• Field Trip

    More than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits await students of all ages.  We’re experts at making sure that bringing your group to the Museum is smooth sailing all the way. Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more!

  • ScienceWorks

    Your students become scientists during our ScienceWorks Labs. All programs align with National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards. Labs are available year-round for preschool to middle school students.

  • Outreach

    It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you!  We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.

  • Distance Learning

    Our educators use videoconferencing to engage your students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits sent to classroom teachers include nearly everything you need for experiments. Kits are yours to keep! All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

  • Professional Development

    Join us for fast-paced, hands-on teacher workshops that provide elementary and middle school educators with new hands-on tools for incorporating interactive science and math activities into your classroom.  Join us for professional development opportunities both at the museum and at your school.

  • Scouts

    The best place for Scouts to explore STEAM! We offer unique, fun-filled workshops, designed specifically for Scouts. Come to the Museum for your workshop and get hands-on as you explore math, science, technology, and more.

  • Summer Camp

    Explore week-long science and math activities in conjuntion with Ann Arbor Rec&Ed and other local organizations.  Elementary and middle school children can investigate a different theme each week through hands-on and engaging fun.

  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

  • 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!

Whether held at our place or yours, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum education programs and exhibits provide opportunities for children and adults to: Awaken curiosity, stimulate observation and exploration skills, and enhance school curriculum

Our Museum educators design programs that address state and national science and technology education standards. Check out individual program descriptions to learn more about the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations addressed by each program.

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Tiger Cubs: Stories in Shapes Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 9th
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2.5 hour workshop and Museum admission

Explore and use chemistry, math, and natural science as you create art. You’ll be amazed at all the connections you’ll discover between art and science during this workshop!

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Brownies: Senses Workshop

Date: Sunday, January 10th
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2.5 hour workshop and Museum admission

Use all five of your senses to explore science and earn your Brownie Senses badge.

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Wolf Cubs: Code of the Wolf Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2.5 hour workshop and Museum admission

This workshop brings you math like you’ve never seen it before. Put your math skills to the test and get a good dose of science along the way.

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Cadettes: Breathe Journey Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 12th 
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm 
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2.5 hour workshop and museum admission

How does a windmill work to create sustainable energy? What are wind farms and how can they contribute to a greener economy? Investigate and explore wind, wind energy, and sustainability during this workshop.

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Webelos: Adventures in Science Workshop

Date: Sunday, March 13th
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2.5 hour workshop and Museum admission

You’ve never been on a science adventure like this. Become a scientist and experiment with natural and physical science here at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. 

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Cadettes: Special Agent Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2 hour workshop and Museum admission

A crime has been committed and we need you to help us solve it! Explore the intriguing world of forensic science and detection and earn your Special Agent badge.

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Juniors: Detective Workshop

Date: Sunday, April 10th
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2 hour workshop and Museum admission

Dive into the science of detecting! Use real lab techniques to solve a crime and earn your Detective Badge.

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Bear Cubs: Forensics Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15 per scout, $5 per adult
Includes: 2 hour workshop and Museum admission

Immerse yourself in the intriguing world of forensic science as you use real lab techniques to solve a crime and earn your Forensics Badge.

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Custom Scout Programs

Interested in a custom program for your pack or troop? You never know what’s possible until you ask! For details, or questions regarding any of our Scouts programming, fill out our Contact Us form.

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734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Museum Hours:

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

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