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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Address: 220 East Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone Number: 734 995 5439
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum, featuring engaging...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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
Owner description: 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Usually we plan activities with our young kids, thinking of only spending an hour or two someplace. We came here and spent almost an entire day. Lots of creative activities for both kids, one preschooler and a 2nd grader. Their play styles are different but both were very much engaged in the activities and exhibits. We packed a lunch before... More 

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Ann Arbor MI
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

SOmething for every kid. My two year old grandson loved the ambulance he could climb into. A 6 year old granddaughter loved the many projects. There is just a lot to do, and a lot of space to run around in getting from one thing to another. Learn something and get worn out: perfect for grandkids. I would say there... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Take a break from video games and iPads and visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On-Museum. It is full of stimulating exhibits that challenge the minds and imaginations of the young and the old. Our family has visited just for fun and we held a birthday party there for our child's 3rd grade classmates. The Museum staff did a wonderful job. Entry... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This small museum, based in the old Ann Arbor firehouse, is extremely well thought out for children probably up to the age of 12 or more. The toddler room is particularly inviting, and good for hours of play. Scientific concepts are explained and demonstrated very entertainingly, and everything encourages touch, replay, and curiosity.

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

He had a great time there. We thought it was a little expensive for us Adults. He will have more fun when he is a little older. Kids seem to be attracted to the water exhibits. Need more of those!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great place for kids to play and explore! They have tons of great displays for kids of all ages! My kids ages 4, 3,and 2. Enjoyed it a lot, we spent the entire day there and they did not want to leave. I wish they had better parking. We had park 2 blocks down and in the... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Was actually surprised at how well our older kids enjoyed it. They would have stayed longer if we had time -- and we were there for three hours. Everyone learned something!!

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Cumming, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Perhaps we've been to too many children's museums, but my kids were a little bored. Sections of the museum also were a bit dated and run down. It id definitely geared towards younger children. I have four kids, and my two thirteen year-olds were bored. A bit over-priced, considering.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What an amazing place !!! I have taken my grandchildren there many times…all eleven of them. They always find new things to do and discover. Family Membership is a bargain !!!

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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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