• Evening Workshops

    Want to dive deeply into specific topics? Join us for an Evening Workshop! Explore a variety of science concepts through hands-on activities, interactive demos, and experiments in a small group setting. Topics vary from stop-motion animation to computer programming to engineering – there’s sure to be something that piques your interest!

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Evening Workshops

Minecraft: A Day on the Farm - July 9, 2015 from 5:45-6:45pm

The sun is high and the grass is green. Farming in Minecraft has never been easier or more fun. Using visual programming we will transform farming jobs, such as building construction and raising livestock into easy, reproducible tasks. Maybe that runaway pig will finally return to his pen for a fresh carrot.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting June 20th for Museum Members and June 22nd for non-members.

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Minecraft: Animal Modding - July 9, 2015 from 7:00-8:00pm

We might know how to tame animals, but in this Minecraft modding workshop we will learn how to think like them and think FOR them. Using Eclipse, we dig into Minecraft programming to change animals behavior and appearance. From who they might attack and how fast they move, to what food they prefer, this workshop is sure to teach us exactly what it's like to be a Minecraft animal.

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting June 20th for Museum Members and June 22nd for non-members.

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Minecraft: A Tall, Cool Glass of Water - July 23, 2015 from 5:45-6:45pm

From a glass of fresh water to a gigantic ocean wave, water is one of nature's most destructive and helpful forces at the same time. In this visual programming workshop we will turn Minecraft water into our own tool. If we move fast, we can save a dried up city from thirst, and maybe make a few, fun water slides in the process.

Ages 6-8. Note: participants must have an adult stay in the building for duration of workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

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Minecraft: H-2-Ohhh Nooooo! - July 23, 2015 from 7:00-8:00pm

Using basic Python programming we will learn how to become masters of Minecraft water, hurling it through the sky, carving out entire rivers in an instant, and providing some for all of the thirsty animals and villagers in our Minecraft world. There really isn't a more refreshing way to learn how to become better Minecraft programmers.

Ages 8-14; must have strong keyboard skills. Note: participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop. Please, no siblings in the classroom. One adult Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop. All others must pay admission to the Museum.

Click here to register starting June 20th for Museum Members and June 22nd for non-members.

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Slithering Into Python - July 30, 2015 from 5:00-8:00pm

Learn the fundamentals for computer programming from members of the Huron High School Computer Science Club! Participants will work in Python to create “Hello World” and learn basic logic such as conditional statements, loops, and data types. For students entering grades 5, 6, and 7.

Participants under the age of 12 must have an adult remain in the building for the duration of the workshop.

Workshop is included with Museum admission, but pre-registration is required. Registration opens June 20 for Members and June 22 for Non-Members. Participants must bring their own laptop with a developing environment pre-loaded on the computer (link to download will be provided after registration).  Class will run from 5:00 to 7:00, with additional “open lab” time from 7:00-8:00

Click here to register starting June 20th for Museum Members and June 22nd for non-members.

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220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
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