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Jump Start Classes

For ages 3-6
$12 members/$15 non-members

"Jump Start" your visit to the museum with an early morning session in the Clubhouse. Play and learn with in-depth STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Take home a creative project that extends the classroom learning.

Pre-registration is required, call 717-569-5437

Registration Policies for Jump Start Classes

  • You may register for Jump Start classes by visiting or calling Hands-on House anytime during public hours.
  • Parents/Adults do not accompany children to Jump Start Classes.
  • Children must be toilet trained.
  • Stay and play! Class fee includes museum admission for child the day of class.
  • Payment is due in full at time of registration. There are no refunds unless we cancel the class.
  • Payments are non-transferable to a different class, day, or time.
  • Hands-on House reserves the right to cancel

Hugs, Kisses and Licorice Sticks

Have Valentine fun making delicious games like checkers, tic-tac-toe, and pick up sticks with candy hugs and kisses that come from the heart....and go straight to the tummy. STEAM SKILL: Technology

Thursday, February 8
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, February 9
10:00 am–11:00 am

Let's Get Cooking

Mmm . . .Do I smell bread baking? Roll up your sleeves and get ready to mix up some fun as we pour, measure, grate, scrub and shred some kid-tested recipes. STEAM SKILL: Science & Math

Thursday, February 22
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, February 23
10:00 am–11:00 am

Twist and Shout

Twist and shout and turn yourself about in this class of musical fun and movement. Once you've got the beat, the feet on your balloon marionette will keep time to the music, too. STEAM SKILL: Science & Math

Thursday, March 8
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, March 9
10:00 am–11:00 am

Put a Spin On It!

Give our tops a whirl and boost your brain-powered action with some wacky wind-ups as we experiment with the way things move. STEAM SKILL: Science

Thursday, March 22
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, March 23
10:00 am–11:00 am