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.
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.
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.
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.
Let your inner inventor loose as you problem-solve in three dimensions. Create an invention uniquely suited a need that you see, and then take your creation home with you. Brownies will complete their Inventor badge during this workshop. Register today!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How does a radio wave carry information? What is the difference between amateur and broadcast radio? What kind of equipment are you likely to find at a radio station? Discover the answers to these questions as you explore AAHOM’s very own HAM radio station: WA2HOM. Boy Scouts will earn their Radio Merit Badge during this workshop. (Please note: this workshop focuses on amateur radio, and will not go in-depth on broadcast stations or public service communications centers.)