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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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Ann Arbor
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The hands on museum is a great place to take your kids for fun and have a great educational experience.There are three floors in the building,so theres lots to do and see.Go and have fun!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I took my niece (4) and nephew (2.5) this last weekend and we had a blast! We only had about an hour and a half to spend there before they closed, but we wanted to stay much longer. The kids had a great time and were able to do most things without my help. I had a great time exploring... More

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Ottawa Lake, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I came here with my sister and her son. We all had a great time but it was so great to watch how much fun he was having! This place is so interactive and a great place to take the kids for an afternoon of fun!

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Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
10 attraction reviews
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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dc
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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