Fun and Learning at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Michigan’s Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is one of the most popular places in the city for people to visit. Both adults and children can have a good time here, exploring the interesting and educational exhibits that help explain the wonders of science, math, and technology.
The museum contains more than 250 interactive exhibits, including a number of permanent exhibits, as well as rotating exhibits from other museums. Covering such diverse subjects as health, math, nature, and physics, everyone will have a great time at the museum.
Look at a few of the wonderful exhibits that you will discover when you explore Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
All About You
Visitors will be able to learn all about the human body as well as how it works in this area. They can climb into a full size ambulance, learn about x-rays, and even measure their own physical fitness.
World Around You
Here, you will be able to try out a huge piano that you can walk on, climb a rock wall, experiment with magnets, and even step inside a huge bubble.
You can learn all about Michigan nature in the Discovery Room. You can learn all about the different plants, animals, and fish that make the state their home. In addition, you can learn about geology in the state.
Light and Optics
In this area of the museum, you can play a laser harp, and learn all about light and shadow. You can experiment with prisms, light, and more.
Lyon’s County Store Exhibit
At this exhibit, you can see what it was like to visit a general store in the 1920s. You will be amazed not only at the types of products used more than eighty years ago, but their prices are sure to shock as well.
Here, visitors will get the chance to learn about and experiment with simple machines. They will even learn how different technologies, such as the Internet and traffic lights, work and how important they are to the world.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and on Sunday from noon to 5PM. Admission is $8 for those 2 years of age and up, and free for those children under 2 years old.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 East Ann Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104