Hands On Children's Museum

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $3,606 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $3k for 50 Guests
Starting at $3k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 300

Starting price

3K$ to start

Peak Season



Indoor - 150
Indoor - 200
Outdoor - 150
Outdoor - 200
Outdoor - 300




Hands On is a museum located in Olympia, Washington. This site is perfect for those looking for a wedding site brimming with youthful fun. For kids and adults alike the Hands On Museum is bursting with intriguing installations. You and you guests can enjoy an outdoor ceremony in the museum courtyard overlooking waterfront views of the East Bay. The courtyard is a stunning site for your wedding ceremony or cocktail reception. Patrick Dougherty giant "Raccoon Run" stickwork sculpture is a wonderful backdrop for keepsake photography. Afterward, you and your guests can move inside to the water tower reception space. Wide windows overlook the city as you and your loved ones celebrate in style. The interior space of Hands On needs very little additional decor, simple floral arrangements, and colorful linens quickly create a wedding environment brimming with style and grace. Enjoy a wedding day that encourages your inner child to live boldly.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $1,175 to $1,475 for a ceremony and reception and includes 3 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $100/hr.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area available for an additional fee
Coat check room
Dance area
Day-of coordinator
Groom's dressing area available for an additional fee
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Outdoor lighting
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- General liability insurance required- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- No smoking- Venue must approve all decorations