June 2016 Events

Including Special Summer Program, The "What if...?" World

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is hosting a variety of events in June designed to inspire curiosity in people of all ages! Join us for Professor Ray’s Everyday Science, The "What if...?" World 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.

Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Air Apparent - Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • We’ll explore principles relating to air pressure and apply them in all sorts of interesting ways, from crushing a can to levitating objects.

Slithering Into Python - Thursday, June 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Learn the fundamentals of computer programming from members of the Huron High School Computer Science Club! Participants will work in Python to create “Hello World” and learn basic logic such as conditional statements, loops, and data types. For students entering grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 (returning students welcome). Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. 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. Participants must bring their own laptop with a developing environment pre-loaded on the computer (link to download will be provided after registration). Limited laptops available upon request. Please fill out our Contact Us form (choose Evening Workshops as the Department) if you would like to inquire about the availability of a laptop prior to registering for the event. Class will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with additional "open lab" time from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register here.

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

  • Now you have more opportunities to see Critters Up Close every month! Our friends at Leslie Science & Nature Center bring a selection of live animals to the Museum and we offer special animal-oriented hands-on activities. Animals will be meeting and greeting visitors from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are turtles!

Music and Technology - Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon

  • This summer, we are again teaming up with the Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates to bring you a series of very unique performances by top musicians! For the June event cellist Robin Hasenpflug, along with guest Andy Hasenpflug on percussion and electronics, present a program of “Music and Technology.” Stop by for a few minutes or for the whole morning! Performance included in admission.

The "What if...?" World - Sunday, June 19 through Thursday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m.

  • What if the ground was made of foam? What if we communicated exclusively with movement? What if humans had tails? From our physical space to everyday tasks, entertainment, and communication, there are many ways our world could be different. Get creative as we explore all kinds of “what if...?” questions through building, animating, sculpting, and more!

ScienceFest: Bubbles - Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from noon to 4 p.m.

  • Pop in for a suds-filled weekend of making bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Watch bubble master Ron (the Bubble Man) Lloyd do bubbletastic feats with soapy spheres during special in-house shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All activities are included with Museum admission!


Slithering Into Python costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members. All other 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 June events, visit: http://www.aahom.org/events/whats_new/. You can also find event info on our free app, available in the iTunes store!


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