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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
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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 day with kids

it was a great day of fun and laughter for both the kids and the adults! It is a great adventure for all ages. highly recommend everyone goes atleast once. I will be getting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jody N
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a great day of fun and laughter for both the kids and the adults! It is a great adventure for all ages. highly recommend everyone goes atleast once. I will be getting another membership

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome, great place to spend couple of hours with your kids. There is a lot of thing to keep them and yourself entertained. Recommended to get the annual membership pass, since kids wont to go there at least every month. when

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Ann Arbor, Mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a science museum with lots of fun hands on exhibits for kids of all ages. Your kids will have a ball playing with the exhibits and may even learn something at the same time. The educational component is very well done but not pushy so kids can play and learn at the same time.

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Thank silvera2
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was delighted to see the spark lighting in many kids' eyes, in awe towards quirky displays of scientific phenomena: electromagnetism, gravity, sound and its relationship with matter, light and its relationship with matter, etc. Some of the displays were defying our expectations, but I think it adds to the experience, in a way. We can not only learn how... More 

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Thank TheCrazyCam
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a complete blast. The kids and I had a wonderful time. However, please don't waste your time or money if the kids can't read or if they are too young to understand the exhibits. They would really enjoy it more if they could participate in the activities if they were familiar with the science or geography aspect of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

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Novi, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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

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Highland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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.

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