Workshops & Home School Programs

For more information about a specific workshop or program please contact: reservations@visithandson.org.

Monday, March 2nd, 9:30am-noon – Seussical Science Drop-off Workshop

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by making creations straight from the pages of his books.  Make an oobleck, the infamous non-Newtonian fluid from Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  Let Horton Hears a Who serve as inspiration while using microscopes to analyze the smallest matter.  Heed advice from The Lorax and build your very own clean-up machine. 

  • Ages 5-10. 
  • Cost: 
    • Early registration by Tuesday, February 18th is $12 for HODC members and $15 for non-members. 
    • Late registration is $15 for HODC members and $20 for non-members. 
    • Museum admission is an additional cost.
  • Space is limited.

Click here to register.

Saturday, March 14th – Pi Day

Join us to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π).  Programs and activities by announcement throughout day.  Free with regular admission while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 17th, 10am-2pm – Leprechaun Science Family Pop-in Workshop

Stop in anytime between 10am and 2pm to expose some Leprechaun secrets!  Make Leprechaun slime, create your own solar-powered, color-changing rainbow Leprechaun bead bracelet, grow Leprechaun “eggs” that emerge and vanish in a blink of an eye, and make some sudsy Leprechaun “toothpaste”. 

  • Materials fee of $5 per person for HODC members, $7 per person for non-members, while supplies last. 
  • Museum admission is an additional cost. 
  • Children must be supervised by an adult (18+) at all times.
  • Due to small parts, this workshop is recommended for ages 3+. 

Fossil Egg Hunt – Mark Your Calendars!

Our annual Fossil Egg Hunt is Friday, April 10th.  More details are coming soon!

More programs coming soon! 

Workshop Guidelines – Please read carefully:

  • Space is limited and varies based on the workshop.
  • Payment in full and a completed registration form is required to secure place in workshop.
  • A full refund will be provided if you cancel a minimum of two weeks in advance. If a cancellation is made less than two weeks in advance, any payments will not be refunded or transferred.
  • Museum admission is an additional cost and is not included in any workshop fees.
  • All attendees must be within the age ranges specified for each workshop. Proof of age may be requested. If staff has been misinformed of a child’s age, all fees paid will be forfeited and the attendee will be dismissed.
  • All attendees must be fully toilet trained. Attendees not fully toilet trained will be dismissed.
  • Hands On! reserves the right to cancel any workshop and fully refund payments in the event a workshop is cancelled based on low attendance/registration or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Parents/guardians must sign each attendee in and out of the workshop.
  • We are unable to accommodate early arrivals, or late pickups. Failure to comply with pick-up times may result in your attendee being unable to register for future workshops.
  • Keep toys, books, and all other personal belongings at home. Hands On! is not responsible for lost/ stolen/ damaged items.
  • To ensure a fun, effective, consistent, and safe experience, parents/guardians/siblings may not be present in the workshop, however, they are welcome to visit HODC during the duration of the workshop (General admission costs apply).
  • We reserve the right to dismiss an attendee based on behavior issues, aggression, foul language, or failure to follow rules.
  • All fees paid will be forfeited in the event of dismissal for any reason.
  • Coupons and special offers are not applicable with any workshop fees.