TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: APRIL 20-22Take 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 20-22 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: APRIL 20-22

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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!

 

Friday
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Friday, April 20 / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ 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.

 

UNICORN PAINTING PARTY
Friday, April 20 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
@ The Friendship Factory – Partridge Creek
Paint up a colorful canvas as you design your very own mythical creation. Use your favorite mix of colors to create a lovely unicorn with hearts on its horn! All materials are included for guided instruction and plenty of fun!

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: MAKING HOME
Friday, April 20 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Visit the exhibition Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA and create a mixed media work of art depicting what home means to you.

 

EARTH DAY FAMILY NIGHT OUT
Friday, April 20 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
@ Goldfish Swim School – Birmingham
Goldfish Swim School – Birmingham is having a Family Night Out event on Friday, April 20, 2018! Pizza arrives at 7:30 PM and the drawing winners will be announced at 7:45 PM.

 

Saturday
TUMMY TO TODDLER EXPO
Saturday, April 21 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Macomb Community College
Vendors are mostly local to Michigan, offering everything you need for babies, toddlers, moms and your home. You will see everything from Products and Services, to Health and Entertainment and Recreation.

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS
Saturday, April 21 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Henry Ford Museum
This weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will motivate your kids to be the next great innovator or entrepreneur.

 

POP-UP MAKERSPACE
Saturday, April 21 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Design – Build – Test! Discover your inner engineer in our Pop-Up Makerspace. Today’s Challenge: Spheres & Slides

 

TEENS COOKING CLASS
Saturday, April 21 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am
@ Eastern Market Shed 5
Do your teens love to cook? Sign them up to learn how to make delicious breakfast sandwiches with Chef Aaron Egan at the Eastern Market! Attendees get to sample what they make!

 

SUMMER CAMP & ACTIVITIES EXPO
Saturday, April 21 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
@ Cranbrook Institute of Science
There will be fun and entertainment, food and drinks available, games, and giveaways for free weeks of camps! The event is hosted at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, and all attendees of the expo will be given a free pass to visit the Cranbrook Institute of Science that day. Popular camps fill up quickly, and this is an event that you don’t want to miss!

 

YOUNG EXPLORERS: OUR FAVORITE STAR
Saturday, April 21 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am
@ Michigan Science Center
Join us for a monthly play date in Kids Town just for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. The Young Explorers program offers stories, science-themed activities and socialization time.

 

LITTLE SCIENTISTS CLUB
Saturday, April 21 / 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.

 

FAMILY CONCERT: THE MUSIC LADY
Saturday, April 21 / 10:30 am – 11:15 am
@ Blair Memorial Library, Clawson
Don’t miss The Music Lady, Beverly Meyer on Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 – 11:15am. Bring the whole family to sing along and dance along with this fun & interactive concert!

 

GREEN DAY
Saturday, April 21 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ 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 more!

 

SUMMER CAMP PREVIEW- OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, April 21 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ YMCA Camp Ohiyesa
Free family fun day to tour our summer camp, meet the staff, try camp activities (including archery, kayaking, and the zipline). Summer camp registration is available onsite, as well as haywagon rides and petting farm.

 

SPRING FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 21 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Kensington Metro Park Farm Center
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This two-day event centers on shearing the farm’s flock of sheep, touring the farm to see our spring babies, take a hayride (public rates apply) and be entertained by Rosco the Clown!

 

PRINCESS CORONATION
Saturday, April 21 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Oakland Mall
Her Royal Highness Cinderella and Beauty request the honor of your presence at the Coronation Ball in Oakland Mall’s center court. Young ladies are encouraged to wear their ball gowns. Each princess will walk the red carpet and receive her crown from the Fairy Godmother.

 

HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Saturday, April 21 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Livonia Family YMCA
We invite you to make a “play date” at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, where they’ll bring families together to engage in fun, active play and learn healthier habits that help them grow and thrive. Activities are free and open to all.

 

SPRING IS SPRINGING!
Saturday, April 21 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township
Bring your boots and come walk and wander the trails in search of the signs of spring at the Nature Center and learn about how some of the coolest animals celebrate the spring.

