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Top Things to do with KIDS in March

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It’s finally March and spring is right around the corner! Forget about cabin fever and get out the house for these fun events.

 

THE LIGHTNING THEIF

Tuesday, February 26 – Saturday, March 9

@ Fisher Theatre, Detroit

The Lightning Thief The Musical, based on the popular Percy Jackson series, is “electrifying! As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods.

 

PAW PATROL LIVE! RACE TO THE RESCUE

Thursday, February 28- Sunday, March 3

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

No job is too big, no pup is too small! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” an action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree.

 

OUTOORAMA

Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 3

@ Suburban Collection Showplace

Plenty of activities for the whole family are available at Outdoorama including a stocked trout pond, virtual fishing opportunities, archery and pellet ranges, antique and vintage fishing tackle and live animals and birds of prey.

 

THE BEACH DETROIT

Wednesday – Sunday in March

@ 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.

 

AUTORAMA

 Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

@ Cobo Center, Detroit

Autorama is returning to Detroit from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3 at the Cobo Center! Don’t miss out on the chance to look at some of America’s greatest hot rods!

 

MASCO FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, March 1

@ 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. Visit the museum for an evening of fun and don’t miss out on their latest exhibit Doom of the Dinosaurs.

 

MOTHER SON HOEDOWN

Friday, March 1

@ Novi Civic Center, Novi

Join us for an exciting Mother Son night at the Novi Civic Center where you will dance the night away! This is a fun night where boys can enjoy some time with the special female (mom, grandma, aunt) in their life. Participants will learn different dances called by an official Square Dance Caller and enjoy appetizers, photos, desserts, and more during the breaks.

 

HEROES AND VILLAINS

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit

From Superman to Batman, Robin Hood to Zorro, or King Kong to Jaws: in film, every noble hero and evil villain has the same trusty sidekick, great music! Featuring hits from the golden age of cinema to today’s blockbusters, enjoy the breathtaking scores that have brought timeless characters to life.

 

ESCAPE SNAPOLOGY: FAMILY EDITION

Saturday, March 2 

@ New Baltimore Parks and Recreation 

Hurry, your children and family will have 40 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete any assigned tasks and to ultimately unlock the door to escape Snapology!

 

PETE THE CAT

Saturday, March 2 

@ MeadowBrook Amphitheater

Catch your littles favorite story character Pete The Cat live on stage! There’s a morning and an afternoon show.

 

JOURNEY TO THE SUGARBUSH

Saturdays & Sundays in March

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Take a journey to the sugarbush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge.

 

MAPLE SUGARING THROUGH THE AGES

Saturdays in February

@ Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston

Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program.

 

FAMILY DISCOVEY DAYS: MAPLE CRAFT

Saturday, March 2

@ Indian Springs Metropark, White Lake

Investigate what causes the sap to run in the trees during an interactive presentation, and the tools people use to collect the sap. You’ll learn what a spile is and make one of your own! We’ll also make decorative colorful maple leaves to take home. And be sure to buy some real maple syrup before you leave

 

MAPLE’S SWEET STORY

Saturdays & Sundays in March

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

Take a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar.

 

KIDS COOKING: SLOPPY JOES, ROASTED POTATOES, COLE SLAW, AND CARMELITAS

Saturday, March 2

@ The Community House, Birmingham

Chef Pam will teach students how to prepare homemade foods, including main dishes, sides, salads and desserts at home. Students will begin with food safety and handling, how to use knives and various tools in the kitchen, clean-up and how to read and prepare a recipe

 

MAPLE SUGAR TOURS

Saturdays in March

@ Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

March is sugaring month! Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. We will hike into the spring woods to tap a maple. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup and enjoy a treat!

 

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Saturday, March 2 

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

The Harlem Globetrotters bring their new 2019 “Fan Powered World Tour” to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, March 2. The Globetrotters, who are committed to bringing their fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet, will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars with their “Fan Powered World Tour.”

