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Hands On Children's Museum


address  414 Jefferson St. NE
 Olympia, WA  98501
phone (360) 956-0818
hours Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm
general adm 13.95; $11.95 Seniors/Military/First Responders. FREE for Gold Star Military Families and Babies (0-23 months)
www.hocm.org

Upcoming Events

Ice Adventures!

Children's Arts/Crafts
3 Days of Frozen Fun! Observe ice carving masters craft frozen works of art. Launch pom poms with a snowball catapult. Meet costumed ice princess characters. Get your hands in Faux Snow. Witness Dr. Science light ice on fire. Explore a black light ice cave. Melt Arctic ice & see what's inside. Watch liquid nitrogen & dry ice demos. Free with admission.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Price: See website
Event Website: bit.ly/2zcjjhV
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Schedule
 • Sat 1/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 1/20/19 at 11am-5pm 
 • Mon 1/21/19 at 10am-5pm 

Candyce Bollinger: Respect

Museum
A workshop to learn the components of respect, and to help parents and teachers facilitate respectful behavior in children.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
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Event Website: bit.ly/2xLXhmF
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 • Tue 1/22/19 at 6pm-8pm 

First Friday Night: Dental Health Month

Museum
Learn about the importance of dental hygiene through fun and interactive exhibits and activities. Free dental screenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Meet Amazon of Olympia (Wonder Woman) 6-8 p.m.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 0-10
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Event Website: bit.ly/2REF4ii
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 • Fri 2/1/19 at 5pm-9pm 

Candyce Bollinger: Discipline

Museum
This is an experiential workshop designed to give parents the basic philosophy of discipline & a toolbox of techniques to work with.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
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Event Website: bit.ly/2xLXhmF
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 • Tue 2/5/19 at 6pm-8pm 

Comics, Costumes & Cocktails

General
Eat, drink & play your way through the Museum. A night of nerdy fandom for adults 21+ at Hands On. In partnership with Danger Room Comics and Gabi's Olympic Cards & Comics. Friday, February 22nd | 7-10 p.m. - Come dressed as your favorite comic book character & compete in a costume contest. - Silkscreen a cape & decorate a mask to create your own alter ego. - Meet Batman in Seattle & Amazon of Olympia. - Learn how to animate comics & experiment with onomatopoeia. - Get your photo taken in the comic strip photo booth. - Enjoy a signature cocktail & gourmet cupcakes plus mac & cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, and tasty treats from the Play Day Cafe. Get your tickets today. Tickets: $22 | Day of: $28. Includes admission, all activities & a drink. Don't wait! Event sells out!
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 21+
Price: $22
Event Website: bit.ly/2EvttxO
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 • Fri 2/22/19 at 7pm-10pm 

South Sound Parent to Parent: Champions of Courage Annual Fundraiser

Benefit/Fundraiser
South Sound Parent to Parent (SSP2P) is the connection for families caring for loved ones with special needs in Thurston, Mason and Grays Harbor counties. SSP2P pledges’ all families caring for someone with special needs will receive the support and resources they need to feel empowered, supported and encouraged. These families experience unique joys and challenges associated with raising a child with special needs. It takes courage to seek support. It takes courage to recognize differences. It takes courage to move forward. Champions of Courage is a uniquely family friendly fundraising event held at the Hands on Children's Museum. The event includes a live and silent auction, catered appetizers, wine and grub grab, face painting and all museum exhibits open for everyone to enjoy. All proceeds fund the Helping Parent program. Please join us on Saturday, February 23rd from 6:30 to 9:30. Admission tickets are $15/adult, children are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event or in advance on the website: www.ssp2p.org starting in January.
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Event Info: (360) 352-1126
Ages: All ages welcome
Price: $15/adults
Event Website: www.ssp2p.org
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Schedule
 • Sat 2/23/19 at 6:30pm-9:30pm 

Meet Costumed Characters: Batman & Wonder Woman

Museum
Meet Batman and Wonder Woman and get your photo taken.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 0-10
Price: Free with admission
Event Website: bit.ly/2TwMaVS
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Schedule
 • Sat 2/23/19 at 1pm-3pm