Family events

Free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Exhibit Museum Planetarium Shows

Click to view the current schedule, which includes The Sky Tonight,
Hubble Vision, and a children’s program.

Location: Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave.
Tickets: $4.75 per person.

The Planets

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
Location: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty
Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m.
Tickets: $12/adults, $5/children. Click here for on-line ticket sales.

Pre-concert activities include a Girl Scout workshop from 12:30-2:10 p.m. [for information call (734) 994-4801] and an open house with hands-on activities for kids from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Beyond Earth: Exploring Outer Space Family Reading and Science Program

Hands-on science workshops presented by the U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural History at 39 public library locations in Wayne, Washtenaw, Jackson, Monroe, and Livingston counties, and at the Museum. Click here for a complete schedule.

For children ages 6-11 with an adult. A different workshop is offered each month, from January through March. Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Toyota.

Beyond Earth: A Space Discovery Day

Families explore the Universe through hands-on stations, demonstrations,
experiments, and craft activities.

Location: Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave.
Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium and Toyota.

SciencePalooza Street Fair: Astrophysics

A science extravaganza focusing on astronomy and astrophysics.

Location: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann St.
Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, April 5, noon-4 p.m.

Free with Museum admission.

FestiFools Parade

Ann Arbor’s annual street festival of huge puppets and April foolishness, this year
with a Universe theme. An initiative of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

Location: Main St. between William and Washington
Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m.

Solar System Walk

Walk through a scale model of the solar system starting at the Sun on the Block M.

Presented by
the Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Location: U-M Diag and Ingalls Mall, between Hatcher
Graduate Library and Rackham Graduate School
Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.



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