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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 kids and parents

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Walled Lake, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Interesting place for kids and adults. Lots of hands on things to do. Even the adults get in the action. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, very busy. Worth the price of admission. We purchased the one year family package, $75.00.

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Canton, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

So much to learn about here. The design of the museum is great and the water room is a blast. For kids 4 and under, seek refuge from the crowd in the preschool room upstairs.

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Dexter, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been twice in a month to the Hand On Museum and our son (he is only 3) loves the attractions and story-telling. I am sure that an older kid would enjoy even more, by really trying to understand the experiments there. Membership is reasonable and valid through a number of museums in the US, what makes it a... More 

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Niagara Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The kids will love being able to touch everything. It is educational as well as entertaining. There are several floors with each floor broken into several rooms or areas. There is even a toddler room area. If you can go during the week, go then. Parking can be found on the street although difficult and several blocks away sometimes. There... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place can get quite busy on the weekends so, if possible, I'd recommend a weekday visit. Having said that, what fun! I used to think this was a museum more geared toward younger elementary school-aged children but one day my middle school son tagged along and had just as much fun! If anything, he probably enjoyed it most as... More 

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Plymouth, MI
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a great learning experience for kids of all ages including their adults! It's also alot of fun and there are many dining options in the area...Zingerman's is within walking distance. Street parking is hard to find, so plan on parking in a parking structure a couple of blocks away. If you live anywhere within day-trip distance, it may... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I am a homeschooling mom of four boys and we have a membership at the Maryland science Center. With this membership we have FREE access to the majority of science centers in the country. We have visited science centers in New York City, San Diego, Lansing Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, orange county California, and Dallas Texas. For the most part... More 

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