Family/Kids

Thursday November 1 - Sunday December 2 - All Day

Art Studio Program

Join us for watercolor resist leaf paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a paper weaving craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!

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Tuesday November 13 - All Day

Snap Circuits

Use building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple grid that functions like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products.  Create exciting builds such as a launching a flying saucer, ringing a bell, and more!  Snap Circuits will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may not be suitable for children 3 and under.)

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Tuesday November 13 - Sunday December 2 - All Day

Table Trick Science

Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments!  First, try your hand at the good ole’ tablecloth trick but without the fine china!  Then, try a rainbow milk experiment, learn how to make magnetic cereal “swim”, and play some musical singing water glasses.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.

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Friday November 16 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Snowman Window Painting Class

Students will learn to paint a snowman and winter scene on an antique window. Makes an excellent gift or display!

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Friday November 16 - Saturday January 5 - 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights Powered by TVA

The largest holiday light show in the South.  Speedway in Lights produces one of the larges holiday light shows in the country.  A route of approximately four miles and two million lights provides entertainment for thousands and raises money for children’s charities in and around the region.

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Saturday November 17 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tesla Shows for Guinness World Record Day

Did you know that Hands On! has a Guinness World Record Holding Musical Bi-Polar Tesla Coil?!?!  Today only, in honor of Guinness World Record Day, Tesla Experience tickets are only $2 for everyone (with paid general admission), with shows at the top of each hour beginning at 10am.  In addition, the first 200 Tesla ticket purchasers will receive a free Tesla comic book.  As always, children under 4 are free.  In addition, try out some fun and silly record setting challenges to see how you compare to the record setters.

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Saturday November 17 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ETSU Buccaneer Football vs. Samford

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Monday November 19 - Tuesday November 20 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ETSU Men's Basketball Cayman Island Classic

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Monday November 19 - Tuesday November 20 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ETSU Men's Basketball Cayman Island Classic

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Tuesday November 20 - Wednesday November 21 - All Day

Snap Circuits

Use building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple grid that functions like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products.  Create exciting builds such as a launching a flying saucer, ringing a bell, and more!  Snap Circuits will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may not be suitable for children 3 and under.)

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Thursday November 29 - Saturday December 1 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No Assembly Required - Storytellers, The Uncalled for Trio

Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp & Andy Offutt Irwin come fully assembled straight out of the box, with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs.  A longstanding tradition, good for hours of family fun!  Refreshments follow the show.  Reservations recommended.

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Thursday November 29 - Saturday December 1 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

No Assembly Required - Storytellers, The Uncalled for Trio

Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp & Andy Offutt Irwin come fully assembled straight out of the box, with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs.  A longstanding tradition, good for hours of family fun!  Refreshments follow the show.  Reservations recommended.

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Friday November 30 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Home Free - A Country Christmas Tour

This 5-man band brings their country and holiday favorites with their no instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

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Sunday December 2 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

David Phelps - It Must Be Christmas

Phelps and his 7-piece entourage perform “O Holy Night”, “How Great Thou Art” and an upbeat “Hallelujah.”

 

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Tuesday December 4 - Sunday December 30 - All Day

Break the Tension

Join us as we learn all about the seemingly “magical” bond of water molecules and discover the properties of surface tension.  Try out the Penny Drop, Swimming Fish, Magic Handkerchief, and Rainbow Milk experiments.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.

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Tuesday December 4 - Thursday December 6 - All Day

K'nex

Come build with K’Nex interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  K’Nex will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may not be suitable for children 3 and under.)

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Saturday December 8 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Christmas at the Cabin

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Saturday December 8 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visions of Christmas: 1863

Come and enjoy an 1863 rendition of the Haynes family as the Union Army fights for control of East Tennessee. You will tour the house and watch as the Haynes family prepare for Christmas and their father, Senator Landon Carter Haynes’s birthday. Treats will be cooked on the open hearth of our cabin. Reservations for tours is appreciated. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children twelve and under. Children three and under free. Members of Tipton-Haynes are also FREE!

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Tuesday December 11 - Thursday December 13 - All Day

K'nex

Come build with K’Nex interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  K’Nex will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may not be suitable for children 3 and under.)

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Tuesday December 11 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Musical

The beloved TV Classic soars off the screen and onto the stage.  See your favorite characters including Santa, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Yukon Cornelius, Clarice and Rudolph.

 

 

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Saturday December 15 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gingerbread Houses and Polymer Snow

Stop in anytime between 10-3 to test your engineering skills by building your own graham cracker and candy “gingerbread” house as well as make your own polymer snow to take home.  Children must be supervised at all times. (May contain small parts and food allergens.)  Materials fee of $3 per person for Hands On! Discovery Center members, $5 per person for non-members, while supplies last.

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