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!
A fun hands-on experience in Ann Arbor with 4 floors filled with over 250 interactive exhibits exploring the wonders of science, math & tech!
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, geology, and a Planetarium.
20 acres of beautiful petting farm for kids to explore in Ann Arbor, with cute domestic animals waiting to make friends!
Epic 54 hole outdoor mini golf plus batting cages and large games room.
The Creature Conservancy is open to the public weekends where they inspire compassionate connections to wildlife, with amazing learning opportunities!
A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.
Indoor inflatable play and great birthday parties at Pump It Up...great for those excitable active kids in Michigan!
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!
Go Whalers! Spend the day enjoying the atmosphere at a The Plymouth Whalers hockey team game!
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!
A super fun indoor trampoline park great for kids to stay active - giving kids the same feeling as flying!
Lake Huron Metropark features a par-3 golf course, paved hike & bike trails, fishing & canoeing, pond skating, water park & more!
Skateland West is one of Michigan's finest roller skating family fun centers and music venue.
Fun waterpark with two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.
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!
Go Karts, Laser Tag, soccer, mini golf, climbing wall, and arcade....if you love the sound of that you really will be in paradise!
Mini golf with a difference with this glow in the dark course, with an arcade too!
Fun indoor play in Michigan, with open play, birthday parties, pajama parties and inflatables!
A roaring safari themed indoor fun center with an arcade, bowling, skeeball and birthday parties!
Horseback trail riding for kids with rescued horses who have been re-habilitated.
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!
Fun indoor water park in Michigan featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, a Treehouse area and a family spa!
Bouncing fun for everyone over 2 years, with open jump and birthday parties at this Michigan indoor trampoline center!
Kids over 5 can take on a variety of rope course challenges as they make their way through the treetops!
Adventure awaits in the trees at this fun adventure park for the over 5s, with canopy challenges of all difficulties!
Kids can go wild at this jungle themed indoor play center in Michigan, with toddler areas and birthday parties - where adults can play too!
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.
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,....
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....
Castaway Play in Michigan is indoor play fun with slides, bounce houses, toddler area, laser tag, & parents are welcome to play too!
Adrian Skatery provide skaters of all ages a clean friendly environment to enjoy skating with their families and friends!
Kids can play in a mini version of Detroit at this play cafe, suitable for kids between 1 and 8 years of age
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!
The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for more than 2,000 animals from anteaters to zebras, with the largest facility for penguins in the world!
Robots! Kids can get their hands busy actually creating working robots! They can play, design, create, build and destroy using the fun block available.
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.
Explore 300 years of rich Detroit history at this Historical Museum. Step back in time for your family day out in Michigan!
Over 100 galleries to explore, enjoy the art world with guided arts tours, talks, and special exhibitions. Art fun in Detroit!
A cultural day surrounded by art at this Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, with exhibits, programs, and activities for kids.
Enjoy 10,000 sq ft of inflatable fun plus a super fun arcade at Jackson's Bouncin Play!
Nature's Playhouse offers parents a place to connect with others in the community while their child plays freely in our all natural environment.
A sweet weekend only petting zoo open seasonally in Michigan, with a range of adorable animals from camels, wallabies, to zebras!
River fun in Detroit with these sightseeing river tours, perfect for kids to explore the city in a whole new way!
Great indoor fun for the over 3s in Auburn Hills, with LEGO inspired play, including 4D theater, rides, and learning through creativity!
AirTime Trampoline & Game Park is Michigan's trampoline and music experience unlike any other! Great for those active kids.
Swimming is an important skill for kids to have, so why not spend the day having fun as they learn!
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....
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.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 9 green runs. Plus 2 snowboard terrain training parks with a variety of equipment.
Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide! Great fun for kids in Michigan
Indoor inflatable fun and indoor party center for active and bouncing kids ages 1 - 12!
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.
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!
East Lansing's own eco-friendly, indoor playspace full of activities for infants, toddlers, and children up to six years old.
Astronomy and space exploration for the whole family at this fascinating planetarium in Michigan.
The Potter Park Zoo is a 102-acre zoo located in Lansing, Michigan, within Lansing's Potter Park, where kids can enjoy meeting animals from all over the world!
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!
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
Visit Longway Planetarium - Michigan’s largest planetarium where kids can enjoy classes, shows, and lots of learning fun when exploring space!
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 tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and the Am....
Kids can learn all about science through interactive play that focuses on their senses! Great hands-on fun for curious kids in Lansing!
River adventures with kayak rentals and tours with this Lansing adventures company ready to challenge those active kids!
An exciting and highly interactive museum in Michigan with fun, hands-on programs for kids under 10 years!
Enjoy tours of this iconic Capitol Building in Lansing, with visits to the House and Senate galleries included. Fascinating!
A quiet campground on Boot Lake, Michigan where the family can enjoy time away in nature, fishing, and other activities.
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!
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 scenic woods and meadows and alongside beautiful Mott L....
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 your own caramel apples. Stop by for locally grown pr....
Transport yourself into a real life video game with indoor or outdoor laser tag!
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!
Seasonal zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan where kids can spend the day with animals from all over the world, with conservation education too!
Enjoy the largest indoor water park in Frankenmuth with over 50,000 sq ft of water fun for all ages! Includes a 6-story family raft ride!
