• Scouts

    The best place for Scouts to explore STEAM! We offer unique, fun-filled workshops, designed specifically for Scouts. Come to the Museum for your workshop and get hands-on as you explore math, science, technology, and more.

Scouts

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a great place for Cub and Girl Scouts to explore STEM concepts through activities, games and experiments.  We offer many hands-on workshops specifically designed to fulfill the requirements for a variety of badges, loops, and pins.

Click here to view and download our Scout Brochure. Visit www.unityinlearning.org/scouts for more information about programs with our partner organizations.

Cub Scout Workshops

Belt Loop and NOVA Award requirements are generally designed to happen over the course of three Den meetings. Often visits to museums are encouraged in order to enrich the experience. Our Belt Loop programs are not meant to complete the requirements in one whirlwind session but rather to complement your Pack’s activities and to motivate and excite your Cubs as they complete their adventures with their Dens and adult leaders.

Tiger- Stories in Shapes; Wolf- Code of the Wolf; Bear- Forensics, Make It Move; Webelos- Adventures in Science

NOVA Awards- 123 Go!, Swing!

Girl Scout Workshops

Daisy- Clover’s Story (Use Resources Wisely); Brownies- Home Scientist, Inventor, Senses, Fling Flyer Design Challenge; Juniors- Detective, Entertainment Technology; Cadette- Special Agent, Wind Energy

Pricing

$15 per scout; minimum of 5 scouts (or $75); this includes admission into the museum and two free adults accompanying the troop.  Additional adults are $8 per person.

Please Note: Siblings above the age of two years wishing to participate in the workshop must pay the $15 scout fee.  Siblings and adults wishing to come into the museum but not participate in the workshop are subject to the regular museum admission fee.

Cancellation Policy

Workshops booked with the museum may be cancelled or modified up until two weeks before the scheduled event.  After the two week deadline, no refunds, full or partial, will be given.  Additional scouts can be added to a reservation at any time, space permitting.

 

For more programming options, please visit www.unityinlearning.org/scouts to explore scouting with our partners Leslie Science and Nature Center and Yankee Air Museum!

Scouts

Girl Scout Juniors - Entertainment Tech Workshop

Jan 20, 2018 from 12-2pm

What goes into to the making of a movie? Did you know that rollercoasters and most theme park rides rely on physics to work? How are 3D glasses made? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Juniors will complete their Entertainment Technology badge during this workshop. Registration for this program is now over.

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Webelos - Adventures in Science Workshop

Jan 20, 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm

Launch a rocket, experiment with circuits and learn about famous scientists. Plus enjoy a museum scavenger hunt! Scouts will complete their Adventures in Science badge during this workshop.

Registration for this program is now over.

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Girl Scout Cadettes - Special Agent Workshop

Feb 17, 2018 from 1:30-3:30pm

Become a special agent at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Examine fingerprints, learn about chromatography, extract DNA, and analyze evidence to eliminate or include suspects and crack the case! 

Register for this workshop by Monday, February 12th.

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Girl Scout Daisies - Clover's Story: Use Resources Wisely

Feb 17, 2018 from 11am-1pm

Daisies will learn to use their resources wisely as Clover’s Story helps them earn their green petal.  Make recycled materials art and learn about recycling in this fun workshop! 

Register for this workshop by Monday, February 12th.

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Girl and Cub Scouts - Simple Machines Workshop

Feb 18, 2018 from 12-2pm

This workshop is for Girl Scouts Juniors working on their Think Like an Engineer journey and Cub Scouts Wolves through AOL working toward their Nova Swing! Award.

Register for this workshop by Monday, February 12th.

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Cub Scout Bears - Forensics Workshop

March 17, 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm

Examine fingerprints, learn about chromatography, analyze evidence and immerse yourself in the intriguing world of forensic science.

Register for this program by Monday, March 12th.  

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Girl Scout Juniors - Detective Workshop

March 18, 2018 from 12-2pm

A crime has been committed, and it’s up to you to solve it! Become a detective, and follow the clues to catch the culprit. Explore fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, chromatography and much more. 

Register for this program by Monday, March 12th.

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Girl Scout Daisies - Robotics: What Robots Do

April 21, 2018 from 12-2pm

Learn about the many things robots do!  Work in teams, like engineers, to design a robot that solves an everyday problem.  This workshop fulfills the requirements for the first of the three Daisy Robotics badges. 

Register for program by Monday, April 16th.

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Cub Scout Tigers - Stories in Shapes Workshop

April 21, 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm

Explore and use chemistry, math, and natural science as you create art. You’ll be amazed at all the connections you’ll discover between art and science during this workshop! 

Register for this program by Monday, April 16th. 

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Girl Scout Juniors - Robotics: Designing Robots

April 22, 2018 from 12-2pm

Explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology.  Then, plan, build, and share your own robot prototype to solve a global problem.  This workshop fulfills the requirements for the second of three Junior Robotics badges.  Please complete the Programming Robots badge before attending. 

Register for this program by Monday, April 16th.

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Girl Scout Brownies - Robotics: Designing Robots

May 19, 2018 from 12-2pm

Team up with your fellow Brownies to design a robot inspired by a bumblebee and engineer a robotic arm.  Then, plan, build, and share your own robot prototype that helps other people or animals!  This workshop fulfills the requirements for the second of three Brownie Robotics badges.  Please complete the Programming Robots badge before attending. 

Register for this program by Monday, May 14th.

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Cub Scouts - NOVA 123 Go! Workshop

May 19, 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm

Spend time exploring how math affects your life each day, as you learn about codes, ciphers, your weight on other planets and more! Then practice what you learned as you explore the museum. All levels of the museum will be open for you to explore! 

Register for this program by Monday, May 14th.

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Girl Scout Brownies - Home Scientist Workshop

May 20, 2018 from 12-2pm

Find out where science has been hiding in your own home!

Register for this program by Monday, May 14th.

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Custom Scout Programs

Interested in a custom program for your pack or troop? You never know what’s possible until you ask! For details, or questions regarding any of our Scouts programming, fill out our Contact Us form.

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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.


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734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Museum Hours:

Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

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Admission:
$12.50 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months