Hands-On Holidays: Hot vs. Cold at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Join in the annual holiday, science-filled fun at the Hands-On Museum, Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013, where the theme is exploring the science of temperature
We're all saying "brrrr" at this time of the year. But at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum's Hands-On Holidays: Hot vs. Cold event, running Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013, families can explore temperatures from hot to cold and those in-between – plus learn the science behind it all.
Starting Dec. 26, discover the wonderful science of temperature with hands-on activities. Kids and parents can make their own ice candles to take home – created by pouring hot wax over ice. The results are sure to be unique! Take on a series of what the museum site calls "wintery challenges" with the Paths Through the Snow activities.
Then, see heat with an infrared camera, and try out a hot vs. cold memory game. Head over to the Hot n' Cold Chemistry activity, and you'll get to feel the chemistry heating and cooling by using kitchen chemicals.
Don't miss the Traditions of the Season activity, where you can have some holiday fun and talk about holiday traditions around the world.
There will also be special performances every day of the event. Performers include Zeemo the Yo-yo Man doing yo-yo tricks, a science demo called Flame and Freezing, and Ron Lloyd the Bubble Man, to name a few.
The activities at the Hands-On Holidays event are included with admission to the museum. Admission is $10 for patrons 2 and up, and free for little ones younger than 2 years old.
Times for the event are as follows:
- Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Sundays and New Year's Day: Noon-4 p.m.
For more information on the 2012 Hands-On Holidays: Hot vs. Cold event at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, see the calendar the listing on Metro Parent's website.