Museums Hands-On Holidays at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Families can learn more about science during the holiday season at this Washtenaw County annual event, running Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017. « Previous Next » DeJanay Booth • December 16, 2016 Add Comment Tweet Besides celebrating St. Nick and the start of the New Year in the upcoming weeks, families can celebrate creativity and imagination at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s Hands-On Holidays event. “Every single day, we will have hands-on activities that will run until 4 p.m., and every single day there is also a special performer of some sort,” says Nichole Wright, public programs and volunteer manager at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017, families can participate in 14 days of various activities, projects and science. Kids can experience the coolest STEAM-focused make-and-take projects, including a chance to make their own hand warmers (or ice packs, depending on if you heat or cool it). “Kind of in that realm, we’re going to play with what keeps us warm,” she says. “We’re also going to really get into that ‘A’ of STEAM with a couple of activities that are on the art side,” Wright says. Kids will participate in making a sculpture by weaving materials. Forget clay! Use fabric, dowels, hoops and yarn to create this masterpiece. Enjoy performances each day including Yo-Yo Master Zeemo, The Dreamland Puppet Troupe, “The Music Lady” Beverly Meyer, Bubble Man Ron Loyd – plus Professor Ray’s Everyday Science returns this year with Good Vibes. Join in the family friendly events – and of course, the hands-on fun! Admission is $12 for adults and kids 2 and up. The event times are as follows: Dec. 26, 28-31 and Jan. 2, 4-7: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 27 and Jan. 3: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 1 and 8: noon-4 p.m. For more details on the Hands-On Holidays, visit the Metro Parent calendar. This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2016 by Megan Krueger.