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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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Fun for all ages

Great for kids! Fun science interaction for kids of all ages (including adults). Seemed like adults were having more fun with the water area than the kids! Wonderful way to spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great for kids! Fun science interaction for kids of all ages (including adults). Seemed like adults were having more fun with the water area than the kids! Wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great interactive displays makes science fun for kids and adults. Saturday is the busiest day but keeps the excitement high for kids 4 plus. Younger children should go during the week

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ann arbor, mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We live in Ann Arbor and knew all the original founders of the AAHOM in 1982. They could never imagined how the museum would grow into the large and well-established it is today. Children can explore a wide range of concepts: from basis science to everyday life (toilets, building materials, elevator with visible shaft, etc). Little ones can play in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Family of 4, kids 10 & 7. We had a great time here. Spent 2 hours there. In the heat of the day, it was a great family activity. Kids really enjoyed all the interactive exhibits. Much like the wonder lab in Bloomington IN, but bigger. Great place to hang out when you need a break from outdoor activities.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great fun! Lots of things to do but a couple of the attractions weren't working. We tried using them but gave up. Lots of learning experiments and as the name goes, everything was HANDS ON. My 7 year old Grandson enjoyed it and so did I. $12 each to get in and then I crumbled and spent another $28.00 at... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our daughter has a membership there. It is a wonderful place to take younger children. Our precocious 20 month old was captivated by the water exhibit interacted with the other children in the room. The 5 and 6 year olds started in the same room, but quickly moved up level to other activities. They were able to fly compressed air... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having been to similar museums in NYC, DC, Chicago and Miami - this museum was by far the BEST for our kids (6, 4). There are several floors including a section for younger kids which is actually monitored. The place was easily accessible, clean and organized. MOST important the displays and activities ACTUALLY worked. Other similar museums always seem to... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My son had a fantastic experience at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. There are things for children of all ages. Lots of space to explore!

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It was an exciting place for children of all ages, Our 19 mo.old enjoyed it however a place for hands on for young toddlers were somewhat limited. But children 4 and up was great

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Our family had a membership for many years there. I'd say ages 10-12 is when it got a bit young for our kids. If it's your first time and spending a few hours, even your Tweens will find something to do. There are engineering, techie and medical exhibits to name a few. Spend the morning or the day, you won't... More 

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