• We are a kids STEAM lab, offering hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities
  • We are a makerspace, a collaborative learning environment providing kids with the opportunity to pursue their innate curiosities.
  • We are educators, facilitating powerful learning experiences that inspire deep investigations and that will lead to creativity, invention and discovery.

 

Our Story

Owner/Director Tracy Hollander has spent the last 20 years of her professional life working in the education field. She has taught preschool through eighth grade and has been a tireless advocate for children and families as they pursue the best education possible. After teaching middle school science and being involved in the development of a middle school STEAM makerspace, Tracy was brought back to her days teaching younger kids and was struck by the idea that they are natural "makers" and "tinkerers".   Developmentally, young children learn and understand best from what they can see, touch, feel, and manipulate and a makerspace is made up of those exact opportunities. Tracy is beyond excited to accompany you and your child on this fun and educational journey!

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10 - 1 PM , & 2- 5 PM
Wednesday 10- 4:30
Saturday 10- 2
Closed: Sunday & Monday

BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

We will customize your child's birthday party to their liking! We can have a slime party, a bridge building party, a painting party, a potion-making party -the opportunities really are endless! Up to eight kiddos for 2 hours. 75 minutes of structured activities provided by our staff and 45 minutes to celebrate with refreshments of your choice (provided by you).  Weekend times available-Saturdays after 2 pm and Sunday am and pm time slots available. Please email Tracy: tracy@handsonberkeley.com .

 

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In Berkeley Thursday is SLIME DAY at Hands-On! After School. #slimescience

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After School candy experiments! What will happen to the skittles?!
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This scientist went to town creating his own experiments!
Materials: water color paper, liquid water colors, baking soda, vinegar, water, dropper, pipette, paintbrushes
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