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  • 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.


Field Trips + ScienceWorks Labs for Students PreK-8

Your students become scientists during our 50-minute ScienceWorks Labs that provide hands-on experience with a variety of topics identified in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Labs are led by an instructor.

  • Scroll down for a list of topics.
  • ScienceWorks Labs must be booked in advance when making a Field Trip reservation.
  • Cost:
    • $2 per student for Preschool Labs
    • $4 per student for Standard Labs
    • $5 per student for Premium Labs
  • Capacity: 30 students per class, 2 ScienceWorks classes may be held at the same time for up to 60 students. We can accommodate a maximum of 120 students from a single school in lab classes per visit.
  • Minimum charge per lab class is based on the cost for 15 students:  $30 for Preschool Labs, $60 for Standard Labs, and $75 for Premium Labs.

Sign up for a ScienceWorks Lab as the perfect complement to a Field Trip!

View a brochure highlighting all our education programs.


Preschool Lab: All About Our Senses (Ages 3-5)

Can you see a sound? Smell a color? Come play with us as we explore sight, sound, smell and touch! Register today!

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Preschool Lab: Music and Movement (Ages 3-5)

Come explore the science behind music! Kids will interact with pitch, tempo, and volume to learn how music is created. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Engineering Design (K-2nd)

Engineer your way through multiple problems. Design solutions while you experience the engineering process through questioning, planning, building, testing, and analyzing your creation. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Slime Time! (K-2nd)

Is it a solid, a liquid, or a gas? Investigate the three states of matter by measuring and mixing ingredients for two types of slime. Students are encouraged to dive hands-first into this interactive lab! Register today!

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Standard Lab: Marvelous Magnets (K-3rd)

Make magnets float in mid-air while testing their ability to attract and repel each other! Students learn all about magnetism by using a variety of materials to explore and design. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Bright Idea (1st-4th)

Students will use tools such as lenses, flashlights and mirrors to investigate how light travels. Several interactive activities make up this exploration! Register today!

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Standard Lab: Force and Simple Machines (2nd-3rd)

Push and pull your way through this experiment! Discover how force affects motion and how simple machines make our lives easier. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Water Cycle (2nd-4th)

Look Beyond the four stages of the water cycle. Engage in experiments and become a water drop as you experience the many paths of a water molecule. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Sound Science (3rd-5th)

Discover the amazing physics of sound. Make waves that travel through different states of matter and explore how pitch relates to frequency. Register today!

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Standard Lab: Circuit Masters (4th-5th)

Investigate series and parallel circuits as well as the parts that make them work. Students get to design their own alarm and much more with our safe, interlocking electronic components. Register today!

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Standard Lab: The Ups and Downs of Roller Coaster Physics (4th-8th)

Experiment with momentum by collaborating with your peers and designing your own roller coaster. Discover how kinetic and potential energy work within the realm of physics and let the forces take you for a ride! Register today!

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Premium Lab: Crime Lab Caper (5th-8th)

Someone has broken into the Museum van and stolen a laptop! Become Museum detectives and use forensic science to analyze evidence and crack the case. Register today!

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Premium Lab: Cow Eye Dissections (5th-8th)

Dissect a real cow eye to investigate the inner workings of eyes! Students will be able to make connections to eye structure through this hands-on exploration. Register today!

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Still not sure we have the experience you want?

Visit 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.

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220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Hours Jan 2nd - 31st

Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed Mondays*

*Open MLK Day, Jan 17th*

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$16 for Adults and Children
Free for Babies 0-23 months
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