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All public operations are suspended until further notice. Check this page for the latest information.

Support Us

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center are committed to creating more opportunities to learn and experience STEM and the natural world. Your support allows our organization to continue to adapt and to find new and unique ways to grow and serve others.

We know that many families are struggling right now in many different ways, whether it be working to stay healthy, finding new ways to educate our children, or having financial or employment uncertainty. If individuals would like to support us, and have the capacity to do so, here are some ways that you can help.

#CelebrateMoments in May!

During the month of May we shared stories on Facebook and Instagram which celebrated our work, our supporters, and our community. As part of this month-long celebration we were gifted with a $20,000 match from local long-time supporters of our organization. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, we not only met this match – but EXCEEDED it, raising almost $100,000 in May. This support allows us our organization to continue to move forward and deliver virtual STEM at Home and Camp-at-Home opportunities for families across the country. To all those who supported us in May and to those who continue to support us moving forward, we say, “THANK YOU”!

Buy or Renew a Membership

Your membership will get you access to new virtual learning opportunities that are coming soon. All new memberships purchased today during the closure will receive one year of member benefits from the date when we reopen. Any current memberships renewed today will received one year of member benefits added on to their current membership, plus additional months to compensate for the period of closure. Click here for more information.


Adopt an Animal

Help support us by adopting one of our amazing animal co-workers. Your support ensures that these animals continue to inspire and educate our visitors. Click here to find out more.






Community support is an investment in our staff and programs and is essential to our organization's health. Click here to find out more.