 

FAMILY ACTIVITY SERIES: HIP HOP DANCE
Saturday, April 21 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
@ Charles H Wright Museum
Enjoy The Wright Museum with this FREE Saturday activity series for the whole family. Whether art, music, dance, acting, or more, you and your children are sure to have a great time!

 

ASTRONOMY DAY
Saturday, April 21 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Cranbrook Institute of Science
Join Cranbrook astronomers and members of the Warren Astronomical Society to explore the universe on International Astronomy Day. Learn how to use a telescope, build a star chart, examine stellar fingerprints, explore the universe in the Acheson Planetarium, or view the sun safely in the Observatory.  All activities except planetarium programs are free with admission.

 

PROJECT ART: AGES 4-7
Saturday, April 21 / 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

 

HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Saturday, April 21 / 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Belle Isle State Park
We invite you to join us for a day of fun activities that support the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth of kids. Look forward to an obstacle course, sports challenges, art projects, and more!

 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Saturday, April 21 / 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
@ Charles H Wright Museum
Join the Wright Museum for a night of discovery and enjoy a tour of Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and technology and partake in hands-on science activities throughout the evening.

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT
Saturday, April 21 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@ The Robot Garage – Rochester, Birmingham, Grosse Pointe
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.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Saturday, April 21 / 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!

 

Sunday
RARA EARTH DAY 5K & KIDS RUN
Sunday, April 22 / 8:30 am – 11:00 am
@ Rochester Avon Recreation Authority
Join us to celebrate Earth Day at the 13th Annual MI Earthday Fest April 20- 22, 2018. 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.

 

OAC SENSORY-FRIENDLY DAY
Sunday, April 22 / 10:00 a – 11:30 am
@ Outdoor Adventure Center
Join us for a quieter, more serene visit. This opportunity is especially for our guests who are on the autism spectrum. We will have all of our usual exhibits operating, but our outdoor sounds and waterfall will be turned off.

 

DETROIT FAIRYTALE BALL
Sunday, April 22 / 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
@ Cobo Center
Meet all the Princesses at The Fairytale Ball. This 2 Hour event is full of magical moments you won’t want to miss! 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.

 

TRICERATOTS PUPPET THEATRE
Sunday, April 22 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
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

 

POP-UP MAKERSPACE
Sunday, April 22 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Design – Build – Test! Discover your inner engineer in our Pop-Up Makerspace. Today’s Challenge: Spheres & Slides

 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Sunday, April 22 / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
@ Heritage Park
Celebrate the Earth with FREE family-fun activities, live music, face painting, earth friendly crafts, informational booths, giveaways and more! Local food trucks will have food for purchase and the tractor will provide low-cost hayrides during the event!

 

SPRING FESTIVAL
Sunday, April 22 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Kensington MetroPark Farm Center
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This two-day event centers on shearing the farm’s flock of sheep, touring the farm to see our spring babies, take a hayride (public rates apply) and be entertained by Rosco the Clown!

 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT THE NATURE CENTER
Sunday, April 22 / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
@ Drayton Plains Nature Center
Kick off the start of the season at the Drayton Plains Nature Center by celebrating Earth Day! Take a guided nature walk and pick up litter along the way. A recycled craft will be made in addition to learning about ways to keep the Earth clean.

 

ANN ARBOR EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Sunday, April 22 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Leslie Science & Nature Center
This free, family-friendly event features displays from 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.

 

DETROIT TIGERS VS ROYALS
Sunday, April 22 / 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! 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.

 

MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE OF DETROIT
Sunday, April 22 / 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Michigan Theatre
One of Southeast Michigan’s most highly regarded cultural treasures returns with a fun-filled, empowering musical revue. (Suitable for all ages.) Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota

 

FAMILY FUNDAY FILMS
Sunday, April 22 / 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Detroit Public Library – Main
The Detroit Public Library’s Main Library Popular & Film Department is now offering free family friendly films! Movies will be shown on the big screen at 1:30pm on Sunday afternoons through May! April 22’s movie is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG)

 

FAMILY NATURE EXPLORERS
Sunday, April 22 / 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Stage Nature Center
Get outside and celebrate Earth Day as you discover different ways everyone can help the environment. Each family will get to take home a potted native wildflower!

 

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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