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Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Ann Arbor, MI

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Address: 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA How do we get there? Number: 734 995 5439
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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!

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Suggested parking is the Ann St. parking structure, located on E. Ann St. between Main St. and Ashley St. Another city owned parking structure is located on the corner of Fourth St. and Washington St. There are also parking meters along the streets near the Museum (free on Sunday).

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There are baby changing tables in the restrooms. There are also two family restrooms in the Museum

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.

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.

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has a great store on the first level. Items are also available for purchase at the online store.

We are a great field trip destination and have many school groups come to the Museum throughout the year. Scienceworks Labs are available and a description of the latest available labs can be found on our website.

There are baby changing tables in the restrooms. There are also two family restrooms in the Museum

There are SO many places in Ann Arbor that you can visit to enjoy something delicious and healthy!

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

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