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It’s finally April, but don’t let those showers keep you from going out and having fun! Spring is officially here, so make sure you check out these fun events.

 

THE BEACH DETROIT

Wednesday – Sunday in April

@ Downtown Detroit

The Beach Detroit reimagines the familiar natural and cultural elements of a day at the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience for people of all ages. Visitors ascend a ramp before entering an all-white enclosure, where the floor descends towards the highlight of the experience – an ocean of recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.

 

PREVIEW DAY! PEPPA PIG WORLD OF PLAY

Wednesday, March  27 – Monday, April 8

@ Peppa Pig World of Play, Auburn Hills

Gain an exclusive first-look at this BRAND NEW attraction before the official Grand Opening! Explore the world of Peppe Pig through 14 themed areas lovingly created for you and your family!

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Thursday, March  28 – Saturday, April 6

@ Pierce Auditorium, Grosse Pointe Park

Shrek the Musical is a tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

 

BABIES, BABIES EVERYWHERE

Saturday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

This is an opportunity for you to get up close to the various baby animals at the farm. An animal handler will be in each barn to help you pet the baby animals. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

 

DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, & A FLY

Sunday, March 31 – Tuesday, April 2

@ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Detroit

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug’s world commands center stage in this hip-hoppin’ musical that promotes eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. The popular characters from the bestselling books are not so unusual: Worm eats his homework and has no legs. Fly has 327 siblings and wants to be a superhero. And Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. While there’s no pop quiz, you might just learn that a bug’s life isn’t that different from your own.

 

BABY & ME YOGA

Mondays in April

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

This class is a post-natal yoga class for parents and their babies(from 6 weeks to early walkers). It is designed as a way for mamas and other caregivers, to strengthen and tone their bodies gently, while bonding with their baby. Regardless of how your baby was born, vaginally, cesarean section or adopted, both parent and baby will both benefit from this class.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS PRE K OPEN GYM

Mondays – Saturdays in April

@ Troy Gymnastics

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 12 months through 5 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

BUNNY CLASS BEGINS

Monday, April 1 & Friday, April 5

@ Detroit Waldorf Academy, Detroit

This Bunny Parent-Child Program provides the opportunity for children ages 3-30 months (3 months – 2.5 years by session start date) to come together with their beloved caregiver in an environment that is safe, developmentally appropriate and emotionally nurturing.

 

CAMP AFRICA SPRING

Monday, April 1- Friday, April 5

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

Camp Africa Spring is a FREE week-long day camp open to children ages 7 – 12 featuring creative, dynamic, and fun activities centered around science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Campers will be able to explore the wonders of The Wright Museum while learning key subjects to help them grow as learners.

 

SPRING BREAK ART DAYS

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Spring Break Art Days offer a fun, creative, open environment to create and explore art and design using Cranbrook’s amazing collections! Each day focuses on a different theme and cross-disciplinary, hands-on projects. Ages 4 and 5 can join us for mini Spring Break Art Days – half day camps offering art projects from 9-11am.

 

BBAC SPRING BREAK CAMP

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

@ Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham

Come on out to the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center for a week filled with fun! There are sessions for children ages 2-4 with an adult. “Spring Break Art Camp” is for Grades 1-5. For Grades 6-12, there are workshops – Metals, Drawing & Wheel-Throwing.

 

PISTONS ACADEMY SPRING BREAK CAMP

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Need a break from school? Boys and girls in grades 3-8 can come train with the Pistons Academy as Franklin Athletic Club hosts their Spring Break basketball camp! This camp will focus on staying active over break by teaching the fundamental skills of basketball. Five days of hoops is guaranteed to be packed with thrills and excitement!

 

DOWNRIVER Y SPRING BREAK CAMP

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

@ Downriver Family YMCA, Southgate

When school is out, fun is in at the Y. When you sign up for Break Camp, you can trust that your child is in a safe, engaging environment while participating in enriching activities. Most week-long school break camps include a weekly field trip.

 

MIKE’S PRO SOCCER CAMP

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

@ High Velocity Sports, Canton

Geared for more advanced players, Miki’s Pro Soccer Camp combines the best training techniques from around the world. Miki’s proven approach allows players of all ages to take their game to the next level. Players are challenged to focus on details of the game and given drills they can work on at home to continually improve their game. The camp focuses on four areas of player development: Speed & Agility, Ball Control, Shooting, and Passing.

 

FRANKLIN ATHLETIC CLUB SPRING BREAK CAMP

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

What better way is there to spend your time away from school than at Franklin Athletic Club? Join us for an exciting day of games, swimming and so much more! Bring a lunch or $6, two peanut-free healthy snacks, a water bottle, swimsuit, and a great big smile!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS SPRING BREAK CAMP

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5, April 19

@ Troy Gymnastics

Kids can come and enjoy a fun-filled day of gymnastics, games, and crafts! Full and part-time options. R and rush-hour child care is also available.

 

MSU TOLLGATE SPRING BREAK FARM CAMP

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

@ MSU Tollgage Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

Every day at MSU Tollgate Spring Break Farm Camp is an exciting adventure as we move through daily themes to care for baby lambs, hatch chicks, help with morning animal chores, take afternoon hikes in the woods, harvest early produce for nutritious Garden Kitchen snacks, engage in a creative week-long STEM project, and experience lots of real science and hands-on fun!

 

FAMILY TUMBLING HOUR

Tuesdays in March

@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit

Let the kids play for free at the Boll Family YMCA’s Family Tumbling Hour! All ages are welcome and this event is FREE to members and community participants!

 

DROP-IN PLAY

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Sundays in April

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Come on out to Nature’s Playhouse where a non-toxic yesteryear open playtime experience is offered with their all-natural play environment. Enjoy spending time with other families at a relaxed unstructured pace. All ages are welcomed!

 

DOOM OF THE DINOSAURS EXHIBIT

Tuesdays – Sundays in April

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Could human activity resulting in unchecked global warming, ecosystem destruction, and rampant pollution be the cause? Might events like another asteroid impact or a super volcano eruption hasten the collapse of life even further? Join us in our newest exhibit Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? to learn the facts, see the evidence, and decide for yourself.

 

BLOSSOM CLASS BEGINS

Tuesday, April 2 & Thursday, April 4

@ Detroit Waldorf Academy, Detroit

This Blossom Parent-Child Program provides the opportunity for children ages 31-48 months (2.5 – 4 years by session start date) to come together with their beloved caregiver in an environment that is safe, developmentally appropriate and emotionally nurturing. This unique program meets one day a week, and encourages young children to explore and socially engage in the wonders of imaginative play with simple toys made of natural materials.

