• 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.

  • Scout Camp-Ins

    Stay overnight with us as we dive deep into science experiments! These events are designed especially for our Scout audience. 

  • 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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Friday, February 13, 2015 - Jack-of-all Sciences (Cub Scouts)

From simple machines to slime, explore the many facets of science.

Cost: $38/person

Please Note, we ask for a ratio of 1 adult to every 6 scouts.

This Camp-In Fulfills Cub Scouts “Scientist” Belt Loop and Pin*:

Belt Loop:

  • Explain the scientific method to your adult partner
  • Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the results to an adult.
  • Visit a museum

Academic Pin:

  • Learn about solids, liquids, and gases using just water. Freeze water until it turns into ice. Then, with an adult, heat the ice until it turns back into a liquid and eventually boils and becomes a gas.
  • Do a scientific experiment in front of an audience. Explain your results.
  • Plant seeds. Grow a flower, garden vegetable, or other plant.
  • Build models of two atoms and two molecules, using plastic foam balls or other objects.
  • Use these simple machines to accomplish tasks: lever, pulley, wheel-and-axle, wedge, inclined plane, and screw.

*Groups will provide their own belt loops and pins.

Schedule Overview:

  • Check-in is at 7pm on Friday.
  • The evening will consist of workshops, snack, free time in the museum, and set-up of camp site on the Museum floor.
  • Wake-Up is at 7am Saturday, followed by breakfast.

To Register:

Fill out our Contact Us Form (choose Scouts as the department) or call 734.995.5439. Please provide number of adults and scouts attending, as well as, your contact information.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - Jack-of-all Sciences (Cub Scouts)

Scout Camp-Ins

Scouts

K-2nd, 3-5th

100

Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences