Hands-On Holidays, The Music Lady, Coding Expo, and Many More
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is hosting a range of events in January designed to inspire curiosity in people of all ages! Join us for Hands-On Holidays, The Music Lady, Coding Expo, ScienceFest, and more.
Hands-On Holidays - Sunday, January 1-Sunday, January 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m.
- Join us for a 14-day celebration of unique, creative, and imaginative learning at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum! You’ll get to do our favorite science experiments, create our most requested make-and-take projects, and see some of our finest performers. Don’t miss this fun event for the whole family!
Drummunity - Sunday, January 1 and Wednesday, January 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Calling all musicians! Whether you are a trained musician or a toddler banging on pots and pans, this interactive show is for you. Using hand drums, percussion, and simple drum circle games, Lori Fithian creates a positive, non-competitive experience for people of all ages and abilities to share. Stop by as long or short as you'd like and join in the music making! This performance is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.
The Music Lady - Monday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Join The Music Lady, Beverly Meyer, for a fun interactive performance! Using song, movement, props, and instruments, this show is sure to make you smile. This performance is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.
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.
Ron Loyd, The Bubble Man - Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- This January we welcome back one of our most popular performers - The Bubble Man! This hit show features bubbles of all shapes and sizes and never ceases to amaze. Ron Loyd had been performing at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for over 20 years, and it is always standing-room only. Make sure to get here early!
Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Good Vibes - Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- What’s that sound? Today let’s experiment with vibrations and figure out how they are responsible for sounds. We’ll hear strange sounds made with common objects and learn how to make cool sounds at home. Have you ever seen a sound extinguish a flame? You will here! Interactive demos at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Legacy Gallery.
Critters Up Close - Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, January 15 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 mammals!
Pop-Up Makerspace - Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, January 22 from noon to 4 p.m.
- Design - Build - Test! Discover your inner engineer in our Pop-Up Makerspace. Today’s Challenge: Spheres and Slides
Coding Expo: Huron High School Computer Science Club - Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Learn about coding from the students in Huron High's Computer Science Club! See their programs in action via Finch robots and talk with students about the logic and planning that goes into creating code. Don’t miss this wonderful showcase by local high school students!
ScienceFest: Math Mayhem - Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, January 29 from noon to 4 p.m.
- Discover the playful side of math! We’ll have 3-D puzzles that are taller than you are (yes, even taller than your parents), teach you how to walk THROUGH a single piece of paper, and more! From patterns to Pi, from tessellations to trigonometry, there is something for all ages in this fun weekend!
All January 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 January events, visit: http://www.aahom.org/events/. You can also find event info on our free app, available in the iTunes store!