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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 - 8:00 pm
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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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Good for kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Dexter, Michigan
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Dexter, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We took the kids here on a snow day. My son, who is 6 had been here on field trips twice before. This place does not get old. They are consistently updating and putting in new attractions. My 3 years old just loved it and has been talking about it for an entire week. We ended up purchasing the family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great atmosphere for learning hands on. Very safe enviornment with a helpful staff. Very busy on weekends, especially in the winter.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This Museum is a great place for kids to learn and gain some scientific knowledge. It's a cool place to spend some time with your kids.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice place for kids to learn from the displays but the entrance price is so bloody high that the kids who need it the most can't even think of going there. The place needs to be supported by local business, and school system, and the city, and NOT by entrance fees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The name says 'museum,' but it's almost a play space (with science)...most of the exhibits are interactive, and all of them are set up to amaze and amuse. Grownups can have just as much fun as the kids (I especially like the arch-building and the tank that teaches fluid dynamics). The gift shop is, as they always are, dangerously attractive... More 

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