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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

    We know how important birthdays are, and while we are not offering our traditional in-person birthday parties, we are happy to help make yours special! We are offering special outdoor in-person birthday experiences for you this year, or you can also consider our virtual distance learning opportunities or even consider booking one of our wildlife to zoom into your party virtually!

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Family Experiences

Upon review of the MDHHS Epidemic Order beginning November 18th, the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center have determined it is in the best interest of our community not to schedule any in-person programs for the duration of the order. We will continue to offer virtual programs throughout this time.


Join us at Leslie Science & Nature Center for the new programs designed for families, pods and homeschools!

Choose one of the following activities to be led by one of our educators for an outdoor hands-on engaging time. Up to 12 people can attend of all ages. We ask that everyone four years and up wears a mask while our educator is with your group. Parents need to stay with the children participating for the entirety of the program.

Click here to request your Family Experience!


  • Minimum cost of $30 for up to 5 people, then $5 per person
  • 2 years old and under are free


  • Tuesdays - Fridays, 9am-5pm
  • 45 minutes
  • If interested in other times, please email info@lesliesnc.org for availability


  • Water Cycle
  • Birding 101
  • Tree ID
  • Animal Engineering
  • Fractions
  • Seasonal Surroundings (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Senses
  • States of Matter
Family Experiences

Fall 2020 Programs

Family, School

General Audience, PreK, K-2nd, 3-5th, 6-8th, 9-12th

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.