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Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia, WA



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Comics, Costumes & Cocktails


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!


• Fri 2/22/19 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

South Sound Parent to Parent: Champions of Courage Annual 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: starting in January.


• Sat 2/23/19 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Meet Costumed Characters: Batman & Wonder Woman


Meet Batman and Wonder Woman and get your photo taken.


• Sat 2/23/19 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Friday Night: Nutrition Month


Celebrate healthy choices. Explore native plants, look at foods up close, and learn new ways to fuel up your body. First 2 guests free, each additional guest just $2.


• Fri 3/1/19 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Candyce Bollinger: Resiliency


Resiliency is the ability to "survive soulfully" through daily life changes, as well as traumatic life events. This workshop teaches the basic factors that lead to the ability to "bounce back" and overcome adversity.


• Fri 3/1/19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Morning of Play


Hands On invites families of children with sensory sensitivities to enjoy the museum before it opens to the public for "Special Mornings of Play". Note: Whenever possible we create a quiet space with calming activities during normal weekend business hours. Members: Free Admission. Non-members: $7 per person, ages 18 months & older. Babies are free.


• Sun 3/10/19 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Studio West's Coppelia Ballerinas


Come to Hands On Children's Museum and meet the ballerinas and watch excerpts from Studio West's 'Coppelia' ballet.


• Sat 3/16/19 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM