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Hands On!
Discovery
Center

Welcome! 

Please review our Play & Wellness Guidelines before your visit.

Masks are strongly encouraged for adults and children age 4 and older who have not received their COVID-19 vaccine.

You may purchase your tickets in advance on the Discovery Center’s webpage.  Annual membership card holders can also register their visit online in advance.  Your tickets are only valid for the date purchased.  Please double check before you buy your tickets.

Hours

  • Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 1pm – 5pm
  • Monday 10am-5pm during March, June, & July only

Check our Facebook page for weather-related or unexpected schedule changes.

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

Additional Resources

Hands On! Discovery Center is working to support at-home learning with new beneficial resources for our community.  Our goal is to offer fun and interactive activities to assist students learning at home and their families.  Visit our Discovery on the Go page to learn more about:

  • Visit our Facebook page and YouTube Channel for exciting art and STEM program videos that everyone can enjoy.
  • Discovery At Home Kits
  • Discovery Rental Kits
Fossil

Bring your backyard finds to Fossil & Artifact ID Night on Tuesday, October 26th, 4-6pm! 

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Admission

Adults & Children (4+): $11.00
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
frontdesk@handsonmuseum.org

Upcoming Events!

Up Next!

Oct
13
Wed
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Oct 13 all-day
Join us for Pablo Picasso inspired cubism drawings, Frida Khalo inspired collages, and crayon resist watercolor leaf paintings. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.
all-day Discovery Cart Activity – Micro ...
Discovery Cart Activity – Micro ...
Oct 13 all-day
Stop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week. All activities are self-guided.  All cart program components and materials must remain on site.  Cart activities may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. This week’s program is Aurora micro-fossil picking!
all-day Space Explorers
Space Explorers
Oct 13 all-day
To Hands On! Discovery Center and beyond, for World Space Week!  Try your hand at the Deep Impact Simulation challenge. Then, design and build a simple model spacecraft and complete a series of tests to ensure you are ready for launch. Can your spacecraft withstand...
Oct
14
Thu
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Oct 14 all-day
Join us for Pablo Picasso inspired cubism drawings, Frida Khalo inspired collages, and crayon resist watercolor leaf paintings. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.
all-day Discovery Cart Activity – Micro ...
Discovery Cart Activity – Micro ...
Oct 14 all-day
Stop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week. All activities are self-guided.  All cart program components and materials must remain on site.  Cart activities may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. This week’s program is Aurora micro-fossil picking!