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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 - 8:00 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
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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What a gem

We took the kids here on a snow day. My son, who is 6 had been here on field trips twice before. This place does not get old. They are consistently updating and putting in new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
mmuscatmostek
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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We took the kids here on a snow day. My son, who is 6 had been here on field trips twice before. This place does not get old. They are consistently updating and putting in new attractions. My 3 years old just loved it and has been talking about it for an entire week. We ended up purchasing the family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great atmosphere for learning hands on. Very safe enviornment with a helpful staff. Very busy on weekends, especially in the winter.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This Museum is a great place for kids to learn and gain some scientific knowledge. It's a cool place to spend some time with your kids.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice place for kids to learn from the displays but the entrance price is so bloody high that the kids who need it the most can't even think of going there. The place needs to be supported by local business, and school system, and the city, and NOT by entrance fees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The name says 'museum,' but it's almost a play space (with science)...most of the exhibits are interactive, and all of them are set up to amaze and amuse. Grownups can have just as much fun as the kids (I especially like the arch-building and the tank that teaches fluid dynamics). The gift shop is, as they always are, dangerously attractive... More 

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Pontiac, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is just what it says. It's super fun and a very relaxed place to enjoy yourself with you teenage kids. Try it and you'll love it. HANDS ON!!!!!!

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This small, but fun museum is great for younger children. There were plenty of things for them to touch and explore. the size was just right. We spent a couple of hours and then ended at the gift shop where they sell some neat science-related toys, etc. Make sure you feed your kids before you go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a nice place for creative scientific kind of fun for young to middle age kids. Parking is certainly an issue though, so plan ahead. Good venue for birthday parties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great active spot for children on a cold winter day or a steamy summer day! Advisory: on the weekend or on a PA Day off school, it will be packed to the rafters with kids the age of those you are accompanying!! Be prepared to wait for each child's favourite activity to be available! Nevertheless, prepared for fun and learning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very interactive and engaging. Too much to see in one visit with our kids. We will be back! We didn't see any on-site food options to purchase, which would have been nice and convenient. Good thing we ate before we got there.

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