Category Archives: museum

New Dental Exhibit Coming to AAHOM

AAHOM Chew on This! Delta Dental Mascot

Delta Dental is partnering with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to create a new exhibit on Dental Health. The exhibit will explore the differences between animal and dental teeth.  Disclosure: Ann Arbor with Kids receives compensation for sales through Amazon links. Thank you for your support by shopping through these links. Learn more about the upcoming exhibit in the press […]

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Visit Yankee Air Museum

Yankee Air Museum

This morning we visited the Yankee Air Museum for the first time since Memorial Day 2013.  About the Yankee Air Museum The Yankee Air Museum originally opened at Willow Run Airport in 1981. After a damaging fire in 2004, it reopened in it’s current building in 2010. The Museum is currently fundraising to Save the Bomber Plant. They have acquired […]

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Science Behind Pixar at Henry Ford Museum

Science Behind Pixar

The Science Behind Pixar exhibit opened at the Henry Ford Museum in mid October 2017. The exhibit will be there through March 18, 2018. The exhibit is great for kids in elementary through adults – yes even tweens and teens will love it!

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AAHOM’s My Turn Program Returns for a Second Year

My Turn Community - Quiet Room Setup at AAHOM

Last year the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum introduced the My Turn program. My Turn is a program designed for families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Once a month, it gives these families a chance to visit local venues such as museums, performances, and nature. During My Turn events, the venues are less crowded and quiet rooms are available with sensory friendly […]

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UM Museum of Natural History Closing

UM Natural History Museum - Ruthven Building & Beginning of Construction

The UM Museum of Natural History is Closing. They will be closed throughout 2018 to move to their new building, the Biological Sciences Building. We love visiting the museum. We will definitely miss it while it is closed during the transition. UM Museum of Natural History Closing Events The UM Museum of Natural History will officially close in the Ruthven building on […]

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Chelsea Mammoth Exhibit Opening Soon

UMMNH - Mammoth Site Dig

Have you followed the story of the Mammoth bones found in Chelsea? They have been donated to the University of Michigan and will be on display at the Museum of Natural History. The new exhibit featuring the bones will be open beginning in November. Get the details below: “Chelsea” Mammoth Exhibit Opens November 5 at U-M Museum of Natural History Ann Arbor, […]

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5 Big Kid Free Activities – Wednesday Activity Review

Escape the Big Kids This Summer

This is part of our Wednesday Activity Review series. Most of the Wednesday Activity Review series focus on activities for elementary aged students. Today. I’m changing things up and focusing on activities just for preschoolers and toddlers where they can have a break from the big kids who are home for the summer. As a toddler especially, my daughter was very intimidated by the crowds of big […]

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Big News – AAHOM & LSNC Joining Operations

LSNC & AAHOM Joining Forces

There was some big news this afternoon. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center are exploring join operations. A memorandum of understanding has been approved as the first step to combining operations. Both organizations will retain their name and programming focus, but with a combined organizational structure. Here at Ann Arbor with Kids we love both organizations & the […]

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