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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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My kids 12, 10 and 6 had a great time exploring all the features and trying everything out. My 13 year old? Not so much. It's fun to hang out for awhile at several exhibits as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My kids 12, 10 and 6 had a great time exploring all the features and trying everything out. My 13 year old? Not so much. It's fun to hang out for awhile at several exhibits as they really keep the kid's attention and feed their curiosity. Each child liked different things so spreading out was important, but it also made... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I took my Grandson there he had a great time. Learn by doing. This is great for a child that learns by doing. It was a little crowded Many schools were there. I would think this would be less crowded on the weekend or during the summer. It also was a little costly but I only took one child so... More 

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

My fiancee and I came here with the understanding that this museum was geared toward children; not only did we have an amazing time ourselves, but I saw just as many adults encasing themselves in giant bubbles or playing on the giant piano, as I did children. This place is a lot of fun for a family, a couple, or... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This museum is designed for children. However, everyone would find it interesting, It specializes in hands-on interactive exhibits.

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

once you walk in your immediately ready to play and be a kid again. Loved the museum love the hands on activities. Kids loved the building block and make believe play stations. Parking was a pain.

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North Street, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our daughter hosted her toddler's birthday party here recently. . .great idea! Parents enjoyed this venue (especially dads!) as much as the kids. There are so many hands-on-activities on so many different different levels, you can easily spend hours here. There is also an enclosed room specifically for toddlers, where one can play in an elevated "stream" (aprons available), play... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went with young children ranging from 8 to 18 months and there was something for all to enjoy. It was a bit smaller than I remember from when I visited when I was a kid but it was still just as fun. I highly recommend this for all children to go again and again.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lots of fun interspersed with learning...I even learned a few things here :-) There's a cool water play area for the kids but beware! They will get soaked! My 7 yr old and I spent a good 2 hours here. We arrived right when they opened, which I'd recommend. When we left it was really getting crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very neat place for kids of all ages, we had an 11, 9, 7 and 4 year old and they were all engaged throughout the whole time we were there. The water room was a hit but bring extra clothes because the kids get wet. Family membership pass for $75.00 is the way to go if you plan on ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place was great for our kids but it seemed only staff and handicapp spaces were available in the front of the building. we had to pay to park in a parking garage and cross a busy street with our kids to get back to the museum.

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