Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor

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  • Took my two year old grandson to this museum. Definitely for ages 6 to 12 in my opinion but good place for younger children to get their energy out during winter. Admission price is reasonable and rep...  more »
  • Kids love this place. Cranky adults? Not so much. Packed with kids, the volume is loud. multiple floors make it tough to keep track of little ones, but staff help out as needed. My advice is to send y...  more »
  • The hands on museum is a lot of fun. Lots to do and see for multiple ages. Love the pre school area. Water table and ball maze are great. Separate area for infants up to 18 months with well thought ou...  more »
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  • I highly recommend this place for any kid in the range 3 months to 12 years. If you are into science and want your kids to learn "by experience" then this is a must place for your kids. The museum has a fantastic affordable yearly membership that includes parents, kid & grand parents. We took my 2.5 yr old toddler and she played for 2 hours and loved it. very educative and learn by play method that is adopted all through.
  • I drive from Birmingham (50 min) with my 3-year-old about once a month because we really enjoy the experience and he usually naps on the way home, making the drive not prohibitive. We park in the Ann-Ashley Parking garage 3 blocks away. We spend the most time in the toddler room and water areas but there are enough other exhibits to make it easy to fill up 2 hours. There's a cafeteria in the back where we sometimes bring snacks if he needs a quiet break. Everything is always clean and well maintained. Sometimes I can see his mind working overtime as he watches "how water can do that" :-)
  • My 3 year old loves it.. She has loved it from the age of 15 months. It really does grow with them. Great toddler area with lots to do. The water area is always a hit. We have a membership! Great for winter and rainy days.
  • The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is worth every penny of a membership. This goes for whether you come here from out of town or whether you are a local. This membership can be used at many reciprocal locations around the country. The museum itself is perfect for newborns all the way through teens. There are multiple levels to the museum with a variety of different interactive exhibits. For the youngest children there is even a closed-off miniaturized version of many of the larger older kid things. In the closed off 4 and under Section there is a water area, a engineering ball mechanism area, a kitchen area, a climbing tower, fireman pretend play, lots of puzzles and blocks and building things. There is also a special padded section for young crawlers and little Walker's. Many benches throughout the space make it easy for breastfeeding while watching older kids play. In the winter this is an awesome place to come to get out of the cold in the summer the same to get out of the Heat. Downstairs there is a room for eating and vending machines for healthy snacks and drinks. You can also make reservations for birthday parties or graduation parties or just family get-togethers in general. School groups also come to the museum quite often throughout the summer and the school year. The space is large enough though that it can really accommodate groups as well as individual visitors without feeling overwhelming. Each time I go I take my kids to a different level and we can spend hours in that one space. They never get tired of going there ever.
  • Super fun place for kids of all ages!! My son was delighted with just about all the areas, especially the water play area where you assemble pipes and tubes for water flow, I couldn't make him leave till he was soaking wet. He also loved the real ambulance. Really fun and I like the amount of interactive setups they offer.

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