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Great for Kids

Took 2 and 5 year old grandkids. They had a blast and didn't want to leave. Really interesting for... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
PaulBeve
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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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New sight is fabulous.

I took my two grandsons that live local there. One is 4 and the other 12. We spent the whole day... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Rita H
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

So excited that this has moved to the fossil Site. Great combination and excited to see the collaboration.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

My 7 and 10 year old niece and nephew love the new discovery center! The exhibits are very educational and a major step up from the old location. Exhibits let kids use their imagination, but they also have programs thoughout the day that the kids enjoyed. They even got the chance to look up close at some actual fossils in the discovery lab! Great experience for all involved.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carl H
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Hands On D, Manager at Hands On! Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

We recently took our 6 year old granddaughter, who lives in Asheville, NC, to visit the new center. She was very disappointed! We had taken her numerous times to the old location down town and in spite of it being old she loved every visit and always wanted to go again. After visiting the new location she says she doesn't care to visit again. It appears a good deal of money has been spent at the new location but to the little one it is not nearly as interesting, or as interactive, as the prior site. Too Bad!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John F
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Hands On D, Manager at Hands On! Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

We are very sorry that your granddaughter did not enjoy the new exhibits. We were very diligent in our selection process so they would be suitable for all ages and allow parents and children to interact together creating an inquiry-based, open-ended, experience for all of our visitors. With a new location, new name, and new logo, it was time to introduce new exhibits for the next generation of learners. We hope that you can look at your visit as an all-new experience and not just a change from the old.

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