New H2Oh! Exhibit Now Open at AAHOM

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The new H2Oh! exhibit at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is now open! My daughter has been fascinated by the water play exhibits at the museum ever since our first visit when she was 17 months old. Fortunately 7 years later, she’s better at keeping herself dry then those first visits. Ever since the Preschool Gallery ball exhibit, Engineers on a Roll opened my daughter has repeatedly lamented that   she is too old for the Preschool Gallery. H2Oh! looks like a perfect combination of water play and ball action, so I am sure my daughter is going to love this new exhibit.

They are also introducing two other new exhibits: L is for Laser and Nano. I love that the museum is continuously adding new exhibits. It keeps our visits fresh and exciting.

The press release below has more information on the three new exhibits. I can’t wait for our next visit to check out the new exhibits.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Unveils Three New Exhibits

Centerpiece H2Oh! exhibit features hands-on water activities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, Mich. – JULY 8, 2014 — The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is heating up its summer of family fun with three new exhibits. The centerpiece, H2Oh! is a permanent exhibit that features a variety of hands-on water activities. Other new exhibits include L is for Laser and Nano: Imagine and discover a world you can’t see!


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H2Oh! is a playful learning experience for children and adults alike. Visitors can crank, spin, pump, push, and pour water; float, roll, throw, lift, and balance plastic balls; and learn complex concepts about fluid motion without even trying. H2Oh! replaces the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s water exhibits on a grand scale, and occupies 1000 sq ft of space on the Museum’s main floor gallery space.

“H2Oh! is the next truly transformational exhibit at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and a reflection of our commitment to creating visitor experiences that surprise, inspire and delight,” said Mel Drumm, executive director. “We couldn’t be more excited to unveil H2Oh!, L is for Laser and Nano—three more reasons why the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a great family destination for summer fun and one-of-a-kind opportunities to play and learn.”

L is for Laser combines lasers, art, wordplay, language, and typography, and includes music by composer and musician Ken Kozora. It is a collection of three pieces of laser art with a central alphabetic theme that includes lasers projecting patterns that react to the movements of visitors and a projection of the alphabet.

Nano: Imagine and discover a world you can’t see! is an interactive exhibit that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. It shows that incredibly small things can do amazingly big and complex jobs. Nano’s hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, with support from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to these three new exhibits, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum recently renovated its preschool gallery, offering new experiences for its youngest visitors.

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is an award-winning provider of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education. It offers more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination and simply teach complex ideas and concepts. The Museum attracts more than 250,000 visitors every year. The mission of the Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Visit or call 734.995.5439 for more information.

Of all the pictures that the Hands On Museum sent me, the picture below is my favorite photo.

Photo Courtesy of AAHOM

I love this photo because it shows the adults playing with the exhibit as much as the kids.

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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