I have 3 children who just love this place. We have been members for 10 years. They have done a lot of updates in the last couple of years. I just had to write a review when I saw some of the negative reviews. It is sad to see how one person can have so many people jump on t...moreheir band wagon and write negative reviews about a place that obviously have never been there. The Hands On is a not-for-profit that works with the funds they receive. In our visits we have seen exhibits updated and some changed out to better exhibits. They just added a light table that you can build cars or magnetic buildings. My kids love it. The lights make building so much more fun. I have seen reviews saying the customer service is bad. I have always been welcome coming in and told to have a nice day when I leave. After 10 years of visiting I think if there was bad customer service I would have experienced it. I have also seen reviews about how dirty the place is. Every time we have been in there is ALWAYS someone walking around and picking up toys that are out of place. Yes they have a LOT of toys for the kids to play with. YES they do get on the floor, but it's the kids who throw them there. But for dirt--- They have volunteers, other than just their employees, who come in just to clean. I have never seen dirt. And to say that the toys are old and outdated. Give me a break! Kids, and I mean lots of kids, visit the museum and they PLAY with the toys and other items, But old and worn out- No! They are always changing out items. I started bringing my 1 year old here and now she is 11. Her brothers, 5 and 8, love the place. I just hate to see the reviews that are so negative. So please go for yourself and see how much FUN your kids will have. I guarantee they will and you will to. view less
5000 Norwood AveJacksonville, FL 32208
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I have to agree this is a GREAT PLACE to take your kids. Lots of fun educational things to do. Would be much nicer if it was in a newer building though. However that would not stop me from taking my kids AGAIN. Great place to have FUN with your kids!
The Kids enjoy it very much. But the place is very dirty! The ball pit is not CLEAN!!!! Please do not allow your children to go in. The concept is great.