Kids Activities in the Ann Arbor Michigan Area | Kids Out and About Ann Arbor / Detroit

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Owl Pellet Dissecting Day at Lake Erie Metropark

Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
10 am -2 pm
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Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

734-782-3956

Public Skate at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Lace up your skates and feel the wind in your hair as you and your kids take to the ice for some great indoor fun!
Dates: 
11/19/2018
11/20/2018
11/21/2018
M-F: 10:30 - 11:50 am; Saturdays 12 - 1:20 pm; Sundays: 1 - 2:20 pm
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Organization:

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Location:

2121 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
United States

Phone:

(734) 214-2024

Lake Erie Owl Prowl

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. After an indoor presentation, we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
6 pm
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Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

734-782-3956

Twinkle Toes at Painting With A Twist

Our talented team of instructors will guide you step-by-step through the night's featured painting. We provide all painting supplies. No art experience is required. You will love this experience and surprise yourself with your hidden talents. Find out why EVERYONE is talking about Painting with a Twist!
Dates: 
11/24/2018
12 - 2 pm
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Location:

3143 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103, MI, 48103
United States

Phone:

(734) 662-7928

Science Fest - The Natural World at the Hands On Museum

Back by popular demand! Explore and discover the many ways we shape, create and play with sound in the Sonic Workshop. This exciting new space will feature the Digital Musicians' Toolbox, a trio of large, interactive touch screen displays that will allow visitors play with the tools and ideas that musicians use to create. Also, sound exhibits by guest artist and author David Eric Nelson.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
10 - 4
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Location:

220 E. Ann Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
United States

Phone:

(734) 995-5439

Whoville Christmas at Painting With A Twist

Our talented team of instructors will guide you step-by-step through the night's featured painting. We provide all painting supplies. No art experience is required. You will love this experience and surprise yourself with your hidden talents. Find out why EVERYONE is talking about Painting with a Twist!
Dates: 
11/23/2018
1 - 3 pm
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Location:

3143 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103, MI, 48103
United States

Phone:

(734) 662-7928

Homeschool Thursday

Explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities. Ecology, biology, and other “ologies” are covered. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.
Dates: 
11/29/2018
1 pm
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Organization:

Willow Metropark

Location:

17845 Savage Road
Belleville, MI, 48111
United States

Phone:

734-697-9181

Chickadee Chow Down at Kensington Metropark

In winter, a variety of songbirds will take seeds from your hands. Learn about common winter birds inside and then take short walk along the nature trails and we’ll see how many we can find. All ages. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
12/15/2018
1 - 2 pm
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Organization:

Kensington Metropark

Location:

2240 W. Buno Road
Milford, MI, 48380
United States

Phone:

248-684-8632

#OptOutside Discovery Hike at Indian Springs

Join the growing movement to skip the shopping and spend Black Friday in nature. This interpreter-led hike will traverse the Woodland Trail. We will search for signs of animals, plants and other clues to what has been going on outside. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
1 - 2:30 pm
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Location:

5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI, 48386
United States

Phone:

(734) 426-8211

Animal ID: Wild Turkey

Gobble-Gobble… Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our local wildlife! This month we will learn all about the Wild Turkey and how it’s come to be a symbolic centerpiece of the fall season. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
10 am
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Organization:

Willow Metropark

Location:

17845 Savage Road
Belleville, MI, 48111
United States

Phone:

734-697-9181

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 260 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
5:30 to 9 pm select weeknights and Sundays • 5:30-10 pm Fridays and Saturdays
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Organization:

Detroit Zoo

Location:

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI, 48067
United States

Phone:

248.541.5717

Breakfast with Santa at the Detroit Zoo (tickets on sale 11/1)

Enjoy breakfast with your favorite holiday friends at the 15th annual Breakfast with Santa at the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery. The buffet-style waffle breakfast also includes a special gift for each child, arts and crafts, photo opportunities and a visit from Santa. Tickets are required for all children, regardless of age, as seating is limited. Booster seats and high chairs will not be available.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
varies, see below
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Organization:

Detroit Zoo

Location:

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI, 48067
United States

Phone:

248.541.5717

Santa Comes to Maybury Farm.

We wish you and yours all the best and to say Thank You for your support of the Farm, we offer FREE Santa Visits at the Farm along with a Holiday Open House for everyone of all ages to view the farm in all its winter beauty. You will be able to walk around the Farm, through the barns, engage with the animals and notice how Nature is preparing them with winter coats for the cold months ahead. Our General Store will be open and stocked with wonderful gifts and delicious treats including warm cocoa and cider. We'll have a bonfire, activities for the kids and a family photo booth.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
12/15/2018
10 am - 4 pm
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Organization:

Maybury Farm

Location:

50165 8 Mile Rd.
Northville, MI, 48167
United States

Phone:

248-374-0200

Full Moon Walk at Hudson Mills

The November full moon is called the Beaver Moon. Enjoy some beaver facts indoors and then head out during the moonset to see if we can spot these nocturnal animals. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
6 - 8 pm
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Location:

8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI, 48310
United States

Phone:

734-426-8211

Evening Owl Prowls

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. After an indoor presentation, we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
6 pm
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Organization:

Willow Metropark

Location:

17845 Savage Road
Belleville, MI, 48111
United States

Phone:

734-697-9181

Choose and Cut your own Christmas Tree at Hillside Christmas tree Farm

Our farm is friendly, easy-going and offers great family fun by providing an enjoyable and memorable experience of selecting your perfect Christmas tree. A day at Hillside starts by entering our spacious parking lot, grabbing a saw and accessing the fields for your perfect tree by taking a wagon ride, walking or driving (weather and field conditions permitting). Upon your return, your tree is shaken (cleaned) free of charge, then if desired wrapped for a nominal fee, lastly the tree is measured for pricing. The kids can play in the hay stack play area or choose their own small Christmas tree from our Tot Lot pre-cut tree lot. Your family can conclude your experience at Hillside Christmas Tree Farm by visiting the Christmas Barn and enjoying hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies by the fireplace. You can immerse yourself in the season by joining in the Christmas Carol Sing Along and the themed Christmas display.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
10 am to 5 pm
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Location:

14745 Sharon Hollow Rd
Manchester, MI, 48158
United States

Phone:

(517) 456-7233

Pancake Breakfast & Photos with Santa at Tiny Town

Join us on Saturday, December 2nd 10am – 12pm for Pancake Breakfast & Photos with Santa. $12 per person (Children & Adults). Space is limited. Tickets are non-refundable.
Dates: 
12/02/2018
10 am - 12 pm
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Organization:

Tiny Town

Location:

15444 Haggerty Road
Northville, MI, 48170
United States

Phone:

734.667.4965

Wild Vinyl: Designer Art Toys at the Cranbrook!

Wild Vinyl: Designer Art Toys showcases a variety of designer toys from individual sculptural figures to outlandish monsters, and will focus on limited edition artist creations and serial productions. Like prints and other forms of art produced in multiples, seriality and variation on a theme dominate the art toy genre.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
12/02/2018
12/04/2018
during regular hours
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Organization:

Cranbrook Art Museum

Location:

39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48303
United States

Phone:

248.645.3314

$5 Junior Jumpers at AirTime Trampoline Park Ann Arbor

Bring your kids 5 and Under to AirTime Trampoline Park during open jump hours and they can jump as long as they want for just $5! It's a great way to help your little ones get their wiggles out without breaking the bank!
Dates: 
11/20/2018
11/21/2018
11/22/2018
Tuesday - Thursday: 3 pm - 8 pm; Friday: 3 pm- 10 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm
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Location:

800 W. Eisenhower PKWY
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
United States

Phone:

734-470-0040