• 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.


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


  • Workshops: $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.

  • Camp-In: $35 per person

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!


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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Girl Scout Brownies - Inventor Workshop

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

Let your inner inventor loose as you problem-solve in three dimensions. Create an invention uniquely suited to a need that you see, and then take your creation home with you.

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