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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

April 2018

Hocus Pocus

With a bit of abracadabra and a trick or two up their sleeves, young magicians will delight in the magic tricks they pull out of their hats. Add a wand and a cape, and it's showtime. STEAM SKILL: Science

Thursday, April 12
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, April 13
10:00 am–11:00 am

Circus "Slime-Splosion"

Learn the science secret behind "Under the Big Top" and "Cotton Candy" slime in this Make-it Take-it class of circus fun. STEAM SKILL: Science & Math

Thursday, April 26
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, April 27
10:00 am–11:00 am

May 2018

Robot Lab

Get stuck on fun when you use magnets to make, create and design a tin can robot of your very own. STEAM SKILL: Science & Engineering

Thursday, May 10
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, May 11
10:00 am–11:00 am

Robots, Robots Everywhere!

A little art, a little science and a lot of imagination is all that is needed as we look at robots inside and out in this make-it, take-it workshop. STEAM SKILL: Science & Art

Thursday, May 24
10:00 am–11:00 am
Friday, May 25
10:00 am–11:00 am