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!
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.
It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you! We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.
Our educators use videoconferencing to engage your students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits sent to classroom teachers include nearly everything you need for experiments. Kits are yours to keep! All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.
Join us for fast-paced, hands-on teacher workshops that provide elementary and middle school educators with new hands-on tools for incorporating interactive science and math activities into your classroom. Join us for professional development opportunities both at the museum and at your school.
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.
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.
What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!
Want to dive deeply into specific topics? Join us for an Evening Workshop! Explore a variety of science concepts through hands-on activities, interactive demos, and experiments in a small group setting. Topics vary from stop-motion animation to computer programming to engineering – there’s sure to be something that piques your interest!
Whether held at our place or yours, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum education programs and exhibits provide opportunities for children and adults to: Awaken curiosity, stimulate observation and exploration skills, and enhance school curriculum
Our Museum educators design programs that address state and national science and technology education standards. Check out individual program descriptions to learn more about the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations addressed by each program.
Visit www.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 Museum, Leslie 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.
Education Programs at the Ann Arbor Hands-On 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!