Outreach

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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.

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Types of Outreach Programs:

Single Visit Workshops for PreK-8th grade

  • 50 and 90minute workshops for individual classrooms
  • Variety of topics designed for specific grade levels

New! Series Workshops for classes that wish for more in-depth science exploration

  • Meets all the requirements for Title-One Funding in Washtenaw County
  • Each program consists of a series of workshops ranging from  3 to 12 weeks led by a highly  qualified, Michigan teacher and an assistant

Family Fun Science Nights (evening) for families

  • Interactive science and math activities geared towards the whole family, encouraging parental involvement in their children’s learning
  • Special Young Scientist Family Night for preschoolers!

Super Science and Math Days (daytime) for PreK-8th grade

  • Interactive activities during the school day
  • Science and math-based program for individual grades or the whole school

Try-This-At-Home (and Other Demos) Auditorium Programs

  • Auditorium-styled assembly programs for the whole school
  • Variety of themes available in accordance with grade levels Summer Science Festivals
  • Available all yearlong!  Infuse your event with fun, educational activities
  • Great addition to end of the year parties

Custom Programs

  • Want to see something else?  We can customize almost any program. You never know what’s possible until you ask!

To Register for an Outreach Program

  • Contact the Outreach Coordinator at 734.995.5439 (if you encounter a recorded message, please leave complete information and we will return your call — no reservation request left as a recorded message can be guaranteed)
  • In addition to program fees, a round-trip mileage fee will be charged. This rate varies, but is currently $0.60/mile. If different, we will let you know when booking!
  • Scholarships are available through the Discover Science Assistance Fund to those who qualify.
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to your scheduled program
  • If a program is cancelled less than 4 weeks before the scheduled date, the Museum keeps the entire fee (this fee can be applied to a rescheduled date)
  • For more information please contact the Outreach Coordinator at 734.995.5439 or use our Contact Form to send an email.

Severe Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather, programs may be cancelled. The Museum will cancel a program if school is cancelled in the AAPS school system, the location of the event or in between. If you choose not to reschedule your make-up Outreach Program, payment will be refunded less a 25% registration fee, which may be applied to a future program. Rescheduling is the responsibility of the school and not the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. 

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WORKSHOP Roller Coasters in your Classroom (4th - 12th)

Outreach Workshop: Roller Coasters In Your Classroom

You provide the floor space and we’ll provide the excitement and learning. What better way to learn about the physics of energy, force and motion than through hands-on science? Experience these principles first hand as you build and modify your own roller coaster designs and then get to show off your discoveries to your classmates.

WORKSHOP Crime Lab

Outreach Workshop: Crime Lab

Students are immersed in the intriguing world of forensics as they work together to solve a mock crime. Examine evidence, confirm (or refute) your suspicions and ask lots of questions.  Crime Lab workshops require that participants be approximately the same age and/or reading level.

Price

$300 first workshop.  Additional workshops $250 each.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Natural Science

Outreach Family Fun Night: Natural Science

Invite the whole school to an evening of fantastic, science-based fun and see why this is our most popular program. We bring ecology and biology together for a creative exploration of the natural world. You provide 20 volunteers and we’ll fill 20 of your tables with creative hands-on activities. Educators and families love this casual, self-directed evening of fun science activities. All activities are linked to the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Discount coupons for a visit to the Museum for all participants!

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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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Admission:
$11 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months