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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Address: 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1445
Phone Number: +1 734-995-5439
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great place for kids during winter weather in Ann Arbor.

My wife and I took our two grandchildren to this museum recently. It is a great place to take kids of all ages. Lots of "hands on" exhibits for them. We really liked the water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sebastopol, California
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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our two grandchildren to this museum recently. It is a great place to take kids of all ages. Lots of "hands on" exhibits for them. We really liked the water exhibits.

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Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found that the exhibits kept our daughter occupied, and she wanted to play/look around at all the different activities. I have gone there a few times as of late, and one of the things I wish was addressed were some of the hands on exhibits were either not working, or run down and the features did not all come... More 

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to have fun whether you are 3 or 93. Lots of hands on science learning. Great place to take a toddler on a cold day.

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Thank Judi F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a cool discovery zone for kids 10 and under. They can touch everything and there are many creative play areas. There are also informational displays near exploration areas so parents can explain scientific concepts to kids. A fun and educational place to hang out with little ones in Ann Arbor.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Plenty of hands on activity exhibits that kids will learn from while having fun. Can spend an hour to several hours. Close to restaurants and the market to add the visit to an adult trip.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place to take children age three to about ten. Everything is pretty much hands on and there is three stories to explore

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

When you travel with family and children then you must do things for the enjoyment of all. My wife and I will surely be granted a special place in heaven for this experience. The children and their mom loved it. They could have stayed for a very long time. After an hour I was counting the minutes.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum continues to improve over the years. Not comparable to Toronto's or even Detroit's, but an excellent effort for this size city.

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Thank Jim P
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

great learning experience and place to spend one on one fun learning time with your child. prices are a bit high but worth it if you have never been with your children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My kids had a great time at this museum. So much so, we were there for over 3 hours. There are so many hands on displays for kids to create and learn. The pricing was well within reason and a value for your investment. We hope to return soon.

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