Explore the fascinating world of science. More than 250 hands-on exhibits on four floors invite you to push, pull and experiment for yourself. Adults: $4, Children, students and seniors: $2.50.
1844 Classic Revival house in Buhr Park. Mid-nineteenth century farmstead furnished in Pre-Civil War fashion. Recreates social and cultural lifestyle of the pioneer Ticknor family, which purchased the property in 1835.
Geological samples from Michigan and the Midwest. Demonstrations, classes. Part of Waterloo Recreation Area. Park permit required.
The public is welcome to examine the original files of President Ford, his White House staff, and other government officials from the 1970s.
1885 Queen Anne style Hack House Museum features artifacts of Milan and 19th and early 20th century America. Summer kitchen, barn, 3-seater outhouse. Hours by appointment.
Kempf House is an 1853 Greek Revival House Museum interpreting Ann Arbor history and Victorian lifestyles from circa 1850 to 1910. Weekend and group tours by arrangement, including step-on guides for bus tours. $1 adults, children under 12 free.
Blacksmith demonstrations in one of the last operating main street blacksmith shops. John B. Swainson Room: furniture, artifacts, photos from the office of the former Governor of Michigan and Manchester resident. Tours on days of Village celebrations: August Street Fair, February Winter Festival, other times.
Research facility on U of M's North Campus contains the Michigan Historical Collections, as well as U of M's archives.
Displays include manuscripts and many primary sources for all aspects of early American history, dating from 1492 to the end of the 19th century. Exhibits open weekdays 12 noon-2:30; for special arrangements call 764-2346.
Captures the tradition and spirit of over 100 years of athletic competition at the U of M. Exhibits share the story of Michigan athletes as part of the Rose Bowl, Big Ten Championship competitions and U.S. Olympic teams.
This historic building houses a permanent collection of nearly 100,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome.
Houses one of the finest university art collections in the country and the second largest art collection in the state. 13,000 works of art. Free. Donations welcome.
Exhibits include the Hall of Evolution, Michigan birds and animals, planetarium.
More than 2,000 musical instruments have been acquired since Frederick Stearns donated the original collection in 1899, making this one of the largest, most distinctive collections from around the world. Housed in the Saarinen Design School of Music on U of M's North Campus.
Milestones of Southeastern Michigan aviation history on display in historic hangar. The hangar played a major role in producing the famous four-engine B-24 bombers during World War II. $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 children.
Housed in the former Ypsilanti Fire Station, built in 1898, is a new museum featuring fire fighting equipment, which includes trucks, uniforms, helmets, bells, emblems and fire extinguishers. Soon to undergo expansion! Open the first and second Sunday of the Month from 2PM to 5PM, and other times by appointment. Free.
Features automobiles and parts suppliers that were Ypsilanti products: Kaiser and Frazer cars, Corvair, Tucker, General Motors' Hydramatic Plant, Motor State Products (largest manufacturer of convertible tops), Apex Motors (Ace Car 1920-22), Commerce Trucks. Learn about the unusual role Ypsilanti and its pioneers played in the history of the American automobile. See actual vehicles of a bygone era, study first hand the signs and records of early area auto dealers.
In this elegant brick mansion, built in 1860, you will find several rooms furnished in true Victorian style. Exhibit rooms showcase artifacts from 19th century Ypsilanti, dolls and local crafts. Open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 pm Free.
Half-hour recitals at noon weekdays while school is in session. Summer series, 7 pm Monday mid-June through July, featuring hour-long guest recitals. The public may come up after the Monday recitals to view the carillon.
Chelsea Milling is the world headquarters of nationally known Jiffy Mix baking products. Enjoy a slide show highlighting the history of the mills. After a snack you'll tour the factory in operation. Don't forget your souvenir box of Jiffy Mix. Then walk around Chelsea's friendly downtown district. M-F. 8:30 am-1:30 pm by appointment only.
Historic business district in Ypsilanti with antique shops and antique car dealer. Ypsilanti Farmers' Market in Depot Town's Freight House; fresh produce, plants and crafts every Wed and Sat.
Fresh local produce, plants, flowers, baked goods and more. Wed. & Sat. May-Dec., 7 am-3 pm; Sat. Jan-Apr. 8 am-3 pm. Artist's Market on Sun.
Expansive conservatory of tropical, warm-temperate and desert plants. 10 am-4:30 pm. Picturesque gardens, nature trail, prairie. 8 am-Sunset. Tours with notice. Gift shop.
The new University Hospital opened in 1986. Visitors are intrigued by th 21st-century concepts incorporated in building this modern 500 bed medical facility. Surrounding the new hospital are more than 30 buildings and institutions that make up the U-M Medical Center. Call at least two weeks ahead to arrange small group tours.
More than 600 species of trees and plants in 123 acres. Scenic trails for walking, jogging or bicycling. Collections of peonies, lilacs and rhododendrons. Maps available at Ronald McDonald House, School of Natural Resources and the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Step back in time to 1844 as you are welcomed to this pioneer Michigan farm house and learn about the early Ann Arbor settlers. The interpretive tour of this living history museum brings smiles, and sparks the interest of most everyone. A special attraction is the 100-year old log cabin. Activities include candle-making, butter-churning, wool-spinning and baking in an old fashioned cast iron wood-burning stove.
The Exhibit Museum on the U of M campus houses the state's largest collection of dinosaur skeletons. Displays explore our natural history with special attention given to Michigan's prehistoric past. Exhibits include the Hall of Evolution, Michigan birds and animals, American Indian heritage, mineral collections, and a planetarium.
On the 4th floor of the museum, the planetarium has a 360-degree domed screen that surrounds the audience. Newly updated equipment produces a realistic night sky which changes with the seasons. Several star-gazing, informative shows are presented on weekends.
In-town park with nature trails, play equipment, fishing, bicycle, canoe and paddleboat rentals, shelter, picnic tables, barbeque grills, rest rooms, concession stand.