TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MARCHMarch is going to be a fun month, full of leprechauns and bunnies. We’ll even get an opportunity to meet Daniel Tiger and Princess Aurora! Check out our top picks... TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MARCH skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MARCH

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March is going to be a fun month, full of leprechauns and bunnies. We’ll even get an opportunity to meet Daniel Tiger and Princess Aurora! Check out our top picks for what to do with your kids in the month of March.

 

MEET DANIEL TIGER
Friday, March 2 / 4:00pm – 7:00pm
@ Oakland Mall
Help Daniel Tiger celebrate Mr. Rogers 50th Anniversary at Oakland Mall’s Center Court. Bring a new or gently used sweater to donate to a neighbor who doesn’t have one.

 

FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, March 2 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Cranbrook Institute of Science
Courtesy of the MASCO Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. Join us for a free evening of science fun!

 

MOTHER SON GYM JAM
Friday, March 2 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
@ Troy Community Center
Spend a fun-filled evening with your son, grandson or nephew! This action-packed evening will be full of music, games, and treats. Pizza, beverages and keepsake photo included. Ages 3+

 

MOTOR CITY MADNESS
Friday, March 2 – Tuesday, March 6
@ Little Caesars Arena
Motor City Madness, which will take place March 2-6, begin at $15 per day and will feature all 20 Horizon League teams competing in 18 games over a five-day span.

 

AUTORAMA
Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4
@ Cobo Center
Autorama, the undisputed leader in indoor custom car show production, produces the largest show series in the business.

 

HIKE IT BABY
Saturday, March 3 / 10:00am – 11:00am
@ Belle Isle Nature Center
Hike It Baby is a parents’ group dedicated to getting families together and out into nature with newborns and little ones. Hikes are free and open to anyone.

 

OAC CUB CLUB
Saturday, March 3 / 10:30am – 12:30pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit
A special set of opportunities for our youngest guests. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy story time, sing-alongs, crafts and hands-on nature experiences, both inside and out (weather permitting).

 

AFTERNOON TEA WITH PRINCESS AURORA
Sunday, March 4 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm
@ The Townsend, Birmingham
Our Children’s Princess Teas are Interactive for the First 45 Minutes with Singing and Dancing. We Will Have Food Stations and Fun for All Throughout. And Yes, Boys and Men love to Attend.

 

SUPER SPARKS: ALL ACCESS FAMILY DAY
Sunday, March 4 / 12:00pm – 6:00pm
@ Michigan Science Center
MiSci will offer special programming for special needs families the first Sunday of every month. This opportunity is included in the price of general admission and will feature adaptive shows, demonstrations and more.

 

JAPANESE GIRL’S DAY
Sunday, March 4 / 1:15pm – 4:45pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Celebrate Japanese Girls’ Day with demonstrations of a tea ceremony, ikebana flower arranging, and calligraphy in Rivera Court. See the beautiful Hina Dolls on display in the Great Hall or participate in a workshop featuring traditional Japanese crafts.

 

FAMILY FUNDAY FILMS: TROLLS
Sunday, March 4 / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
@ Detroit Public Library
The Detroit Public Library’s Main Library Popular & Film Department is now offering free family friendly films! They will have a new film each week for the entire family to enjoy.

 

LUMBERJACK .5K PANCAKE RUN
Saturday, March 10 / 9:30am – 11:00am
@ Outdoor Adventure Center
Imagine seeing a live chainsaw carving, diving into a pile of pancakes covered in pure Michigan maple syrup and walking a fashion runway to show off your unique lumberjack style. These are all things you can expect to happen on this eventful day at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

 

MI KIDS COMIC CON
Saturday, March 10 / 11:00am – 3:00pm
@ Skateland West Family Fun Center, Westland
MI Kids Con encourages literacy through reading comic books and playing board games. Enjoy a day of fun and activities and meet some of your favorite Heroes, Villains, and Princesses!

