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Olympia Washington Hands On Childrens Museum opening summer 2012
Opening in Summer 2012 the New Olympia Washington Hands On Childrens Museum
Ideally located on Olympia’s East Bay waterfront, a new 27,000 sq/ft facility more than doubles the Museum’s present space to accommodate over 200,000 visitors annually. Click here for printable information about the the New Hands On Children's Museum on East Bay!
A Public/Private Partnership
An $18M project funded by individual contributions, corporate, foundation and public grants, business sponsorships, Public Facilities District (PFD) funds, City of Olympia Tourism funds.
Outdoor Learning Center
Half-acre outdoor exhibit and children’s garden with water features, wetland, mud pie pit, driftwood fort construction, fire circle and climbing rocks, lookout towers and tugboat.
Six major galleries, with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and new additions such as boat building, water exploration tables and a Tide Pool Touch Tank, inspiring art spaces and an Inventors’ Studio; an Heroes Exhibit gallery with a fire truck, police car, medic one van, and ER, where kids can be a hero every day; an Our Woods gallery with a tree house, multi-level slide and eagle’s nest.
A Model of Sustainable Development
Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Facility and co-generation project to use LOTT’s waste methane to heat/cool the Museum.