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Treasure

Cranbrook Institute of Science 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills

Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone of every age. An educational and entertaining exhibit for museums and science centers, Treasure! explores the history of treasure and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as…

Free – $5
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Breakfast with Animals

MAYBURY FARM 50165 W 8 Mile Rd, Northville

Plan a very special educational event for your group, enjoy a delicious continental breakfast while you learn about one of your favorite animals at the farm! Throughout your visit, you'll learn the details of the animals daily lives from the…

$25 – $100
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Playtime

Waterford Recreation Center 5640 N Williams Lake Road, Waterford

Come to the Waterford Recreation Center every Wednesday and/or Friday for Parent & Me Indoor Playtime in the gymnasium. Get your kids moving and having fun playing with all the toys & games. Parents are required to stay for this…

$1 – $2
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ACT, SING, DANCE, ENCANTO

School For The Arts Brighton 7526 Grand River Ave., Brighton

Find your inner magic at the School for the Arts as you recreate scenes, find the melody and beat with songs, dances, and instruments from the new hit Disney film, Encanto! You child will steep themselves in Colombian music and…

$325
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All ages Open Gym

Troy Gymnastics TG1 1600 W. Maple Rd., Troy

Looking for a new way for your kids to burn off some of that energy?  Open gym is the perfect way to do just that! The 90 minute open gym features trampolines, a large ship to climb in, along with…

$10
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Family Science Experiences

LESLIE SCIENCE & NATURE CENTER 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor

Now you can book you own private family time to enjoy some of our wonderful science programs.  Choose one of our activities to be led by one of our educators for an outdoor hands-on engaging time. Up to 6 people…

$30
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Monroe Fair

Monroe County Fair 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe

The Monroe County Fair is back in action this summer.  Start the days off early with animal contests and horse shows.  Stay all day and use your wristband to ride unlimited carnival rides.  Eat delicious foods, get tickets for live…

$4 – $30
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Preschool Yoga & Crafts

The Art Attic 49000 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Come stretch, breathe, move, dance, relax, create, and have fun! These classes will include age-appropriate yoga and movement- including breathing, poses, games, stories, music, relaxation, meditation, and more- plus a simple mindful craft project each week. These classes are held…

$22 – $160
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Heroes & Villains

HENRY FORD MUSEUM 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn

Across nearly every medium Disney has touched, since the earliest days of animation, through innovations in live-action filmmaking, pioneering efforts in television, location-based entertainment and retail, and even gaming—one creative aspect of Disney has been seldom-recognized, but ever-present: that of…

Free – $27
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LITTLE HIKERS

Hawk Woods Nature Center 3799 Bald Mountain Rd, Auburn Hills

This program is designed for parents to take a guided walk with their child, learn about the outdoors and learn ways to introduce children to the natural world around them. Up to age 6 with adult. Free for residents.  Please…

Free – $3
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PRESCHOOL HIKES

ROLLING HILLS PARK 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti

Join Parks Naturalist Shawn for fun in the outdoors! These relaxed and playful nature programs are geared towards children ages 2 – 5 with a caregiver. Preschool Hikes are free, and approximately 1 hour long. Programs are held outdoors so…

FREE
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Drop-In Play

Nature's Playhouse 703 Livernois St., Ferndale

Let your little one come and play with other kids while mom gets to chat with other moms! Nature's Playhouse offers a non-toxic yesteryear open playtime experience with an all-natural play environment. Enjoy spending time with other families at a…

$17 – $75
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Open Play

Play and Grow 143 S. Milford Rd., Milford

Let your child explore and talk with other moms while sipping free coffee.  Free WIFI also on site. Discounts on packages available.  Afternoon sessions are being added regularly so be sure to check the new schedules weekly! At times if…

$10 – $70
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Outdoor Play Group

Highland Township Public Library 444 Beach Farm Cir., Highland Charter Twp.

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers can drop in to our Outdoor Play Group to play and socialize! There will be a selection of educational toys and books for you to enjoy exploring. Meet outdoors on the shaded back patio…

FREE
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Reading & Rhythm

GABRIEL RICHARD PARK 7130 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit

Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program. With support from General Motors, R3 stretches six weeks throughout the summer and features readings by local celebrities, as well as business and community…

FREE
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Dinosauria

DETROIT ZOO 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak

Adventure awaits at the Detroit Zoo this summer with the return of Dinosauria, presented by Michigan First Credit Union. This immersive walk-through experience will take you back in time to a world of prehistoric wonder as you journey through a…

