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 – 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.

Sensory Night Social Media

Join us for Sensory Night Monday, Sept 16th!
Click here for more information and to register.

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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
15
Sun
all-day September Art Studio Programs
September Art Studio Programs
Sep 15 all-day
Join us in September for mosaics in the style of Alma Thomas, Suzanne Valadon oil pastel cats, and Grandma Moses-inspired watercolor landscape paintings.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative! 
all-day Swashbuckling Science
Swashbuckling Science
Sep 15 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, sail ho with our pirate...
Sep
16
Mon
4:00 pm Sensory Night
Sensory Night
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This event is designed for children with sensory integration needs. Lighting and sound are adjusted as well as many other environmental elements.  Hands On! will be closed to the public during this event.  Sensory Nights are free, and space is limited.  Pre-registration is required by...
Sep
17
Tue
all-day Legos on the Discovery Cart
Legos on the Discovery Cart
Sep 17 all-day
Build and explore with Lego interlocking blocks and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  Legos will be set up on our Discovery Cart throughout each day.  Free with paid general admission, all pieces...
all-day September Art Studio Programs
September Art Studio Programs
Sep 17 all-day
Join us in September for mosaics in the style of Alma Thomas, Suzanne Valadon oil pastel cats, and Grandma Moses-inspired watercolor landscape paintings.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!