Category Archives: museum

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 Closure Plans

UM Natural History Museum - Ruthven Building & Beginning of Construction

Yesterday afternoon the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced their plans for closing in the Ruthven building and re-opening in 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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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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Day Out with Thomas – One Weekend Left

Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village

Disclosure: The Henry Ford has provided me with a Media Pass so that I can visit Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village to share their events. All opinions are my own. Each spring Greenfield Village’s hosts Day Out with Thomas, typically on 3 weekends in April and May. This year Day Out with Thomas was already held on April 30-May 1 and May 7-8. Next […]

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