 

LEGO/KINEX CAR RACES

Tuesday, April 2 

@ Huntington Woods Public Library, Huntington Woods

Construct your own LEGO and/or Kinex race car at home or use our LEGOs and Kinex to create one at the library and enter our elimination style downhill races.

 

JOE DUMARS SPRING BREAK WEEK

Tuesday, April 2 – Thursday, April 4

@ Joe Dumars’ Fieldhouse, Shelby Township

Want to give your kids something educational, exciting, and fun to keep them occupied during Spring Break? The Joe Dumars Fieldhouse Spring Break Camps give participants an opportunity to get out of the house and stay active during their break. Their basketball Camp covers the fundamentals of the game while mixing in a ton of fun competitions. Their volleyball Camp will help everyone improve their game, whether you’re a beginner or have been playing for years. Lunch will be provided for all campers.

 

SPRING BREAK DAYS AT STAGE NATURE CENTER

Wednesday, April 3 – Thursday, April 4 

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

Come on down and explore the nature center in spring. Visit the forests and meadows looking for animals, signs of animal activity and new plant growth. Each day includes fun interactive games, explorations and crafts. Use observation tools to discover what’s happening outdoors. Camp is held rain or shine. Bring a sack lunch each day. Beverages and an afternoon snack will be provided.

 

EGG’STRAVAGANZA

Wednesday, April 3

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center

Children will discover that birds are not the only ones that lay eggs. Come and participate in “eggs-periments”, egg dying and “eggs’citing” activities, to learn more about eggs and the animal that lay them.

 

NATURE MAKERSPACE EVENT

Wednesday, April 3

@ Farmington Nature Center

Design, create, and make using nature as an inspiration to solve real-world challenges. Makerspace learning is driven by children’s natural curiosity and desire to make things. The Nature Center is becoming a unique hub for young scientists and engineers to dream, plan, invent, and test.

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAMES

April 3, 7, & 9

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come out and support your Detroit Pistons in the month of April while they take on the Indiana Pacers, the Charlotte Hornets, and Memphis Grizzlies!

 

DOG TRICKS WITH KIDS

Thursdays in April

@ Drake Sports Park, West Bloomfield

This is a class design for kids to work with their canine family member and teach them how to
do fun tricks. Your dog can earn trick dog titles, and discover the sport of canine musical freestyle. Any age dog with basic obedience background are welcome. Get ready to unleash the kid’s power and your dog’s talent. Parent/Gaurdian must be present for duration of class.

 

NATURE TALES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Thursday, April 4 & Tuesday, April 16

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Come on out to Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center for their popular event Nature Tales! Your kiddos will be  delighted as they listen to an assortment of seasonal stories sure to please the littlest of listeners. This is an entertaining 1-hour nature adventure with a story, snack and craft/outing. Suitable for ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by an adult).

 

MOMMY & ME HIKE

Thursday, April 4

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

You and your child can join our Naturalist on a nature discovery and exercise walk. The trail may be unpaved so all-terrain strollers are recommended. A baby backpack/carrier is suggested for infants. Depending on the weather and temperature we will have indoor activities and shorter outdoor activities.

 

DETROIT TIGERS OPENING DAY

Thursday, April 4

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Opening Day is a Detroit tradition! Come on down to see your Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals.

 

PJ MASKS LIVE

Thursday, April 4

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

PJ MASKS LIVE: is back with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe!

 

VISIT THE EASTER BUNNY AT OAKLAND MALL

Friday, April 5- Saturday, April 20

@ Oakland Mall

The Easter Bunny is ready for spring! Visit him in the magical garden in Oakland Mall’s Center Court. Visits are free, but if you wish to take a picture you must purchase a package.

 

DO-IT-YOURSELF CRAFTS

Friday, April 5

@ St. Claire Shores Public Library

The Youth Services Department’s “do-it-yourself crafts” are a wonderful opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind craft. On craft days, drop in during any of the listed times to find all of the supplies and directions needed to create a simple, yet memorable craft. All children age three and up are welcome to attend. An adult who can help with scissors and glue must accompany young children to these free events.

 

ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM’S BOOK + PRINT FEST

Friday, April 5

@ Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

Building on the success of AANM’s inaugural 2018 Book + Print Fest, this year’s event features a curated selection by Noura Ballout of vendors offering books, prints and other merchandise, along with on-site screen-printing, artist workshops and live DJs.

 

MASCO FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, April 5

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. Join us for a free evening of science fun!

 

CAMP OUT AT THE LIBRARY!

Friday, April 5

@ Clarkston Independence District Library

Do you like to make forts? Eat s’mores? Scary (kinda) stories around the campfire? Then tonight is for you! Join us at 6 pm – just as the library is closing, for an after-hours fun-filled hour and a half of activities! Bring your blankets and you will be able to build a fort out on the library floor (in the dark!) and read with your family! We will also share some stories around the campfire and have a snack of walking s’mores!

 

MAMAS NIGHT OUT

Friday, April 5

@ Detroit Mama Hub, Detroit

Enjoy a low-key night out with other mamas the first Friday of every month! Build new friendships while enjoying a kid-free evening in a space where you can laugh, unwind, and let your hair down with moms who get it. Wine, refreshments, and light snacks are provided.

 

SATURDAY MARKET

Saturdays in April

@ Eastern Market, Detroit

Bustling with as many as 45,000 visitors in a day, the Saturday Market at Eastern Market is one of America’s most original destinations for fresh produce, meats, baked goods, flowers and local art.

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS

Saturdays in April

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day change makers at this weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Explore the innovations — big and small — that make the world what it is today, and learn by doing with hands-on, minds-on activities designed for youth ages 8 – 12.

 

SPANISH PARA NINOS

Saturdays in April

@ Detroit Mama Hub, Detroit

Join us for a bilingual story time featuring tales in Spanish and English from around the world! Babes from 0-4 years are invited to come sing, learn, and play! Siblings may attend as guests, and all children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver — mamas, papas, sitters, and other family members welcome!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturdays in April

@ Troy Gymnastics

Kids can tumble, jump & play while their parents are away! Shop, dine, or catch a movie while your child is supervised in a safe environment and meeting new friends!

