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New Hands On! location adds 12,000 square feet of exhibit space

Evan Mays, Johnson City Press • Jun 7, 2018 at 9:37 AM

GRAY — The Hands On! Museum has a new home, and it’s huge.

The museum has been a staple of the Tri-Cities for decades. First opening its doors in 1987, the museum has been a revolving door of different exhibits and activities for people of all ages. That hasn’t changed, even with a new home at the Gray Fossil Site.

On Wednesday, Andy Marquart, executive director of the newly named Hands On! Discovery Center, hosted a soft opening, and expressed how grateful he was for the new space. During the soft opening, which marked the beginning of the center’s daily open hours, Marquart detailed what the museum plans going forward.

“The goal of the new Discovery Center is to create an all-ages experience for STEAM,” Marquart said.

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