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Workshops & Home School Programs

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

Friday, October 9th – Saturday, October 17th – STEAM Festival 

Make It. Take It. Family Challenge Kits
Enjoy a hands-on family challenge inspired by our maker space. We supply the materials and prompts. You supply the creativity and teamwork. Visit the front desk upon departure to receive your kit. Free with paid general admission. One kit per family per visit. Activities, materials, and prompts vary. While supplies last.

Miocene Masterpiece
Visit our Miocene Exhibit Hall to create a paleontology themed masterpiece based on the findings from our very own Gray Fossil Site.

STEAM Art Studio Programs
Enjoy STEAM inspired Art Studio activities such as Leonardo da Vinci inspired invention sketches, crayon-resist watercolors, optical illusion drawings, DIY tessellations, plate rubbings, and more. Activities vary each day and are self-guided with instructions provided.

STEAM Discovery Carts – select days

Enjoy a variety of STEAM-based hands-on activities on our Discovery Cart. Activities vary each day including Cubelets robot blocks, K’nex, Legos, reverse engineering, micro-fossil picking, and more. Check in with the front desk upon arrival for more details. Free with paid general admission.

  • Friday, October 9th 
  • Tuesday, October 13th
  • Wednesday, October 14th
  • Thursday, October 15th
  • Friday, October 16th

Facebook Live STEAM Programs – select days

Join us on Facebook Live at 1:30 pm EDT for exciting STEAM programs and activities you can do at home! Previous videos will remain available on our Facebook page and are posted to our YouTube channel on the following days:

  • Tuesday, October 13th
  • Wednesday, October 14th
  • Thursday, October 15th
  • Friday, October, 16th

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.