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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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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

Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology...

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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Hands on Museum

The Toddler room is great for the little ones as it's in a closed room, has things just their size and for the most part the bigger kids do not come in. They just expanded the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take grandchildren for a couple hours. We went during week when not busy-- probably very different experience on weekend or when other school groups are visiting during the week. Downside is that pretty pricey since children are charged same as adults-- $12. For preschoolers, it's like a really cool indoor playscape and park. Probably different evaluation if... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Toddler room is great for the little ones as it's in a closed room, has things just their size and for the most part the bigger kids do not come in. They just expanded the preschool water area, which is great. The ambulance is always a favorite place to hang! There is a vending machine and an area for... More 

Thank Dree411
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for Grandpas and Grandmas to spend time with their grandchildren. Allow 3 to 4 hrs. We took our Grandchild therein the morning and returned after having lunch. Anna, 6, talked about it for the next two days. We took a lot of photos and sent her home with a little photo album which she looks at again... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was absolutely amazed at this museum. I am not sure what I expected, but it certainly wasn't just for little kids. They even have a ham radio station which you can arrange to learn about. The exhibits work well and there is quite an array of things to learn about.

Thank barbgoodkin
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great children's museum. Plenty of different sections to explore and keep them busy for a few hours. Good range of stuff for very young to maybe middle school age? Some good stuff for grown ups as well. Worth a yearly pass if you live there.

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Miles City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My four year and 18 year old went crazy! They have four levels and teaches so much about science and you can touch and experiment with everything. There is a preschool room with balls, climbing structures and water tables. Even my 45 year old brother in law was playing! Worth the time and money. Parking was hard, no lot and... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I love the hands on. It is the best museum in Ann Abor and the first I ever went to. It really is good for kids to interact with all of this stuff. You don't even know you are learning.

Thank Quackquack222
Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A perfect place to take the kids for a fun filled afternoon of learning and playing. Must see location.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We added this to a long day of fun in Ann Arbor and we are so glad that we did. We took advantage of their after 5:00 p.m. rate they offer once a week. It was for three hours total. So glad that we did this, because in my honest opinion, three hours was all that was needed to have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I wish there was a sciece center that would interest my 14 year old and make her more interested in learning. This museum is definitely geared towards very young children.

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