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Hands On! Regional Museum

315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
+1 423-434-4263
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This museum is in dire need of an upgrade!

As a family we have visited this museum several times. Unfortunately the entrance fee far exceeds... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
NCMomma_11
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Asheville, North Carolina
Great for kids.

This is a very unique location and is nice for Johnson City. It has a lot of stuff for kids but... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2015
Tyler C
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Interactive exhibits, programs, and events to stimulate discovery, thought, and understanding.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
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“grocery store” (15 reviews)
“kids love” (7 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601-5709
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+1 423-434-4263
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

As a family we have visited this museum several times. Unfortunately the entrance fee far exceeds the reality of what the museum has to offer. They try hard to bring interesting exhibits, but seem not to care about the overall upkeep of the permanent installments....More

1  Thank NCMomma_11
Hands O, Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2015

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit and we are in the midst of changing several exhibits. I'm sure you noticed the new Physics Lab and WKID-TV studio, as well as changes to the Art Studio and we have other new...More

Reviewed 25 June 2015

This is a very unique location and is nice for Johnson City. It has a lot of stuff for kids but absolutely nothing for older or college aged students. I wish that they would say so when purchasing tickets. Great place for kids tho.

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This is great for keeping kids or multiple ages entertained. We visited with kids that ranged from 5 to 9 years old and they all had fun. Some of the exhibits are a little tired and the lower level is pretty dark, but overall, I...More

Thank RVAexplorers
Reviewed 17 March 2015

this place is a good mueseum. good for kids and adults. great service. food around. overall a great and fun place to look aroun\d

Thank michael r
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Although there were some un-needed changes to "Hands On!" it is still a great place for young children to learn and have fun as well as for the adults to enjoy and learn! There are many exhibits and many learning stations. We loved the art...More

Thank 2emileec
Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review! Since you mentioned "un-needed" changes, please let us know what you would like to see us bring back. We want your visitor experience to be the best it can be! You can email me...More

Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

We visited Hands-on Museum with our two year old and he had a blast! I used to go as a child and was excited to take my son here. Perfect for younger children which is great because sometimes it's hard finding stuff to do with...More

Thank katy w
Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to many more!

Reviewed 21 February 2015

Variety of exhibits. Minimal cost. Plenty for children Not overwhelmingly large Has facility for a large group or part

Thank selmanw
Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review!

Reviewed 15 January 2015

Fun place for the kids and the young at heart. Not stuffy, just a fun place to spend a few hours. The videos we put on Facebook were hilarious.

Thank lcstest
Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2015

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 30 December 2014

We went the the Hands On! Regional Museum in hopes that it would be worth the time and money.....and it definitely was! They were doing a Tesla exhibit that is really cool. All of the exhibits were interesting for the adults and children. I will...More

1  Thank Catherine J
Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you do have the opportunity to visit again!

Reviewed 19 October 2014

I have two children 6 and 7 who absolutely love the Hands On! Museum. There are a lot of things for the kids to do, so expect to spend at least 2 or 3 hours. The Museum also has little workshops a couple of times...More

Thank Rhonda S
Hands O, Public Relations Manager at Hands On! Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoy your visits and your annual pass!

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Kristi C
4 April 2017|
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Response from Hands O | Property representative |
We do have some floating around in Chamber guides and we also offer discounts to seniors, AAA, military, and teachers.
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Juanita S
18 November 2015|
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Response from Hands O | Property representative |
Tickets are $8.00 each and are valid for the whole day if you want to leave for lunch and come back.
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Juanita S
18 November 2015|
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Response from SCTHer | Reviewed this property |
As of November 2015, the admission price is $8 for those 3 and up. Under 3 is free. Teachers get in free with school ID. There are also discounts for AAA, military members, senior citizens and other offers found in the... More
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