 

SUPER SEEDLINGS

Saturday, April 6

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Seeds are a mystery; how does a tiny seed grow into a big tomato plant? Now is the time to start seedlings which can be transplanted when the weather is warm. Explore the lifecycle of plants from flower to seedling and plant seeds to grow at home.

 

BELLE ISLE NATURE WALK

Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 21

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Join the Detroit Zoological Society for monthly hikes on Belle Isle as we explore the natural beauty of the island.

 

TRY-IT:ARCHERY

Saturday, April 6

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center

This is your opportunity to learn more about archery and our upcoming Spring/Summer classes. Come in anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to experience archery hands on. You must be 8 years+. Everyone must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver before they participate. Please do not bring your own equipment we will provide everything for you. No registration required.

 

DETROIT ROLLER DERBY HOME GAME

Saturday, April 6

@ Masonic Theatre, Detroit

Head on over to the Masonic Temple to see Michigan’s premier roller derby league! Don’t miss seeing the Detroit Junior Roller Derby team play as well as the Allstars Game! Doors open at 5:00 p.m and the first whistle will blow at 6:00 p.m.!

 

SPRING IN SPRINGING

Saturday, April 6

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Wildflowers are blooming, insects are stirring and trees are blossoming – it must be spring! Bring your boots and come wander the trails with us in search of the signs of spring at the nature center. We’ll show you show you how some of our local animals celebrate the end of winter.

 

DETROIT TIGERS HOME GAMES

April 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 30

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Eat ’em up Tigers! Come on out to Comerica Park and cheer on your Detroit Tigers. This month your Tigers are set to take on the Kansas City Royals, the Cleveland Indians, the Pittsburg Pirates and the Chicago White Sox.

 

COMBAT ROBOTS

April 6, 20, & 27

@ Macomb Township Parks and Recreation

Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Can your robot win a head-to-head combat mission? Come learn engineering strategies for building sturdy structures using LEGO® bricks and then apply that knowledge to build a robot for friendly competition. You’ll have a blast as you play robot football and complete the hoop challenge in this fun robotics program.

 

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Saturday, April 6

@ Detroit Opera House

The classic Brothers Grimm fairytale like you’ve never seen it before! With award-winning puppetry by Basil Twist, audiences enjoy a lavish production featuring flying angels, dancing gingerbread and a larger-than-life witch. And Humperdinck’s rich, lyrical score complete’s the magic!

 

DETROIT TIGERS FAMILY DAYS

April 7, 21, & 28

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Sunday is Family Day at Comerica Park! Kids 14 and under can ride the carousel and ferris wheel for free! And, after most games, kids are also able get in on the action and run the bases. There’s no additional cost, all you have to do is line up under the scoreboard in left field. Head downtown for a home game and watch the Tigers take on the Royals and White Sox in April!

 

JUNIE B. JONES 

Sunday, April 7

@ Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor

Come on out to Michigan Theatre and watch one of the most beloved book characters come to life! Sing and dance along with Junie B. as she goes through the ups and downs of first grade. Don’t miss out on this great show!

 

FOUR FEET DOWN THE TRAIL-WONKY WEATHER

Monday, April 8

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

There’s so much fun that we can have with wind! Come on out to Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve and learn more about the wind by play some games with balloons, bubbles and even make our own wind socks to take home to dance in the breeze with!

 

PNC TINKERING FOR TOTS

Monday, April 8

@ Henry Ford Museum, Detroit

Inspire big dreams from your little innovators. Little learners get a head full of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) with our hands-on program. Designed for curious preschoolers, our inspired yet playful activities focus on themed materials and then expand outward with storytelling, crafting, building and artifact exploration.

 

PEPPA PIG WORLD OF PLAY GRAND OPENING!

Tuesday, April 9 

@ Peppa Pig World of Play, Auburn Hills

Peppa Pig World of Play is a New indoor play attraction, designed for preschool children! With 14 themed areas lovingly created from the hit animation series, we will bring to life the world of Peppa Pig and spark the imagination of your little piggies. Jump, laugh, play, imagine and giggle!

 

WIXOM BUNNY HOP

Thursday, April 11

@ Wixom Community Center, Wixom

Come hop about and the Easter Bunny will hop out to shake his tail, too! Fun family dance with pizza dinner & DJ. Bring your camera for photo-op with Bunny and wear your Sunday best! Must pre-register by 3 pm April 4. Registration limited to the first 200 people.

 

LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL

Thursday, April 11 – Sunday, April 14

@ Kreft Center Black Box Theatre, Ann Arbor

Full of song, this family friendly musical follows the struggles and triumphs of the March sisters during the American Civil War, and demonstrates the importance of positive relationships.

 

SPRING FLING EGG HUNT

Friday, April 12

@ Drake Sports Park, West Bloomfield

Hunt for eggs and turn them in for treats! Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be there, so bring your camera and a basket to carry your goodies. A petting farm and train rides will round out the event.

 

GLOW EGG HUNT

Friday, April 12

@ Clinton-Macomb Main Library

Too old for an egg hunt? We think not! Join your fellow hunters on a Glow-in-the-Dark egg hunt, scavenger hunt and other activities in this fun after hours event!

 

MINECRAFT NIGHT

Friday, April 12

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

Come hang out and play MineCraft on our custom server. There will be both survival and creative areas to enjoy either with individual play or with friends. Get your own space on our server so your work will be saved for the future or play on our group server with other kids who attend this event. Play at your own level and explore all the aspects of a multi-player MineCraft experience within the safe controlled environment of The Robot Garage.

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT THE ZOO- FANTASTICS FROGS

Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 27

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Spring is on the way and so are the frogs! Meet an amphibian expert as we go on an evening tour of the National Amphibian Conservation Center, learn about frog calls and then hike through the wetlands listening for early spring arrivals.

 

CAMPFIRE-MYSTIC POND

Friday, April 12

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

In honor of an ancient tradition we will make our very own candle lanterns to float upon the vernal pond. What a beautiful sight!

 

ST. AUGUSTINE MOM2MOM SALE

Saturday, April 13

@ St. Augustine Catholic School, Richmond

Come on out to St. Augustine Catholic School for their annual Mom2Mom Sale!

 

GOMOMS SPRING SALE

Saturday, April 13

@ Lutheran Northwest, Rochester Hills

Come on out to Lutheran Northwest for the annual Mom to Mom sale! This is a great event that shoppers love because of our selection and our department-style setup, which is by size, and category!

