The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Celebrates Preschoolers in September with Daily Special Events

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 8, 2013 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. -- In September, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum celebrates its youngest visitors – preschoolers – with a month of special events.  Special activities designed specifically for preschoolers will be offered every day in September, and special preschool events will be offered every weekend throughout the month.

“Back to school time gives parents the opportunity to focus on younger ones at home, and we’re thrilled that, thanks to partners and collaborators, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum can offer a month of special activities for preschoolers in September,” said executive director Mel Drumm.  “We are particularly excited about two events in September: The expansion of Preschool Story Time to include Saturday morning programming, and hosting the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure.”

The Museum kicks off its September Preschool Month with its new, twice a week Preschool Story Time.  Currently offered on Tuesday mornings from 9-10 a.m., beginning on September 7, Preschool Story Time will also be offered every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Preschool Story Time is included in regular Museum admission.

On September 7-8, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will host ScienceFest: Preschool Playtime.  Special hands-on activities designed specifically for pre-kindergarten children will be offered Saturday from 10 a.m.-4p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.  ScienceFest activities are included in regular Museum admission.

The PNC Mobile Learning Adventure (MLA) will visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on September 12-14. A part of PNC Grow Up Great, the MLA includes interactive kiosks and the “When I Grow Up” station, where kids dress up as different professionals and have their picture superimposed on an appropriate background.  In addition, parents can take home activity books and learning kits that demonstrate how to take everyday moments and turn them into learning opportunities.  MLA is included with regular Museum admission.

Two Professor Ray’s Everyday Science events cap off Preschool Month at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  On September 21-22, the Museum will offer Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Mighty Motion, which will look at the science behind how things move.  On September 28-29, the Museum will offer Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Luminosity, featuring special activities focused on brightness and energy.  Special activities will be offered both weekends on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.  Professor Ray’s Everyday Science activities are included in regular Museum admission.

For more information about Preschool Month activities, visit http://www.aahom.org/experience/event-calendar.

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum offers more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination to over 200,000 visitors every year. It also offers distance learning, outreach, field trips and other programming designed to educate, enrich and engage young minds. The mission of the Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, math, art and technology. Visit www.aahom.org or call 734.995.5439 for more information.

 

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