We are now open for limited pre-scheduled hours. Check this page for the latest information.


Covid-19 Response and FAQ

Update June 8, 2021

Updated Mask Policy

  • Masks are required for anyone 2 years and older who is not fully vaccinated and encouraged for all.
  • If you are unable to wear a mask due to a disability or medical condition, please notify our staff at the Admissions desk when you arrive.
  • Face shields are not required. They may be worn in addition to a mask, but not in place of a mask.
  • Please bring your own masks or other facial coverings with you, as they will not be provided by the Museum.

Update May 11, 2021

To our friends and supporters,

When we closed in March 2020, it was with the hope that we would re-open in a matter of weeks. Unfortunately, those best intentions did not become a reality. As a science-based organization, we are watching information about COVID-19 continually, to best assess how to safely continue to offer high quality programs and experiences for our community.


The health and safety of our visitors and our staff is our priority. Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center currently have limited openings for our community to come on site and engage with us through pre-reservation only museum hours, and pre-reserved in-person programs at both sites.  You can  review our up-to-date programs, and pre-reserved options at the museum on our website, and our join our newsletter for the latest information. And, as always, we continue to offer award-winning virtual programs throughout this time.


Throughout this last year, our team has worked diligently, planning many new and exciting features for you!

Our education team has developed new learning opportunities. Our educators miss in-person on-site field trips and outreach to schools and community locations. With a goal of providing unique and quality learning experiences to our community, our team has:

  • Offered FREE weekly virtual programming for everyone in our community March -Sept 2020
  • Offered FREE programs and workshops over the holidays
  • Created a camp-at-home experience summer 2020, complete with activity kits and virtual learning opportunities and both camp-at-home and in-person camp experiences for summer 2021
  • Created opportunities at LSNC for in-person programming outdoors, featuring exciting STEM and Nature based concepts, as well as private raptor programs
  • • Partnered with several school districts in SE Michigan to create engaging and hands-on science programs for the school year, supporting teachers and students as they navigate virtual learning

Our facilities team has been busy updating the Museum. When you next visit, we want you to feel comfortable knowing that your safety is important to us. We have cleaned and refreshed frequently touched surfaces throughout the Museum to ensure the best experience possible. We’ve added another layer of filtration to our H2O gallery, and added extra hand-sanitizer stations throughout the Museum.

Our exhibits team CREATED an all-new health and wellness gallery and we are in the midst of another brand-new exhibit to open late summer 2021!


We acknowledge that this is a stressful and challenging time. We continue to monitor COVID-19 data and we look forward to when we may welcome you again. Whether you chose to reserve a private POD time at the museum, pre-reserve a ticket for you and your family, or join us for a virtual or in-person program – we thank you for your support. It is because of YOU we are still here today, and able to re-open safely, knowing we are all in this – TOGETHER.



Mel Drumm
President & CEO
Susan Westhoff


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220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

*We are only open for limited pre-scheduled visits. Click here for more information!*

Tickets Must Be Purchased Online In Advance.

Hours June 18th - July 18th

Sundays: Pod Rentals Only
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
Thursday June 24th: 1pm - 5pm
Thursday July 1st: 1pm - 5pm
Thursday July 8th: 10am - 5pm
Thursday July 15th: 1pm - 5pm
Fridays: Pod Rentals Only
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm

Tickets Must Be Purchased Online In Advance.

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