 

ROCHESTER PLAY EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 13

@ Rochester Play, Rochester

Join us for a morning of egg hunting fun followed by a visit with the Easter Bunny! The Easter Egg hunt takes place inside and around our awesome Play! structures! Along with the hunt, there will be plenty of other fun activities to do.

 

EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST

Saturday, April 13

@ Summit Canton

Enjoy strolling entertainment and a visit with your favorite furry egg-toting friend. Breakfast will be served from 9-10am with your favorite breakfast items.

 

BUNNY EGG-CITEMENT AT THE HALL

Saturday, April 13

@ Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

Try to contain your “egg-citement” for this egg hunt extravaganza! Children 10 and under are welcome to join for a fun-filled morning to include photos with the spring bunny, glitter tattoos, a bunny-themed craft and egg hunt stations throughout the 110-room mansion.

 

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 13

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Come on out to Maybury Farm for an awesome egg hunt! There will be plenty of fun activities for everyone in your family! Doors open at 9:30am, hunts begin at 11:00am.

 

AWESOME EGG DECORATING

Saturday, April 13

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Come try your hand at decorating eggs using unique and creative techniques. Then decorate your own special treat to finish out this really fun and very unique program. If you’ve come before, come again as we refuse to dye eggs the same way twice.

 

HURON VALLEY EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 13

@ Duck Lake Pines Park, Highland Charter Township

Hop into Easter with a free Easter Egg Hunt for the kids! Along with this, other activities are available such as face painting and more!

 

TAYLOR BUNNY TRAIL

Saturday, April 13

@ Heritage Park, Taylor

Fill up your Easter basket with treats from special spring characters and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Basket, treats, and printed photo with the Easter Bunny are included.

 

EGG-STRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 13

@ Heritage Park, Farmington

Everyone is invited to join us for a morning of “Egg”stra special fun and “Egg”citment. Don’t miss your chance to visit with MR. E Bunny who will be sure to have a surprise waiting for you. There will be plenty of games, crafts, inflatables, live farm animals and other surprises on hand to keep you busy and entertained.

 

PANCAKE BRUNCH AND EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 13

@ Pleasant Ridge Community Center

Pleasant Ridge residents are invited to enjoy a morning of yummy food and a visit with the Easter Bunny, followed by an Easter egg hunt.

 

CLAWSON EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 13

@ Clawson City Park

Join the Easter Bunny at Clawson City Park for an egg hunt beginning at 10 am. Don’t be late for a date with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt lasts from 10:00 am to 10:30 am.

 

ROSEVILLE EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 13

@ Huron Park, Roseville

This event will be held at Huron Park ball fields, located at Frazho and Kelly. Participant’s ages two (2) through ten (10) can hunt for eggs and candy in separate age divisions. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at the Recreation Center. Bring your camera for pictures with our “special guest”!

 

FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY

Saturday, April 13

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

Interactive art & fun for families and people of all ages! See over 200 pieces of artwork, hands-on activities for children, live entertainment and artist demonstrations.

 

JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB

Saturday, April 13

@ Farmington Nature Center

Enrich your child’s natural curiosity and encourage outdoor exploration through this hands-on nature discovery program. Children explore a different nature theme each month. They will touch, smell, hear, and see many aspects of the natural world! Register in advance at a discounted rate or pay the drop-in fee at the door the day of class. Please dress your child for the weather and exploring outdoors. This is a drop-off class.

 

EASTER EGGSTRAVGANZA

Saturday, April 13

@ Summit Canton

Bring the kids out to enjoy a variety of Easter and spring-themed activities!

 

PIZZA AND EGGS

Saturday, April 13

@ The Longarce House, Farmington Hills

This is not your ordinary egg hunt! Enjoy a pizza lunch, an Easter activity, and an Easter Egg Hunt! A bag will be provided for the search and all children will receive a goody bag.

 

ROLLERS & STROLLERS SKATE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

Saturday, April 13

@ Skatin Station, Canton

Come skate and have some fun with the Easter Bunny!

 

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGAZA

Saturday, April 13

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Celebrate Spring with Maybury Farm, Maybury State Park, the Friends of Maybury and Northville Parks and Recreation. Join in on the fun of a spring egg hunt (by age group for ages 2-10) and receive a prize bag with candy, toys and more! Meet Maybury celebrities Smokey the Bear, Easter Bunny and Honey Bee. Visit the Maybury Farm animals, get your face painted, make a craft and plant a seed.

 

EASTER EGG-CITEMENT

Saturday, April 13 

@ Clinton Township Civic Center

Children will experience fun Easter games, petting the adorable farm animals, face painting and hunting for eggs at this special event. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for this wonderful family gathering and your child can have their picture taken with him, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

 

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM

Saturday, April 13 

@ University of Michigan Museum of Art

Storytime at the Museum promotes art enjoyment for our youngest patrons. We read a story in the galleries and include a fun, age-appropriate, hands-on activity related it. Children ages three to six are invited to join us as we celebrate The Six Senses of Buddhism by meeting a giant panda named Stillwater in the book Zen Shorts.

 

FRASER EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 13 

@ Fraser Parks and Recreation

The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Children are invited to hunt for Easter eggs, make an Easter craft, enjoy refreshments, and more! Don’t forget to bring a camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Tickets are FREE but limited.

 

EASTER BUNNY LUNCH

Saturday, April 13

@ Shelby Township Senior Center

Hop to it! Don’t let your kids miss this chance to munch lunch with their lovable, floppy-eared friend.

 

BUNNY BUNCH

Saturday, April 13

@ Civic Park Senior Center, Livonia

Join us for a Livonia Spring tradition! The annual Bunny Brunch will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13.

 

BUNNY BUNCH

Saturday, April 13

@ Hunter Community Center, Clawson

Come on out to Hunter Community Center for an awesome Bunny Brunch! Breakfast (French toast sticks and sausage) and Ventriloquist Richard Paul’s hare-raising mystery program, “The Easter Bunnies’ Missing Egg!” It’s fun for all ages!

 

WAYNE COUNTY PARKS EARTH DAY

Saturday, April 13

@ Nankin Mills Park, Westland

Join us on Saturday, April 13 from Noon – 4:00 PM as we celebrate Mother Earth at this FREE EVENT!

 

EASTER EGG SCRAMMBLE

Saturday, April 13

@ River Bends Park, Shelby Township

Your kids will have an “egg”citing afternoon at River Bends Park scrambling for goodie-filled eggs. Watch for an appearance by the Easter Bunny and don’t forget your camera and basket. This event will be held outdoors – rain or shine.

