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!

Oct
19
Fri
all-day Colorful Chemistry
Colorful Chemistry
Oct 19 all-day
Join us in celebration of National Chemistry Week.  Learn all about the science of chemistry, color, and chromatography.  You will even get the chance to make your own piece of colored chalk and a tie dye masterpiece made with the science of chromatography.  The Eastman...
all-day October Art Studio Programs
October Art Studio Programs
Oct 19 all-day
Join us for Hokusai inspired watercolor resist wave paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a jack-o-lantern paper 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!
Oct
20
Sat
all-day Colorful Chemistry
Colorful Chemistry
Oct 20 all-day
Join us in celebration of National Chemistry Week.  Learn all about the science of chemistry, color, and chromatography.  You will even get the chance to make your own piece of colored chalk and a tie dye masterpiece made with the science of chromatography.  The Eastman...
all-day October Art Studio Programs
October Art Studio Programs
Oct 20 all-day
Join us for Hokusai inspired watercolor resist wave paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a jack-o-lantern paper 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!
10:30 am DIY Custom Hula Hoop Construction
DIY Custom Hula Hoop Construction
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Stop by to design, build, and decorate your very own custom hula hoop specially fitted for you.  Discover the science of engineering and physics while gaining some fantastic hula hooping moves.  Cost $8 for members, $10 for non-members, while supplies last.