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May
20
Mon
Closed on Monday
May 20 all-day

Hands on Museum - green clock iconWeekly Hours

  • Tuesday – Saturday:  10am – 5pm
  • Sunday:  1pm – 5pm
  • Monday:  10am – 5pm during March, June, and July only.

Holiday Closings

HandsOn! is closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day every year.  HandsOn! may also close for special fundraisers or other scheduled events.  Please check our events calendar for additional information on planned closures.

Sensory Night – May 20th, 2024
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sensory Night

This event is designed and intended for children with sensory integration needs and their immediate family.

Museum lighting and sounds are specifically adjusted for this event, as well as several other environmental elements throughout the exhibit spaces.

Sensory Nights are free, and space is very limited to ensure a consistent experience.  Pre-registration is required by Thursday, May 16th, and should include immediate family only.  Hands On! will be not be open to the public during this event.

Click HERE to sign up today!

 

May
21
Tue
Discovery Cart Activity – Snap Circuits
May 21 all-day

Discovery Cart - Snap CircuitsStop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week.

This week’s program is Snap Circuit electronics!

Discovery Cart activities are self-guided. All program components and materials must remain on site unless otherwise noted. Some activities may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. FREE with general paid admission.

May Art Studio Programs
May 21 all-day

Henri Rousseau jungle oil pastelFind creative inspiration with these activities in the Art Studio!

  • Tea cup sketches in the style of Mary Cassatt.
  • Oil pastel jungle art inspired by Henri Rousseau.
  • Paper collages inspired by Salvador Dalí.
  • May flower wax-resist watercolor paintings.

All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. FREE with general admission.

Sink or Swim? Discovery Lab Program
May 21 all-day

Sink or swim, buoyancy, density, salinityWe’re diving into World Oceans Day with a program all about sea water!

Stop by the Discovery Lab to learn about density, buoyancy, salinity, and a myriad of marine life in celebration of World Oceans Day.  Try out some “Sink or Float?” challenges, put our density cubes to the test, and learn about convection currents with a demonstration using a special compartmented aquatic tank.

The Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.  FREE with paid general admission.

May
22
Wed
Discovery Cart Activity – Snap Circuits
May 22 all-day

Discovery Cart - Snap CircuitsStop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week.

This week’s program is Snap Circuit electronics!

Discovery Cart activities are self-guided. All program components and materials must remain on site unless otherwise noted. Some activities may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. FREE with general paid admission.

May Art Studio Programs
May 22 all-day

Henri Rousseau jungle oil pastelFind creative inspiration with these activities in the Art Studio!

  • Tea cup sketches in the style of Mary Cassatt.
  • Oil pastel jungle art inspired by Henri Rousseau.
  • Paper collages inspired by Salvador Dalí.
  • May flower wax-resist watercolor paintings.

All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. FREE with general admission.

Sink or Swim? Discovery Lab Program
May 22 all-day

Sink or swim, buoyancy, density, salinityWe’re diving into World Oceans Day with a program all about sea water!

Stop by the Discovery Lab to learn about density, buoyancy, salinity, and a myriad of marine life in celebration of World Oceans Day.  Try out some “Sink or Float?” challenges, put our density cubes to the test, and learn about convection currents with a demonstration using a special compartmented aquatic tank.

The Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.  FREE with paid general admission.

May
23
Thu
Discovery Cart Activity – Snap Circuits
May 23 all-day

Discovery Cart - Snap CircuitsStop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week.

This week’s program is Snap Circuit electronics!

Discovery Cart activities are self-guided. All program components and materials must remain on site unless otherwise noted. Some activities may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. FREE with general paid admission.

May Art Studio Programs
May 23 all-day

Henri Rousseau jungle oil pastelFind creative inspiration with these activities in the Art Studio!

  • Tea cup sketches in the style of Mary Cassatt.
  • Oil pastel jungle art inspired by Henri Rousseau.
  • Paper collages inspired by Salvador Dalí.
  • May flower wax-resist watercolor paintings.

All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. FREE with general admission.