TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: APRIL 13-15Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks... TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: APRIL 13-15 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: APRIL 13-15

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Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks for what to do and where to go this weekend!

 

SHOWS
CELTIC WOMAN
Friday, April 13 / 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
@ Fox Theatre
Celebrating Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, Celtic Woman combines finest musical talent with epic stage productions to present a unique, inspiring live experience. From the debut, Celtic Woman has touched the hearts of a huge global audience.

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL
April 10 – 22
@ Fisher Building
Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight–A  students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! As they prepare for the Battle of the Bands, can Dewey make them embrace the empowering message of rock?

 

FRIDAY
BABIES, BABIES EVERYWHERE
Friday, April 13 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center
Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

 

EARTH DAY PAINTING PARTY
Friday, April 13 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
@ Friendship Factory, Rochester
Celebrate Earth Day early and design your very own Earth painting. Use your favorite mix of colors to personalize and create an exciting masterpiece!

 

FROG FEST: FAMILIES
Friday, April 13 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@ Leslie Science & Nature Center
Celebrate the wonderful world of frogs! Learn to identify some frogs and toads native to Michigan and hike to Black Pond to look and listen for them in the wild. Meet some of LSNC’s resident amphibians from all over the world and observe these slippery and bumpy creatures while they eat a meal.

 

FAMILY MEW-VIE NIGHT
Friday, April 13 / 7:50 pm – 10:00 pm
@ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Cuddle up to TINY LIONS (a.k.a., cats) and snack on popcorn while you watch an animal friendly movie! All ages welcome. You’re welcome to bring any pillows, sleeping bags or blankets you’d like to use!

 

SATURDAY
GREENFIELD VILLAGE OPENING DAY
Saturday, April 14 / 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
@ Greenfield Village
Experience firsthand the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s fascinating formation, where over 80 acres brim with resourcefulness and ingenuity. Here, 300 years of American perseverance serve as a living reminder that anything is possible. Step foot in the lab where Thomas Edison had his lightbulb moment or the workshop where the Wright brothers taught us to reach for the sky. Take a ride in a real Model T, or a walk through four working farms. Rub shoulders with world-class artisans and explore the place where America’s can-do spirit inspires you to go out and get it done.

 

JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB
Saturday, April 14 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am
@ Farmington Hills Nature Center
Enrich your child’s natural curiosity with our fun and hands-on program! Children will explore a different topic each month and gain an understanding of nature and their important role in helping to protect it. Kids will get to touch, smell, hear, taste and see many aspects of the natural world. Please dress your child for the weather and exploring outdoors.

 

DOWN ON THE FARM IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT
Saturday, April 14 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center
Agriculture is an important part of Michigan’s past, present and future. Meet some of our farm animal favorites right here at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Our archery range will be transformed into a barn, and you will be able to get up close to cows, pigs, chickens and more!

 

GREENFEST AT THE DETROIT ZOO
Saturday, April 14 / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
@ Detroit Zoo
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.

 

NORTHVILLE EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, April 14 / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
@ Maybury Farm
Join us for the annual Egg Scramble and meet celebrities Smokey the Bear and the Easter Bunny and many more! Stay after to enjoy the farm and all it has to offer. Enjoy playing games, get your face painted, make a craft and plant a seed. Be sure to bring your camera!

 

I LOVE TO DRAW: AGES 6-9
Saturday, April 14 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am
@ Paint Creek Center for the Arts
This class is for young people who love drawing! Students will be introduced to various materials including charcoal, pen, pastel, ink, colored pencil and other media. Focus will be on building skills along with understanding the potential of each media.

 

LITTLE SCIENTISTS CLUB
Saturday, April 14 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am
@ Ann Arbor Hands on Museum
Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, and much more.

 

ALL ABOUT STEM
Saturday, April 14 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Detroit Public Library – Main
Families of the Metro Detroit community are invited to join us for a day of free age-appropriate activities and information surrounding science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

 

ART & MOVEMENT: DROP-IN
Saturday, April 14 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ N’Namdi Movement Center
“Art & Movement” is a combo creative movement and art class, introducing lil dumplins to movement and music dynamics, improvisation and visual art methods, encouraging self-confidence, body awareness and focus.

 

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM
Saturday, April 14 / 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
@ University of Michigan Museum of Art
Storytime at the Museum promotes art enjoyment for our youngest patrons. Children ages three to six are invited to join in on some children’s fun, hear a story, and do a short activity responding to the art on display. Parents must accompany children.

 

FERNDALE GAME DAY
Saturday, April 14 / 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Ferndale Public Library
2nd Saturday of each month 1:00 – 6:00 pm – Learn new games and play old favorites.

 

EARTH DAY AT WAYNE COUNTY PARKS
Saturday, April 14 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Nankin Mills Recreation Area
Live animal shows, music, crafts, speakers and educational demonstrations will all be a part of the FREE family fun! All ages welcome.

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT
Saturday, April 14 / 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
@ Troy Community Center
An inexpensive and fun night out for families! Spend quality time together and enjoy basketball, swimming, parachutes, inflatable castle and more.

 

MINECRAFT NIGHT
Saturday, April 14 / 6:00 pm – 8:30pm
@ The Robot Garage – Grosse Pointe
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.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Saturday, April 14 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
@ 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!

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Saturday, April 14 / 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
@ Keyworth Stadium
Bring your family out to enjoy Detroit’s very own semi-professional soccer team in the heart of Hamtramck! These games are lively and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

 

SUNDAY
DROP-IN PLAY
Sunday, April 15 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Nature’s Playhouse
Children and Parents are invited to experience Nature’s Playhouse at a relaxed and unstructured paced.

 

CRITTERS CLOSE UP
Sunday, April 15 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Every month, our visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world, thanks to our friends at Leslie Science & Nature Center! This month the featured critters are salamanders & vernal pond life, and they are ready for their close up!

 

HELP OUR POLLINATORS
Sunday, April 15 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center
Come learn about the different pollinators that help sustain the lush and beautiful plant life in Michigan as well as how to better assist pollinators by becoming a “smart gardener.” Kids’ activities will include pollinator games, a seed giveaway and the opportunity to decorate a flower pot to take home.

 

DETROIT TIGERS KID’S OPENING DAY
Sunday, April 15 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
@ Comerica Park
Sunday is Family Day at Comerica Park! Kids 14 and under can ride the carousel and Ferris wheel for free! And kids are 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.

 

PROJECT ART: AGES 4-7
Sunday, April 15 / 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
@ Detroit Public Library – Main
ProjectArt- free art programs! Learn some art techniques that build your creative side each week! Create a work of art each session. Register at projectart.org/enroll or register with paper form in the library!

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

 

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About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!

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