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING THE LITTLE MERMAID

Saturday, March 2 

@ Livonia Community Recreation Center, Livonia

Get your family and friends together for Dive In Movie Night on Saturday, March 2 at the Kirksey Recreation Center. Ditch the stuffy living room and relax in an inflatable raft in our Lap Pool while we show The Little Mermaid on our full color LED scoreboard.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Saturday, March 2 

@ Monroe High School, Monroe

Dads. Grandpas, brothers (or other male family members) can escort their little sweethearts to a wonderful evening of music and dance.

 

MOTHER SON GYM JAM

Saturday, March 2

@ Troy Community Center, Troy

Spend an evening with your son, grandson, or nephew. This fun filled evening will be full of carnival games, inflatables, music, and treats! Pizza, beverages, and keepsake photo included!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturdays in March

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

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!

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA PARTY

Sunday, March 3

@ Drake Sports Park, West Bloomfield

Moms, collect your little ladies and join us for our unFROGattable annual Mother & Daughter Tea Party. We will explore the “world of frogs” with our Naturalist, complete a frog prince craft to take home, enjoy small snacks and light refreshments and tea with your special little ladies!

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAMES

March 3, 6, 10, 15, 17, 28, 30

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come out and support your Detroit Pistons in the month of March while they take on the Toronto Raptors, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Chicago Bulls, the LA Lakers, the Orlando Magic, and the Portland Trail Blazers!

 

YOGA PLAY DATES WITH MS. KATHY

Mondays in March

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Come interact with your little one, breathe, stretch, and play. After yoga there will be open gym with the bounce houses.

 

FAMILY NIGHT

Mondays in March

@ Defy Detroit, Detroit

Bring your entire family (Immediate Family Members Only) for an hour, for only $50! Monday Nights from 6-9pm.

 

YOUNG EXPLORERS DAYS

Wednesday, March 6

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Learn about how our bodies work and create a wearable model of inside our body to take home.

 

SHIPWRECKED!

Thursday, March 7 – Saturday, March 9

@ Wild Swan Theatre, Ann Arbor

“Shipwrecked!” is a stirring coming of age drama set during a fierce winter storm on Lake Huron in 1893. Twelve year old Aaron Buchanan, sailing with his parents on their small schooner loaded with Christmas trees from Sault Ste. Marie, is tested in ways he never dreamed possible when a ferocious gale suddenly materializes in Thunder Bay’s infamous “Shipwreck Alley.” Inspired by the desperate circumstances, he finds the sailing skills, bravery, and physical strength to help effect a daring rescue of his family.

 

MOMMY AND ME HIKE

Thursday, March 7

@ 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. This is a FREE program, but pre-registration is required for all participants.

 

FAMILY AND KIDS FAMILY NIGHT!

Thursday, March 7

@ Brilliant Detroit, Detroit

Fathers game night is coming back! We had an amazing success the first time in September and by popular request, we are bringing it back again. Dads come out for games with your kids as well as stimulating conversation with other dads and your children.

 

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10

@ Canton Village Theatre

Spotlight Jr. Players is very proud to present The Jungle Book by Joseph Robinette. Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by Bagheera, a no-nonsense panther and and Baloo, a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli goes on an epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

 

FREE MOVIE AT THE NATURE CENTER

Friday, March 8

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center

Join us for a free movie at the Nature Center! March 8th at 1:00pm we will be showing March of the Penguins!

 

PRINCESS AND SUPERHERO FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Friday, March 8

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

Attention all Princesses, Princes, and Superheros! Spend your night at the Costick Center dancing a royal dance, making super crafts, bouncing sky high on our bouncer, and more. Busch’s Fresh Food Market provides a dinner of hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, snacks, and drinks, Keep an eye out for a real Princess and Superhero!

 

PRINCESS AND SUPERHERO FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Friday, March 8

@ Saline Recreation

Dress up as your favorite princess or superhero for this special evening for families. There will be a DJ with a dance floor, crafts, a nail & tattoo salon, bouncer and more. We’ll have light snacks and a balloon drop to finish up the evening.

