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
$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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
May 20, 2018 from 12-2pm
Find out where science has been hiding in your own home!