May 2017 Events

TechTwilight and TechDaylight, Ann Arbor Fiddle Club’s Student Showcase, and More

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is hosting a variety of events in May designed to inspire curiosity in people of all ages! Join us for TechTwilight and TechDaylight, Ann Arbor Fiddle Club’s Student Showcase, Professor Ray's Everyday Science, and many more events.

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 our new Little Scientist Club. Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, make-and-take projects, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too. No registration necessary.

Robotics Showcase: First Lego League - Saturday May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.

  • Learn about robotics from the students and mentors of the First Lego League team sponsored by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Disher. We're recruiting 3rd through 6th grade students for the 2017 season. It will be fun for the whole family while you discover if the FLL team is the right fit for your child. Come check it out!

Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Mind Over Matter - Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Well, what’s the matter? We’ve got states! States of matter, that is. Today we’ll explore the three states of matter—solids and liquids and gases —in all sorts of crazy ways. We’ll see gas in solid form, watch as liquid expands 700 hundred times to produce explosive consequences, and figure out how cold matter can get! Interactive demos at 1:00 and 3:00 in the Legacy Gallery.

Student Showcase: Ann Arbor Fiddle Club - Sunday, May 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Join us for a special performance by the Ann Arbor Fiddle Club. Founded in September 2015, this group of middle and high school students come together to play traditional American and Celtic tunes, as well as current pop music. Don't miss this opportunity to hear great music performed by local students!

Critters Up Close - Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 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 salamanders and friends!

TechTwilight - Friday,  May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Experience the latest tech, engineering, and scientific innovations from local companies and student groups during TechTwilight! Proceeds support the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s mission of inspiring young people to embrace science, technology, engineering, art and math. Tickets are $12 for AAHOM children and $15 for adults.

TechDaylight - Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from noon to 4 p.m.

  • Explore a variety of technology activities with our 2nd annual TechDaylight! We will highlight tech-related activities for the whole family, including robotics, animation, science-based student projects, and more. Also joining us this year are cellist Robin Hasenpflug,with guest Andy Hasenpflug on percussion and electronics, with a special “Music and Technology” performance from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Robin Hasenpflug appears by arrangement with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, Ann Arbor, MI, www.greatlakespaa.org.

Robotics Showcase: First Lego League - Saturday May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Learn about robotics from the students and mentors of the First Lego League team sponsored by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Disher. We're recruiting 3rd through 6th grade students for the 2017 season. It will be fun for the whole family while you discover if the FLL team is the right fit for your child. Come check it out!

Computer Coding Part II - Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • The Huron High School Computer Science Club is back with a second computer coding class for elementary school students. Students who have attended our prior classes or students in 4th grade and up with prior Scratch experience can join us to learn how to analyze Scratch code then recreate it using the Python coding language.  Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required.

Pop-Up Makerspace - Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 28 from noon to 4 p.m.

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

Cost:

TechTwilight costs $12 for AAHOM children and $15 for adults. Computer Coding Part II costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members. All other May 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.

Info:

For more information about the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s May 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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