 

MAPLE TAPING AND PANCAKE FEAST

Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10

@ MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

You’ll start out with a meal of pancakes covered in Tollgate syrup accompanied by sausage and coffee and hot chocolate! Then you’ll jump on the hay wagon out to the sugar bush to participate in a tree tapping, visit the colonial sugar camp, watch sap get turned to syrup in the sugar shack and check out Max the draft horse getting to work! A hands-on, maple-flavored event for the whole family!

 

SUPER BRUNCH

Saturday, March 9 & Saturday, March 16

@ Gerry Kulick Community Center, Ferndale

Calling all supermoms and sons, superdads and daughters, all superheroes! Learn the ins and outs of superhero work at our Superhero Academy at this year’s Super Brunch! You’ll craft your superhero name and abilities, go through some super training, test your cerebral fortitude and top it all off by creating your own comic book! Refuel with our Super Brunch menu so you’ll be ready to learn some parkour moves from one of our professional heroes! Brunch will be served with a pancake station, chicken tenders, and hashbrowns.

 

MAPLE SUGARING AT CASS BENTON PARK

Saturday, March 9

@ Cass Benton Park, Northville

Bundle up and join our Naturalists at Cass Benton Park in Northville to learn the history of maple sugaring and take a short hike into the woods for a tree-tapping demonstration.

 

LUMBERJACK DAY

Saturday, March 9

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Grab your favorite flannel and join the Michigan DNR Forest Resources Division and the U.S. Forest Service. We will be celebrating all things related to the forests of Michigan – maple syrup, lumberjack skills, products of the forest, chainsaw artists in action and more! A maple taffy station will be available post run allowing guests to roll up maple taffy onto popsicle sticks.

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT AUTISM

Saturday, March 9

@ Northville District Library

Let’s talk about AUTISM with Kelly Beins, seasoned therapist with over twenty years experience in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Director of Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC, writer for Autism Parenting Magazine, and author of the picture books about a lovable sheep with sensory challenges, Ovis Has Trouble with School and Ovis Has Trouble Eating. Kelly will join us via Skype, leading a discussion with kids about autism, sharing her books, and kids will take home a fun Ovis finger puppet craft.

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Saturday, March 9 & Saturday, March 23

@ Troy Community Center

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

 

DETROIT ROLLER DERBY HOME GAME

Saturday, March 9

@ Masonic Theatre, Detroit

Head on over to the Masonic Temple to see Michigan’s premier roller derby league! Don’t miss the Detroit Men’s Roller Derby team take on the Cleveland Guardians and the Home Team Champions! Doors open at 5:00 p.m and the first whistle will blow at 6:00 p.m.!

 

MONSTER JAM

Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10

@ Ford Field, Detroit

Let your littles see their toy cars in person at Monster Jam! The action pack event is at Ford Field for the weekend.

 

SPRING FORWARD AT BELLE ISLE NATURE CENTER

Sunday, March 10

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Spring Forward into Daylight Saving Time while learning about amphibians and amphibian conservation at this annual celebration. The event features the opportunity to hear from keepers who care for the amphibians and learn about amphibian conservation, and includes frog mask making, leapfrog games and storytelling.

 

ST. PATRICKS’S DAY PARADE

Sunday, March 10

@ Corktown. Detroit

Perhaps one of Michigan’s most renowned St. Patrick’s Day events is Detroit’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This family-friendly event is sure to entertain all who attend with the various floats. The parade route is on Michigan Avenue in historic Corktown. If you’re planning to go, it may be a good idea to arrive a bit early for the best vantage point.

 

MAPLE SUGARING BRUNCH

Sunday, March 10

@ Orchard Lake Schools

​Celebrate the start of spring with a maple syrup pancake brunch! The event will be hosted by the Polish Mission of Orchard Lake Schools and West Bloomfield Parks. Guests will see a historical sap to syrup demonstration, learn about the other benefits of maple trees and enjoy warm pancakes topped with local maple syrup. Three times at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm.

