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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

Join us each week for a different activity on the Discovery Cart!

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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!

Sep
15
Wed
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Sep 15 all-day
Join us for Alma Thomas style mosaics, Suzanne Valadon inspired cat drawings, and watercolor landscape paintings in the style of Grandma Moses.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided in addition to facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Discovery Cart Activity – Legos
Discovery Cart Activity – Legos
Sep 15 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 Legos!
all-day Red Pandas in the Paleontology Hall
Red Pandas in the Paleontology Hall
Sep 15 all-day
Visit the Paleontology Hall to learn more about the species of Red Panda found at the Gray Fossil Site in honor of International Red Panda Day.  Then, create your own paper red panda mask.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. 
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, test out which items would...
Sep
16
Thu
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Sep 16 all-day
Join us for Alma Thomas style mosaics, Suzanne Valadon inspired cat drawings, and watercolor landscape paintings in the style of Grandma Moses.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided in addition to facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!