• 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!

We have many different types of Evening Workshops for all different ages.  Click on the descriptions below for more information.  Click here for information about our GameStart workshops.

Evening Workshops

3D Printing: The Science of Additive Manufacturing - February 19, 2015, 6:30pm-7:30pm

In this 1 hour workshop, we will explore the medical, technological, and architectural benefits to 3D printing or additive manufacturing. Work your way around our 3D town to help local citizens create solutions for their manufacturing needs and discover the global impact of this technology. During this hour you will see live 3D printing demonstrations and will be entered for the chance to win your own 3D print!

Workshop is included with Museum admission. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register today!

Recommended for ages 9 - 13 (Note: Participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the event.)

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Minecraft Launchers with Redstone - January 22, 2015, 5:45pm-6:45pm

Participants will create intricate machinery, utilizing the physics in Minecraft to estimate distances and trajectories. The Redstone material found in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up clever contraptions while learning the fundamentals of logic.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum. 

Click here to register starting Jan 6th for Museum Members and Jan 8th for non-members.

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Minecraft GameMakers: Battleship - January 22, 2015, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Create a game within a game! Exploring coordinate systems with Python programming, participants will program and play Battleship inside a Minecraft world.

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Jan 6th for Museum Members and Jan 8th for non-members.

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Animal Ecosystems in Minecraft - February 12, 2015, 5:45pm-6:45pm

Work to balance wildlife populations within Minecraft! Participants will use a visual programming environment to build natural habitats and food sources for the animal populations they create.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum. 

Click here to register starting Jan 6th for Museum Members and Jan 8th for non-members.

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Minecraft Modding: Animal Intelligence - February 12, 2015, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Using Java, participants will explore the source code of Minecraft as they reprogram animals... Adjust values and behaviors of entities to your liking, making the entities act the way you want!

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Jan 6th for Museum Members and Jan 8th for non-members.

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Urban Infrastructure in Minecraft - February 19, 2015, 5:45pm-6:45pm

Participants will lay out the essentials to what makes a successful city infrastructure within the world of Minecraft, including structures and resources!

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum. 

Click here to register starting Jan 6th for Museum Members and Jan 8th for non-members.

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Minecraft Programming: Urban planning - February 19, 2015, 7:00pm-8:00pm

What structures make a Happy City work? Participants will adhere to realistic district and zoning regulations as they make decisions about what type of buildings they should build and where they’re located, based on how real life cities are planned!

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting Jan 6th for Museum Members and Jan 8th for non-members.

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734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Museum Hours:

Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

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$12 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months