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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

220 East Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734 995 5439
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum, featuring engaging exhibits in subjects like psychology, the media and... more » Owner description: Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum, featuring engaging exhibits in subjects like psychology, the media and health. « less
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Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lots to do, eating area, multiple exhibits, etc. This was our first time going to this museum and we were very surprised at all there was to do. Loved all of the science incorporated as well. Worth the admission.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I took my one year old nephew to the Hands on Museum this weekend. We only went to the preschool room as he is a bit too little for the rest of the museum. It's a ell thought out space with lots of interactive and sensory play areas such as a water area, amazing ball pit, climbing frame and building... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My three year old granddaughter loved everything in the museum especially Totsville ( for children under 5). We arrived when it opened and didn't leave until 3 pm. We only took a break to eat at nearby Kerrytown. A visit to this museum is a definite must-do activity when in Ann Arbor with children.

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a pretty nice museum for young kids. We visited with our 5 year old and he had a blast. The only negative thing is that a couple of the equipment/exhibits were not working. It's a little pricey and they don't take AAA or military discounts. I believe it's almost half the price if you visit after 17:00 on... More

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a great place to go with children. Ours are almost too old now which is a shame as we enjoyed playing with some of the things too. The musical staircase is great fun.

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Chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was visiting my sister from Indiana so we had 3 boys ages 7,6,4 and 2 girls ages 3 and 1. This place had something for all of our age groups. It was a great way to sneak away from the heat and get the wiggles out. Staff was very friendly! It looks small from the outside but it's huge... More

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Sombra, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum's toddler/preschool room is full of engaging activities, highlighted by the ball machine. Unfortunately, this museum doesn't differentiate itself beyond this experience. It is a positive experience but not memorable for older children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my 6 year old daughter and we both had a blast! Don't let the outside fool you.... It is definitely bigger on the inside.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my two-year-old daughter to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in June, and she loved it. The toddler room has a lot of activities that cater to that age perfectly. She enjoyed playing with the ball machine and the Picasso tiles, and we couldn't pry her away from the water table. Despite living in Royal Oak (45 miles away),... More

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Detroit, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We I visited with our son (7) and daughter (3.75). They both really enjoyed the museum, especially the top level with the music and video screen. I think many of the displays are too advanced to hold the attention of our daughter, but there was a special room just for pre-schoolers to play. Our son got more out of the... More

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