a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

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

Support Us

This is an unprecedented time for everyone! We know that many people are struggling right now in many different ways, whether it be working to stay healthy, finding new ways to educate our children, and having financial or employment uncertainty. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center are always looking for ways to support our greater community and we are working hard to bring virtual programming to everyone.

We are also facing tough times, and we have had many generous people reach out and ask how they can support us. We are currently seeking outside funding in order to support our mission of creating moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for STEM and the natural world. If individuals would like to support us, and have the capacity to do so, here are some ways that you can help.

Celebrate Moments with us in May!

Join us throughout the month of May on Facebook and as we share stories that celebrate our work, our supporters, and our community. On May 28th, we invite you to join us for our annual Mayfly celebration, where we will create new memories of inspiration and joy! Participate in our month-long celebration by sharing your own moments and experiences through stories or photos. Additionally, if you are able to, please consider a gift of financial support, which will help us raise the needle on our month-long fundraising goal, directly supporting our team and allowing us to bring even more moments of learning and exploration to our community.







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.