STEM Programs

Our programs captivate the imagination and stimulate the mind. 

Public Programs

Programs are our specialty at Hands On! From Weekly Programs like Mad Science Labs and Critter Crafts to Special Events like MakerSpace and Blue Ridge Humane Day, Hands On! has fun around every corner. Check out our Calendar of Events,  call 828.697.8333 ext. 228, or email for details. Every visit to Hands On! is a different experience, and you never know what to expect!

Science on Wheels - Outreach Programs

Hands On! Children' Museum takes cutting-edge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs into communities throughout Western North Carolina. Whether you want educational programs or entertaining events, Hands On! brings effective and engaging experiences to children's developing minds. Let our museum bring excitement to learning at your school, camp, church, or facility.

Benefits for bringing the museum to your location: 

  • We will come to you! Affordable and convenient.
  • Children will get to take something home from each workshop. 
  • All workshops complement the NC Essential Stanards for Science.
  • STEM Workshops spark interest and excitement toward understanding scientific content and knowledge through scientific reasoning, reflection, tools and language!
  • Workshops lead by dynamic and engaging informal STEM educators.
  • Special program development to meet your curriculum needs is also available. 

STEM Learning At Hands On!

Education is paramount to fulfilling our mission, and programs are an important educational vehicle.  School teachers and administrators let us know how important Hands On! is to them.

Former Lead Teacher at Hillandale Elementary School, Kelly Walker, said, “Through Hands On! programs, elementary school students make connections between the NC Standards and objectives for science at their grade level and real-world applications of scientific principles and concepts.”  

Our STEM programs reinforce learning in the classroom by providing interactive activities that allow students the opportunity to complete experiments and observe amazing science demonstrations.

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