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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of February 17, 2020

Ann Arbor is a family town, and the area provides a host of activities for kids of all ages. Let The Calendar help plan an after-school or weekend excursion.





 
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Monday


February 2020
 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


February 2020
 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.):Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 24. New and expecting parents invited to discuss new baby experiences. Babies welcome.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Early Winter Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a social worker and an MPH/Certified Lactation Specialist. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from January 14th to February 18th.
Save $5 with promo code SUPPORT through January 12th
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., Jan. 20. & Feb. 18 Three audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages.

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The Sky Tonight (Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.), is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Cosmic Colors (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.), details the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.) shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [map]


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Button Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 9 & 18. All invited to make button pins. Materials provided or bring your own image (1.25-2.25 inches) to use. On Feb. 9 only, die cutting machine available to cut out shapes.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Wednesday


February 2020
 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed.. Kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Feb. 5: "I Speak for the Trees." Feb. 12: "Clean Water, Clean World." Feb. 19: "The Earth & Me."Feb. 26: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd. Preregistration recommended. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Great Lakes": U-M Museum of Natural History Science Café.

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With U-M faculty TBA. Followed by discussion. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by hors d'oeuvres. Seating limited; arrive early.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free. 764-0478. [map]


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Thursday


February 2020
 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Hidden Worlds": WCPARC.

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Naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike for kids ages 2-4 (with caregiver) to learn about how animals and plants prepare for spring.
10-11 a.m., County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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This award-winning local children's theater presents a series of African folktales. With drumming and other music. Geared toward kids ages 4-10. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River. Tickets $12 (seniors ages 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids ages 2 & under, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga for Kids!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A Super Fun Yoga Time (Pinckney) instructor leads grades preK-2 in some introductory poses.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., Jan. 20. & Feb. 18 Three audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages.

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The Sky Tonight (Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.), is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Cosmic Colors (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.), details the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.) shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [map]


 2 & 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Friday


February 2020
 10 a.m. * 12:30 p.m. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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This award-winning local children's theater presents a series of African folktales. With drumming and other music. Geared toward kids ages 4-10. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River. Tickets $12 (seniors ages 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids ages 2 & under, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Inside Out (Feb. 7) and/or Zootopia (Feb. 21). Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 662-5585. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen After Hours: Fortnite IRL": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to a battle royale with Nerf guns and to find treasure hidden in the library stacks, both activities that feature prominently in the popular online game Fortnite. Pizza dinner.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, registration required 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Chip Carving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 6 & 21. All invited to make a small design in a flat wooden board.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Saturday


February 2020
 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ages 5 & under (with caregiver) invited to a 45-minute program of music and movement led by Kindermusik dance teacher Denise Owens (Feb. 9, AADL Pittsfield) and Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley (Feb. 22, AADL Westgate).
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley (Feb. 9) & Westgate (Feb. 22) Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"DIY Animals Tracks Field Guide": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Interactive activity for grades K-5.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Camp Expo": Briarwood mall.

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Info on summer camps for kids & teens.
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Briarwood. Free. 769-9610. . [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.):Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Harry Potter: Wizards unite": Briarwood mall.

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All invited to play this interactive augmented reality phone game, with special real-life displays and chances to take photos.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Briarwood. Free. 769-9610. [map]


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Zombies 2": Briarwood Mall.

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Family-friendly activities related to the new Disney Channel original movie Zombies 2, including photo opportunities and a chance to make a DIY Zombies 2-themed sling bag.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Briarwood. Free. 769-9610. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Nature Explorers: The Mighty Chickadee": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Kelsey Dehring teaches kids ages 5 & 6 (with caregiver) about how these hardy birds survive the winter.
11 a.m.-noon, County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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This award-winning local children's theater presents a series of African folktales. With drumming and other music. Geared toward kids ages 4-10. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River. Tickets $12 (seniors ages 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids ages 2 & under, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 11:15 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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A U-M student docent reads a story related to art on display. Followed by a short craft activity. For ages 3-6 with caregiver. Siblings welcome.
11:15 a.m.-noon., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., Jan. 20. & Feb. 18 Three audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages.

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The Sky Tonight (Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.), is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Cosmic Colors (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.), details the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

.

Two Small Pieces of Glass (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.) shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.

.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [map]


 1, 2, & 3 p.m. 

"Slime Time!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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All invited to make slime and learn about the different states of matter.
1, 2, & 3 p.m., Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. $6 (members, $4) plus $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
(Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to the African continent, including the African crested porcupine (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour of animals TBA and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a kangaroo, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (ages 2-12, $8; ages 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Library Lab: STEMfest": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Spotlight scientists from the University of Michigan visit the library to share the latest research at hands-on stations kids and families can explore!
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1340. jodi@ypsilibrary.org ypsilibrary.org [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight": U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Several U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry, natural resources, & the environment are stationed throughout the library with interactive activities focusing on their current work. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about people who lived there. In conjunction with YDL's STEMfest.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5557 Whittaker, Ypsilanti. Free. 764-0480. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus": Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences (Michigan Theater Not Just for Kids Series).

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Jerry Whiddon directs this Washington, D.C.-based touring group in Mo Willems' new musical adaptation of his children's picture book about a pigeon who wants to drive a bus. Geared towards grades preK-3.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $20 (meet & greet, $35) in advance at MichTheater.org & at the door. 668-8397. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Pioneer Bands Trivia Fundraiser: Pioneer Band Association.

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Pioneer Bands Trivia Fundraiser will feature family feud style trivia questions, munchies, and a silent auction! All proceeds from this event will be used to support the talented, young musicians in the Ann Arbor Pioneer Band program.
Pioneer High School Cafeteria, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. $10/students and $20/adults. 734-904-3565. aapbafundraiser@gmail.com aapioneerbands.org [map]



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Sunday


February 2020
 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Harry Potter: Wizards unite": Briarwood mall.

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All invited to play this interactive augmented reality phone game, with special real-life displays and chances to take photos.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Briarwood. Free. 769-9610. [map]


 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., Jan. 20. & Feb. 18 Three audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages.

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The Sky Tonight (Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.), is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Cosmic Colors (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.), details the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

.

Two Small Pieces of Glass (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.) shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.

.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1, 2, & 3 p.m. 

"Slime Time!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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All invited to make slime and learn about the different states of matter.
1, 2, & 3 p.m., Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. $6 (members, $4) plus $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to the African continent, including the African crested porcupine (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour of animals TBA and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a kangaroo, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (ages 2-12, $8; ages 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Jan. 26 & Feb. 23. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stenciled Tote Bags": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity with canvas bags, paint, stencils, and more for all ages. Bring your own design materials, if you like.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Korean Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Korean-language songs, stories, and crafts. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Monday


February 2020
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Preschool ArtStart": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

Fri. 10 a.m. (Westgate & Pittsfield).
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


February 2020
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

Fri. 10 a.m. (Westgate & Pittsfield).
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except June 9, and Apr. 11. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


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Wednesday


February 2020
 10 & 11 a.m. and 1 & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

Fri. 10 a.m. (Westgate & Pittsfield).
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. An experienced storyteller performs for ages 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


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Thursday


February 2020
 10:30 a.m. 

Canceled: "Little Paws Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).
10:30 a.m., Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). 662-5585. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Apr. 30, May 21, & June 11. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

Fri. 10 a.m. (Westgate & Pittsfield).
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


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Saturday


February 2020
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 noon, 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


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Sunday


February 2020
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 noon, 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]






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