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.

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Mark you calendar for the Hands On! Halloween Event on October 26th!

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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!

Sep
25
Tue
all-day September Art Studio Program
September Art Studio Program
Sep 25 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Katsushika Hokusai inspired watercolor wave paintings, pattern plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and Dale Chihuly inspired coffee filter sculptures.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Swashbuckling Science
Swashbuckling Science
Sep 25 all-day
Arrg mateys!  It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day.  Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank,...
4:00 pm Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils. Identifying them is a different story.  Bring any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral to Fossil & Artifact ID Night, and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds....
Sep
26
Wed
all-day September Art Studio Program
September Art Studio Program
Sep 26 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Katsushika Hokusai inspired watercolor wave paintings, pattern plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and Dale Chihuly inspired coffee filter sculptures.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Swashbuckling Science
Swashbuckling Science
Sep 26 all-day
Arrg mateys!  It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day.  Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank,...