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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

**We are temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.**

• Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 1pm – 5pm
• Monday 9am – 5pm during March, June, July & August only

(Check our Facebook page for schedule changes)

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

COVID-19 featured program

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily closed.  Please stay tuned to our social media @visithandson or this website for future updates.

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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!

May
26
Tue
4:00 pm Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an...
Jul
28
Tue
4:00 pm Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an...
Sep
29
Tue
4:00 pm Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an...

During this time, we are providing fun at-home activities each day on our social media to help keep science and art alive for everyone!

Click here to learn more about the new resources we are offering!