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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Address: 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1445
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+1 734-995-5439
10:00 - 17:00
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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

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 for small kids

Cool Museum. KIds of all ages will enjoy. Adults will enjoy, too. It sometimes gets crowded. Good value.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cool Museum. KIds of all ages will enjoy. Adults will enjoy, too. It sometimes gets crowded. Good value.

Thank trackwildcat
Novi, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place with entertaining and engaging exhibits for all ages. Conveniently located downtown and open seven days per week. Exhibits change often so repeat visitors won't get stale. If you plan on attending more than once per year, buy the annual pass (with travel). We have used it in reciprocal museums throughout the US

Thank Timothy P
Highland, Michigan
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219 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids love to spend an afternoon playing here. Lots of experiments and attractions to entertain the young and old. Plenty of resting spots for the old.

Thank Justin W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loads to see and learn for both: little ones and grown-ups! Fun and interesting exhibitions and plenty of space to play. Definitely worth visiting on a cold winter day. I recommend getting the year-pass since it's so cheap and you can get much use out of it

Thank Julia K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to spend a day with kids of different ages --- There is an area with water play, pre-school aged children, and also lots of activities for older children to learn about science. Clean areas, and nice staff.

Thank Karoliina V
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of very interesting exhibits for kids to be curious about and to have fun with. It's good to get them to do things with their hands and to be actively involved in the exhibits.

Thank Josh K
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful place to visit any time kids loved it had a ball staff was amazing activities were great

Thank Kit S
Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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.

Thank Greg J
Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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.

Thank Judi F

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