Hands On Gainesville

Scientists inspiring a new generation of problem-solvers.


Hands On Gainesville: 

Scientists seeking to create a new generation of problem-solvers one community at a time.



We make the connections that promote doing science instead of viewing science. 

 We connect:

  • Scientists to Students
  • Students to Nature
  • Nature to Science
  • Science to our Lives


We reveal the science in sites around town by linking community-contributed, hands-on activities that teach through guided observation and problem-solving practices.


We mentor others and work with students to design their own exhibits, thus providing a real-world network beyond the classroom through which students contribute back to the community.


Watch our video tour to learn more about us!