• 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.

Sign up for a ScienceWorks Lab as the perfect complement to a Field Trip!

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Preschool Lab: All About Our Senses (Ages 3-5)

Explore four of the five senses. Can you see a sound? Smell a color? Come play with us and explore sight, sound, smell and touch. Register today!

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Preschool Lab: Music and Movement (Ages 3-5)

Young children explore science and music through pitch, tempo, beat and dynamics and learn how these blend to create music. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Slime Time! (K-1st)

Investigate the states of matter by measuring and mixing ingredients for two types of slime. Is it a solid, a liquid or something in between? Use your senses to find out and get ready to get messy! Register today!

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Standard Lab: Marvelous Magnets (K-1st)

Learn about magnets as we sort materials into magnetic and non-magnetic groups. Explore whether all metals are magnetic, make magnets attract and repel, even get them to float in mid-air! Register today!

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Standard Lab: Bright Idea (2nd-3rd)

Explore light and optics as we learn how light travels, the difference between reflection and refraction. Discover what color light really is using flashlights, lenses, special glasses and more. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Force and Simple Machines (2nd-3rd)

Push and pull your way through an exploration of force and simple machines. We’ll learn the golden rule of simple machines and explore how levers and inclined planes can make your work easier! Register today!

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Standard Lab: Water Cycle (2nd-4th)

Look beyond the four stages of the water cycle and get a first-hand look at the many paths of a water molecule. Where does the rain come from and where does it go after it hits the ground? With activities and movement, students begin to answer these and other questions about water. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Sound Science (3rd-4th)

Discover the energy in sound waves and make waves that travel through different states of matter. Listen for pitch and frequency, and discover the amazing physics of sound. Register today!

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*NEW* Premium Lab: Rockin' Fossils (3rd-5th)

Take a look at actual fossils and discover the clues hidden within that will help you learn something about life millions of years ago. Students will excavate their own prehistoric animals and plants, learn about the planet’s various geologic processes and follow along in the story of fossilization. Register today!

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Premium Lab: Cow Eye Dissections (5th-8th)

Investigate how the eye works by dissecting a real cow eye. Students connect the functions observed to the structures within the eye. Register today!

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*NEW* Premium Lab: Flying Toys (5th-8th)

Explore the science of flight by designing and creating flying toys. Participants will learn all about flying while making a variety of airborne toys.  Register today!

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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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$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months