 

DETROIT PISTONS KID’S DAY

Sunday, March 10

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

It’s Kids Day at the LCA on March 10th! Bring the family to watch Blake and the Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls. The first 7,500 fans get a Pencil Casey.

 

MAGIC CARPET THEATRE SHOW

Thursday, March 14

@ Northville District Library

Celebrate March is Reading Month with this highly imaginative readers’ theatre style show with lots of fun audience participation acting out Where the Wild Things Are, The Sneetches and more.

 

NATURE TOTS

Friday, March 15

@ 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.

 

PARENTS’ SURVIVAL NIGHT

Friday, February 15 

@ 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—ahem—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

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, March 15

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

No need to find a babysitter. 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. The Robot Garage’s amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8.

 

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Friday, March 15

@ 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! Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family Pre-registration is required for this event.

 

SCIENCEFEST: HEALING THROUGH HANDS-ON SCIENCE

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17

@ Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor

Calling all future doctors and nurses! Our annual Teddy Bear Clinic is returning the weekend of March 16th and 17th, 2019. Come explore what it’s like to go to the hospital by helping your stuffed friend through check-in, the operating room, and recovery and learn about the important work nurses and child life specialists do to help their patients. This program is free with the purchase of Museum admission.

 

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 16

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Discover the way we create one of the most popular pancake toppings on our scheduled program tours. We start with how the tree first gets the sugar then teach you how to identify maples for their sap. We’ll move fireside to warm up and learn the boil-down process of syrup-making. You can even try some of the nature center’s freshly made syrup and taste some maple candy. Our guests will get the chance to use traditional equipment for the collection process and learn the fine details of a maple trees.

 

FAMILY ART STUDIO: INUIT INSPIRATIONS

Saturday, March 16

@ University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

Families with children ages six and up are invited to look, learn, and create together during UMMA’s Family Art Studio sessions. Create your own project inspired by the UMMA exhibition The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq​ (which means “sensing the invisible just beyond it” or unexpected), followed by a hands-on workshop with local artist and UMMA docent Sophie Grillet.

 

CUB CLUB: ALL ABOUT BEAVERS!

Saturday, March 16

@ Outdoor Adventure Center Detroit

A special set of opportunities for our youngest guests. Children ages 3-7 will enjoy a story time, arts and crafts, and hands-on nature experiences. This session will focus on the features and habitat of North America’s largest rodent, the beaver.

 

LEPRECHAUN LUNCH WITH POPPY!

Saturday, March 16

@ Heritage Park Petting Farm, Taylor

Build a Leprechaun trap, meet Poppy the Troll, cookie decorating, enjoy a pizza lunch, and dessert table. Children will also be stuffing their own rainbow bear and taking it home. Adults and children must purchase ticket for event.

 

ST. PATRICK’S FAMILY FUN PARTY

Saturday, March 16

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with good old-fashioned family fun like Irish step dancing, face painting, crafts and more. An extensive menu of Irish-inspired fare will be available for purchase.

 

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: ECO WARRIORS

Saturday, March 16

@ Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor

It’s a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Learn how to protect habitats from invasive species and defend wildlife from The Most Deadly Animal in the World. Complete group challenges and design your own eco-warrior costume.

 

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17

@ Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

Come in your Hogwarts uniform and enjoy a muggle cocktail, capture your best selfie of the year with the actors from Ring of Steel recreating Harry Potter memories.

 

THE PUMP AND DUMP SHOW

Saturday, March 16

@ Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

The Original Moms’ Night Out is back and better than ever in 2019! Join comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee for The Pump and Dump Show, a hilarious and unique escape for all moms, as seen on Today, People and Parents Magazine. Treat yourself and your friends to a cathartic evening of all-original music, comedy and games, guaranteed to make you laugh your c-section scar open. It’s rough out there in the Momosphere – you’ve earned a night out, for once!

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

Sunday, March 17

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center with a variety of green-themed crafts and activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family! Make crafts that will be green in more ways than one by using natural materials. Then embark on a self-guided Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt on the nature trails where you’ll be seein’ green. Hopefully the luck of the Irish is on your side—if you find all of the Leprechauns, return to the Nature Center for a prize!

