In an effort to keep our visitors safe, Hands On! Discovery Center is still requiring masks be worn by all guests age 4 and older and are operating with a reduced capacity. Once capacity has been reached, any additional guests will have to wait until others leave and tickets become available. You can guarantee your admission by pre-purchasing your tickets. Your ticket is valid for a specific date and time. Please double check the date before completing your purchase.
Each day in March – Make It. Take It. Family Challenge Kits
Enjoy a hands-on, family challenge inspired by our maker space. We supply the materials and prompts, you supply the creativity and teamwork. Visit the front desk upon departure to receive your kit. Free with paid general admission. One kit per family per visit. Activities, materials and prompts vary. While supplies last. Contains small parts not suitable for children under 3.
Tuesday, May 4th – Saturday, May 29th – Art Studio Activities
Stop by the Art Studio this month for Katsushika Hokusai inspired watercolor wave painting, Salvador Dali inspired collage, and Mary Cassat inspired stacked tea cups drawing. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. Stop by and get creative! Free with paid general admission.
Tuesday, May 4th – Saturday, May 29th –Alligators vs. Crocodiles in the Paleo Hall
Did you know an alligator fossil specimen was found at Gray Fossil Site?! Stop by the Paleontology Hall to learn about the differences between alligators and crocodiles and make your own accordion alligator craft. All activities are self-guided. FREE with general paid admission.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in May – Discovery Cart Activities
Stop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week. All activities are self-guided. All cart program components and materials must remain on site. Each cart activity may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. FREE with general paid admission.
May 4th-6th – NISE Net Earth & Space – Design, Build, Test
May 11th-13th – Reverse Engineering
May 18th-20th – Legos
May 25th-27th – K’nex
About Hands On! Discovery Center
Hands On! Discovery Center is an all-ages science center that offers a guest experience that includes fun, interactive programs and immersive, STEM-based exhibits for the whole family as well as exhibits and information about the Gray Fossil Site, an active fossil dig site dating back 5-million years.