Spring Appeal

Do you remember when you were first inspired to plant a seed, explore how things float, or investigate the mysteries of the world around you? At the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center, this is the work we do every day. Whether at Hands-On, Leslie, or out in our community, we bring science and the amazement around our natural world to life – creating moments of discovery that inspire kids, young and old, to discover, explore, and learn.

We know that you appreciate what we do and we are so grateful for the support you provide through your membership and program attendance. We rely on this support as it allows us to continue to provide unique program options and experiences to our visitors. Honestly, though, we want to do even more. Currently, individual donations (outside of membership and program fees) make up 4% of our annual revenue and this specific support has allowed us to expand program offerings, invest in local school districts, create new exhibits, provide additional scholarships so that even more school children can visit us, and start a nature playscape.

As the graph below illustrates, our revenue comes to us from multiple sources. We rely on individual support to make us whole. We need this support even more!



To make it easier to show your support, you can now provide a monthly gift by becoming a Monthly Moment Maker. Monthly gifts provide a sustainable investment in our one-of-a-kind programming and dedicated staff furthering our mission of creating moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration, and respect for STEM and the natural world.

Won’t YOU become a Moment Maker today? Even small gifts make a big impact! Click here to get started!

Together we’ll make more moments for our community. Thank you for your support.


Become a Monthly Moment Maker today!

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220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Regular Hours:

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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$12.50 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months

Until 1/5/2020 we are offering a discount for EBT/Bridge cards. Click here for more info.