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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum is located at 220 East Ann Street in Ann Arbor Michigan.  Over 250 interactive science and technology exhibits provide opportunities for guests of all ages to explore and learn. Visitors will have fun while sparking creativity and curiosity.  

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Exhibits

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is host to many great interactive exhibits. With four floors of interactive exhibits, it makes for a great educational day trip.  This museum has enough to keep its visitors busy for hours, however, guests typically spend about 2.5 hours exploring the venue.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Museum offers many exhibit spaces including: Concourse, Preschool Gallery, Legacy Gallery, Theater of Design, Lyons Country Store, DTE Energy Foundation Light and Optics as well as MediaWorks. If you haven’t visited in a while, then you won’t want to miss the two newest exhibits, All About You and Steam Park.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Don’t Miss These Exhibits:

If you are a family with younger children then you will want to plan a little extra time to spend in the H2Oh! exhibit. My children, ages 7, 10 and 13 can easily spend 30 minutes in this space. Also, its a great idea to pack an extra set of clothes for younger guests, just in case they get soaked.

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Families can enjoy some time pretending to shop at the Lyons Country Store. This 1930’s theme store is perfect for practicing dramatic play skills, learning about history, as well as building social skills.

Another great space for younger guests is the Preschool Gallery. This space provides visitors the opporunity to dress up like a fire fighter, splash in the water table, as well as many other opportunities to build and experiment.

If you have a tinkerer in your family, then you won’t want to miss Steam Park. This space offers guests the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of mechanical exhibits. Check out the Maze Ball machine, or check out the unique digital Roulette Curve.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Pricing and Hours

Museum Hours (as of 7/14/2022):
Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am until 5 pm.

Admission Prices (as of 7/14/2022):
Members: Free!
$16 for Adults and Children
EBT/WIC Cardholders: $3 for up to 6 people. More info here.
Free for Guests 0-23 months

Reciprocal Admission with Metro Detroit ACTC Passport Science Centers:

Reciprocal Admission:
FREE: ASTC Travel Passport 90+ miles
50% OFF: ASTC Travel Passport under 90 miles
50% OFF: ACM Reciprocal Network (up to 6 guests)

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 995-5439
Admittance Policy: Two adults named on the card (photo ID required) and their children and grandparents, or two grandparents named on the card (photo ID required) and their adult children and grandchildren. Named member must be

Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield, MI 48304
(248) 645-3245
Admittance Policy: Two adults and all children under 18 living in the same household, or two grandparents and all grandchildren.

Michigan Science Center
5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-8400
Admittance Policy: General admission for two adults and up to six children under 18 living in the same household; does not include paid theaters and special exhibitions. Proof of Residence Required

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Biological Sciences Building, 1105 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-0478
Admittance Policy: Museum is free; Passport visitors receive a 10% discount on museum store purchases.

Yankee Air Museum
47884 D St, Belleville, MI 48111
(734) 483-4030
Admittance Policy: Two adults and all children under 18 living in the same household.

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Author: Jasmine Robertson

I'm a Detroit photographer, who wants to show everyone how beautiful the world can be! I graduated from Michigan State University in 2014. In addition to photography, I also work with children with autism. My son Rowan is 4 and we reside in Detroit Michigan where I grew up. I am currently continuing my education at Wayne State University.