February 2017 Events

Kids in the Kitchen, Computer Coding for Elementary School Students, and More

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is hosting a variety of events in February designed to inspire curiosity in people of all ages! Join us for Kids in the Kitchen, Computer Coding for Elementary Students, ScienceFest: PhysicsPalooza, and more.

The Little Scientist Club - Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Encourage your child’s natural drive for discovery through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, make-and-take projects, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too. No registration necessary.

Yo-Yo Master Zeemo - Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • While just about everybody has played with a yo-yo, few master the variety of tricks required to be a yo-yo pro. Zeemo has "The World on a String" as he can perform over 200 different yo-yo tricks. In addition to yo-yos, Zeemo is also adept with other spinning toys such as hula-hoops, spin tops, frisbees and the amazing Chinese diabolo. Don’t miss this fun-filled performance that includes lots of audience participation!

Kids in the Kitchen - Thursday, February 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Kids entering grades 1-5 can join the Junior League of Ann Arbor for our "Heart Healthy Science" evening workshop as part of the Kids in the Kitchen program. Do science experiments focused on the heart, make a nutritious snack, and do an activity. An adult is required to stay in the building and their admission to the museum is included in the ticket cost. Pre-registration required: $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Critters Up Close - Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Every month, our friends at Leslie Science & Nature Center bring live animal interactions directly to Museum visitors! Animals will be meeting and greeting from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. Visitors will also learn more about our natural world through hands-on activities. This month the featured critters are worms and friends!

Computer Coding for Elementary School Students - Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Learn Scratch computer coding from the Huron High School Computer Science Club. For students in grades 1 through 6. Class is from 5:30-7:00 with open lab time from 7:00-7:30. Participants must bring their own laptop. Limited laptops available upon request. Participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes museum admission for one adult.

ScienceFest: PhysicsPalooza - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

  • The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Society of Physics Students at the University of Michigan team up again to bring you a weekend full of physics! Come enjoy exciting activities and demos that discuss motion, inertia, electricity, and many other topics.

Pop-Up Makerspace - Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

  • Design - Build - Test! Discover your inner engineer in our Pop-Up Makerspace. Today’s Challenge: Paper Engineering


Kids in the Kitchen costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Computer Coding for Elementary School Students costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes museum admission for one adult. All other February activities are included with Museum admission at no additional charge. Admission to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is free for members and children under 2 years old, and $12 for ages two and up.


For more information about the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s February events, visit: http://www.aahom.org/events/. You can also find event info on our free app, available in the iTunes store!

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