From our friends at the Hands in Children’s Museum

Experience the Summer Splash! Festival of Fun at the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia. Families can enjoy a new adventure each week with special guests, stage performers, and awesome activities all summer long, presented by WSECU.

The August line-up delivers non-stop interactive fun and learning that kids and adults will love. Meet cuddly farm animals, take a photo with the costumed Wayfinder Princess, hear stories and songs by author Tyler Jacobs, and test your skills on a 25-foot climbing wall. Special guests are sponsored by Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry.

Summer Splash! Guests & Visiting Artists

Treat your family to exciting Summer Splash! guests and activities throughout August.

August 12-13: Rock Climbing Wall – Try your climbing skills and build your confidence as you take on a 25-foot rock climbing wall. Be sure to ring the bell at the top!

August 17 & Sept. 2: Olympia BeeKeepers – See an observation hive and learn about the wonders of beekeeping and the importance of pollinators with the Olympia Beekeepers Association.

August 18–20: Artist Mimi Williams – Learn the art of printmaking with artist Mimi Williams. Artist in Residence Series supported by City of Olympia Tourism Funds.

August 24 & Sept. 2: Native Storyteller Itsa Shash – Listen and participate in the exciting ritual of native storytelling with dynamic storyteller Itsa Shash. Native Guest Series funded by Nisqually Indian Tribe.

August 28: Magician Jeff Evans – Watch how scientific principles like air pressure, density, surface tension, and more create the illusion of magic with magician Jeff Evans.

August 31: The Falconer – Pet a great horned owl and learn about birds of prey with the Raptor Ambassadors and The Falconer.

All activities are free with Museum admission or membership. Online reservations are required. You will want to get your tickets now for multiple days of fun! Special event times and activities vary, please see the events calendar for specific times and details

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