You and your family are invited to our 12 day celebration of imaginative learning at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum during Hands-On Holidays December 26, 2018 through January 6, 2019! All of our activities and performances for Hands-On Holidays are included with admission. The Museum is closed from December 24th to 25th and is open January 1st from noon to 5pm.
Hands-On Holidays Hackathon - Games!
Dec 26th - Jan 6th. Click here to view our event calendar for specific times.
Explore and Discover games and gaming, from board games to video games, we will have game development experts on hand to walk visitors through the process of creating and developing games! Create your own controllers that actually work for playing video games, and experience new games in development. There will be something for all ages!
Special Performances By:
The Music Lady
Dec 26th from 11am-2pm, Dec 31st from 11am-2pm, and Jan 1st from 12pm-3pm
Join Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady, for an interactive musical performance by using song, movement, props and instruments for a hands-on musical experience!
Mr. Dan's Music
Dec 27th and 28th at 11am and 2pm
Join Mr. Dan for an interactive and educational musical presentation. Have fun learning about music from near and far with unique instruments and hands-on activities.
Ken Kozora’s Electric Music Magic!
Dec 29th and 30th at 1pm and 3pm
Composer, Improviser, Educator, Thinker and Doer Ken Kozora brings his Fun n Funky live interactive electro-acoustic percussion installation to AAHOM to help bring in the new year with a big bang! Always a favorite at Tech Twilight, kids of all ages can join in on the jams (some percussion provided and/or bring your own).
Woodspeak Drum Experience
Jan 2nd and 3rd at 1pm and 3pm
Join percussionist Randall Moore (of Woodspeak Drums/The Ragbirds and more) for an interactive drumming experience. Explore and experience rhythms from around the world with Randall and his friends, featuring drums and instruments from the West African Diaspora.
Jan 4th at 1pm and 3pm
Gemini has been Ann Arbor's favorite children's/family music duo for more than 45 years. They are now playing for their third, or is it fourth, generation of fans. Sweet twin vocals, stage-full of instruments, and songs families love to sing together!
Professor Ray's Everyday Science: ChemMystery
Jan 5th and 6th at 1pm and 3pm
What’s a chemical? Do you think you’ve ever seen one before? Guess what?! You have! Today we’ll explore how items in your salad produce real chemical reactions and discover whether water really can explode.