2018 Top 20 Places to Take Kids in the Ann Arbor - Detroit Area
The 2018 Top 20 Places to take children in the Ann Arbor - Detroit Area
The Metro Detroit / Ann Arbor area is rich in fun events and exciting places. It was hard for our readers to select their favorites from the hundreds of choices! The venues listed below are wildly popular with kids and families in Ann Arbor But don’t miss out on ALL the other wonderful places as well! Browse through our site and discover lots more to do!
Motor City Youth Theatre in Livonia
At Motor City Youth Theatre our goal is to enrich the lives of youth and facilitate their development of life skills such as problem solving, decision-making and team work through theatre arts. Our programs emphasize team work, respect for differences, and a love for theatre.
Young People's Theater
YPT puts young people center stage in breathtaking performances filled with Broadway-style magic. During the school year, YPT’s three musical productions delight audiences of all ages, and in the summer, they offer a variety of camps and classes for budding performers.
AirTime Trampoline & Game Park
Over 31,000 square feet of wall to wall trampolines, trampoline dodgeball and foam pits for maximum airtime. Powered by great music, DJ and band performances, AirTime is your destination to get amped up.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Offering more than 250 interactive exhibits, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum attracts over 280,000 visitors of all ages annually who discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In addition to exhibits and public programming, the Museum offers award-winning distance learning and outreach programming to schools, libraries, and community centers statewide and around the world.
Domino's Farms Petting Farm
The Petting Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about a farm and interact with the animals that live here. Our mission is to serve our community by being a fun and educational place to visit.
This zoo is very large and offers a lot for families to do each time they visit. The zoo has amazing habitats to get up close to the animals including the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the Arctic Ring of Life, the Australian Outback and the Butterfly House. There are also weeknight concerts throughout the summer, a carousel for kids to ride on, and a number of family friendly events offered throughout the year.
Heritage Park: Farmington Hills
Heritage Park is the perfect spot to Play, Explore, and Learn! This 211-acre park includes 4.5 miles of trails for hiking and nature study. Other amenities include picnic shelters, a youth playground, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and in-ground grills. Also located in Heritage Park are the Visitor Center, Day Camp and Nature Center, Stables Art Studio, Amphitheatre, History Center, Splash Pad, and Riley Archery Range. For rental and year-round program information, call (248) 473-1800.
Wild Swan Theater
Wild Swan Theater is dedicated to producing professional theater of the highest artistic quality for families and to making that theater accessible to everyone including low income, minority and disabled children through low ticket prices and innovative outreach program.
We offer parties 364 days a year, Spring Summer Fall & Winter!! Looking for the Best Pony Party & Mobile Petting Farm in Michigan? Look no further, You have found us!
The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
The Toledo Zoo© is more than just a great value. With a world of animals, from mammoth elephants to tiny toads, it's a trip around the world - from the Arctic to Africa - all in one great day!
Farmington Civic Theater
With its distinctive neon sign and the warm glow of the canopy lights, the Farmington Civic Theater invites you to experience the nostalgia of an old-time theater. Recent movies, vibrant digital projection, dynamic Dolby Surround 7.1 and modern, comfortable seating. All seats just $5.
The Henry Ford - America's Greatest History Attraction
Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire more than 1.5 million visitors annually: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience.
Detroit Institute Of Art
An art museum in Detroit with free admission to residents who live in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. The museum houses a collection of over 60,000 works of art and offers a number of programs for families including classes and Family Sundays.
Stagecrafters - The Baldwin Theater
Stagecrafters has earned a reputation for creating outstanding community-crafted theatre. Throughout our 63 years, we’ve built a vibrant arts community where anyone with a passion for the performing arts can thrive. More than 300 volunteer members make the magic of live theatre happen. We provide opportunities for all members of the community to shine their brightest, and shine they have. Stagecrafters was named Best Community Theatre by Hour Detroit, Detroit Metro Times and Daily Tribune, and received an amazing 10 out of 26 Broadway World Detroit Awards in 2017. Stagecrafters Youth Theatre members produce two shows a season, giving them an appreciation for the arts that often lasts a lifetime. Just ask Jeffrey Seller, producer of Hamilton, who credits Stagecrafters with igniting his passion for theatre when he was 12.
Broadway in Detroit - The Fisher Theatre
Broadway In Detroit brings you the BEST Broadway Shows to the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House!
Tree Runner Adventure Park
TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park is a premier aerial adventure park located 30 minutes from Ann Arbor. With over 165 exciting obstacles, 22 zip lines, 5 difficulty levels, and 12 different courses, there is plenty to explore! We also have a Junior Park designed for ages 3-7! TreeRunner is designed for all ability levels. Experience our unique courses on your own, or with friends and family! We are the perfect outdoor adventure for Birthday Parties (goodie bags included!), Team Building, Scout Outings, Summer Camp visits, Athletic Teams and Special Events.
Leslie Science and Nature Center
Leslie Science & Nature Center educates and inspires children and adults to discover, understand, and respect their natural environment.
Farmington Hills Ice Arena
The 70,000 square-foot Ice Arena contains two ice surfaces with a total seating capacity of 1,200 people. The arena offers concession facilities, locker rooms, lockers, meeting and party rooms as well as, administrative offices. The facility provides both recreational and competitive skating opportunities. Skaters enjoy our youth and adult hockey program, public skating, Learn-to-Skate and figure skating.
Blake's Orchard & Cidermill
72 years and counting! We're so proud to have served the Metro Detroit community since 1946. With 3 family-owned orchards, a cider mill, and 10,00 square feet of greenhouses, we've grown a little since our beginnings--thanks only to you!
The MLB team for Detroit, MI. A trip to Comerica Park is fun for the whole family. There is the game to watch, carousel and ferris wheel to ride on, and watch the centerfield wall where a fountain displays liquid fireworks to celebrate home runs.