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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 13.95; $11.95 Seniors/Military/First Responders. FREE for Gold Star Military Families and Babies (0-23 months)
www.hocm.org

Upcoming Events

Comics, Costumes & Cocktails

General
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!
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 21+
Price: $22
Event Website: bit.ly/2EvttxO
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 • Fri 2/22/19 at 7pm-10pm 

South Sound Parent to Parent: Champions of Courage Annual Fundraiser

Benefit/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: www.ssp2p.org starting in January.
nonprofit;fundraiser;kids;family friendly;olympia
Event Info: (360) 352-1126
Ages: All ages welcome
Price: $15/adults
Event Website: www.ssp2p.org
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 • Sat 2/23/19 at 6:30pm-9:30pm 

Meet Costumed Characters: Batman & Wonder Woman

Museum
Meet Batman and Wonder Woman and get your photo taken.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 0-10
Price: Free with admission
Event Website: bit.ly/2TwMaVS
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 • Sat 2/23/19 at 1pm-3pm 

First Friday Night: Nutrition Month

Museum
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. https://www.hocm.org/first-friday-night/.
Parenting;Children;Healthy Eating;Museum
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 0-10
Price: See website
Event Website: www.hocm.org/first-friday-night/
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 • Fri 3/1/19 at 5pm-9pm 

Candyce Bollinger: Resiliency

Class/Workshop
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. https://www.hocm.org/candyce-bollinger/
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Price: See website
Event Website: www.hocm.org/candyce-bollinger/
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 • Fri 3/1/19 at 6pm-8pm 

Special Morning of Play

Museum
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. https://www.hocm.org/sensory-friendly-events/.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 0-10
Price: See website
Event Website: www.hocm.org/sensory-friendly-events/
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 • Sun 3/10/19 at 9am-11am 

Studio West's Coppelia Ballerinas

Museum
Come to Hands On Children's Museum and meet the ballerinas and watch excerpts from Studio West's 'Coppelia' ballet.
Event Info: (360) 956-0818
Ages: 0-10
Price: Free with admission
Event Website: www.hocm.org
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Schedule
 • Sat 3/16/19 at 11am-12pm