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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: February 14-16

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Whether you have a free Saturday morning or a full weekend of festivities to plan – if you’re looking for fun things to do with your kids in Metro Detroit this weekend, LittleGuide Detroit has you covered! 

 

ALL WEEKEND

DISNEY ON ICE-ROAD TRIP ADVENTURES

February 14 – February 16

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations. Fans will hit a high note with Mickey and pals while singing along to beloved Disney tunes as they welcome Merida, Belle, Ariel, Mulan and Tiana to the ice.

 

NATURE TOTS

February 14 – February 16

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

February Nature Tots will be exploring Ice!  We will be reading “No Two Alike” by Keith Baker, playing with ice in the sensory turtles and creating colorful art work with ice cube paint! The FREE program is for children ages 2-4.

 

PUPPET PERFORMANCE: STRING THEORY THEATER

February 15 – February 16

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Presenting four original stories, this Baltimore-based puppet troupe, composed of artist Dirk Joseph and his daughters Sequoia (20) and Azaria (13), invite you to jump into the world of imagination with siblings Malik and Nafasi in A Collab Story, get the spiders point of view in Itsy, enjoy a visual representation of Nina Simone’s Feel and laugh out loud in Kitty’s Corner.

 

#HEARTSFORARTWEEK

February 14 – February 16

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Visit during Valentine’s week (February 11-16) to declare your love for ART! Pick up a heart at the museum’s front desk and place it by the artwork you love.

 

ROBOLIGHTS

February 14 – February 16

@ Museum Of Contemporary Art, Detroit

In Robolights Detroit, visitors are invited to wander along pathways inside of a dazzling carnival filled with sculptures of towering robots, dinosaurs, alien spacecraft, and fantastical creatures from the future, all painted in a wondrous array of vivid colors and wrapped up in thousands of lights.

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: COLLAGE PORTRAIT

February 14 – February 16

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

The term collage, derived from the French coller, to glue, describes artwork made from a mix of different materials. Using this distinctive process, use a mix of paper and cloth to create a portrait of someone important to you.

 

ICE FISHING-OAC OUTDOORS: FREE FISHING WEEKEND

February 15 – February 16

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Take advantage of this opportunity to fish Michigan’s premiere waters! We will learn about proper ice fishing equipment and safety practices. We’ll also provide the equipment and guidance for you to try some ice fishing at Milliken State Park.

 

FRIDAY

ABRAKADOODLE: DOODLERS

Friday, February 14 / 9:30am – 11:30am

@  Community House, Birmingham

Touch it, Smell it, Hear it, See it, Taste it!  Make art through sensory exploration to experience the world through not only what you see but what you feel, taste, and hear too!

 

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS FOR AGES 2-4

Friday, February 14 / 10:00am – 11:30am

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

Whooo Loves You? – discover why owls are hooting. This session includes a nature story, hike, activities, craft and a snack.

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYMS

Friday, February 14 / 10:30am – 11:30am

@ Extreme Gymnastics USA, Warren

Bring your little ones ages 6 & under to crawl, climb, run & jump. Parents may accompany children onto the gym floor.

 

VALENTINE’S PARTY AT FUNRAGEOUS

Friday, February  14 / 11:00am – 4:00pm

@ Detroit Public Library Main Branch, Detroit

have a blast playing themed Valentines Day games, winning prizes, dancing, bouncing in the bounce houses, playing pretend and dress up in our tiny village, taking pictures in front our backdrop with fun props, catching balloons during the balloon drop, and much more fun!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS PRE-K OPEN GYM

Friday, February 14 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm / 4:30pm – 7:30pm

@ Troy Gymnastics Center, Troy

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!

 

VALENTINE OPEN BOUNCE

Friday, February 14 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm

@ BounceU, Troy

All ages open bounce. Adults bounce for Free with the admission of your child.

 

HOMESCHOOL HOP

Friday, February 14 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Sky Zone, Shelby Township

Every Friday home school students and their siblings can get 90 minutes of jump time for a discounted price.

 

NATURE MAKERSPACE EXPERIENCE

Friday, February 14 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Farmington Nature Center, Farmington Hills

Design, create and make using nature as inspiration to solve real world challenges.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

Friday, February 14 / 4:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Auburn Hills Public Library, Auburn Hills

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with crafts and games! We’ll have sweet treats and lots of different types of valentines to decorate for the people you love!

