Category Archives: technology

Pinball Pete’s – Activity Review

Ann Arbor Pinball Pete's - Entrance

This review of the Ann Arbor’s Pinball Pete’s is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Pinball Pete’s Review My husband and I grew up in the 80s and loved taking our daughter to Pinball Pete’s and introducing her to some of our favorite classic games. My daughter has grown up with video games, but was fascinated with the […]

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UM Computer & Video Game Archive – Wednesday Activity Review

Ann Arbor UM Computer & Video Game Archive - Playing Yoshi

This review of the University of Michigan Computer & Video Game Archive is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews.  Our Visit to UM Computer & Video Game Archive Last week my daughter and I attended a Japan Week event at the UM computer and Video Game Archive which is a division of the University of Michigan library. I […]

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Moana Family Movie Night – Connecting with Our Traditions

Moana Movie Night - Watching the movie

Tonight we had a Family Movie Night courtesy of Disney. They provided us with a digital copy of Moana, a Google Chromecast, and other movie treats. Family Movie Night Tradition A big thread running through the movie Moana is connection with her family and ancestors. A Family Movie Night with Moana is a great way to connect with our family […]

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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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Toytopia & A T.rex Named Sue Open at Michigan Science Center

Toytopia at Michigan Science Center

Michigan Science Center has two special exhibits debuting this weekend – Toytopia and A T. rex Named Sue. My daughter is very excited for both exhibits and excited to visit the museum in general. The last time we visited was when they were the Detroit Science Center and had the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit. I will be attending a Media Event previewing […]

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Khan Academy Launches Pixar in a Box

Khan Academy Launches Pixar in a Box

My daughter started using Khan Academy for math last school year. We have kept up with using it periodically over the summer and she has really shown progress in math. She has asked about other topics and also completed the Hour of Code module. Unfortunately, a lot of the other topics are too advanced for her – she’s not quite ready for Organic […]

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Engines Exposed at Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum will hold Engines Exposed. During the special exhibit, the hoods of over 40 vehicles regularly on display will be open to see the engines inside. I owe my daughter a visit to the Henry Ford Museum. She loves visiting the Henry Ford and has since her first trip when she was 4. We were supposed to visit at the […]

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