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The Best Places To Take A Dinosaur Lover In Metro Detroit

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Dinosaurs are timeless favorites. If your kids can’t get enough of the prehistoric creatures, here are the best places to find dinosaurs throughout Metro Detroit.


Dinoland (Dearborn Heights)

Find indoor fun for all ages at Dinoland. The indoor playground is dinosaur themed and lots of fun. The ball pit is regularly sanitized and LOTS of fun – you can even do dino target practice on the upper level.


Fun ZoneZ (Redford)

This brand new dinosaur themed fun center offers  interactive arcade games, laser tag, bumper cars, toddler play area, play structure and virtual reality attractions. There’s also a large T-Rex to greet you at the door.


Dooley Park (Livonia)

It doesn’t take much to make kids happy and Dooley Park is dinosaur themed with two dino figures for kids to ride on. Location: 14198 Harrison St, Livonia, MI 48154


Woolley Park (Ann Arbor)

Find dino figures for kids to ride on and a fun house shaped playground in Ann Arbor. Location: 1220 W Textile Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills)

Before you even make it inside the building your littles will be excited to meet Steggy (a life-size stegosaurus at the museum entrance). The popular dinosaur has been bringing smiles to faces for years. Inside the museum you don’t have to go far before you find a giant T-Rex.


University of Michigan Museum of Natural History (Ann Arbor)

The Natural History Museum was recently renovated and it s a fantastic FREE place to see life-sized dinosaur bones; however, it is currently closed to the public. Keep it on your radar and make sure it’s on your to-visit list.


Stage Nature Center (Troy)

Stage Nature Center is a popular exploration site and the interpretive building has a Mastodon Dig site, filled with rubber mulch, Mastodon replica bones, shovels, boulders and brushes. It is currently closed to the public but a place you’ll want to keep on your radar.


Dino Stroll @ Canterbury  Village (Lake Orion)

The dinosaurs are coming! Canterbury Village will be transformed into the Mesozoic Era with prehistoric dinosaurs this spring and guest will stroll through an outdoor Dinosaur adventure and get up close and personal with almost 100 life-like creatures, reptiles and life-size dinosaurs, with most standing over 30 feet tall and spanning over 40 feet long, including T-Rex, Velociraptors and Stegosaurus.


We’ve teamed up with TMobile to give a LittleGuide family 4 tickets for opening night – ENTER TO WIN!




About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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