 

VALENTINE’S STORIES AND CRAFTS

Friday, February 14 / 4:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Ferndale Public Library, Ferndale

Join us for stories, crafts, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For ages 0-5.

 

DETROIT CITY CHESS CLUB OPEN PLAY

Friday, February 14 / 4:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court. Watch as these young players hone their craft or even sit down to test your own skills.

 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, February 14 / 6:00pm – 9:30pm

@ BounceU, Troy

Looking for a night out? BounceU knows that sometimes parents deserve a little time by themselves so we have created a night just for you!

 

FREE PUBLIC PLANETARIUM SHOW

Friday, February 14 / 7:00pm – 9:30pm

@ Wayne State University Planetarium, Detroit

The Wayne State Planetarium presents public planetarium shows on a regular basis. Our public shows are presented at 7 PM and 8:30 pm on most Friday evenings throughout the semester.

 

WU FAMILY ACADEMY SHOWCASE

Friday, February 14 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit

Join the Detroit Symphony Youth Chorale, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra for an evening of music performed by the top classical student musicians of the region.

 

FLIPPED OUT FRIDAY

Friday, February 14 / 8:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Extreme Gymnastics USA, Warren

Need a couple hours free of the kids? Drop them off for a Friday night open gym like no other!

 

VALENTINE’S DAY SKATE

Friday, February 14 / 9:00pm – 10:20pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Come out to USA Hockey Arena this holiday season as we host 13 holiday skate sessions. Celebrate the holidays on the ice with friends, family, and valentines!
SATURDAY

INDOOR PLAYGROUND AT THE Y

Saturday, February 15 / 9:30am – 12:30pm

@ Lakeshore Family YMCA, St. Clair Shores

Come and let your child get their wiggles out. The whole gym is set up with indoor active play equipment, bounce house, ball play, craft, etc.

 

PRE-BALLET DROP-IN

Saturday, February 15 / 9:45am – 10:45am

@ Lil Dumplins, Detroit

3.5 – 5 year old’s “Pre-Ballet” class introduces basic vocabulary, positions, concepts and rhythms of ballet.

 

TINY TOTS: JAZZ, WIGGLE, AND GIGGLE

Saturday, February 15 / 10:00am – 11:00am

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit

Jazz, Wiggle, and Giggle is a fun and exciting concert that includes lots of singing, dancing, and a chance to jam with the band.

 

OPEN GYM

Saturday, February 15 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Ganbaru Detroit Ninja Gym, Detroit

Every Saturday adults and kids alike can learn how to leap, jump, and fly through our obstacle course and training apparatus.

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS

Saturday, February 15 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day changemakers 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.

 

FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS

Saturday, February 15 / 10:00am – 5:00pm

@ Flint Institute Of Arts, Flint

Huntington celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday.

 

FAMILY STORYTIME

Saturday, February 15 / 10:30am – 11:00am

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Art Museum and Bloomfield Township Public Library have teamed up to present Storytime in the Art Lab! Join us for stories with themes related to art, making, and creative thinking.

 

MEMBER SWAP DAY: CRANBROOK ART MUSEUM AND INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Saturday, February 15 / 10:30am – 5:00pm

@ Cranbrook Insitute Of Art, Bloomfield Hills

Head over to Cranbrook Institute of Science and show your ArtMember card for free general admission. Cranbrook Institute of Sciences members will also get free admission to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see all four exhibitions currently on view.

 

FAMILY CONCERT: MUSICAL HEROES

Saturday, February 15 / 11:00am – 12:00pm

@ Max M Fisher Music Center, Detroit

Not all heroes wear capes! Enjoy the music of your favorite heroes—from Princess Leia to Harry Potter, Batman to Beethoven, and even Mozart.

 

YOUNG EXPLORERS: DETROIT RIVER FISH & INTRO TO ICE FISHING

Saturday, February 15 / 11:00am – 12:30pm

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Calling all kids ages 8-12 who want to get outdoors and explore our local nature and wildlife!  We will focus on local fish species, and an opportunity to try some ice fishing at Milliken State Park, dependent on ice conditions.

 

TOY STORY LUNCHEON

Saturday, February 15 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

@ Heritage Park Petting Farm, Taylor

Meet your favorite Toy Story characters, visit the farm, enjoy a pizza lunch, crafts and more!

