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Public Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day
Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12noon-5pm

Fall hours begin September 5.

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Special Holiday Hours

Monday, May 29: Closed
Tuesday, July 4: Closed

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Admission Fees

Daily admission is $9.50 for adults and $9.50 for children.

Check out our family membership for just $99/year.

Special rates are available for school and community group visits, advance reservations required. Please call the museum at (717) 569-KIDS for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you participate in any reciprocal programs with other museums?

We are members of the Association of Children's Museums Reciprocal Network. If you have a current membership card from another children's museum with the ACM Reciprocal Network sticker on it, we will honor it for 50% off general admission for up to 6 people. You will also be asked to present picture ID which matches the name on the membership card.

Will there be a large group there when I visit?

While we try to schedule very large groups in the morning before we open to the public, there is a possibility that a school or other group may be visiting our museum during public hours. April and May are the most popular times for groups to visit. Please feel free to call us at 717-569-5437 to find out when groups are scheduled so you can adjust your plans accordingly.

May I take photos?

Sure! If you post any on social media be sure to use the hashtag: #handsonhouse

Do I need to pay for my special needs child's nurse/aide?

If the aide is accompanying a child and their family or adult guardian, they will receive free admission if they have identification or a paycheck stub thay states they are from an agency supporting the special needs child.

Aides that are accompanying a special needs child without another adult will be considered their guardian during the visit and will be charged admission.