$6 – $13
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Sunflower Days

Westview Orchards & Winery 65075 Van Dyke Rd., Washington

Enjoy over 10,000 sunflowers! U-pick flowers will be available for purchase. Dozens of photo opportunities await.  Take a wagon ride out to the fields, play on the 3 acre playground, and see the farm animals. Even take a sunset wagon…

$11 – $20
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Peppa At SeaLife

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills

It's your little piglets' chance to explore SEA LIFE Aquarium with Peppa on her Aquarium Adventure! Meet Peppa, make some amazing animal friends, touch some exciting creatures in Touchpool, and more when you join us! Meet & Greets will take…

$23.99
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Team NINJA at Legoland

LEGOLAND 4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills

Level up you skills as you train, progress, and reap the rewards of becoming a true ninja! As the forces of darkness loom over LEGO® NINJAGO®, Master Wu urgently needs new recruits to make sure good continues to triumph over…

$24.99
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Flower Festival

Grandpa Tiny's Farm 7775 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Michigan's Little Bavaria, along with a list of events including acres of Sunflower Fields & U-Pick, Dinner in the Sunflowers, Sunflower Fun Color Run, Plein Air Painters, Craft Vendors and Food Trucks at Grandpa Tiny's…

$16 – $20.50
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Family Swim (multiple locations)

AQUA TOTS - CANTON 43335 Joy Rd., Canton

Make splash, practice your skills or simply have fun with pool toys at Aqua-Tots. Open Family Swim is offered Monday thru Friday from 11am to 3pm for only $10 per family. Schedule a playdate or enjoy quality time with your…

$10
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Smart As A Fox

Foxes Journey Sanctuary 697 Gulley Road, Howell

It's the 2nd annual Smart As A Fox Event! Grab your favorite picnic blanket, a good book, and cozy up to read to one of the foxes in the sanctuary. One adult admitted per child admission. No children under the…

$20
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Kids Yoga & Art

The Art Attic 49000 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth

his class gives elementary aged yogis an opportunity to build their focus, strength, flexibility, mindfulness, and self-management while also engaging in a creative art project! Using games, music, and activities, this class explores yoga poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness, mind-body connection,…

$22 – $140

Lunchtime Acoustics

Cadillac Square Cadillac Square, Detroit

Enjoy live, acoustic performances by metro Detroit’s finest singers and songwriters representing a variety of music genres, while having a delicious lunch in the park from the area’s most popular food trucks. The performing acoustic artist for Aug. 5 is…

Free
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Space Academy

Longway Planetarium 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint

Come and enjoy a live, family-friendly interactive space lecture and learn about Space in a series of 3 topics: Planets, Stars, and Time & Motion. Recommended for ages 8 and older.   Photo Credit: Facebook

$2.50 – $7

Family Movie Event At Westland Library

Westland Public Library 6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland

Please join us for a FREE family movie at 1:00pm!  Movies are rated G or PG and run approximately 90 minutes.  No registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.  Children under 8 must have an adult present.  Please call…

Free
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Setengeti At The Longway Planetarium

Longway Planetarium 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint

Prepare to be awed by this immersive film experience about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems. Life happened in the Serengeti on an unprecedented scale. It’s home to most of Africa’s iconic animals, and hosts one…

Free – $8
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Cookies & Canvas

Walled Lake City Library 1499 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake

On the first Friday of each month, youth ages 8-12 are invited to paint a scene on canvas while enjoying light refreshments. Registration is required.   Photo Credit: Facebook

FREE
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Buy Michigan Festival

Downtown Northville 215 W Main St,, Northville

This fest is the ultimate party to celebrate our state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. Small businesses take to the streets to engage with customers, and show off what makes their company special. Michigan-made products abound including accessories, apparel, art, beverages,…

FREE
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Family Campout

ROLLING HILLS PARK 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti

Gear up for an overnight camping experience at Rolling Hills! Enjoy the playground, fishing, crafts , stargazing, s'mores & campfire, and pancake breakfast Tent set-up will take place from 4-8pm on Friday for 2-night Campers, and 2-6pm on Saturday. Tents…

$8 – $20

Big Rig Gig

Friendship Park 3380 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion

Big kids, little kids, and kids at heart, load up the family for an unforgettable experience. Experience dozens of trucks, tractors, diggers, dozers, buckets and back-loaders first hand. Load up the entire family, come early, stay late and don’t forget…

$5

Neon Day & Neon Night @ Monroe Midway

Monroe Street Midway 32 Monroe St., Detroit

Monroe Street Midway is the place to go in Metro Detroit for non-stop summer fun. Enjoy outdoor roller-skating, bring your own pair or rent;  enjoy three basketball courts, two half and one full; a 9 hole putt-putt course new this…