 

ZOMBIE SURVIVAL ARCHERY

Sunday, March 17

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Whether you’re a Walking Dead fan, wonder if you can survive the zombie apocalypse, or are just looking for a different style of archery class, this is the archery class for you! Join us as we learn the steps of shooting with practice shooting paper zombie targets. Students will leave with a zombie apocalypse survival certificate they can hang with pride at home. All equipment is provided.

 

AFTERNOON TEA AT TOWNSEND HOTEL-ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Sunday, March 17

@ The Townsend, Birmingham

Our children inspired tea events offer interactive entertainment with singing, dancing, glitter tattoos, food and fun for all!   

 

FULL MOON HIKE

Tuesday, March 19

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

Explore the trail by the light of the moon. On this Naturalist-led hike you will search for nocturnal animal clues and experience their habitat after dark. The walk is about one mile and is easy to moderate in difficulty. Before heading out on the trail, learn about nocturnal animals. The Oakland Astronomy Club will bring a moon rover replica, a real piece of the moon for you to touch and telescopes to view “the man on the moon”.

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Wednesday, March 20 – Saturday, March 23

@ Wild Swan Theatre, Ann Arbor

This lively rendition of a classic tale presents a humorous giant, appropriate for young theater-goers. In Wild Swan’s version, Jack’s journey up the fantastical beanstalk not only leads to his encounter with a very silly giant but to the rescue of his long lost father as well. Part of our Classic Series for ages 4-10.

 

DISNEY ON ICE- MICKEY’S SEARCH PARTY

Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, March 24

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen and more!

 

NERF WARS

Friday, March 22

@ Saline Recreation

Bring your Nerf guns and friends to this epic night of Nerf Wars! Nerf bullets, team bandanna and protective eye wear included.

 

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: ART STUDIO

Friday, March 22

@ 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.

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Friday, March 22

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

Come share in some quality family time, screen free! Come and enjoy a variety of board games including Apples to Apples Junior, Guess Who, Sorry, Spot it, and more.

 

PRETEEN FRIDAY FUN NIGHT

Friday, March 22

@ Franklin Athletic Club

“It’s a party! Come check out all the fun FAC has to offer and bring your friends!” – Ages 10-14

 

FAERIE DOORS WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 23

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Faeries are nature’s guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the natural world. Invite them to your garden or home by creating beautiful faeries doors decorated with natural materials and other decorations. After the program, visit the conservatory to look for beautiful faerie gardens.

 

TINY TOTS: FOX & BRANCH

Saturday, March 23

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Dave Fox and Will Branch invite your entire family to join them for music-filled fun with dancing and sing-a-longs. Anchored in American roots music, this duo’s show is as much a celebration of being together as it is a musical experience.

 

BEETHOVEN LIVE UPSTAIRS

Saturday, March 23

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Classical Kids Live! An irritable grouchy old man moves in to the apartment above Christoph and his family in Vienna. Christoph is not pleased by Beethoven’s arrival, but he begins to understand his genius and the beauty of his music. See the full story unfold in this interactive theatrical concert.

 

JUNIE B. JONES LIVE!

Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24

@ City Theatre, Detroit

Junie B. Jones, a musical based on the books by Barbara Park, will make an appearance at the City Theatre for five performances on Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, March 24.

 

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Learn the process of turning maple sap into syrup as you visit different stations throughout the park. Make a craft, taste test syrup and warm up by the bonfire. The blacksmith shop will be open and working. Enjoy French toast, sausage and real maple syrup throughout the day for an additional charge. Maple items and kits will be available.

 

CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 23

@ Canton Village Theatre

An evening of Folk & Classical dances performed by Metro Detroit area Chinese Schools, beautiful vocal performances featuring soloist, Shuping Ma, Peking Opera, Duets, and the Canton Philharmonic Choir, Michigan Chinese Choir & March Wind Choir. Our show will also feature instrumentalists on Pipa and Guzheng.

