• Field Trip

    More than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits await students of all ages.  We’re experts at making sure that bringing your group to the Museum is smooth sailing all the way. Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more!

  • ScienceWorks

    Your students become scientists during our ScienceWorks Labs. All programs align with National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards. Labs are available year-round for preschool to middle school students.

  • Outreach

    It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you!  We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.

  • Distance Learning

    Our educators use videoconferencing to engage your students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits sent to classroom teachers include nearly everything you need for experiments. Kits are yours to keep! All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

  • Professional Development

    Join us for fast-paced, hands-on teacher workshops that provide elementary and middle school educators with new hands-on tools for incorporating interactive science and math activities into your classroom.  Join us for professional development opportunities both at the museum and at your school.

  • Scouts

    The best place for Scouts to explore STEAM! We offer unique, fun-filled workshops, designed specifically for Scouts. Come to the Museum for your workshop and get hands-on as you explore math, science, technology, and more.

  • Summer Camp

    Explore week-long science and math activities in conjuntion with Ann Arbor Rec&Ed and other local organizations.  Elementary and middle school children can investigate a different theme each week through hands-on and engaging fun.

  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

  • Evening Workshops

    Want to dive deeply into specific topics? Join us for an Evening Workshop! Explore a variety of science concepts through hands-on activities, interactive demos, and experiments in a small group setting. Topics vary from stop-motion animation to computer programming to engineering – there’s sure to be something that piques your interest!

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Outreach Family Fun Night: Variety Night

Invite the whole school to an evening of fantastic, science-based fun and see why this is our most popular program. We offer you a wide range of science and math activities — a little bit of everything — physics, chemistry, biology, math, earth science! We even have a Variety Night for middle school audiences. You provide 20 volunteers and we’ll fill 20 of your tables with creative hands-on activities. Educators and families love this casual, self-directed evening of fun science activities. All activities are linked to the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Discount coupons for a visit to the Museum for all participants!

  • Serves up to 500 total participants
  • $860 plus mileage for 2 hours (additional hours available)
  • Includes 20 hands-on experiments, 6 stations each
  • Open house format encourages leisurely family exploration
  • Requires 20 tables, one room set-up
  • Requires 20 volunteers
  • WEB SPECIAL! Book another Family Night program in the same school year and receive $150 off a second program!

Register for a Family Fun Night today!

To make your program an enjoyable and memorable experience please be sure to review the Family Science Fun Night Planning Guide. Publicize your event! Print out a customizable Family Science Fun Night Flyer.




120 minutes

K-2nd, 3-5th, 6-8th


Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Math, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences