Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to host signature TechTwilight experience Nov. 8, 9

AAHOM to bring back, reinvent its signature STEM event

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – From Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum wants community members to get interested in the intersection of art and science at TechTwilight 2019.

A two-day event celebrating 10 years of STEM, TechTwilight 2019 is a reinvigorated spin on the museum’s signature event, which aims to highlight interactive science, technology and arts experiences.

Over the course of the weekend, attendees will be able to participate in various arts experiences like interactive videos, an LED tree made of metal, as well as a sensory-responsive playscape and a rhythmic soundscape. Collaborations with various artists will offer focus on themes like climate change, invasive species and emergent patterns in nature.

“I’ve imagined this event for years, the celebration of the intersection of art and science. The ability to dance with lasers, become immersed in glaciers, or experience a tactile interactive sculpture is a unique opportunity we will bring to life for our community,” said president and CEO Mel Drumm in a recent press release by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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At 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, the TechTwilight: Adults-Only Night is offered to science-curious adults so they can interact with event artists, enjoy refreshments and beer or wine, as well as create an alcohol tile in which to take home.

From noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will open for members only but TechTwilight: Family Day will then run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Families will be encouraged to interact with artists and student groups while participating in family activities.

Tickets for the Adults-Only Night are $35 in advance but will be available on the day of the event for $40. Tickets include a beverage ticket and a $5 discount is available to AAHOM members.

Family Day tickets cost $12.50 for adults and children.

Members can receive free tickets to the Members-Only event but they are required to register through the AAHOM website.

Sponsors of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will be able to preview the event and experiences on Nov. 7 by invitation-only.

For more information about exhibitors and collaborators at TechTwilight 2019, visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum TechTwilight 2019 page.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is at 220 E. Ann St.

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Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.