Visual Arts / Exhibits

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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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday December 18 - Thursday December 20 - 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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Wednesday December 26 - 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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