Facts & Figures

Museum's facts sheet:

  • Over 4.5 million people have visited the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum since 1982
  • The Museum has become a regional destination drawing over 60 percent of its visitors from outside the Ann Arbor area
  • The Museum has set new attendance records for seven out of the last eight years. We average 250,000 visitors annually
  • Membership is greater than 5,330 families - a new record!
  • 34,000 students visit annually with school and community groups
  • Almost 12,500 students annually enjoy our ScienceWorks Labs as part of their school visits
  • Distance Learning programs reach students in over 30 states, 5 Canadian provinces and 3 distant countries, including Australia
  • Outreach programming is delivered throughout Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula
  • Over 7,000 people annually visit the Museum with our birthday party program
  • After Hours Rentals immerse more than 1200 people in a fun, science environment annually
  • Our exhibits are unique. Most of our collection has been created in-house by our exhibits team working in collaboration with scientists, researchers, local businesses, regional research and academic communities.
  • Versions of our exhibits have traveled to museums across the country.
  • Custom exhibits designed and fabricated by the Museum and our partners may be found in museums, libraries and in interactive learning centers across the country.
  • The Museum occupies over 40,000 square feet in downtown Ann Arbor
  • The Detroit Free Press named us the Best Museum in 2003.
  • The Museum has received national recognition by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Association of Science and Technology Centers and from CILC, the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).
  • The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is consistently rated the Best Kids’ Activity in the annual “Best of Ann Arbor” list

Visit Us

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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$12 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months