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August 2022

Summer Splash! Gala

Proud to be the Summer Splash! Gala Presenting Sponsor!

  • 26 Aug 2022 6:00pm

Hands on Children's Museum (Outdoor Discovery Center)

414 Jefferson St NE
Olympia, WA 98501

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The Summer Splash! Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Hands On Children’s Museum’s free and reduced Access Programs. HOCM Access Programs ensure that every child gets to play, learn, and make priceless family memories (1/3 of all visitors benefit from free HOCM reduced admission).

Enjoy an Evening of Alfresco Fun! Enjoy craft cocktails, wine & brew, grilled salmon & steak, fresh summer sides, a lush dessert bar featuring minty treats and jazzy Americana rock with Kate Dinsmore & Owen Thayer.

Limited space is available. Buy your tickets now for this 21+ event.

Reservations: call (360) 956-0818 ext. 163 or email

Online Silent Auction

The Silent Auction opens online, August 19 and runs through August 27.  We’ve moved the silent auction online so everyone can preview and bid on our amazing packages even if you aren’t attending the event.

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