Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Awarded Grant

. March 2, 2015.
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The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has received a three-year grant from The Carls Foundation, to support its Healing Through Hands-On Science program, which is an educational partnership with the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The museum’s program, which started earlier this year, provides fun and interactive activities for kids, which will also supplement science education for children who can’t go to school because of illness. 

“The response to Healing Through Hands-On Science, which launched earlier this year, has been phenomenal,” said Mel Drumm, executive director of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. “It’s incredible to have the ability to extend the Museum’s mission of using playful discovery as a way to inspire young minds to those who most need time to just be a kid. Mott is a terrific partner to the Museum, and we are thrilled to continue to develop our collaborative program.”

The new grant will help fund bi-monthly weekday and quarterly weekend outreach programs at Mott and at the Museum, offering up health-based lessons like “Hand Washing Surprises,” “ Four Senses Puzzle Box,” and “What’s Inside You.”  The grant also supports two public programs at the Museum, including “Science is for Everyone” on March 1, and “Mott Science Fest: Healing Through Hands-On Science” on March 28-29. 

$12/adults and ages 2+, $5 after 5pm on Thursdays only. 
220 E. Ann St. 734-995-5439. aahom.org