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Hands On! Regional Museum

Located in downtown Johnson City, Hands On! offers programming in the arts, sciences, and humanities to children of all ages and their families. Slide down a coal mine, fly a real airplane, and create a masterpiece in the art studio. Be sure to catch a showing of The Tesla Experience, a one-of-a-kind Tesla coil that 200,000 volts of electricity in tune to music! For more information visit http://handsonmuseum.org

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September 2017

Swashbuckling Science

September 14 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Thursday, September 14th - Sunday, October 15th - Swashbuckling Science Arrg mateys!  It's a pirate's life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day.  Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank, sail ho with our pirate ship challenge, and even learn what a scallywag might say!  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically…

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Girl Scout Woodworker Badge

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Saturday, September 23rd, 9:00am - 10:30am - Girl Scout Woodworker Badge Activity Calling all Girl Scouts!  Join us for a fun, hands-on, guided woodworking experience in our feature Exhibit, Make It. Take It.  Complete all of the requirements for the Cadette Woodworker badge, although all Girl Scouts are welcome to come master their woodworking skills.  Swing a hammer, keep it level, use a screwdriver, saw some wood, and finally build something yourself with a variety of materials on-hand.  Pre-registration is…

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Hands On! Museum: Home School Family Day

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Monday, September 25th, 10:00am-2:00pm - Home School Family Day Join us for this special day just for our loyal home school visitors.  Come together to network, explore, play, experience STEAM concepts, and get the latest scoop on workshop, outreach, and field trip opportunities! Eastman Discovery Lab and Art Studio programs will be announced throughout the event.  In addition, our feature exhibit, Make It. Take It. will also be open for this event.  Pre-registration is required to receive the discounted Home…

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October 2017

Hands On! Museum: Reverse Engineering

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Tuesday, October 3rd - Reverse Engineering Join us on National Techies Day for some reverse engineering and test your skills on lots of items adults would never let you take apart.  Dismantle computer towers, phones, keyboards, and more!  Reverse Engineering will be setup on our TVA Discovery Carts throughout the day.  (*Contains small parts) HOURS • Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm • Saturday 9am – 6pm • Sunday 1pm – 5pm

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Hands On! Museum: October Art Studio Activities

October 3 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Tuesday, October 3rd - Tuesday, October 31st - October Art Studio Activities Join us for Hokusai inspired watercolor wave paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a jack-o-lantern paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!   HOURS • Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm • Saturday 9am – 6pm • Sunday 1pm – 5pm

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Hands On! Museum: Shake It Up!

October 17 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Tuesday, October 17th - Sunday, November 12th - Shake It Up! We are shaking things up in the lab in recognition of Earthquake Awareness Week.   Your mission is to engineer a miniature earthquake-proof structure.  Test it out on our earthquake simulation platform made of gelatin, and see if it withstands the shake up.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.   HOURS • Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm • Saturday 9am – 6pm…

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BOO!SEUM

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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Friday, October 27th, 5:30-7:30pm - BOO!SEUM Join us downtown for our spook-tacular, but not too scary, evening of fun!  Hands On! is hosting its annual BOO!SEUM event which will include candy, games, science experiments, crafts, and more!  Stop by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30. Be sure to wear your most festive costume and bring your own trick-or-treat bag!  (***Contains small parts and/or food allergens.  While supplies last.  BOO!SEUM is held in the Museum's ballroom event space, the main Museum exhibition…

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