You and your family are invited to our 13 day celebration of imaginative learning at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum during Hands-On Holidays December 23rd through January 7th! Each day, experience our favorite science experiments, create our most requested make-and-take projects, and see some of our finest performers. All of our activities and performances for Hands-On Holidays are included with admission. The Museum is closed from December 24 to 25 and is open December 31 from 10am to 5pm, and January 1 from noon to 5pm.
Student Showcase: AIM High Flyers
December 23 shows at 11:00am, 12pm, and 2:30pm
Join the Aim High Flyers for a day music and fun. This talented group of students from Aim High School in Farmington Hills plays a variety of popular and rock songs. Their mission is to bring awareness of neurodiversity through music. They will play 30 minute sets at 11 a.m., noon, and 2:30 p.m.
Yo-yo Master Zeemo
December 26 and December 27, shows at 1:00pm and 3:00pm
While just about everybody has played with a yo-yo, few master the variety of tricks required to be a yo-yo pro. Zeemo has "The World on a String" as he can perform over 200 different yo-yo tricks. In addition to yo-yos, Zeemo is also adept with other spinning toys such as hula-hoops, spin tops, frisbees and the amazing Chinese diabolo. Don’t miss this fun-filled performance that includes lots of audience participation!
December 28 and December 29 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This performance is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.
Ron Loyd The Bubble Man
December 30 and December 31, shows at 1:00pm and 3:00pm
This December we welcome back one of our most popular performers - The Bubble Man! This hit show features bubbles of all shapes and sizes and never ceases to amaze. Ron Loyd had been performing at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for over 20 years and it is always standing-room only. Make sure to get here early!
Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Mind Over Matter
January 6 and January 7, shows at 1:00pm and 3:00pm
How can gas be solid? What is the coldest matter can get? What happens when liquid expands 700 times its previous size? Find out with Professor Ray as you explore states of matter in a wide variety of ways during explosive interactive demos!