Hands On Children's Museum

8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida
7 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments and Playgrounds & Playspaces
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $$


7 Reviews for Hands On Children's Museum

krzygrly
krzygrly
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January 25 2011
2 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Heard good things, but I thought dirty!"

I had heard wonderful reviews about the Hands on Children's Museum!  I ended up meeting two other moms there and we took our small children (at the time they were between 1 and 2).  They were really only able to play with the toys in the back, but it was expensive to get in (in my opinion) and the building is so old!!  There is a musty smell and I wonder how often the toys get cleaned.  Especially the ones for the small ones (considering all they want to do at that age is put things in their mouth).  May be better and more worth the money for the older child, but I still won't go back!  Just to give you an idea....we didn't even want to change our children's diapers inside the museum!!  Bathrooms were older and musty too!

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jobjax
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January 10 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"1-year-old enjoys it, needs updating"

I like taking my daughter to the museum because she enjoys it.  It is a little expensive to go, because they charge parents admission also.  But the toddler area is chock full of fun toys, and provides a relatively safe and contained area for my 20-month-old to play in.  Other areas like the grocery store and fire truck are also fun for her.  In general, the museum is fun, but is a little rough and worn is some areas.  It could use a little updating, but my daughter does not seem to mind.

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jobjax
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January 10 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"1-year-old enjoys it, needs updating"

I like taking my daughter to the museum because she enjoys it.  It is a little expensive to go, because they charge parents admission also.  But the toddler area is chock full of fun toys, and provides a relatively safe and contained area for my 20-month-old to play in.  Other areas like the grocery store and fire truck are also fun for her.  In general, the museum is fun, but is a little rough and worn is some areas.  It could use a little updating, but my daughter does not seem to mind.

December 23 2010
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Hands On Museum"

This is a wonderful place for children where they can touch everything and are encouraged to do so.  We take our daycare classes there and the three and four year olds just love it.  So much for them to do and even more to learn.  This is an affordable visit that children will remember.

Oliviasmom
Oliviasmom
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December 23 2010
2 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Could be better"

This is nothing like a museum, even though you will pay entrance for each child and adult.  There are different activities and stations set up around the room to hep the children with imagination play.  The owners/staff are less than friendly, and the stations are not cleaned on a regular basis.  Overall, I think most children would have the same if not more enjoyment at a local park.

BarnesFam
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December 23 2010
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Lots of Toddler Fun"

When we lived in the Jacksonville area, we had a yearly pass to the museum. My kids loved this place, even when we went a few times a week during the summer, they didn't get tired of it. There is also a toddler area but it used to be crowded with toys. They also have an area with tables to eat a lunch/snack or just for the adults to sit and talk.

December 23 2010
1 family found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Shop like mom and dad in the little store!"

The toddlers will love this hands on museum.  Kids can get dressed up in fireman gear and play on the firetruck.  They can go shopping in the little store and then ring up all their purchases.  There is a place to have a tea party and a diner to pretend like you are serving up lunch.  There is even a separate area for children under the age of 3 where you can let your kids play without worrying about the big kids running them over.  

 
 

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