Free – $13
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St Mary Fair

St. Mary Our Lady of The Snows 1955 E. Commerce, Milford

The St. Mary Milford Parish Fair is a family fun activity open to the public that provides good times with family and friends. There are numerous activities held throughout the weekend allowing us to provide something for the entire family.…

FREE

Movie Night at Dutton Farms

Dutton Farm 2290 Dutton Road, Rochester Hills

Join us for a night of ice cream, face painting and the movie BABE! Friday, August 5, 2022 6pm-9pm $5 Donation for movie Extra charge for other activities Please bring chairs/blankets *Proceeds benefitting Dutton Farm Participants

$5

Movie In The Park: Sing 2

KENSINGTON METRO PARK 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford

Grab your family and friends for a movie night under the stars. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and find a spot on the grass to view the show at Kensington Metropark, Maple Beach. Be sure to pack your snacks…

FREE

Family Barbecue and Outdoor Movie

Sam's Wear 12921 Woodward Ave, Highland Park

First Fridays Highland Park Community Celebration!! HPACC is teaming up with HP's Big Will to bring you an evening of food and fun!! Bring your lawn chair and appetite to 12921 Woodward Ave, Corner of Woodward and Avalon. What: Community…

Free
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Voyageur Canoe

LAKE ST. CLAIR METROPARK 31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Charter Township

Paddle through the North Marsh aboard a 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Learn about this unique wetland habitat while searching for animals that are more active in the evening. Hear stories of the Voyageurs who paddled these canoes during Michigan’s fur trade…

$5

Movie in the Park

Sibley Square Park 48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom

Bring your chairs & blankets for a fun-filled night! Movie in the Park is featuring "Encanto" and starts at dusk. Inflatables and crafts start at 6:30pm!

Free
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Spongebob Musical

WARREN COMMUNITY CENTER 5460 Arden Ave, Warren

Warren Civic Theatre presents "The Spongebob Musical" on August 5-7th at the Warren Community Center Auditorium. Use the west entrance marked Auditorium. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Show times: Friday, August 5th at 7pm Saturday, August 6th at…

$5 – $18
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Music Series

Knight Amphitheater 3311 Squirrel Ct., Auburn Hills

Enjoy Friday night live music throughout summer! Each week the Knight Amphitheater is host to a new band with a new genre of music.  Enjoy music from the 50s and 60s to bands  that play currents hits, Elton John tribute…

FREE
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Glow Nights

Airborne Adventure Park (Brighton) 8151 Movie Dr., Brighton

What's more fun than exhilarating music, electrifying lasers, and glowing in the dark? During GLOW, you get to fly to new heights, defy gravity, and soar through our obstacles while glowing under the black light. Enjoy GLOW with an Elite…

$14.99 – $27.99
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Glow Nights – Taylor

Airborne Adventure Park (Taylor) 23261 Eureka Rd., Taylor

What’s more fun than exhilarating music, electrifying lasers, and glowing in the dark? During GLOW, you get to fly to new heights, defy gravity, and soar through our obstacles while glowing under the black light. Enjoy GLOW with an Elite…

$14.99 – $27.99
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Summer Concerts

Commerce Township Parks & Recreation 1485 E. Oakley Park Rd.

Listen to music, and munch on some tasty treats from the food truck  choice of the week. Be sure to bring your own seating.   Photo Credit: Facebook

FREE
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Summer Drive-In

USA HOCKEY DRIVE-IN 14900 N Beck Rd, Plymouth

Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena is open for the season.  Grab your tickets online in advance to ensure your spot. The Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena is a family friendly place to enjoy newly released movies under the…

Free – $12
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Friday Night Movies

New Center Park 2998 W Grand Blvd, Detroit

New Center Park is open for summer film viewings on Friday evenings June-August and other special events. Enjoy the open air atmosphere with the family free of cost. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. Sometimes, depending…

FREE
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Pulse

Glenlore Trails 3860 Newton Road, Commerce

Michigan’s illuminated forest returns! Glenlore Trails is an immersive night walk located in Commerce Township Michigan. Every Thursday to Sunday evening the forest comes to life in a dazzling display of light, sound, and wonder. Every season the story changes.…

$15 – $25
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Glow Jump

SKY ZONE - CANTON 42550 Executive Dr, Canton

Sky Zone is lit up for glow nights every Friday and Saturday nights!  You will get 120 minutes of Glow jumping. SkySocks ($3.99) and SkyZone Glow Shirt ($6.99) are required for participation. Space is limited, reserving tickets online is highly…

$24.99 – $34