 

REGIE AT THE LIBRARY
Saturday, March 10 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Detroit Public Library, MAIN
Please welcome, for his first ever performance at the Detroit Public Library, our broccoli hero, Regie! Regie is coming for a live, in-person show to read his stories, play games, and try a tasty snack with his friends.

 

PUPPETRY PERFORMANCE: PETER & THE WOLF
Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has enchanted audiences since its premier in 1936 and follows a boy on his adventures to capture a wolf.

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT
Saturday, March 10 / 5:00pm – 7:45pm
@ Troy Community Center
An inexpensive and fun night out for families! Spend quality time together and enjoy basketball, swimming, parachutes, inflatable castle and more. Open to residents and non-residents.

 

MONSTER JAM
Saturday, March 10 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Ford Field
Monster Jam® is the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring the biggest names in monster trucks including Grave Digger®, Max-D®, Monster Mutt®, and more.

 

SPRING FORWARD
Sunday, March 11 / 11:00am – 3:00pm
@ Belle Isle Nature Center
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.

 

PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Sunday, March 11 / 12:30pm – 2:00pm
@ Corktown, Detroit
Thousands of families and friends with high Irish Spirits will bundle up for the The Parade, which follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown.

 

ROYAL TEA PARTY
Sunday, March 11 / 4:30pm – 6:00pm
@ Tea Party Castle
Your Princess will dress in a royal gown complete with tiara and up-do. Princes or pirates complete their look with cape and crown, as you enjoy tea, pastries and ice cream!

 

PATRICK’S DAY FAMILY NIGHT
Friday, March 16 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm
@ Goldfish Swim School, Birmingham
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a family with a swim at the Goldfish Swim School!

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT
Friday, March 16 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm
@ The Robot Garage: Birmingham, Rochester & Grosse Pointe locations
Register to bring your kids to The Robot Garage for a Kid’s Night Out. Our amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8.

 

NATURE TOTS
Friday, March 16 & Saturday, March 17
@ Belle Isle Nature Center
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!

 

ST. PATRICK’S FAMILY DAY
Saturday, March 17 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm
@ Beacon Park, Detroit
Celebrate inside the 10,000 sq. ft. heated tent with face painting, lawn games, Irish dancing, and St. Patrick’s Day-themed make and take crafts.

 

PUPPET THEATRE: THE STINKY CHEESE
Saturday, March 17 & Saturday, March 18
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Have fun with Jack, the narrator, who takes you through the twists and turns of this wacky tale.

 

DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS: TIME TREK
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25
@ COBO Center
Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek exhibit features realistic animatronic dinosaurs set in interesting scenes that transport you back to the Jurassic… including one dinosaur for which kids can actually control the movements themselves! Families enjoy multiple hands-on attractions like the bone scanner, design-a-dino, and the fossil find. Then head to the Time Trek Stage to experience fun interactive shows and family challenges!

 

MUSIC TOGETHER PROGRAM
Saturday, March 24 / 10:00am – 11:00am
@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Uncle Gerry and friends from the world-renowned Music Together® program lead a fun-filled and interactive concert of classic children’s songs. Let’s sing, dance, learn, and make music together!

 

KIDS BAKING: CUPCAKES & DECORATING 101
Saturday, March 24 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
@ The Community House, Birmingham
This hands-on class will allow the kids to experience the pleasure associated with baking and sharing their very own fresh homemade cupcakes, icing and decorating cakes like a pro.

 

FREE DAY @ FLINT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Sunday, March 25 / 12:00pm – 5:00pm
@ Flint Children’s Museum
Come to the Flint Children’s Museum where their mission is to inspire a love for learning and awaken imagination through exploration and hands-on play.

 

MARCHE DU NAIN ROUGE
Sunday, March 25 / 12:00pm – 3:00pm
@ Midtown Detroit
All are invited to join in the 9th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge, a parade made up of the citizens of Detroit. Just show up! Should the Nain Rouge, Detroit’s legendary harbinger of doom, try something dastardly, we will show him that hope prevails in the city that rises from the ashes. Bring your sense of Detroit pride and sense of humor.

 

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

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