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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 $12.95; $10.95 seniors and military/first responders; free for members, Gold Star Military and babies 0-23 months
www.hocm.org

Upcoming Events

Nature Play at Hands On

Children, For the Family
Explore the natural world! Join us Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in January from 1-4 p.m. for Nature Play activities including Speed-Up Spring: Forced Bulbs, Meet a Decomposer, Remembrance Tree, Potato Power and Animal Outfits.
Ages: All Ages
Price: Free with museum admission
Event Website: https://www.hocm.org/special-guests-activities/
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 • Sun 1/21/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 1pm-4pm 

Self-Guided Kazoos at Hands On

Children
Join us for a week of self-guided kazoo making in honor of National Kazoo Day (Jan. 28)! Free with museum membership or admission. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 21-28, 2018.
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Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: All ages
Price: Free with museum admission
Event Website: https://www.hocm.org/special-guests-activities/
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 • Sun 1/21/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 11am-3pm 

Dental Health Month at Hands On

Children, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
February is Dental Health Month at Hands On! Throughout the month, we will be hosting a ton of fun activities throughout the Museum as well as offering free dental screenings. Free with museum admission.
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Event Info: (360) 856-0818
Ages: All ages
Price: Free with museum admission
Event Website: https://www.hocm.org/dental-health-month/
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Schedule
 • Thu 2/1/18 - Wed 2/28/18 at 10am-5pm 

Adult Swim: Love Bytes

Social Event, Relationships
Love Bytes: Electric Connections & Sweet Science Grab someone who sparks your circuit or link up with friends for a fun night out. Explore the inputs and outputs of relationships in the natural and digital world. Dismantle the mystery of connection by dissecting flowers and circuit boards, savor the science of chocolate and communicate in code with binary valentines. Munch on tasty bites, sip on Love Potion #9, jam to live tunes, drop nerdy pickup lines and interface with museum play. Adults 21+
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 21+
Price: $25 early bird
Event Website: https://www.hocm.org/adultswim
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 • Fri 2/9/18 at 7pm-10pm 

Educator Night Out at Hands On Children's Museum

Education, Social Event
Calling all educators! Eat, drink and play your way through the Museum at this free event on Feb. 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm! Learn about museum field trips, workshops, Hands On 2U, assembly programs and more! Pre-registration required 360-956-0818, adults 21+ only.
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Event Info: (360) 856-0818
Ages: 21+
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.hocm.org
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 • Thu 2/15/18 at 5:30pm-7:30pm 

South Sound Parent to Parent: Champions of Courage Annual Fundraiser

Benefit/Fundraiser
Champions of Courage is South Sound Parent to Parent's signature fundraising event. Champions of Courage is a uniquely family focused event held at the Hands on Children's Museum and includes a live and silent auction, wine and grub grab, photo booth and face painting, yummy appetizers catered by Ramblin' Jacks and all museum exhibits open for all to enjoy. Please share this event with others as it is open to all. For more information, please visit, www.ssp2p.org.
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Event Info: (360) 352-1126
Ages: All ages
Price: $15; free for children under 18
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/902281329926409/
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Schedule
 • Sat 2/24/18 at 6pm-9:30pm