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  • STEM at Home

    Discover science and connect to the natural world while staying safe and healthy at home!

    Check out our virtual programming schedule and browse through our list of resources, activities, crafts, videos, and more to help continue to bring science into your world.

  • Fall 2020 Programs

    Let our in-person outreach programs or virtual distance learning programs provide a COVID-safe educational experience for your school or community group! We have modified some of our most popular programs to address the health and safety of all our community. These updated programs still allow students to be engaged in hands-on, high-energy learning experiences in science, technology and nature while maintaining a safe environment for everyone.

  • Field Trip

    More than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits await students of all ages.  We’re experts at making sure that bringing your group to the Museum is smooth sailing all the way. Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more!

  • ScienceWorks

    Your students become scientists during our ScienceWorks Labs. All programs align with National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards. Labs are available year-round for preschool to middle school students and are led by an instructor.

  • Outreach

    Our Outreach staff brings the Museum to you—at schools, libraries, community centers, and festivals—by delivering hands-on programming customized to your schedule and curriculum interests.

  • Distance Learning

    Experience live, interactive Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum programs right in your classroom! Our educators use videoconferencing technology to share science and math activities with your students, engaging them in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience.

  • Scouts

    The best place for Scouts to explore STEAM! 

  • Summer Camp

    Through the Unity in Learning partnership, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum now offer families incredible day camps at two fantastic locations in Ann Arbor and Belleville.

  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

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Birthday Party Activites

Each Birthday Party includes a hands-on activity run by your Birthday Party host.  

Book your party today!

Slime:

Each child makes a bag of slime to take home from a glue and borax solution!

Lava Lamp:

Make a non-electric lava lamp out of water, oil, food coloring, and alka-seltzer to take home! This activity is best for those ages five and older.

Volcano:

Mold a volcano out of flour and salt, then watch it "erupt" with baking soda and vinegar! This is not a take-home activity, but is easy to recreate at home!

Miniature Rocket:

Make a simple rocket from a film canister and alka-seltzer, then launch it to the ceiling! This is not a take-home activity, but is easy to recreate at home! This activity is best-suited for those ages six and older.

 

Birthday Party Activites

Birthday Parties

150 minutes

Birthday

Still not sure we have the experience you want?

Visit unityinlearning.org to open a gateway to hands-on discovery, exploration of the natural world, and experiences that take flight.

Through the Unity in Learning partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumLeslie Science and Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum we provide over 100 different  programs at our facilities, on site at your location, or through interactive video conferencing.