Physicists have determined that the best way to subdue wall-bouncing photons is to let them loose until they need a nap. Apply the latest scientific findings to your kid’s playtime with today’s Groupon, which gets you admission to the Hands On Children's Museum on the South Side. Choose between two options:
- $3 for one general admission (up to a $5.50 value)
- $25 for a one-year family membership (valid for parents and all children under 18; a $49.50 value)
The Hands On Children's Museum's castle-shaped stronghold helps kids train their brains with a collection of 15 fun, interactive exhibits. With today's deal, imaginative youth can explore an educational play land, stopping to shop at the miniature Winn-Dixie, practice their serious voices on the police station's radio, or visit the bank to open an IRA. If a day of play doesn't satisfy curious minds, you can opt for a family membership to enjoy a full year of entertainment complete with wheelchair basketball games and a puppet stage, where more than 50 friendly puppets wait to make your acquaintance.
Hands on Children's Museum
Somehow, Hands on Children's Museum has managed to fit an entire town into its 8,500-square-foot space. Servers pour pretend milkshakes at a '50s-themed cafe, tellers work at the Kids Mini Bank, and all sorts of townsfolk stock up on the essentials at the Winn-Dixie Lil' Grocery. Here, working cash registers, conveyer belts, and miniature carts give kids the feeling that they're really shopping for their families. There's even a spaceship, just like in every small American town.
In total, 20 main exhibits let kids take on the roles of grownup workers or use costumes and puppets to enter a world of complete fantasy. Hands on Children's Museum also hosts special events, such as story time, face painting, and the opportunity to pet a live chicken.
8580 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32216Get Directions