Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Unveils Three New Exhibits

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Centerpiece H2Oh! exhibit features hands-on water activities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, Mich. – JULY 8, 2014 -- The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is heating up its summer of family fun with three new exhibits. The centerpiece, H2Oh! is a permanent exhibit that features a variety of hands-on water activities. Other new exhibits include L is for Laser and Nano: Imagine and discover a world you can't see!

H2Oh!  is a playful learning experience for children and adults alike. Visitors can crank, spin, pump, push, and pour water; float, roll, throw, lift, and balance plastic balls; and learn complex concepts about fluid motion without even trying. H2Oh! replaces the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s water exhibits on a grand scale, and occupies 1000 sq ft of space on the Museum’s main floor gallery space.

“H2Oh! is the next truly transformational exhibit at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and a reflection of our commitment to creating visitor experiences that surprise, inspire and delight,” said Mel Drumm, executive director. “We couldn’t be more excited to unveil H2Oh!, L is for Laser and Nano—three more reasons why the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a great family destination for summer fun and one-of-a-kind opportunities to play and learn.”

L is for Laser combines lasers, art, wordplay, language, and typography, and includes music by composer and musician Ken Kozora. It is a collection of three pieces of laser art with a central alphabetic theme that includes lasers projecting patterns that react to the movements of visitors and a projection of the alphabet.  This exhibit will be open from 12pm to 3pm each day.

Nano: Imagine and discover a world you can't see! is an interactive exhibit that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. It shows that incredibly small things can do amazingly big and complex jobs. Nano’s hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, with support from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to these three new exhibits, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum recently renovated its preschool gallery, offering new experiences for its youngest visitors.

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is an award-winning provider of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education. It offers more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination and simply teach complex ideas and concepts. The Museum attracts more than 250,000 visitors every year. The mission of the Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Visit www.aahom.org or call 734.995.5439 for more information.

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