Spring Break Makerspaces at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Do your busy little scholars have a week off now or in the near future? In honor of the April 2014 spring break season, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum hosts Pop-Up Makerspace events that are a perfect way to fill those vacant weekdays with some fun structured activities. And naturally, since this is Washtenaw County's big STEM hands-on destination for kids, you can bet they'll still be exercising those noggins, too!

Activities are set for two separate date spans – April 7-11 and April 21-25, both Mondays-Fridays. It's geared at kids starting around ages 4 or 5, the AAHOM tells us, and those into their tweens will also find it fun.

With the Pop-Up Makerspace concept, each week offers a different type of design challenge. It all drives home the idea of engineering and innovation in a cool hands-on way. Kids design something, build it, test it and then even deconstruct it. Keep in mind the themes may vary, focused on building anything from bridges to towers to vehicles. As the AAHOM promises on its website, "You never know!"

The action happens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Legacy Gallery, an area filled with simple hands-on machines. And it's included in the price of general admission, which is $11 per person (free if you're a member).

To learn more about the 2014 Spring Break Pop-Up Makerspaces at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for April 7-11 and April 21-25, be sure to check out the Metro Parent calendar listings.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -


Best Things to Do with Kids in Southeast Michigan This December

Planning your family fun for the month? Metro Parent has you covered with the best upcoming events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Breakfast with Santa Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Where can families share holiday meals, like breakfast, with Santa Claus this Christmas season? Check out this list of local breakfast with Santa events.

Best Family Movies and Shows to Stream This December

Get comfy with these kid-friendly streaming picks!

Sue the T. Rex Makes a Stop at Cranbrook Institute of Science

See a replica of one of the world’s most incredible discoveries will leave little ones with the memory of a T.rex roar and the smell of dinosaur breath.

- Advertisement -