The Ann Arbor Hands On Museum collaborated with Hooked On Nature to redesign their existing Discovery Room and create a replicable exhibit that offers children (and adults) a memorable experience ? one that highlights the wonders of nature right outside our doors and inspires an everyday connection to the larger community of life ? the natural world.
This exciting new exhibit is developing in response to community input collected during a community-wide strategic planning process. The museum surveyed constituent groups and found considerable interest in creating a fresh focus on the natural world. The museum is committed to helping its guests develop personal connections to the natural world. The exhibit, scheduled to opening January 2008, and associated programs will promote reflection, obser- vation, respect, and a personal connection to nature.