Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Awarded $10,000 Grant from Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – August 3, 2016 -- The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. The funds support the Museum’s operations, and will help it continue to improve its space and programming.  

Grant recipients were chosen based on overall performance, as well as short- and long-term goals, and were required to demonstrate program effectiveness as part of the application process.

“The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum continues to expand its presence locally in a variety of ways, across the state through outreach programs to schools, libraries, and festivals, and internationally through distance learning,” said Mel Drumm, executive director, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. “Generous support from organizations like the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is critical to our continued ability to make STEaM experiences fun and engaging for everyone.”

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum hosts more than 295,000 attendees annually. It offers public programming, included with Museum admission, every weekend. In the past year, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum began to offer after hours' adult-only events in addition to three annual signature events: TechTwilight, Creature Feature, and Hands-On Holidays.

Since 1963, AAACF has awarded more than $37 million in grants and scholarships to support hundreds of organizations and programs that have changed thousands of lives. Its general operating support grant can be used to support any mission-related activity.

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Offering more than 250 interactive exhibits, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum attracts over 295,000+ visitors annually who discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In addition to exhibits and public programming, the Museum offers award-winning distance learning and outreach programming to schools, libraries, and community centers statewide and around the world. Visit or call 734.995.5439 for more information.


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