 

EGG-CITING EASTER

Saturday, April 13

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Join in the fun and have an EGG-citing time. Decorate eggs, an Easter bag, go on an egg hunt, hear about the legend of the Easter Bunny and even meet him in person. We’ll have games and lots of fun activities that will keep you hopping with excitement.

 

PIZZA MANIA CHALLENGE!

Saturday, April 13

@ Clarkston Indepenence Distric Library

Join us as we sample pizza from local pizza places to determine who has the best pizza in Clarkston! Come ready to create because we also be making our very own dessert pizzas to enjoy after the taste testing! Come hungry and ready to crown a local winner! We will also be making fun pizza crafts!

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

The Sound of Music is coming to the Fox Theatre for three performances from Saturday, April 13 through Sunday, April 14. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

 

EGG-CELENT ADVENTURE

Saturday, April 13

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

We’ll celebrate the upcoming nesting season by exploring wild bird nests and eggs. Examine the materials of a real bird nest and explore how wild bird eggs compare to the familiar chicken egg. We’ll have crafts and story time for our young learners. You can even design your own wild bird egg to take home with you!

 

EGG’STRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 13

@ Southfield Parks and Recreation

Come have an EGGS’ceptionally, EGGS’citing time at EGGS’travaganza on Saturday, April 13! Kids ages 2-13 years old and their families are invited out for some EGGS’pecially fun activities including: the return of Gordon Russ’ Hipitty-Hopitty Magic Show, the Chamberlin Petting Zoo, cookie decorating, games, crafts, face painting, moonwalk and inflatable obstacle course and more! Snacks will be available for purchase

 

VISIT THE EASTER BUNNY

April 13, 14, 19, 20

@ The Village of Rochester Hills

Join the Community Party as we welcome the Easter Bunny to the Village. Visits with the bunny are always FREE.

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Saturday, April 13 & Saturday, April 27

@ Troy Community Center

An inexpensive and fun night out for families! Spend quality time together and enjoy basketball, swimming, inflatable castle and more.

 

FROG SONG NIGHT HIKE

Saturday, April 13

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center

Spring nights bring out the peepers peeping and the toads a trilling. Join us as we hike up to a mile on a paved path to hear their songs and maybe catch a glimpse! Remember to dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event.

 

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY GRAND OPENING

Sunday, April 14

@ University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor

After migrating to its new home, the U-M Museum of Natural History will open on April 14, 2019, with more exhibits to come in the fall!

 

EASTER EGG HUNT

Sunday, April 14

@ Tiny Town Play Lounge, Plymouth

We are so Egg-cited for our Easter Egg Hunt on April 14th from 9:30am – 12pm. Hop on over for some open play, pizza, juice, salad, visit with Easter Bunny and special discounted photo packages by Amber Alaouie Photography!

 

FREE FAMILY DAY

Sunday, April 14

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

This public event for Farmington Hills’ Festival of the Arts has inspired student and community education and engagement in the arts for more than 20 years! With a full line-up of music and dance performances, a Shadow Puppetry Workshop, The Art of the Matter panel discussion, hands-on activities for children, artist demonstrations and over 200 pieces of artwork, this is an ALL AGES/ FREE EVENT.

 

TRICERATOTS PUPPET THEATRE-THE STORY OF EARTH DAY

Sunday, April 14

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

There’s no better place to spend Earth Day than a nature center (we really love Earth) and no better person to help teach you about recycling than Relish the Raccoon. We will put together our own crazy recycled earth day art project and then go out and enjoy the sight, sounds and smells.

 

DETROIT GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Sunday, April 14

@ Greektown

We invite you to join us as at the 18th Annual Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade in historic Greektown, Detroit, on Sunday, April 14. The Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade, now in its 18th year, is one of the largest cultural parades in the United States, with thousands of Hellenes from Michigan, Ohio and Canada gathering in Greektown for the celebration.

 

NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

Sunday, April 14

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Camping out and not ready to end the night? Having a sleepover for the kids and ran out of ideas? We’re so excited for National Astronomy Day that we’re celebrating a week early! Learn how to read a constellation map and enjoy the stars on a night out. Create a starry craft so you can relish those constellations in your home.

 

WIXOM EASTER EGG HUNT

Sunday, April 14

@ Gilbert Willis Park, Wixom

The Easter Bunny will hop into Wixom with lots of candy filled eggs for children to hunt in this traditional Easter Egg Hunt. There are 2 areas for different age groups. To be sure everyone leaves happy, limited to 5 eggs per child.

 

EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT FRIENDSHIP CANTON CHURCH

Sunday, April 14

@ Friendship Canton Church

Come on out to Friendship Canton Church for this fun, FREE, epic Easter event for families with kids Pre-K – 5th grade!

 

SNC “EGG-CITING”

Sunday, April 14

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Join in the fun and have an EGG-citing time! Decorate eggs, an Easter bag, go on an Easter egg hunt, hear about the legend of the Easter Bunny and even meet him in person! We’ll have
games and lots of fun activities that will keep you hopping with excitement!

 

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, April 14

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

From 12 weeks of fun to 1 week of basketball training with the Pistons Academy – Franklin Athletic Club hosts a variety of summer camps for all ages and schedules. Check out what they offer and see what works for your family.

 

SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN

Sunday, April 14

@ Jazz Cafe in Music Hall, Detroit

Follow the journey of some madcap characters each of whom has a plan – they all want to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! Sounds simple, but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as we follow the characters’ exploits, meet an elusive and magical little birdie and discover that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost!

 

EGG HUNT IN THE POOL!

Sunday, April 14

@ Goldfish Swim School, Macomb

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the pool on Sunday, April 14th from 5:00-7:00 PM! Enjoy snacks, crafts and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

 

FOUR FEET DOWN THE TRAIL-BLOWN AWAY

Monday, April 15

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

There’s so much fun that we can have with wind! Come on out to Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve and learn more about the wind by play some games with balloons, bubbles and even make our own wind socks to take home to dance in the breeze with!

 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Thursday, April 18

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by spending time enjoying nature! Come explore the Nature Room and Outdoor Natural Play Area.

 

MARSHMALLOW DROP

Friday, April 19

@ Elizabeth Park, Trenton & Nankin Mills Park, Westland

A blizzard of marshmallows will fill the sky as they tumble from the Easter Bunny’s helicopter. The Marshmallow Drop takes place on Friday, April 19 at Elizabeth Park in Trenton at 9:00 AM and at Nankin Mills Park at 11:00 AM.

