Art Studio Programs
November Art Studio Programs
Nov 18 all-day
Join us for watercolor resist leaf paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a paper weaving craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Table Trick Science
Table Trick Science
Nov 18 all-day
Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments!  First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick but without the fine china!  Then, try a rainbow milk experiment, learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”, and play some musical singing...