Things to do in DETROIT with kids

Despite Detroit’s image as an industrial city, it’s actually an incredibly fun and surprisingly green place with a ton of fun places to go with kids.

Another surprise about Detroit, is how many free activities there are!  Every family can (and should!) enjoy this great city. 

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum is full of the weird and wonderful (and is free!), the Detroit Historical Museum is a fascinating insight into the city itself (and the third Sunday of every month, it’s free!), and …now don’t get excited…the Sanders Candy Factory Tour, is - you guessed it - totally free!

The city is also teeming with great museums, like the Museum of Natural History, Motown Historical Museum and Museum Of Contemporary Art.  There are great areas just for those little ones like Extreme Fun, and of course water fun, like Red Oaks Waterpark. So many fun places to visit!

Did you know that Detroit was the first city in America to pave a concrete road? See, Detroit will always surprise you!

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  • Diamond Jack's River Tours

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    (1 miles) Detroit

    River fun in Detroit with these sightseeing river tours, perfect for kids to explore the city in a whole new way!

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit MOCAD

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    (2 miles) Detroit

    A cultural day surrounded by art at this Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, with exhibits, programs, and activities for kids.

  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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    (2 miles) Detroit

    Over 100 galleries to explore, enjoy the art world with guided arts tours, talks, and special exhibitions. Art fun in Detroit!

  • Detroit Historical Museum

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    (2 miles) Detroit

    Explore 300 years of rich Detroit history at this Historical Museum. Step back in time for your family day out in Michigan!

  • Walter P Chrysler Museum

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    (3 miles) Detroit

    Plan a visit to the Walter P. Chrysler Museum where automotive history is learned and explored. Take an hour, or spend the day to experience the history of Chrysler vehicles, learn from interactive ...

  • Motown Historical Museum

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    (3 miles) Detroit

    Feel the beat at the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit! A rhythm filled family day out that's all about those great sounds of Motown.

  • The Henry Ford Estate

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    (10 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 ...

  • Automotive Hall Of Fame

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    (10 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 Detroit Zoo

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    (11 miles) Royal Oak

    Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in ...

  • Red Oaks Waterpark

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    (13 miles) Madison Heights

    All round fun family water park, with Soak Station and Spray Play for the small ones, river ride for a family paddle, flume water slides and a heated wave action pool.

  • Warren Community Center Pool

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    (14 miles) Warren

    Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide! Great fun for kids in Michigan

  • Detroit Kid City

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    (14 miles) Southfield

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

  • Natures Playhouse at Hunter Community Center

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    (15 miles) Clawson

    Nature's Playhouse offers parents and caregivers a place to connect with others in the community while their child plays freely in our all natural environment. In addition, we offer a host of classes ...

  • Extreme Fun

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    (16 miles) Roseville

    Indoor inflatable fun and indoor party center for active and bouncing kids ages 1 - 12!

  • The Robot Garage

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    (16 miles) Birmingham

    Robots! Kids can get their hands busy actually creating working robots! They can play, design, create, build and destroy using the fun block available.

  • AirTime Trampoline and Game Park

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    (16 miles) Troy

    AirTime Trampoline & Game Park is Michigan's trampoline and music experience unlike any other! Great for those active kids.

  • Aqua Tots

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    (17 miles) Troy

    Swimming is an important skill for kids to have, so why not spend the day having fun as they learn!

  • Jumperooz

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    (17 miles) Westland

    Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.

  • Laser Edge

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    (17 miles) Clinton Township

    Laser Edge is 11,000 square feet of futuristic excitement in a combat setting, with high tech equipment. This fast paced game will excite kids with the fog, lighting, and heart pounding music!

  • Jump Station Family Fun House

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    (18 miles) Farmington

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

  • Treasure Island Playground

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    (19 miles) Livonia

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

  • Skateland West

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    (19 miles) Westland

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

  • Jungle Java

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    (19 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!

  • Michigans Museum of Natural History

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    (20 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!

  • Marvins Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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    (21 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.

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Canton

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    (21 miles) Canton

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

  • Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center

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    (22 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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    (22 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.

  • Sanders Candy Factory Tour

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    (22 miles) Clinton Township

    Tasty tours that take you through the history of chocolate and candy, then see it made and TASTE it! Delicious FREE family fun in Michigan

  • Jungle Java

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    (23 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!

  • Pump It Up Canton

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    (23 miles) Canton

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

  • Adventure Park at West Bloomfield

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    (23 miles) West Bloomfield Township

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

  • The Adventure Park

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    (23 miles) West Bloomfield Township

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

  • Plymouth Whalers Hockey

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    (24 miles) Plymouth

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

  • Putting Edge

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    (25 miles) Novi

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