• Field Trip

    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!

  • 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.

  • Outreach

    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.

  • Distance Learning

    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.

  • Teacher Workshops

    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.

  • 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.

  • Summer Camp

    Explore week-long science and math activities in conjuntion with Ann Arbor Rec&Ed and other local organizations.  Elementary and middle school children can investigate a different theme each week through hands-on and engaging fun.

  • Birthday Parties

    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!

  • Evening Workshops

    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.

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Education Programs at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Cub Scouts Science After Sundown – February 18, 2017 at 6pm

Join the Southern Shores Field Service Council and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for an evening of science and engineering. Work on earning your Nova Swing! Award as you investigate the six simple machines, design and build an invention, and discover all of the exciting exhibits AAHOM has to offer. Cub Scouts and their families will enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and its 250+ exhibits, and a Nova Swing! Award Workshop.

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Girl Scout Brownies Home Scientist Workshop - Feb 25, 2017 at 11am

Do you know how to make oobleck using ingredients you can find in your kitchen? Can you distinguish between salt and sugar by looking at them both under a microscope? You don’t have to wait until you grow up to be a scientist! Brownies will need to do Step One: Be a Kitchen Chemist on their own in order to complete this badge.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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Webelos Adventures in Science Workshop - Feb 25, 2017 at 2pm

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.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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Cub Scout Wolves Code of the Wolf Workshop – Mar 5, 2017 at 2:30pm

Play calculator bingo, decipher a coded message and build a bridge as you explore math, codes, measurement and more! Plus enjoy a museum scavenger hunt! Scouts will complete their Code of the Wolf badge during this workshop.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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Girl Scout Juniors Entertainment Tech Workshop – Mar 19, 2017 at 2:30pm

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.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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Girl Scout Juniors Detective Workshop – Apr 23, 2017 at 12pm

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. Juniors will complete their Detective badge during this workshop.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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Girl Scout Cadettes Special Agent Workshop – Apr 23, 2017 at 2:30pm

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! Cadettes will complete their Special Agent badge during this workshop.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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Cub Scout Tigers Stories in Shapes Workshop – Apr 30, 2017 at 2:30pm

Art and science have more in common than you would think! Discover the beauty in microscopic crystals, explore colors while experimenting with chromatography, investigate shapes, and much more. Plus enjoy a museum scavenger hunt! Scouts will complete their Stories in Shapes badge during this workshop.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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Cub Scout Bears Forensics Workshop – May 7, 2017 at 2:30pm

Examine fingerprints, learn about chromatography, analyze evidence and immerse yourself in the intriguing world of forensic science. Scouts will complete their Forensics badge during this workshop.

All workshop prices include museum admission. AAHOM patches are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Any achievement badges or adventure loops may be purchased at your local scout shop.

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

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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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