Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Ann Arbor, MI

Where are we going?

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
220 E Ann St
Ann Arbor
MI 48104

734 995 5439

What is there to do?

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a museum JUST for kids with a focus on science, math and technology, so kids will be learning as they play without even realizing! 

The museum has 4 floors FILLED with over 250 interactive hands-on exhibits, each one designed to teach and develop kids in different ways. 

They cater to the younger child but hold to the philosophy that science is for everyone and children of all ages will enjoy the experience. In fact, parents can enjoy it too!

Kids can find out unique facts about the human body in the All About You exhibit, including hearing your heart beat and measuring you physical fitness! In the Legacy Gallery kids can experiment with simple machines, and Michigan Nature is a pure Michigan experience that includes a soundscape, interactive nature wall and even native lake fish! Pretty cool!

Those curious little ones can discover the science of television in MediaWorks, and history lovers can go back in time to the 1930s in the Lyons Country Store.

For those younger playful kids in the family, the Preschool Gallery is designed just for kids under 4 years old, where they can splash on the water tables, dress up like fire fighters and play on the child-sized fire engine!

In addition, most weekends they have exciting demonstrations related to a specific theme of science, math or technology too, so keep an eye out for those!

So kids, are you ready to find out that science, tech and math CAN be fun? It's all there waiting for you in Ann Arbor, so let's get exploring!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12.50

Children: $12.50

Discount: $5 after 5pm on Thursdays!

Free Under: 23 months


Need a little extra help?

They have elevators that will go to every floor of the Museum!


When can we go?

10am - 5pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat / 9am - 5pm Tues, 10am - 8pm Thurs / 12pm - 5pm Sun

Open year round, holiday hours may vary


Any top tips?

Admission is good for the day. If you wish to leave and return, you must show your receipt at the admissions desk at re-entry.

I’m Hungry!

The Museum does not have a cafeteria, but there is a vending area with tables and chairs. You can also bring food along with you, but eating is allowed only in the vending area, located near the All About You gallery on the first floor.

Healthy Eating

There are SO many places in Ann Arbor that you can visit to enjoy something delicious and healthy! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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