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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 #6 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, Michigan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I watched this museum develop from the start and it has flourished into a wonderful attraction that keeps the kids busy for hours. A must stop in Ann Arbor, this museum has exhibits for children from the preschool room to grade school. There are plenty of young people around to ask questions and guide little minds to question and understand... More

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Avon, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We made a special trip to Ann Arbor for this museum. The displays were really good, but this place was expensive. It cost us $33 to get in and we didn't feel we got the value out of that for our visit. Our son is a little young to do some of the displays and understand the science behind them.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If a 15-month-old can enjoy this place, imagine what a blast older kids might have! There's a separate toddler play area with lots to do. We wanted to see the rest of the museum, so we dragged the little one along, who didn't seem to mind. He even busied himself "building" nanotubes and "looking at" various scientific displays! This sure... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

What a great way to spend a day with your kids. When I went with my young neighbor girl - we tried everything! Including climbing into a replica of an ambulance. So much to experience and as the name says HANDS ON - and they are not kidding!

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Uniontown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was a wonderful attraction in Ann Arbor. The cost is a little high, but well worth it. You can spend all day there. Kids of all ages and adults will enjoy. It is such a relief to not have to yell at the kids over and over "don't touch!" You can bring in a packed lunch and eat at... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Hands-On-Museum Ann Arbor offers great experiences for kids - all ages. Went there with our 8 year old son several times and he enjoys being active himself at the multiple experiments. All well made! Great store with good ideas for presents. Nice staff, especially in the game area. We purchased a membership - so we can also just go... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Wide range of experiences to interest kids from infants to pre-teens. My grandkids beg to go back - the family membership has been a bargain for us.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Hands-On Museum is primarily designed around exhibits that kids can interact with, but I find adults like to interact with many of them, as well. We particularly enjoyed the funnel cloud exhibit, the bubble activities, and the electromagnetism room. One of the things that fascinated me most was the ferrofluid exhibit that uses magnets to interact with a thick,... More

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Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is great fun if not a germ-fest for families with young children. Get's crowded on weekends of course. My kids enjoyed it up until about 8-9 years of age.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place is fun for young and old as long as you are young at heart, you can learn some stuff and also have a really good time.

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