Things to do in LANSING with kids

It takes a great city to become a capital, and when you visit Lansing, you will see why it was Michigan’s choice! Lansing is a one-of-a-kid city for kids and families to visit - there are endless things to do with kids!

This vibrant and exciting city has tasty foods to try, culture and arts to explore galleries and museums to experience, and yep - streets of kids fun!

With such a rich history, Lansing is great for those fascinating attractions where kids can learn, like the out of this world Abrams Planetarium!  For those educational family trips, how about the impressive State Capitol Building, or the Michigan Historical Museum? Perhaps the Impression 5 Science Center will take your fancy!

Kids can explore the numerous parks and gardens in the city, or really get adventurous with activities like River Town Adventures where they can kayak and canoe until their heart’s content!

There are even sweet animals at Potter Park Zoo. You’ll have a ROARING time!

Plenty of places to go with the kids, and you certainly will have trouble fitting them all in the one day! Have fun!

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  • State Capitol Building Tours

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    Lansing

    Enjoy tours of this iconic Capitol Building in Lansing, with visits to the House and Senate galleries included. Fascinating!

  • Impression 5

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    Lansing

    Kids can learn all about science through interactive play that focuses on their senses! Great hands-on fun for curious kids in Lansing!

  • River Town Adventures

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    Lansing

    River adventures with kayak rentals and tours with this Lansing adventures company ready to challenge those active kids!

  • Potter Park Zoo

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    (1 miles) Lansing

    The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the ...

  • Jumpin Jax Bounce Arena

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    (2 miles) Lansing Charter Township

    Bouncing heaven for 2 to 12 year olds, with seven big inflatables that include obstacle courses, slides, and bouncers - perfect for kids with endless energy in Michigan!

  • Abrams Planetarium

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    (4 miles) Lansing

    Astronomy and space exploration for the whole family at this fascinating planetarium in Michigan.

  • Play

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    (5 miles) East Lansing

    East Lansing's own eco-friendly, indoor playspace full of activities for infants, toddlers, and children up to six years old.

  • Edru Skate A Rama

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    (7 miles) Holt

    Indoor rink and open year round. Weekly under 7s only session open to parents with strollers and kids with ride ons, push toys and other non pedal toys.

  • Kombat Tactical Laser Tag

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    (16 miles) Saint Johns

    Transport yourself into a real life video game with indoor or outdoor laser tag!

  • Andy Ts Family Fun Farm

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    (16 miles) St Johns

    Andy T's family fun farm with a fresh fruit and vegetable market, flowers, nursery stock, u-pick, hayrides, holiday trees, a farm fresh bakery, 6 acre corn maze, petting farm , straw maze and make ...

  • Castaway Play Cafe

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    (29 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!

  • Allskate Fun Center

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    (33 miles) Jackson

    Classic family friendly roller skating, plus laser tag arena!

  • Horseback Riding at Waterloo Rec

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    (34 miles) Grass Lake

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

  • Great Escape

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    (35 miles) Howell

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

  • Kids N Stuff Childrens Museum

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    (35 miles) Albion

    An exciting and highly interactive museum in Michigan with fun, hands-on programs for kids under 10 years!

  • Splashway Waterpark

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    (38 miles) Sheridan

    Aimed squarely at families so lots of areas for kids of all ages, plus some thrills for you and the big 'uns!

  • Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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    (40 miles) Alto

    Exotic varities of animals and reptiles from all over the world including many rare and endangered varieties with whom they are working on conservation.

  • Mt. Brighton Ski Resort

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    (40 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!

  • The TreeHouse

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    (40 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!

  • Full Blast

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    (43 miles) Battle Creek

    Indoor and outdoor water park with 4 big slides, 2 leisure pools and interactive splash play area, plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play area with ...

  • Binder Park Zoo

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    (45 miles) Battle Creek

    Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Online registration is currently available for our Camps, ...

  • Great Lakes Zoological Society

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    (47 miles) Ann Arbor

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

  • Flint Childrens Museum

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    (47 miles) Flint

    A friendly, child oriented museum in Flint, packed with fascinating exhibits and hands-on learning experiences for kids from ages 2 to 10. Learn through play!

  • Sloan Museum

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    (49 miles) Flint

    Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area’s ...

  • Longway Planetarium

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    (49 miles) Flint

    The Robert T. Longway Planetarium features 282 seats under an impressive 60-foot dome. The Longway Planetarium is Michigan’s largest planetarium. The Longway Planetarium provides opportunities ...

  • Jungle Java

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    (49 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 ...

  • Mount Holly Ski and Snowboard Resort

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    (51 miles) Holly

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 9 green runs. Plus 2 snowboard terrain training parks with a variety of equipment.

  • Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

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    (52 miles) 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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    (52 miles) 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, ...

  • The Creature Conservancy

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    (53 miles) Ann Arbor

    The Creature Conservancy

  • Dominos Petting Farm

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    (53 miles) 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 ...

  • Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

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    (54 miles) Flint

    Experience the �modern� way travelers moved across the county and the country in the early 1900s when you climb aboard the narrow gauge Huckleberry Railroad. The 40 minute ride takes you through ...

  • Fredrick Meijer Gardens

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    (55 miles) Grand Rapids

    Showcasing tropical, carnivorous and Victorian gardens indoors, outdoors you can find the vast sculpture park, farm garden, boardwalks and nature trails plus the children's garden.

  • Wilderness Trails Zoo

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    (55 miles) Birch Run

    Over 50 species of exotic and native animals in specially constructed enclosures for close up animal viewing. Plus animal petting and feeding areas and an adventure playscape to go wild on!

  • Gillis Skating and Fun Center

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    (55 miles) Saginaw Twp

    An indoor ice skating rink open year round which welcomes families and beginners.