 

THE SECRET WORLD OF OG

Saturday, March 23

@ The Detroit Opera House

Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus presents the operatic adaptation of this well known children’s book by Canadian icon Pierre Beron. Discover the classic story of a group of siblings who venture into the dark subterranean world of the Ogs to rescue their baby brother and cat.

 

MARCHE DU NAIN ROUGE

Sunday, March 24 

@ Midtown Detroit

All are invited to join in the 10th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge, a parade made up of the citizens of Detroit.

 

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID FILM AND WORKSHOP

Sunday, March 24 

@ Berman Center for Performing Arts, Bloomfield Township

Spend an afternoon with your favorite kids at The Berman! Back by popular demand are the kids films complete with arts & crafts for families.

 

ULTIMATE PIONEER CHALLENGE

Sunday, March 24 

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

We will begin this challenge with authentic hands-on tools and games before heading outdoors to put what we’ve learned to the test. Your family will earn points by participating in a variety of pioneer activities. We’ll lay pioneer games in the woods, collect water with a yolk and even cook up a forgotten recipe on the campfire.

 

MS. LORI’S PEE WEE EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Monday, March 25

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Ready for some hoppin good spring fun? Join us for our annual eggstravaganza. We will start with some fun in our gym riding trikes and jumping on Inflatables. Then we will have a special visit from the spring Bunny while we take turns searching for some colorful eggs!

 

PEOPLE AND POOCH HIKE

Tuesday, March 26

@ West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve

Join our Naturalist and fellow dog owners for a guided hike on the trails of the West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve. We will make stops along the way to see what may start blooming this spring.

 

WILD WEDNESDAYS: MARCH OF THE DINOSAURS

Wednesday, March 27

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Center, Rochester Hills

We will be protecting some dinosaur eggs from hungry predators, digging up some dinosaur bones in our dig, and sinking our teeth into a snack fit for a terrible lizard.

 

JUST DESERTS

Friday, March 29

@Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Deserts are beautiful, special places with plants uniquely adapted to dry conditions. Explore the arid house and learn how plants & animals survive in the desert. Then, make a desert garden to take home with succulents that require little care or water.

 

ROGER + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31 as part of the Fox Theatre Series.

 

PETER PAN PRESENTED BY RRB

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 30

@ River Raisin Centre for the Arts, Monroe

Soar through the clouds, fight the pirates and relive your childhood with The River Raisin Ballet Company’s production of Peter Pan, a coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys for a sprinkling of magic in this fun and whimsical adventure told through vibrant dancing. A ballet for the young at heart – and for those who never want to grow up!

 

KID CON

Saturday, March 30

@ Clinton-Macomb Main Library, Clinton Township

Back for its 3rd year, we’re kicking off the day with a special line up of activities for ages 10 and under.

 

BABIES, BABIES EVERYWHERE

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

@ 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!

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER PRINCESS TEA

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

@ The Longarce House, Farmington Hills

Dress up like a princess and join us for a fancy tea party! Activities will include a princess craft to take home and a tea complete with the fanciest cookies in town. You’ll have a chance to get your picture taken with famous princesses.

 

ONE STARRY NIGHT

Saturday, March 30

@ Heritage Park, Farmington

Explore the cosmos at Heritage Park! Kids create a star craft to take home and enjoy an indoor presentation, before turning off the lights and heading outdoors. We will have astronomers from the Farmington Community Stargazers sharing their telescopes for some nighttime sky watching.

 

MUDPUPPYPALOOZA

Sunday, March 31

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

This annual celebration of the aquatic salamander that inhabits the Detroit River features fun and educational activities such as mask making, games and mudpuppy cookie decorating. The event also includes keeper talks and the opportunity to view mudpuppies up close while learning about the species and conservation efforts on its behalf.

 

DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY

Sunday, March 31

@ 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. When Fly’s Aunt Rita needs help getting out of a tight spot, the squad must combine their talents and work as a team on the rescue mission of a lifetime.

 

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Check out these FREE Family-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit in March.

 

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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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