10 KID-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO ON PRESIDENT’S DAYPresident’s Day is Monday, February 19th, so if you or your kids have the day off, here are a few suggestions for making the most of it. Mondays are hard,... 10 KID-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO ON PRESIDENT’S DAY skip to Main Content

10 KID-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO ON PRESIDENT’S DAY

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President’s Day is Monday, February 19th, so if you or your kids have the day off, here are a few suggestions for making the most of it. Mondays are hard, in that many of the museums and attractions are closed, but there’s still plenty of ideas for fun to be had!

 

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PIXAR @ HENRY FORD MUSEUM
Times: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free (4 and Under), $17.25 (Ages 5-11), $23 (Ages 12+)
Are Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike & Sulley, WALL-E all names your kids know and have come to love? Then come check out the amazing look into the Pixar process before the exhibition ends on March 18th at the Henry Ford Museum. The exhibit hosts more than 40 interactive elements, hands-on activities and fun for the whole family.

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH @ CHARLES H WRIGHT MUSEUM
Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Costs: Free (3 and Under), $5 (Ages 3-12), $8 (Ages 13+)
Come explore and celebrate the African American history and culture at the Charles H Wright Museum. With special exhibitions following the journey of African Americans through history, along with their children specific exhibit, A is for Africa, featuring 26 interactive stations, it’s a great stop for kids of all ages.

 

VISIT THE ANIMALS @ DETROIT ZOO
Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Costs: Free (Children 2 and Under), $11 (Ages 2-18), $15 (Ages 19+)
Did you know that the zoo is open 362 days a year?! And even though it’s a little chilly outside, the animals are still out and ready to say ‘hello’!

 

DETROIT BOAT SHOW @ COBO CENTER
Times: February 17 – 25, Monday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Costs: Free (12 and Under), $13 (Ages 13+)
Maybe you’re in the market for a boat, maybe you just want to see a squirrel water-ski…yes, Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel will be there, but there’s plenty to see and do for the whole family!

 

MID-WINTER BREAK OPEN HOUSE @ TROY HISTORIC MUSEUM
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Costs: Free
Drop by for a taste of the past with historical fireside cooking. Enjoy live music and cool demonstrations. Play games and make crafts to take home. Try the Native American skill of making ‘snow snakes,’ weather-permitting.

 

PRESIDENT’S DAY FUN @ FLINT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Costs: $6
Come celebrate President’s Day with a Presidential scavenger hunt, crafts, and hands on FUN! Dry ice demonstrations will be performed every hour on the hour starting at 11am.

 

ANN ARBOR HANDS ON MUSEUM
Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Costs: Free (Babies 0-23 Months), $12.50 (Children & Adults)
Make a day of it in Ann Arbor and go where the children can play, explore and get a little wet (bring a change of clothes)! With their preschool gallery (for 4 and under) to their nature center, there’s something for all kids.

 

COMBO EXPERIENCE @ LEGOLAND & SEA LIFE AQUARIUM
Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Costs: $18 (online price for one location), $24 (combo experience online price)
Let your littles play in Duplo Farm, while the older ones build and test racers, or take in a family film at the 4D Cinema. For all of the lego lovers out there, this is where you go! If you’ve got more in you, make your next stop Sea Life Aquarium, both located in the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets mall.

 

VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
What’s better than free, educational and fun for the whole family? Your local libraries are jammed packed with amazing books, events and opportunities to engage the littlest ones to the bigger ones! Here are a few events happening…

 

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About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!

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