Visit The Children’s Hands-On Museum Of Tuscaloosa

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Explore. Create. Discover. Take a trip to the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa so your little one can experience inspiration, learning, and growth through the power of play! The exhibits at this museum are all about learning through S.T.E.M. The fun and exciting experiences that can be had here are great for all learners from newborns to pre-teens!


Learners can learn about river transportation at the Captain Tim Parker exhibit. Lil’ Sprouts Farmer’s Market shows learners how awesome it can be to purchase organic and sustainable produce. Children ages three and under can experience the Once Upon A Farm exhibit where they can engage in soft farm-themed play. Take a trip back to the 1700s and explore the Choctaw Indian Village, natives of Tuscaloosa. Fun fact: The city is actually named after the Choctaw Chief Tuskaloosa! These are just a few examples of the fun-packed exhibits offered at the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa!

School Programs

Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa uses the Alabama Course of Study and Common Core Education to provide the most efficient and educational school field trips for their learners! Their masterminds work hard to develop innovative field trips for students that they will not be able to experience anywhere else. These field trips are revised annually in order to always be on par with the current study standards for the state. Students get to participate in true hands-on learning activities in the large demonstration space and separate field classroom! They have four different levels of field trips for separate age groups to ensure that your little learner is getting the most out of their time at the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa!

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Plan Your Visit

Some things are better left in the car! Please don’t bring any weapons, food, drinks, or toys into the museum on your visit. Backpacks, bags, and purses larger than 10″x10″x3″ and strollers are not allowed beyond the Admission Desk. Buses can drop off and pick up learners and chaperones at the Bus Loading Zone, but cannot remain parked there for the entirety of the visit. There are a number of fast food and fine dining options within walking distance of the museum! All that learning can make a person hungry so make sure to grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant whenever your visit is finished.

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