 

BUNNYVILLE AT THE DETROIT ZOO

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Two days of “egg-cellent” family fun are planned for the Detroit Zoo’s annual Bunnyville celebration, featuring educational programing, live entertainment, zookeeper talks and much more! Activities include a golden egg hunt with more than 100 eggs hidden throughout the Zoo each day, whisker painting, learning stations and exclusive photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

 

SPRING SHOWERS CAMP

Friday, April 19 – Friday, April 26

@ Detroit Waldorf Academy, Detroit

Campers will spend their days playing games, singing songs, cooking and baking, exploring the arts, and experiencing all of the wonderful moments that make camp fun!

 

NATURE TOTS

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Join us for a FREE program for children ages 2-4 and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and activities as we use our senses to explore nature together! Programs will be held on the third Friday and Saturday of each month at the Belle Isle Nature Center.

 

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Friday, April 19

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Join us for some EGGstra special fun! Visit with the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, do a craft, bounce and more! Ages: 1-12

 

THE GREAT MARSHMALLOW DROP

Friday, April 19

@ Worden Park, Royal Oak

On April 19, 15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be exchanged for a prize! This free event is presented by Vibe Credit Union.

 

PARENTS’ SURVIVAL NIGHT

Friday, April 19

@ The Little Gym, Plymouth

Parents’ Survival Nights out let you enjoy some adult time to see a movie, catch up with friends or enjoy a meal without your pint-sized food critics in tow. Meanwhile, your children get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games, and fun LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO® Juniors building activities

 

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Friday, April 19

@ Goldfish Swim School, multiple locations

Join us for Family Night Out from 6:30-8: 00 pm! We will have crafts, food, open swim, and raffles!

 

BUNNY FUN

Saturday, April 20

@ Edsel & Elenor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shore

Hop on over to Ford House for an egg-stra fun visit with the Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny will be greeting children in Josephine’s Playhouse, so you can capture photos of that special moment. Then meet some new furry friends at a petting zoo, and hunt for Easter eggs on the Ford House grounds.

 

EASTER BUNNY VISITS GREENFIELD VILLAGE

Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Let the sights, sounds and activities of Easter 1885 inspire you during this special holiday weekend in Greenfield Village.

 

GRANDMONT ROSEDALE EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 20

@ Rosedale Park, Detroit

Come on out to Rosedale Park and have a great time at the Annual Grandmont Rosedale Easter Egg Hunt! Activities include the egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, arts and crafts station, a limbo and huluhoop contest, performances and much, much more!

 

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20

@ Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor

Come out to LSNC for a morning of investigating the many animals that lay eggs. Hunt for eggs in the woods and fields by following clues, solving riddles, or using GPS devices. Meet our birds of prey up close, visit the Critter House, play games, and more. You may even win one of five grand prizes if you find one of the elusive golden eggs!

 

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20

@ Total Sports Complex, Farmington

Joins us for DMB’s 4th Annual Spring Eggstravagnza: A Springtime Family Egg Hunt! Our annual Egg Hunt will bring together 400-500 Detroit parents and children for a Spring celebration featuring activities, food, and fun! It’s a wonderful place to interact with local businesses, enjoy local food and treats, and participate in DMB’s EPIC egg hunt!

 

EASTER FUN FEST-EARTH DAY EDITION

Saturday, April 20

@ Heilmann Recreation Center, Detroit

Don’t miss this year’s Easter Fun Fest! This year, we’ll be also celebrating Earth Day! Come enjoy games, entertainment, lots of fun and of course….CANDY! FREE FOR ALL!

 

HIPPITY HOPPITY EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 20

@ Starr-Jaycee Park, Royal Oak

Looking for a FREE, fun Saturday morning Easter Egg Hunt in Royal Oak?? Look no further!! Grab the kids and bring them over to Starr Jaycee park to find all of the Easter eggs our resident Easter Bunny has hidden around. All of the eggs will be filled with delicious treats.

 

DENEWETH’S INDOOR EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 20

@ Deneweth’s Garden Center, Macomb

Hop over to Deneweth’s Garden Center for our Egg-Citing Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th.

 

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH FREE ADMISSION AT MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

Saturday, April  20

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Learn more about how earth works at the Michigan Science Center! With live stage shows, a planetarium, 250+ hands-on exhibits, lab activities, special exhibits and more, there are approximately two dozen ways to customize your MiSci visit.

 

GREEN DAY

Saturday, April 20

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

In observance of the global holiday celebrating life on our planet, this annual celebration includes earth-friendly crafts, games, storytelling, keeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups.

 

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE

Saturday, April 20

@ Cal Zorn Recreation Center, Tecumseh

Join the Parks and Recreation Department, First Federal Bank and Busch’s as they host an exciting Easter Egg hunt. Bring your kids to help hunt for thousands of eggs, filled with candy and toys. The Easter bunny has been known to make an appearance during this fun filled, mad capped, eggstravaganza. Hop on down to Cal Zorn Park and don’t forget your camera. This event is over in a flash, early arrive is encouraged.

 

STORYTIME AT CAM

Saturday, April 20

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Join Bloomfield Township librarians and Cranbrook’s museum educators for storytime and self-guided observation activities in our current exhibitions! Content will be geared toward children ages 4–7, but all ages are welcome with an adult! As always, children 12 and under are free!

 

SPRINGFEST

Saturday, April 20

@ Saline Recreation

Hop into Spring with Saline’s SpringFest! The fest will feature four great events to mix and match for a perfect spring day of family fun!

 

28TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND BONNET CONTEST

Saturday, April 20

@ Auburn Hills Civic Center Park

Children of all ages are invited to hunt for Easter treats, enter the Annual Easter Bonnet Contest, and have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny! Adults- don’t forget to enter the traditional “Egg Toss!”

 

FLOP-E-BUNNY CANDY HUNT

Saturday, April 20

@ Victory Park, Belleville

Come hop into Easter with Belleville’s Flop-E-Bunny Candy Hunt! Along with hunting for candy, you can have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and more!

 

EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20 

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Gather the kiddos and hop, hop, hop on over to Beacon Park Detroit for the 2nd Annnual Easter Eggstravaganza! We have an eggcellent afternoon of *FREE* activities planned with something for everyone, including an egg hunt, make and take crafts, Peep s’mores, a live DJ, and more!

