Things to do in ANN ARBOR with kids

Anyone who visits Ann Arbor, this sweet and beautiful town in Michigan, always has the same thought - there are too many things to do with kids, they don’t know what to choose first! 

Should you visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum where kids have 4 floors to play, experiment and create with over 450 exhibits based around science, math and technology?  Should you visit the Museum of Nature History with one of the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state? If they love those, they might love the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology too!

Perhaps first on the list should be Dominos Petting Farm, where kids of all ages can learn about farm animals, or perhaps the Great Lakes Zoological Society is the first choice?

Got little ones? Then they might prefer the indoor play of places like Jungle Java! Too many decisions!

What you will know, however, is that Ann Arbor was a GREAT pick for a family day out. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit! 

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  • Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

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    Ann Arbor

    Science and Technology Center with 4 floors filled with over 250 interactive hands-on exhibits to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, math and technology.

  • University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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    Ann Arbor

    Exhibits for the kids to explore and learn from that include displays on prehistoric life with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in all of Michigan, as well as Michigan wildlife, anthropology, ...

  • Dominos Petting Farm

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    (4 miles) Ann Arbor

    20 acres of beautiful petting farm for kids to explore in Ann Arbor, with cute domestic animals waiting to make friends!

  • The Ypsilanti Putterz

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    (5 miles) Ypsilanti

    Epic 54 hole outdoor mini golf plus batting cages and large games room.

  • The Creature Conservancy

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    (5 miles) Ann Arbor

    The Creature Conservancy

  • Great Lakes Zoological Society

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    (6 miles) Ann Arbor

    A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.

  • Pump It Up Canton

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    (13 miles) Canton

    Indoor inflatable play and great birthday parties at Pump It Up...great for those excitable active kids in Michigan!

  • Jungle Java

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    (13 miles) Canton

    Indoor jungle themed fun in Canton where a great indoor playground for kids under 10 years, with a toddler area too...and parents can play too!

  • Plymouth Whalers Hockey

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    (14 miles) Plymouth

    Go Whalers! Spend the day enjoying the atmosphere at a The Plymouth Whalers hockey team game!

  • The TreeHouse

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    (14 miles) Chelsea

    Great indoor play with awesome slides, baby and toddler areas, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Canton

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    (15 miles) Canton

    A super fun indoor trampoline park great for kids to stay active - giving kids the same feeling as flying!

  • Skateland West

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    (17 miles) Westland

    Skateland West is one of Michigan's finest roller skating family fun centers and music venue.

  • Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center

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    (18 miles) Belleville

    Fun waterpark with two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.

  • Lower Huron Metropark

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    (18 miles) Belleville

    Features on offer include par-3 golf course, paved hike and bike trails, shoreline fishing and canoeing, pond skating, sports and a water park.

  • Mt. Brighton Ski Resort

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    (18 miles) Brighton

    A legendary family destination in Southeast Michigan - Mt. Brighton Ski Area is a great place for kids of all ski levels to come and enjoy themselves!

  • Paradise Park

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    (19 miles) Novi

    Go Karts, Laser Tag, soccer, mini golf, climbing wall, and arcade....if you love the sound of that you really will be in paradise!

  • Jumperooz

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    (19 miles) Westland

    Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.

  • Putting Edge

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    (20 miles) Novi

    Mini golf with a difference with this glow in the dark course, with an arcade too!

  • Treasure Island Playground

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    (22 miles) Livonia

    Fun indoor play in Michigan, with open play, birthday parties, pajama parties and inflatables!

  • Safari Playground

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    (22 miles) Walled Lake

    A roaring safari themed indoor fun center with an arcade, bowling, skeeball and birthday parties!

  • Splash Universe

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    (22 miles) Dundee

    Fun indoor water park in Michigan featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, a Treehouse area and a family spa!

  • Tiny Treasures Indoor Play Cafe

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    (22 miles) Walled Lake

    A fun a creative atmosphere and indoor play center that kids AND the parents can enjoy! With a wide variety of play areas, kids are sure to be entertained! We love indoor fun!

  • Horseback Riding at Waterloo Rec

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    (22 miles) Grass Lake

    Horseback trail riding for kids with rescued horses who have been re-habilitated.

  • Jump Station Family Fun House

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    (23 miles) Farmington

    Bouncing fun for everyone over 2 years, with open jump and birthday parties at this Michigan indoor trampoline center!

  • Great Escape

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    (23 miles) Howell

    Features include indoor go karting, indoor mini golf, bounce house, skill game arcade and bumper cars.

  • The Adventure Park

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    (25 miles) West Bloomfield Township

    Kids over 5 can take on a variety of rope course challenges as they make their way through the treetops!

  • Adventure Park at West Bloomfield

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    (25 miles) West Bloomfield Township

    Adventure awaits in the trees at this fun adventure park for the over 5s, with canopy challenges of all difficulties!

  • Jungle Java

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    (26 miles) Farmington Hills

    Kids can go wild at this jungle themed indoor play center in Michigan, with toddler areas and birthday parties - where adults can play too!

  • Marvins Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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    (26 miles) Farmington Hills

    A unique museum featuring Marvin's personal collection of coin operated machines plus amusing and confusing oddities, covering nearly 6,000 tightly packed square feet.

  • Automotive Hall Of Fame

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    (26 miles) Detroit

    he Automotive Hall of Fame is both a visitor attraction and an educational resource for inspiring others to higher levels of achievement in their own work and lives. Visitors will experience ...

  • The Henry Ford Estate

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    (26 miles) Dearborn

    Return to the world of automotive pioneer Henry Ford at the Henry Ford Estate ~ Fair Lane in Dearborn, Michigan. The Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane includes the residence of Henry and Clara Ford and ...

  • Castaway Play Cafe

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    (27 miles) Howell

    With four slides, bounce houses and a specially designed toddler area for the little ones. Parents welcome on the structure. Newest feature: laser tag arena!

  • Adrian Skatery

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    (28 miles) Adrian

    We are a wholesome family entertainment center dedicated to providing skaters of all ages a clean friendly environment to enjoy skating with their families and friends!

  • Detroit Kid City

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    (32 miles) Southfield

    offers an imaginative extravaganza featuring 9 interactive roleplay exhibits plus related activities and games at each point.

  • Michigans Museum of Natural History

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    (32 miles) Bloomfield Hills

    Explore the wonders of the world and space at Michigan's Museum of Natural History, located at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. A hands-on day out for all ages!