 

WINTER SISTERS MEET AND GREET

Saturday, February 15 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

@ Rev’d Up Fun, Woodhaven

Come out to the first Winter Sisters Meet and Greet presented by Laurel’s Party Productions! Meet the Snow Queen and Ana and get 50% off Arcade games!

 

FAMILY DAY: ART WE LOVE

Saturday, February 15 / 11:00am – 2:00pm

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Valentine’s weekend, we share artwork that LOVE from the museum collection. Learn about the techniques used to create forms, and try them out yourself!

 

WINTER HIKE

Saturday, February 15 / 12:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Dress warm and bring your hiking poles and binoculars for a brisk nature walk to learn about the animals how Michigan’s animals survive the frosty weather.

 

DROP-IN NINJA 

Saturday, February 15 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday Troy Gymnastics offers ninja classes for ages 5 years – 23 years!

 

DROP-IN TUMBLING

Saturday, February 15 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Every Saturday Troy Gymnastics offers Drop-In tumbling for ages 5 years and up. Participants do not need to be enrolled in a tumbling class to participate.

 

FEBRUARY FLICKS-AQUAMAN

Saturday, February 15 / 1:00pm – 6:30pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Watch a favorite movie under the heated tent! You’ll find comfy couches, pillows and blankets but you’re also invited to bring your own seating. There will be popcorn, food and drinks available for purchase.

 

ICE FISHING

Saturday, February 15 / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Wint Nature Center, Village Of Clarkston

Learn how to operate ice fishing equipment, make a jig lure, practice fishing knots, observe an auger demonstration and try to reel in some fish.

 

CUBS’ CHOICE DANCE

Saturday, February 15 /  5:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Michigan. Celebrate your love for animals as well as each other by leaping and jumping on the dance floor.

 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

Saturday, February 15 / 5:30pm – 9:30pm

@ Mega Fun And Fitness, Novi

Drop your kids off at MEGA while you go out on the town! We’ll have Gym Play, Pizza, Dancing, Crafts, Games, and a Movie Room! (Ages 5+)

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Saturday, February 15 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

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.

 

GYMTACTICS OPEN GYM

Saturday, February 15 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Gymtactics, Highland

Saturday Night Open Gym (Ages 6+) is an open play time for our older athletes. Come explore, flip, jump, and play!

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Saturday, February 15 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor

This fun-filled evening will include, dancing, face painting, crafts refreshments and more! The night will conclude with our amazing balloon drop.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, February 15 / 6:30pm – 9:30pm

@ 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!

 

GLOW SKATE

Saturday, February 15 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Garden City Ice Arena, Garden City

Glow skate is offered every Saturday night! Admission includes a complimentary glow necklace.

 

SUNDAY

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, February 16 / 9:00am – 12:00pm / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 12 months through 23 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

FAIRYTALE PRINCESS BALL

Sunday, February 16 / 12:00pm – 2:00pm

@ II Gather, Auburn Hills

Fairytale Entertainment presents the second annual Fairytale Princess Ball! A afternoon packed with unique experiences that you’ll come to cherish.  Meet your favorite Disney Princesses and Princes, enjoy songs from them and new songs from the Frozen sisters.

 

ARCHERY: TRY IT!

Sunday, February 16 / 12:15pm – 1:45pm

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

This is your opportunity to give archery a try. This 30-minute program is designed as a brief introduction to archery. Participants will learn to safely handle a bow and shoot several arrows.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Sunday, February 16 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Mirage Banquet Hall, Clinton Township

Couples will enjoy their meal, dessert, a keepsake picture, gift for each daughter and Pirates & Princess themed activities!

 

17TH ANNUAL CARDBOARD BOAT RACES

Sunday, February 16 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia

Let’s see who can build the best boat…in only 2 hours! Join us for our amazing, entertaining, laugh out loud, cardboard boat race!

 

ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE

Sunday, February 16 / 6:00pm – 7:30pm

@ Canton Village Theater, Canton

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago-and maybe live still today!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, February 16 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Kids 12 months through 23 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

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

 

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About Mary Furgason

Mary Furgason is a fitness instructor and writer on LittleGuide Detroit. She lives in western Oakland County with her husband and four kids. Mom of kids in pre-school through high school she knows the ins and outs of motherhood and the best things to do with kids of all ages.

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