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Detroit
The museum is an innovative addition to Detroit's Cultural Center,Our ambitious series of public programs includes lectures, musical performances, films, literary readings and educational activities for children.
Detroit
Over 100 galleries to explore, plus auditorium, lecture hall, an art reference library and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory. Guided Arts Tours, Art Talks and Special Exhibitions are available.
Detroit
The Detroit Historical Museum, established in 1928, is one of America
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 kiosk stations, or enjoy educational films in our mo...
Detroit
Motown Historical Museum is one of Detroits most popular tourist destinations. Each year, the museum attracts thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the globe. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
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 his powerhouse consisting of not only his generators...
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 automotive history through visual and interactive exhibits,...
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 reintroduction of species throughtout the state.
Red Oaks Waterpark
(1)
(13 Miles)
Madison Heights
All round superb 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
Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide.
Southfield
offers an imaginative extravaganza featuring 9 interactive roleplay exhibits plus related activities and games at each point.
Clawson
One of the most amazing and magical places you will ever encounter, where you will learn to master incredible illusions like cutting someone in half or making them disappear! Let us enchant you with our own special magic performed live, then taught ...
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 and activities for children and caregivers.
Sterling Heights
Great indoor water park featuring 3 story waterslide, lazy river, vortex, bubble seats and geysers, 2 large whirlpools, a new 2k sq. ft. Interactive Splash Play Park, plus game arcade and sporting opportunities.
Extreme Fun
(16 Miles)
Roseville
Extreme Fun’s Inflatable Play lands are located in the Macomb Mall and Meridian Mall here in Michigan. Extreme Fun Specializes with indoor and outdoor bounce house fun.
Birmingham
Working closely with leaders from the robotics and education community, they provide hands-on experiences that are as entertaining as they are educational. Offers drop ins, camps, courses, classes and more.
Aqua Tots
(1)
(17 Miles)
Troy
Swim lessons are an essential part of childhood. "Lessons for Life" is our guiding philosophy. We teach children the importance of water safety and encourage a life-long love for swimming. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of child...
Woodhaven
We are an indoor play center for children under 8. 2 storey padded play structure with 14 different obstacles including a zip line, rock wall, and 3 slides! Weekdays are always open play, and we offer private birthdays on the weekends.
Jumperooz
(17 Miles)
Westland
Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.
Skateland West
(19 Miles)
Westland
Skateland West is one of Michigan's finest roller skating family fun centers and music venue.
Jungle Java
(19 Miles)
Farmington Hills
The place where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in the Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designed just for them.
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.
Canton
Dry play includes a bounce house, Obstacle Course, Super Slide, and Bungee Basketball, climbing wall and toddler soft play area. You can also use the swimming pool, either traditionally or in an inflatable water walker.
Canton
But beyond our unique courts, Sky Zone is the Ultimate 3-D Play Experience and unmatched high-flyin' FUN...and it's not just for kids either! Sky Zone is enjoyed by just about any age, shape or physical ability on a regular basis.
Turtle Cove
(1)
(22 Miles)
Belleville
Features include two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.
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.
Jungle Java
(23 Miles)
Canton
Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designe...
Laser Quest
(24 Miles)
Detroit
Laser Quest is a fast paced game for ages 5 to 85 - a high tech combination of tag and hide and seek. With the worlds most advanced laser tag equipment available, Laser Quest is played in a large, multi-level arena with specialty lighting, fog and he...
Plymouth
Go Whalers! The Plymouth Whalers Hockey Team is part of the Ontario Hockey League & an official supplier to the NHL. We combine the highest quality of sports and entertainment with family fun promotions, affordable tickets and convenient location. T...
Paradise Park
(25 Miles)
Novi
Go Karts and Kiddie Karts, laser tag with subsonic sound, plus trampoline centre, soccer cages, mini golf, climbing wall and arcade.
Walled Lake
Safari themed indoor play structure with classic fun features to entertain and exhaust the kids, with soft play assault course, slides, balls and more. Separate toddler area, excellent pizza cafe.
Ypsilanti
Epic 54 hole outdoor mini golf plus batting cages and large games room.
Ann Arbor
Domino's Petting Farm is conveniently located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a perfect setting for people of all ages to learn about farming and farm animals. Come join us for a fun-filled day. Pet our animals, including our many rare breeds, and e...
Zero G Rentals
(34 Miles)
Monroe
Tired of boring birthday parties? Zero G Rentals is the cure! Specializing in home delivery, we deliver the best for less!
Ann Arbor
Exhibits include displays on prehistoric life with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state of Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and a Planetarium. A new gallery for temporary exhibits was created in 2005.
Ann Arbor
The game is a combination of basketball and Jai-Alai, played from an electric bumper car.If you haven't tried it, gather a group of friends and come over. It's a blast! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with k...
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.
Jungle Java
(39 Miles)
Ann Arbor
Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designe...
Ann Arbor
The Creature Conservancy
Splash Universe
(1)
(41 Miles)
Dundee
Indoor water park featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, huge water play Treehouse area and a family spa!
Ann Arbor
An indoor zoo experience featuring impressive and unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits. The Center's primary objectives are education and conservation.
Holly
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 9 green runs. Plus 2 snowboard terrain training parks with a variety of equipment.
Great Escape
(47 Miles)
Howell
Features include indoor go karting, indoor mini golf, bounce house, skill game arcade and bumper cars.
Put in Bay
Perrys Cave Family Fun Center is your family's next great vacation destination. Explore nature, learn history, reach great heights while having great family fun along the way! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to...
The TreeHouse
(1)
(50 Miles)
Chelsea
They have awesome slides, a smaller enclosed area for babies and toddlers, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!
Toledo
A history of local firefighting plus a training room where kids learn how to manage and escape from a fire in the home. Free, with very limited opening.
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!
Toledo
Defy gravity as you ride a bicycle 20 feet above the ground, be a human Yo Yo 13ft in the air, or taker a breathtaking ride on their virtual roller coaster. A fascinating day out for kids of all ages with a special area for the small ones with bite s...
Toledo
The Toledo Museum of Art collection of more than 30,000 works of art ranks among the finest in the United States. In our more than 35 galleries, Sculpture Garden, and new Glass Pavilion, discover important, popular, and outstanding works of art.
Toledo
Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Detroit with kids

1

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

(21 Miles) Indoor Play in Canton

2

Jumperooz

(17 Miles) Indoor Play in Westland

3

Safari Playground

(26 Miles) Indoor Play in Walled Lake

4

The Robot Garage

(16 Miles) Kids Fun in Birmingham

5

Paradise Park

(25 Miles) Kids Fun in Novi

6

The TreeHouse

(50 Miles) Indoor Play in Chelsea

7

Mount Holly Ski and Snowboard Resort

(43 Miles) Skiing in Holly

8

Extreme Fun

(16 Miles) Indoor Play in Roseville

9

Detroit Kid City

(14 Miles) Indoor Play in Southfield

10

Funtastic Play Center

(17 Miles) Indoor Play in Woodhaven

Fun places to visit in Detroit with kids

Michigan is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Michigan's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Michigan with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

Find other fun things to do with kids in nearby states

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Michigan - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in MI