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Hands-On Holidays

This winter, Hands-On Holidays returns to the Museum from December 21 - January 5th and it will be All About You! 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: All About You! - Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

Learn about biology and the human body in anticipation of our new exhibit All About You coming in Spring 2020 through a series of hands-on activities, workshops, demonstrations and special performers. There will be fun for the whole family! Activities will run from 10 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-4 pm on Sundays.

Hands-On Holidays Workshops

Add on to your Museum experience with these educational and fun workshops! They are offered most days during Hands-On Holidays and also throughout the year. Check our Event Calendar for specific days and times! 

Special Performances By: 

The Music Lady

Dec 27th from 11am-2pm and Dec 29th 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 21st, 23rd, 30th and Jan 2nd 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.


Music of the Middle East

Jan 3rd from 12-4pm

Ara Topouzian is an Armenian-American musician whose proficiency at the Kanun (Middle Eastern harp) has made him a nationally-recognized artist. Topouzian’s traditional music style keeps to his Armenian heritage but has expanded to include music from around the Middle East with jazz, fusion, and new age influences.


Tumbao Bravo

Dec 28th from 1pm-4pm

Formed in August 2003 by reedman Paul VornHagen and conguero Alberto Nacif, this exciting Cuban jazz combo has been featured on all the major jazz public radio stations throughout the U.S. Come join us for an afternoon of music and movement to this live band!


Magical Rain Theaterworks

Dec 31st at 1pm & 3pm

Magical Rain Theaterworks creates moments of discovery with a mix of theater, myths, stories, innovative teaching techniques, guided discussions and creative arts activities. Encounter mystery, energy, and more in a performance that’s sure to be engaging for all!


Professor Ray’s Everyday Science

Jan 4th and 5th at 1pm & 3pm

Heads up! Watch out! We’ll be launching a tray of eggs with a broom (safely!), among other experiments, while we explore why and how objects move… or do not move! We will discover facts about gravity, inertia, air resistance and Newton’s laws of motion in many ways.

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Visit Us

220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Tickets Must Be Purchased Online In Advance.

Hours Nov 26th
- Jan 2nd

Sundays: 10am- 5pm
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm

*Closed on Dec 24th and 25th*
*Open on Monday, Dec 27th*
*Open Noon - 5pm on Jan 1st*

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