Take a guided group tour with the option to enhance your tour with hands-on science labs or flight simulators for an experience that really takes flight!

ADULT FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

ADMISSION
• $8 per adult for groups of 15 or more. Admission includes a guided tour of the Museum
• $10 per person for a group tour and movie “The Willow Run Story” – A 45-minute documentary about the Willow Run Bomber Plant that famously produced B-24  Liberators during World War Two
• Groups must register in advance to receive group rates
• Groups of 50 or more participants will take a self-guided tour of the Museum

SCHOOL FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

ADMISSION
• $8 per child for groups of 15 or more
• All teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers are free
• Groups must register in advance to receive group rates
• Groups of 50 or more participants will take a self-guided tour of the museum
• We request 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children

Admission to the museum includes a docent tour. You have many options to help enhance your trip by taking one of our Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Science Labs, watching a movie, or experiencing flight simulation. We can also come to your site with our Outreach workshops or Distance Learning programs.

LUNCHROOMS
The Museum does not offer food services and has limited facilities for groups that bring lunches. A lunchroom may be rented but must be reserved in advance. The cost is $10 for 30 minutes.

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
$120 deposit is due two weeks after confirmation email is sent.

Balance will be invoiced the day of the visit. No refunds.

ENHANCE YOUR TOUR

Add a hands-on lab or program to your tour or field trip.

STANDARD SCIENCE LABS
PREMIUM FLIGHT LABS
ON-SITE OPTIONS
OFF-SITE OUTREACH
DISTANCE LEARNING

STANDARD SCIENCE LABS

TIME: 50 minute lab
FEE: $4 per student; minimum charge is $60 (regardless of number of students)
CAPACITY: 30 students per class

ALL ABOUT THE SUN* | PRESCHOOL

Have you ever wondered where the sun goes at night, why your shadow can be big or small, or how plants make your food from the sun? The littlest scientists will investigate our nearest star.

*This lab will only be 30 minutes in length.

ENGINEERING DESIGN | K–2ND

Engineer your way through multiple problems. Design solutions while you experience the engineering process through questioning, planning, building, testing, and analyzing your creation.

MARVELOUS MAGNETS | K–3RD

Learn about magnets as we sort materials into magnetic and non-magnetic groups. Explore whether all metals are magnetic, make magnets attract and repel, even get them to float in mid-air!

BRIGHT IDEA | 1ST–4TH

Explore light and optics as we learn how light travels, the difference between reflection and refraction. Discover what color light really is using flashlights, lenses, special glasses and more.

FORCE AND SIMPLE MACHINES | 2ND–3RD

Push and pull your way through an exploration of force and simple machines. We’ll learn the golden rule of simple machines and explore how levers and inclined planes can make your work easier!

SOUND SCIENCE | 3RD–5TH

Discover the energy in sound waves and make waves that travel through different states of matter. Listen for pitch and frequency, and discover the amazing physics of sound.

CIRCUIT MASTERS | 4TH–5TH

Students will be “wired” after this electrifying introduction to circuits. Explore the two types of circuits and the parts that make them work. Build a burglar alarm and more with our safe, interlocking electronic components.

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF ROLLER COASTER PHYSICS | 4TH–8TH

Students will experiment with momentum, kinetic and potential energy by building roller coasters in teams. Let the forces of physics take you for a ride!

PREMIUM FLIGHT LABS

TIME: 50 minute lab
FEE: $5 per student; minimum charge per lab is $75 (regardless of number of students)
CAPACITY: 30 students per class

THE FUN OF FLIGHT | K–3RD

We’ll push and pull our way to successful flights in this lab! Students will learn about the engineering process as they create a paper rocket and chart how far it flies.

CRASH LANDING | 3RD–7TH

What goes up must come down in this classic egg drop experiment! Students are given credits to purchase materials to protect their egg from damage in freefall. Concepts in this workshop range from gravity to economics.

FLIGHT SCHOOL | 4TH–8TH

Design and create your own flying machine! Students will learn about the principles of flight while creating a variety of airplanes to test within the lab.

THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE | 5TH–8TH

Blast off into science as you learn about thrust, trajectory, center of gravity, and all the science of rocketry. Master the force of gravity, overcome the perils of radiation in space, and discover how we can use rockets to colonize other planets.

ADDITIONAL ON-SITE OPTIONS

MOVIES

FEE: $2 per student
• Movie can be added during a lunch break (lunch room fee waived)

FLY GIRLS

A film documenting the important work of Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs) during WWII (50 min)

THE WILLOW RUN STORY

A 1940s Ford Motor Company promotional film in Black and White about the Willow Run Bomber Plant (55 min)

THUNDERBIRDS

A Movie about the USAF Thunderbirds and the Teamwork that Binds Them Together (50 min)

ANDY MEETS THE BLUE ANGELS

An animated feature about an adventure meeting the USN Blue Angels (30 min)

FLIGHT SIMULATOR*

FEE: $5 per student for 5 minutes of flight time

Experience the thrill of flight from the pilot’s seat. Use a flight stick and rudder pedals to control a wide variety of civilian and military aircraft while immersed in a full sensory experience. Try your hand at navigating anything from the Wright Flyer, an Airbus A-380 double-deck Jumbo jet or even an F-35 fighter. These are best suited to pilots of at least 8 years of age. In addition to being fun to fly, you can also learn basic flight procedures and navigation skills. From takeoff to landing, you are in control.

* Limited to groups with less than 25 students, based on availability

OFF-SITE OUTREACH PROGRAMS

WORKSHOPS: Our Outreach staff brings the Museum to you—at schools, libraries, community centers, and festivals—by delivering hands-on programming customized to your schedule and curriculum interests.
CAPACITY: Maximum of 30 participants per 50 minute session.
FEES: $340 for up to two sessions at locations within 25 miles of the museum, $370 for locations 26-50 miles of the museum. $0.58/mile over 50 miles. Discounts available for booking 9+ workshops.

THE UNIVERSE* | 2ND–5TH

Bring the stars down to Earth with our inflatable, portable planetarium! Students will learn how to locate common constellations in the sky, listen to Greek myths related to stars, and discover how stars have been used by people throughout history. *Please note: Special space requirements

CRASH LANDING | 3RD–7TH

What goes up must come down in this classic egg drop experiment! Students are given credits to purchase materials to protect their egg from damage in a freefall. Concepts covered in this workshop range from gravity to economics.

ROLLER COASTERS IN YOUR CLASSROOM | 4TH–8TH

Learn about the physics of energy, force, and motion by designing, building, and testing your own roller coaster.

WIND ENERGY | 4TH–8TH

Discover how wind can be harnessed to make electricity and build a working wind turbine! Experiment with blade design and other variables to find the most efficient design for a wind power generator.

DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Experience live, interactive Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum programs right in your classroom! Our educators use video-conferencing technology to share science and history activities with your students, engaging them in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience.
CAPACITY: Maximum of 30 participants per 50 minute session
FEES: $145 + $15 shipping fee. This includes a kit of materials for interactive experiments for 30 students

PARACHUTING THROUGH TIME | 4TH–8TH

Catch some air as you learn about the history of the parachute. See examples of early and modern parachutes then create and test your own design.

Still not sure we have the experience you’re looking for?  Visit unityinlearning.org to open a gateway to hands-on discovery, exploration of the natural world, and experiences that take flight. Through the Unity in Learning partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumLeslie Science and Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum we provide over 100 different  programs at our facilities, on site at your location, or through interactive video conferencing.

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