Hands On! Regional Museum



Hands On! Regional Museum


Asset name


Hands On! Regional Museum


Address, phone etc.


315 E. Main St., Johnson City, TN 37601


(423) 434-4263 (HAND)


Organization website




Organization type


Children’s/Youth Museum, Science Center


Contact name


Heather Watson, Education Manager


Contact email






Hands On! Regional Museum is an educational, fun environment that offers interactive programs and hands-on exhibits based in the arts, sciences, and humanities to children and their caregivers.  The Museum has over 20 permanent exhibits and many program lessons that compliment classroom curriculum instruction offering educators, both formal and informal, a unique opportunity to reinforce their lessons.


Does it address STEM standards?






Pre-K – 6th grade children, families, and teachers


STEM area


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

STEM goals


Physical Sciences-Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Earth Science-Geology, Meteorology, Paleontology, Oceanography, Life Science-Biology, Botany, Zoology, and a focus on incorporating mathematics and technology into programming


Counties served


Available to any visitor.  School group visits are primarily from the following counties:



Anderson, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Davidson, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Roane, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington



Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazwell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe


North Carolina:

Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cumberland, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancy



Bell, Cumberland, Harlan, and Letcher


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