 

EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 20

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

The Earth is home to all of us, and it is so important that we take care of it! Join us this Earth Day to learn about the positive and negative impact that our everyday actions have on our planet. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in various family-friendly activities to help the Earth, including making reusable shopping bags from old t-shirts (bring your own t-shirt and get an earth-friendly prize!), sampling environmentally friendly cleaning products, and making a craft with recycled materials from Arts & Scraps!

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS MICHIGAN STATE

Saturday, April 20

@ The Corner Ballpark, Detroit

Detroit City FC is set to face Michigan State University men’s soccer in a preseason friendly at The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient, home of Detroit PAL.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT AT TROY GOMMUNITY CENTER

Saturday, April 20

@ Troy Community Center

Come celebrate Easter at the Troy Community Center! Enjoy hunting for some eggs in our special egg hunting area, Easter themed crafts, and games. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your swim suit to go swimming when all the Easter activities are completed. Dinner will be included.

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Saturday, April 20

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN! Register to bring your kids to The Robot Garage for a Kid’s Night Out and they will LOVE that you’re leaving them behind for a night to yourself. Our amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8.

 

AFTERNOON EASTER TEA AT THE TOWNSEND

Sunday, April 21

@ The Townsend, Birmingham

Come out to The Townsend for Easter tea! This children inspired tea events offer interactive entertainment with singing, dancing, glitter tattoos, food and fun for all!

 

EASTER BRUNCH

Sunday, April 21

@ The Longarce House, Farmington Hills

Join us for a delicious brunch on Easter at the beautiful historic Longacre House. Enjoy the charming atmosphere while dining on the fine cuisine offered from the elegant buffet. Cash bar available. Gratuity is not included.

 

EARTH DAY PARK CLEANUP

Monday, April  22

@ Waterford Parks and Recreation Department

Kick off the spring season by gathering with friends and family on Earth Day to clean up one of your favorite local parks in Waterford. The Parks and Recreation Department will supply each park with garbage bags and any necessary equipment for the cleanup.

 

MOSAIC CLASS FOR KIDS

Monday, April 22

@ Clarkston Independence District Library

Painterly Pottery is back, this time with mosaics! If you’d like to create a fun mosaic with tiles, sign up for this great program!

 

EARTH DAY AT DINOSAUR HILL

Monday, April  22

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Join us for a celebratory day where we will be putting together hiking sticks, recycled crafts, and meeting some interesting animals before heading out into the woods with a naturalist for a very special hike. All participants will receive a special Earth day pin!

 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Monday, April 22

@ Farmington Nature Center

Come on out to Farmington Nature Center for free family-fun activities to help celebrate Earth Day! From face paintings and crafts to live music and hayrides, there is something for everyone at this awesome event!

 

LET’S GET GOING-LET’S GO PLAY WITH WIND

Wednesday, April  24

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

We’re going to build out own sail boats and set them adrift with the power of the breeze before building our own tornado makers and dance with wind socks!

 

WILD OVER WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, April 24

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

This month, we’re talking about wetlands. Spring has sprung, and wetlands around our beautiful state are teeming with wildlife getting ready for the nesting season. We’ll have games and activities focused on the importance of wetlands for wildlife and for people, and we’ll also provide some information about local wetlands that you can visit this spring and summer.

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Thursday, April 25 – Saturday April 28

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and a his parents.

 

STORY TIME AT THE TREEHOUSE: EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY

Friday, April  26

@ For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

Sprout the love of reading and nature during the For-Mar Story Time. This month’s story time will have students exploring how you can be a superhero for mother earth in our Earth Day, Every Day story time at the treehouse! Students explore nature through stories, crafts and song!

 

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT-ART STUDIO

Friday, April 26

@ Heritage Park, Farmington 

Who says parents get to have all the fun? Take a well-deserved break and know your kids are safe and having a blast at the art studio. Themed art activities will keep them entertained for the evening. Bring a snack and dress for a mess! Drop off is promptly at 6, but kiddos may be picked up at any point within the class’s time frame.

 

WHO’S CALLING? FROG HIKE

Friday, April 26

@ West Bloonfield Woods Nature Preserve

As spring rains fill our wetland ponds, frogs are out and about in large numbers. Different frogs call at different times of the season. This fun, interactive walk will help you learn the “when” and “whys” of Michigan’s vocal amphibians.

 

NIGHT HIKES ON THE FARM

Friday, April  26

@ MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

Night Hikes on the Farm is a series of bi-monthly events that offer educational and recreational opportunities for visitors to venture the farm in the nighttime and explore fascinating natural science topics. Each hike will incorporate different themes fitting to the month or season. Please see details below for our tentative schedule, registration to come.

 

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT-ART STUDIO

Friday, April 26

@ Heritage Park, Farmington 

Who says parents get to have all the fun? Take a well-deserved break and know your kids are safe and having a blast at the art studio. Themed art activities will keep them entertained for the evening. Bring a snack and dress for a mess! Drop off is promptly at 6, but kiddos may be picked up at any point within the class’s time frame.

 

WHO’S CALLING? FROG HIKE

Friday, April 26

@ West Bloonfield Woods Nature Preserve

As spring rains fill our wetland ponds, frogs are out and about in large numbers. Different frogs call at different times of the season. This fun, interactive walk will help you learn the “when” and “whys” of Michigan’s vocal amphibians.

 

RAILROADER’S BREAKFAST

Saturday, April  27 & Sunday, April 28

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Start your little engineer’s Day Out With Thomas™ with a hearty Railroader’s Breakfast in Greenfield Village’s A Taste of History Restaurant. Buttermilk pancakes with a choice of toppings, fresh fruit salad, sausage links and more. It’s a scrumptious early-morning way to prepare for a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™. There’s music by the Picks & Sticks Stringband, too, along with railroad-themed storytelling and a visit with our very own Village Hobo and Sir Topham Hatt™!

 

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

Saturday, April  27 & Sunday, April 28

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Let the legendary, larger-than-life train take your children for a ride they’ll never forget. Witness the full-steam delight when your little engineer sees a real Thomas the Tank Engine™ chug into our station! Your day will be packed with roundhouse tours of steam locomotives, railroad hobo songs and a railroad turntable feat of strength. Thomas storytelling, photos with Sir Topham Hatt™ and rides on the beloved cars immerse tiny conductors in the beloved world of Thomas.

