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Hands On! Discovery Center

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Play with giant building blocks, engineer a rocket, check out a prehistoric fossil dig site and more at this exciting science center.

Hands On!

We created a smart wearable to track kid’s

LAUGHTER + EXCITEMENT

SELECT AN AGE RANGE to explore the laugh tracker results:

All Kids
at Hands On! Discovery Center experienced:
Laughter 5 - Excitement 4

max
laughter

tons of
excitement

129
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
192.6
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
Kids 2-4:
at Hands On! Discovery Center experienced:
Laughter 4 - Excitement 5

tons of
laughter

max
excitement

117
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
217
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
Kids 5-7:
at Hands On! Discovery Center experienced:
Laughter 5 - Excitement 5

max
laughter

max
excitement

125
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
205
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
Kids 8-10:
at Hands On! Discovery Center experienced:
Laughter 5 - Excitement 4

max
laughter

tons of
excitement

143
Avg. Laughs Per Hour
158
Avg. Moments of
Excitement Per Hour
What the kids are saying:

I GOT TO DIG UP DINO FOSSILS WITH A BRUSH. IT WAS A BIG ONE!

Cooper
age 4

I MADE GRAVITY HAPPEN.

Julia
age 5

THEY HAVE A VOLCANO BUT IT DIDN'T HAVE FIRE.

Denise
age 10

MY FAVORITE PART WAS THE TESLA ADVENTURE. I JUST LOVE SCIENCE, THAT'S WHY I CAME HERE!

Darren
age 9

I BUILT A HOUSE WITH THE BLUE BLOCKS AND THEN I KNOCKED IT DOWN. IT WAS AWESOME!

Gideon
age 8

MY BEST THING WAS MAKING THINGS FLY.

Asha
age 5

YOU CAN DO ART HERE.

Hayden
age 6

MY FAVORITE THING WAS THE BLOCKS. I BUILDED A TOWER AND A HOUSE.

Gabe
age 5

I LIKE IT BECAUSE I LIKE THE DINOSAURS.

Molly
age 5

I GOT TO DIG FOR DINOSAUR BONES!

Kinsey
age 7

THERE'S SO MUCH COOL THINGS TO SEE AND FIND.

Chase
age 10

MY BEST THING IS THAT RACE CAR THING.

Laura
age 7

THE ART THINGY WAS REALLY COOL.

Grace
age 10

THERE WAS A SCARY THING WHERE A GUY TURNED TO A GHOST BUT IT WAS FICTION.

Allison
age 9
Soundtrack of laughter
Because laughter is music to a parent's ears.
soundtrack-of-laughter
Kid Wisdom

We learned a ton from the data we collected.
Here are some nuggets you don't want to miss.

You don’t have to be a mad scientist to have mad fun at science.
Step 1) Whack a PVC pipe organ with a mallet. Step 2) Dance the watoosie.
Step 1) Whack a PVC pipe organ with a mallet. Step 2) Dance the watoosie.
Hands On!
Hands On! Discovery Center

Photographic proof of fun