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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is located in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.  It occupies Ann Arbor Hands-On Museumover 40,000 square feet  and proudly boasts over 250 interactive exhibits.

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., with a “Rise and Shine” hour on Tuesdays, when they open an hour earlier at 9 a.m.  The museum is also open on Sundays from Noon until 5 p.m.

If you happen to be a member, admission is free.  For everyone else, water play areaadmission is $10 per person for ages two and older.  Babies under two are free.  Right now, for a limited time, every Thursday evening the museum is open until 8pm and admission is just $5.00 starting at 5pm!

The water play area was an instant hit with Sister.  She and Mister had been talking for days about going bass fishing (thanks, Uncle Tom).  When she saw the fishing poles, a smile of pure delight crossed her face, and she started fishing.  She fished, and fished, and fished… and fished some more.

Meanwhile, Daddy and Mister had a look at other exhibits. Amazing Pipes

For a moment, I thought I would have to physically remove Sister from the water play area, if I wanted to see any of the rest of the museum… Oh, wait…  Once I did drag coax her away, we were able to look at many more exhibits. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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What better way to end an amazing day, then a chance to splash some more fun in water play?  The kiddie zone had a separate water play area, and it was spectacular

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Yes, I had to drag coax her away from this exhibit, as well.  LOL.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a veritable treasure trove, and my family enjoyed our visit immensely.  If we lived in the Ann Arbor area, I would not hesitate to purchase an Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum membership, as it would be money well spent!

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Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Our Small Hours says:

    Oh, my boys would LOVE that! Too bad we’re not in Michigan. If we ever are, though, we’ll know where to take the kids!

  2. My son would LOVE this!! What fun you guys had!!

  3. Yay! Glad you and your family had a good time here. I suppose that as an employee I can’t really claim to be unbiased, but I think this is one of the best museums for kids in the country. 🙂
    Nice pics, btw. My favorite is the one with your son (I presume) making an impression of his face in the pinpressions exhibit.

    Ari Morris
    Retail and IT Manager,
    Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

  4. This looks like such a fun place. I always loved visiting my family in Michigan. Always so much to do!

  5. We have OMSI and the Children’s Museum here which are AWESOME! My Little guy is too young to appreciate them but when the time comes I’m going to have to get a membership. @birth story

  6. This looks like such fun for the children!

  7. Looks like such a fun place to go. My boys love science museums.

  8. Sounds awesome, I am going to tell my SIL who lives near there!

  9. That looks like so much fun!

  10. This looks like total fun!

  11. April Decheine says:

    Oh how fun, the kids look like they are having such an amazing time!

  12. What a great place to visit with the kids!

  13. That looks like so much fun. I love it when you can play with things.

  14. Those are the kinds of places my kids love. Looks like everyone was having a great time.

  15. I love places like that for kids.

  16. Looks like a lot of fun!

  17. I love that they have a low priced admission evening! Perfect for large families or those on a budget. It looks like a lot of fun to be had 🙂

  18. I adore hands-on museums! Looks like they had a great time.

  19. Children’s museums are SO worth the price of admission. Endless hours of entertainment, and Ann Arbor is a great town besides.

  20. Looks like a fun day! We love hands-on museums.

  21. my girls would LOVE this place. looks so fun