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.

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Types of Outreach Programs:

Single Visit Workshops for PreK-8th grade

  • 50 and 90minute workshops for individual classrooms
  • Variety of topics designed for specific grade levels

New! Series Workshops for classes that wish for more in-depth science exploration

  • Meets all the requirements for Title-One Funding in Washtenaw County
  • Each program consists of a series of workshops ranging from  3 to 12 weeks led by a highly  qualified, Michigan teacher and an assistant

Family Fun Science Nights (evening) for families

  • Interactive science and math activities geared towards the whole family, encouraging parental involvement in their children’s learning
  • Special Young Scientist Family Night for preschoolers!

Super Science and Math Days (daytime) for PreK-8th grade

  • Interactive activities during the school day
  • Science and math-based program for individual grades or the whole school

Try-This-At-Home (and Other Demos) Auditorium Programs

  • Auditorium-styled assembly programs for the whole school
  • Variety of themes available in accordance with grade levels Summer Science Festivals
  • Available all yearlong!  Infuse your event with fun, educational activities
  • Great addition to end of the year parties

Custom Programs

  • Want to see something else?  We can customize almost any program. You never know what’s possible until you ask!

To Register for an Outreach Program

  • Contact the Outreach Coordinator at 734.995.5439 (if you encounter a recorded message, please leave complete information and we will return your call — no reservation request left as a recorded message can be guaranteed)
  • In addition to program fees, a round-trip mileage fee will be charged. This rate varies, but is currently $0.60/mile. If different, we will let you know when booking!
  • Scholarships are available through the Discover Science Assistance Fund to those who qualify.
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to your scheduled program
  • If a program is cancelled less than 4 weeks before the scheduled date, the Museum keeps the entire fee (this fee can be applied to a rescheduled date)
  • For more information please contact the Outreach Coordinator at 734.995.5439 or use our Contact Form to send an email.

Severe Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather, programs may be cancelled. The Museum will cancel a program if school is cancelled in the AAPS school system, the location of the event or in between. If you choose not to reschedule your make-up Outreach Program, payment will be refunded less a 25% registration fee, which may be applied to a future program. Rescheduling is the responsibility of the school and not the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. 

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AUDITORIUM What the MEAP do YOU know?

Step right up and beat the testing-blues with our Outreach Team. This auditorium program combines important test-taking strategies with science and math review in a highly interactive program at your school. We work with you to create a customized game show-styled program targeted at your students’ needs; the end result is fun material review designed to help your students be successful come October! Register today!

Cost: $400

$200 for each additional SAME DAY presentation

AUDITORIUM The Scientific Method: An Interactive Show

Kickoff your science fair season with this interactive dramatic lesson on the Scientific Method. We’ll bring along an experiment about sound to present in an auditorium setting. Register today!

*Note: Our experiment does involve small candles and matches to be handled only by AAHOM staff.


Cost: $400

$200 for each additional SAME DAY presentation

Maximum 3 grade levels/presentation



Customizable Series Workshops

Outreach: Customize Programs

Call us and we will work together to deliver unique custom workshops that are full of fun and discovery. You never know what’s possible until you ask!

Our Outreach staff comes to your place - a school, library, center or festival - to deliver hands-on programming during the school day, at night or on weekends. Our fun, curriculum-focused programs will make an impact on your student. All activities align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

WORKSHOP The Water Cycle

Outreach Workshop: Water Cycle

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 many questions about water.


$310 - Includes two 50-minute workshops.  Additional workshops $125 each.

WORKSHOP Roller Coasters in your Classroom (K - 8th)

Outreach Workshop: Roller Coasters In Your Classroom

You provide the floor space and we’ll provide the excitement and learning. What better way to learn about the physics of energy, force and motion than through hands-on science? Experience these principles first hand as you build and modify your own roller coaster designs and then get to show off your discoveries to your classmates.

WORKSHOP The Universe

Outreach Workshop: The Universe

The program begins with an astronomy "orientation" that features lively demonstrations to illustrate the concepts that are important to understanding the study of the stars and ends inside our portable, inflatable planetarium known as StarLab.


$310 - Includes two 50-minute workshops.  Additional workshops $125 each.


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