Sciencefest: PhysicsPalooza at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Motion, electricity and inertia come to life as the University of Michigan Society of Physics Students team up with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to present Sciencefest: PhysicsPalooza on Feb. 18-19, 2017 to encourage kids to interact directly with science.

Expect a weekend filled with opportunities focused on helping kids learn more about how energy and force affect our world.

Whether or not your kid already has an interest in science or is still learning to love it, the physics-focused demos and activities will cater to both types of museum visitors.

For instance, who can resist messing around with the static electricity? Watch as a Van de Graaff generator harnesses this energy by the flick of a switch and makes hair go haywire, and a bonus is that you get to figure out how it all works too.

By the end of the day, it will be pretty difficult for patrons to call physics anything other than incredibly cool.

While the event is targeted primarily towards elementary-aged students, older siblings and parents are welcome to get engaged and participate as well. Rest assured, there will be plenty to get your hands on.

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum functions as a non-profit organization, and they are dedicated to bringing young visitors up close and personal with science in a fun and interesting way. They offer an interactive environment for kids of all ages, where they can ask questions, learn more, and of course, touch everything!

On both Saturday and Sunday, the palooza will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for ages 2-plus.

See the Metro Parent listing for basic details about Sciencefest: PhysicsPalooza at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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