• 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!

Whether held at our place or yours, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum education programs and exhibits provide opportunities for children and adults to: Awaken curiosity, stimulate observation and exploration skills, and enhance school curriculum

Our Museum educators design programs that address state and national science and technology education standards. Check out individual program descriptions to learn more about the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations addressed by each program.

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Girl Scout Brownies Senses Workshop - Sept 10, 2016 at 2pm

Does sound travel better through a gas, liquid, or solid? Can you use only your nose to distinguish between substances? What happens in your brain when you see an optical illusion? Find out the answers to these questions and lots more. Plus enjoy a museum scavenger hunt! Brownies will complete their Senses badge during this workshop.

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Tiger Cub Stories in Shapes Workshop - Sept 11, 2016 at 2:30pm

Art and science have more in common than you would think! Discover the beauty in microscopic crystals, explore colors while experimenting with chromatography, investigate shapes, and much more. Plus enjoy a museum scavenger hunt! Scouts will complete their Stories in Shapes badge during this workshop.

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Boy Scouts Radio Merit Badge Workshop - Oct 1, 2016 at 9:30am

How does a radio wave carry information? What is the difference between amateur and broadcast radio? What kind of equipment are you likely to find at a radio station? Discover the answers to these questions as you explore AAHOM’s very own HAM radio station: WA2HOM. Boy Scouts will earn their Radio Merit Badge during this workshop. (Please note: this workshop focuses on amateur radio, and will not go in-depth on broadcast stations or public service communications centers.)

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Girl Scout Juniors Detective Workshop - Oct 15.2016 at 2pm

A crime has been committed, and it’s up to you to solve it! Become a detective, and follow the clues to catch the culprit. Explore fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, chromatography and much more. Juniors will complete their Detective badge during this workshop.

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Girl Scout Cadettes Special Agent Workshop - Oct 16, 2016 at 2:30pm

Become a special agent at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Examine fingerprints, learn about chromatography, extract DNA, and analyze evidence to eliminate or include suspects and crack the case! Cadettes will complete their Special Agent badge during this workshop.

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Wolf Cub Code of the Wolf Workshop - Nov 6, 2016 at 2:30pm

Play calculator bingo, decipher a coded message and build a bridge as you explore math, codes, measurement and more! Plus enjoy a museum scavenger hunt! Scouts will complete their Code of the Wolf badge during this workshop.

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Bear Cub Forensics Workshop - Nov 20, 2016 at 2:30pm

Examine fingerprints, learn about chromatography, analyze evidence and immerse yourself in the intriguing world of forensic science. Scouts will complete their Forensics badge during this workshop.

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Girl Scout Juniors Entertainment Tech Workshop - Dec 4, 2016 at 2:30pm

What goes into to the making of a movie? Did you know that rollercoasters and most theme park rides rely on physics to work? How are 3D glasses made? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Juniors will complete their Entertainment Technology badge during this workshop.

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Girl Scout Brownies Inventor Workshop - Dec 11, 2016 at 2:30pm

Let your inner inventor loose as you problem-solve in three dimensions. Create an invention uniquely suited a need that you see, and then take your creation home with you. Brownies will complete their Inventor badge during this workshop.

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Webelos Adventures in Science Workshop - Dec 17, 2016 at 11am

Launch a rocket, experiment with circuits and learn about famous scientists. Plus enjoy a museum scavenger hunt! Scouts will complete their Adventures in Science badge during this workshop.

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Girl Scout Brownies Home Scientist Workshop - Dec 17, 2016 at 2pm

Do you know how to make oobleck using ingredients you can find in your kitchen? Can you distinguish between salt and sugar by looking at them both under a microscope? You don’t have to wait until you grow up to be a scientist! Brownies will need to do Step One: Be a Kitchen Chemist on their own in order to complete this badge.

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Custom Scout Programs

Interested in a custom program for your pack or troop? You never know what’s possible until you ask! For details, or questions regarding any of our Scouts programming, fill out our Contact Us form.

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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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