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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Address: 220 East Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone Number: 734 995 5439
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum...
Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum, featuring engaging exhibits in subjects like psychology, the media and health.
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Always wonderful for many children already

All the children in my life have always been taken to this museum. The displays are fun but most are also educational. The activity can give hours of pleasure and the adults are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

All the children in my life have always been taken to this museum. The displays are fun but most are also educational. The activity can give hours of pleasure and the adults are challenged by the displays almost as often as the kids are.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took my 14-month old grandson to this place and it was wonderful. He had a grand time and we spent a lot of time in the under 4 years place. He loved the moving balls. He felt like he owned the place and didn't want to leave.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Absolutely fabulous way to spend a coldor rainy morning with your toddler. They are busy and attentive and you have an interesting time.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great place to spend some time with your youngsters. People of all ages will appreciate the museum, but kids six and under especially so. Just be prepared for them to race around from exhibit to exhibit. It's almost overwhelming for them, there's so much to do. Our grandkids were especially psyched out the water room, the Rube Goldberg-like maze of... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I found that some of the displays weren't working. It is well laid out with lots of space to move around. I would have liked staff at the different areas with knowledge of the displays and their content to answer questions. All in all a good place to take the kids for some educational fun.

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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This children's museum is not that big, but it's plenty big enough for young kids to be happily engaged for an hour or two. There are several floors with themes for different areas to explore. If you plan to make repeat visits, it might be more cost-effective to just get an annual pass. That way, you won't feel like you... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A nice variety of exhibits. Probably runs more toward the 10 and under set. Building is easily accessible. Lots of room for kids to run around and do things.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My mom , and I enjoyed looking at all the neat paintings . There were so many we could not take it all in. We will have to plan another trip to see more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum. Super fun with younger kids. Very hands-on and lots to do. Older kids/tweens would be bored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went there on weekend with kids. Its good all-around information about how stuff works, hands-on experience with most of the items in the museum. Even amusing to adults! Must go for kids where parents won't be bored to death 😀

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Additional Information about Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Address: Address: 220 East Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone Number: 734 995 5439
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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