 

SHEEP SHEARING & PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, April 27

@ Hess-Hathaway Park, Waterford 

Come down to the farm at Hess-Hathaway Park to see the sheep getting sheared. Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast in the Community Building afterwards!

 

TUMMY TO TODDLER EXPO

Saturday, April 27

@ Macomb Community College, Warren

Save the Date and pass the word around to all the expectant moms and moms of toddlers you know. There will be a “Mommy Meet Up” at the event. This is the go to spot for everything for babies, toddlers and expectant parents. Check out the latest baby and child gear provided by BuybuyBaby. Learn about kid friendly activities in the area, meet local child care experts and providers, win prizes, including a $500 gift card to BuybuyBaby, and more!

 

KMS PTC’S ANNUAL MOM 2 MOM SALE

Saturday, April  27

@ John F. Kennedy Junior High School, St. Claire Shore

The Kennedy Middle School Parent-Teacher’s Club is hosting its 4th Annual Mom 2 Mom Sale!

 

GREENFEST

Saturday, April 27

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

This pre-Earth Day celebration will feature a sustainability tour to learn more about our anaerobic digester, educational rain gardens, farm-to-table food options, composting program and other initiatives as part of our Green Journey. Activities will include chemistry demonstrations, zookeeper talks and more. Additionally, a 16-foot ground-mounted solar system called the smartflower™ will be featured blooming in the garden just east of the Carousel.

 

TOUCH-A-TRUCK

Saturday, April 27

@ Royal Oak Meijer

Perfect for kids of all ages, the Junior League of Birmingham’s Touch-A-Truck event is sure to be a load of fun! Your little ones can climb and explore vehicles large and small. Children will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Metro Detroit’s finest, including first responders, truck operators, and community helpers. Additionally, the event will feature activities and food trucks.

 

MOMMY & ME: JOIN US FOR TEA!

Saturday, April 27

@ Rainbow Preschool, Troy

Grab your favorite tea cup and bring a special lady in your life: mother, grandmother, aunt, or friend! Lemonade and light snacks, including fruit and bagels will be provided.

 

GREEN DAY-RAIN BARRELS & RECYCLING

Saturday, April  27 

@ Detroit Riverfront

Join the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Sierra Club Great Lakes, Great Communities, MI Rain Barrel and Green Living Science for a morning full of environmental activities! The day will kick off a rain barrel workshop with the Sierra Club where participants can learn about the benefits of rain barrels and how to make their own rain barrel. Following the workshop Detroit residents are invited to to learn about the new curbside recycling program in the city and how to practice the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

 

FAMILY ART STUDIO: PAINTING WITH PAPER

Saturday, April  27 

@ University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

Join us for a close up look at the collage art of contemporary artist, Mark Bradford. Using paper, interesting materials, and surprising techniques we will create abstract landscapes or cityscapes. The workshop begins with a tour of UMMA’s gallery of Modern and Contemporary art, followed by a hands-on workshop with local artist, and UMMA community Docent, Susan Clinthorne.

 

MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT

Saturday, April 27

@ Meadow Brook Theatre

Watch Madeline on the big stage!

 

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE!

Saturday, April 27

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back! Young fans and their families will get to experience Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the hit Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series, in an all new way when the can’t-miss live stage show, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! King For A Day, comes to the Fox Theatre for two performances on Saturday, April 27.

 

PUPPET PERFORMANCE: GO HOME TINY MONSTER

Saturday, April  27 & Sunday, April 28

@ Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

A touchingly absurd story about family, home, and a gaggle of wacky monsters, “Go Home Tiny Monster” features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, silliness, physical theater, live music, and surprising poignancy. Sylvie and her family of handmade creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. With the help of the audience, Slyvie explores the meaning of home and community and discovers what truly makes her feel at home in the world. For families of all ages.

 

EARTH DAY 5K AND KIDS RUN

Sunday, April 28

@ Rara Recreation Complex, Rochester

Join us to celebrate Earth Day at the 14th Annual MI EarthdayFest April 26- 28, 2019. The 5K is a scenic loop route through municipal park and the neighboring subdivision. All ages are welcome and the route is friendly for pets and strollers. The race will be chip timed and have awards for each age division along with raffle give-a-ways from our sponsors. Participation awards include, race tech shirts, medallions, and a plant for you to take home from the race.

 

DETROIT PRETTY PRINCESS PARTY

Sunday, April 28

@ Noah’s Event Venue, Auburn Hills

Pretty Princess Parties is coming to Auburn Hills, part of the Detroit-Metro area! Meet the Princesses at this magical event! This princess party is full of magical moments you won’t want to miss! Dance with Tinkerbell! Create a Craft with Rapunzel! Sing with The Little Mermaid! ALL of our princesses are excited to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! Our event focuses on making sure your little one feels royal throughout all of our activities.

 

ARCHERY: TRY IT!

Sunday, April 28

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

This is your opportunity to give archery a try. This 30-minute session will cover the basic steps of shooting, allowing participants to learn how to stand, handle a bow and shoot several arrows. All equipment is provided.

 

SUPERHERO GYMNASTICS PARTY

Sunday, April 28

@ Canton Leisure Services, Canton

Come dressed as your favorite superhero and join us for a 2-hour gymnastics party! Includes gymnastics obstacle course, bounce house, fun craft and more!

 

MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN LIVE

Sunday, April  28

@ Canton Village Theatre

An award-winning children’s performer, Mario is known for his integration of DIY electronics and robotics in his show. It’s a modern take on old school vaudeville and slapstick… upbeat, interactive, punk rock, and hilarious!

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sunday, April  28

@ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Detroit

We all know Sleeping Beauty was cursed by a wicked fairy and awakened by true love’s kiss, but how did the Prince find the sleeping Princess? And, why does he feel so compelled to rescue her? Find the answers to these questions and more as the classic fairy tale comes to life as a marionette ballet. Happy ending guaranteed!

 

FOUR FEET DOWN THE TRAIL-MOTHER’S DAY PARTY

Monday, April 29

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Come on out to Dinosaur Hills where we will be rocking the ladybugs this day by putting together our own ladybug pet rocks to take home and practicing our counting with ladybug spots!

 

 

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About Katie Cramton

Katie Cramton is a recent graduate of University of Michigan-Dearborn and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in Flat Rock, she is no stranger to the Metro=Detroit area. She loves spending her time with her friends and family, as well as exploring Downtown Detroit.

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