Indoor / outdoor water park in Battle Creek with big slides, leisure pools & interactive splash play area! Plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play area with slide!
Visit hundreds of rescued reptiles, where kids can get up close to alligators, tortoises, bearded dragons and more!
Over 16,000 square feet of interactive exhibitions solely for under 10s at this children's museum in Michigan!
An indoor ice skating rink open year round which welcomes families and beginners.
The Great Lakes Maritime Center (GLMC) offers a variety of opportunities to learn about the history and current events of the Great Lakes. A variety of video formats, displays, and speaker programs present a wide variety of information.
Enjoy 18 holes of glow in the dark mini golf in Michigan, with laser tag too!
It's all about family fun at Kokomos with lazer tag, mini golf, arcades and even a wild coaster!
Over 25 miles for nature loving families to spend the day in, with stunning scenic hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, a 500ft. sandy beach, fishing areas, a public shelter plus campground.
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park is home to exotic varities of animals from all over the world including rare and endangered species
Nottawa Fruit Farm is a family-owned business which specializes in home-grown produce and family experiences. We take great pride in providing the highest quality products possible in our farm market and wholesome activities which help your family c....
A fun, colorful and bounce filled family fun center with inflatables, climbers and slides!
A fun packed science and aeronautical day for the whole family to spend flying around this exciting flight based theme park!
A Michigan campground perfect for families, with RV sites along the Pine River. With a playground, pool and sports!
A museum for all ages in Kalamazoo, with hands-on exhibits featuring science experiments, the natural world, history, cultures, and self-guided tours just for kids!
The Kalamazoo Nature Center features dozens of public programs each month for all ages, in addition to our 11 miles of hiking trails and indoor and outdoor exhibits. The whole family will enjoy our regular family program every Sunday at 2:00pm. There....
A fun day out for active kids 40” and taller! Crazy karts, an 18 hole mountain mini golf course and even a thrill ride!
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.
Great fun in Michigan for active kids, with laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, high ropes course, and much more!
Amazing animal safari in Michigan, along with hands-on farm fun for the whole family! And delicious homemade ice cream too!
An interactive and fun environment that inspires learning and exploration for kids of all ages, as they learn about the world and how it works.
Visit one of the oldest historic museums in the Midwest, where kids can learn about the history of Grand Rapids!
Seasonal animal fun in Grand Rapids filled with exhibits that feature animals from all over the world! ROAR!
Go-Karts, batting cages, bumper boats and lots more family fun at AJ's Family Fun Center in Michigan!
Indoor play for under 12s with loads of age zoned features from bounce houses and the trolley run to the Foam Forest and beyond!
Outdoor trails and natural play area, pioneer village, community gardens and Youth Farm Team program plus Summer Day Camps, Outdoor Education Programs and Wildlife Sleepover Program.
West Michigan’s largest indoor child entertainment center, where kids can play and parents can relax!
Michigan's Outdoor Discovery Center is a beautiful place for the whole family to get lost into nature, with over 4miles of beautiful trails winding through a variety of landscapes.
So much family fun in Holland, Michigan, with bumper boats, batting cages, go-karts, mini golf and more!
Step back in time over 100 years ago to the beautiful Netherlands with this unique theme park...
Come splash the day away in 18,000 sq ft of indoor water park fun in SW Michigan!
Jollay Orchards offers a unique entertainment experience -- blending a working Orchard with Family Activities. Jollay Orchards is a "family friendly"" farm. Our helpful staff is glad to assist you and answer any questions you or your family might h....
The Tri-Cities Historical Museum gives kids opportunity to look through the windows of time into the history of Northwest Ottawa County!
Go Karts, kiddie karts, bumper boats, batting cages, and other great things to do for active kids in Michigan!
It's hands-on learning for curious kids at this fun Michigan museum, filled with interactive exhibits to encourage learning through play!
Suited for kids 3 to 12 years, Discovery Zone is filled with interactive exhibits that encourage learning through play!
Beach fun in Michigan perfect for kids, with playgrounds, sports, fishing, and special events!
Kangaroo Palace is indoor bouncing fun with inflatables for kids and toddlers with birthday parties too!
Spend the day floating as you cruise the beautiful Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan!
Michigan's largest amusement park and water park! Great family fun with something for everyone!
Located on the historic AuSable River floodwaters above the Alcona Dam, this 1100 acre park has three miles of shoreline on each side of this trophy fish producing river. Surrounded by the Huron National Forest and is a favorite home away from home f....
Double JJ Resort is home to the Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark, 60,000 square feet of pure water park excitement.
Huge petting zoo, jumping pillows, pedal carts, 8-acre corn maze, wagon rides, weekend entertainment (music, magicians, balloon tying, face painting, etc.), 800-acre fruit farm, in-store bakery, gift shop, over 50 animals (Camel, goats, miniature pon....
Create, discover and explore at this Michigan children's museum, with hands-on discovery and fun ways to use their imagination!
Where in Northeast Michigan Can You Find... A Picasso,A Planetarium,Two Renoirs,Ancient Indian Artifacts,A water pumper that fought the great fires of Chicago and Alpena An 1890s Avenue of ShopsAnd A Remarkable collection of mounted Michigan mammals?
Single and passenger Go Karts, Miniature Adventure Golf and plenty of space for traditional fun and picnicking.