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Hands On! - A Child's Gallery in Hendersonville


318 North Main Street
Hendersonville , NC 28793 (view map)
Phone: 828-697-8333 Website: Hours:

We are open
Tuesday thru Saturday
from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays
Also open for special events & private parties

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Hands On! is where LEARNING comes into PLAY!

The mission of Hands On! is to provide children and families with “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.

Hands On! offers an affordable, educational and fun way to spend the day with your children, grandchildren, and students ages 1 – 10. This is a safe gathering place where kids can be kids while learning is nurtured. Field trips, special events, and birthday parties are welcome. We also offer traveling programs to local schools.


And here's more info about some of our wonderful exhibits sponsored by many responsible corporations and initiatives in the area.

  • Hands On! Mountain - (VIDEO BELOW) Inspired by our natural surroundings kids to interact on our 850 sq.ft. museum mount while learning the science of cause and effect relationships
  • Grocery Store - (VIDEO BELOW) Kids are in charge of shopping, meal planning, nutrition & budgeting in our co-op.
  • Costume Theater - (VIDEO BELOW) All the world's a stage with our props and your child's imagination!
  • Puppet Theater
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Kilwins
  • Go Fish
  • The Baby Place
  • Lego Ramp
  • Music Room
  • Creative Arts - (VIDEO BELOW)
  • Bubblecology
  • Toothy Tango
  • Build Your Brain
  • Science Cart
  • Kaleidoscope Table
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Private Room - for events, classes, birthday parties, and fun!


...and A LOT more great experiences at Hands On! in the heart of historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.


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