Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: February 15 – 17Start making plans for the weekend! There are LOTS of fun things to do around town! ALL WEEKENDDETROIT SHRINE CIRCUSThursday, February 14 - Sunday, February 17@ Suburban Collection Showplace, NoviDetroit’s Only... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: February 15 – 17 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: February 15 – 17

Asian mother and her son playing blocks at indoor playground.

Start making plans for the weekend! There are LOTS of fun things to do around town!

 

ALL WEEKEND

DETROIT SHRINE CIRCUS

Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17

@ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Detroit’s Only Three-Ring Circus! Now inside the Suburban Collection Showplace Event Arena. Doors open one hour prior to showtime. Visit the petting zoo, have your face painted, ride the elephants and ponies, enjoy the circus treats.

 

WINTER BLAST

Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17

@ Campus Martius, Detroit

It’s the last weekend for Winter Blast! Experience winter in Detroit like never before during Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends! Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends features winter activities (ice skating, zip line, winter slide and more) , live entertainment, and delicious local restaurants for the whole family to enjoy.

 

MOUSE & FRIENDS VALENTINE’S TODDLER TIME

Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17

@ Sky Zone, Canton

Join us for a very special Valentine’s toddler time for children 5 and under for 90 minutes and pictures with Mickey & Minnie!

 

NATURE TOTS

Friday, February 15 & Saturday, February 16

@ 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.

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

Friday, February 15 & Saturday, February 16

@ Redford Theatre, Detroit

It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new “Defense Against the Dark Arts” teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards’ Prison and is coming after Harry.

 

NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK CELEBRATION

Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Salute the dreamers and doers who solve problems and make our lives better at The Henry Ford as we join the national celebration of Engineers Week. Discover historic inventors and past challenges like powering industries and designing homes, then try your hand at today’s engineering trials in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION: HEARTS OF DONALD CALLOWAY

Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17

@ Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, join Detroit multimedia artist Donald Calloway as he displays some of his varied work and helps visitors create art of their own using found objects and a heart motif. Calloway’s colorful works are filled with emotion, expression and mystery.

 

FREE ADMISSION FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17

@ Charles H Wright Museum, Detroit

Bring your family and friends to experience the wonder of The Wright Museum with free admission, courtesy of Comcast! Enjoy the many exhibitions on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

 

OVERNIGHT FAMILY CAMPOUT

Saturday, February 16 – Sunday, February 17

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Join us for an indoor campout at the Outdoor Adventure Center! Learn how to pitch a tent, build a campfire, and roast marshmallows. We provide everything for an evening of fun: games and activities for the entire family, including s’mores, bottled water and a pancake breakfast. Children of all ages are welcome!

 

FRIDAY

MEET CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG

Friday, February 15 / 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

Your favorite dog Clifford will be making an appearance at Oakland Mall on Friday, February 15 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm! Don’t miss your chance to meet him!

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, February 15 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

Drop your child off and enjoy a night out on the town! 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 – ART STUDIO

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

@ 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.

 

AN ENCHANTED EVENING FAMILY DINNER/DANCE

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

@ Club Venetian, Madison Heights

Calling all prince and princesses, put on your best dress or suit and join us for an unforgettable family night with the ones you love. Pasta dinner with be provided. Show off your best dance moves with a live DJ and a special royal guest. Remember the night by taking endless photos in the photo booth, and making a take home craft.

 

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL FAMILY NIGHT OUT

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

@ Goldfish Swim School/ multiple locations

Goldfish Swim School has multiple locations across metro Detroit and you don’t want to miss their Family Night Out! Families can enjoy a couple of hours in the pool with water toys (including floaties for little ones and riding toys for big ones) – no membership required! The pool area temperature is set to 90 degrees and the water matches, making it a nice tropical escape during the chilly winter months.

 

WIZARDS NIGHT: USA HOCKEY

Friday, February 15 / 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

The night will feature a wand creating station, a pregame costume contest for those dressing in character, photo op stations with props and golden puck scavenger hunt. The U18s will wear special wizard themed warm-up jerseys to get in the magic spirit!

 

SATURDAY

PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL

Saturday, February 16 

@ City Theatre, Detroit

In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

 

EXPLORATION SATURDAY – CHINESE ART EXCHANGE

Saturday, February 16 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Palmer Park, Detroit

Join Exploration Saturdays at The DEN in Palmer Park! All activities are free and open to the public! 

 

FARM TRADITIONS: MILLING AND BAKING

Saturday, February 16 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford

Farm Traditions is a seasonal program that teaches the skills and activities of the farm homestead. This month, learn the history and experience the entire process from growing wheat to baking bread. Grind your own grain and learn how to cook in a stone oven. Ages 12 and up.

 

AMERICAN GIRL SPA DAY

Saturday, February 16 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

Bring your favorite doll and join us for an American Girl Spa Day! You and your doll can get your hair done, you can pick your favorite nail color, make friendship bracelets, and dance the day away! This is a drop off event, kids only.

 

LITTLE SCIENTIST CLUB

Saturday, February 16 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Encourage your child’s natural drive for discovery through our Little Scientist Club. Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too.

 

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW

Saturday, February 16 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center, Sterling Heights

Joe Rogers from Wildlife Recovery Association has been a fan favorite all over Michigan. He brings live owls and hawks up close so you can get a birds eye view of these magnificent raptors. Register early because seating is limited.

 

KID’S COOKING: HOMEMADE PIZZA AND STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE BROWNIES

Saturday, February 16 / 11:10 am- 1:00 pm

@ 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. Students should be between 8-12 years old and bring an apron to wear in class. Materials fee now included in class cost!

 

TAP DROP IN

Saturday, February 16 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ N’Namdi Movement Center, Detroit

Tap & Scat focuses on introducing, identifying and creating rhythms and harnessing the idea that your  body can be used as an instrument. Using Classical show tunes, children will be introduced to basic concepts of rhythm, music composition and improvisation.

 

SPANISH PARA NIÑOS

Saturday, February 16 / 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

@ Detroit Mama Hub

Join us for a bilingual story time featuring tales in Spanish and English from around the world. Babes from 0-4 years are invited to come sing, learn, and play! Siblings may attend as guests, and all children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver — mamas, papas, sitters, and other family members welcome!

 

WINTER HIKE

Saturday, February 16 / 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center

Dress warm and bring your hiking poles and binoculars to join us in a brisk nature walk to learn about how animals in Michigan survive the frosty weather. We will search for signs and track and be able to identify scat that our cold-tolerant friends leave behind. Of course, inside the center we will have winter animal crafts and activities for those of us who are not so cold tolerate. Warm cider and hot chocolate will be provided (please bring your own snacks if desired).

 

FINDING OUR LOST SNOWMAN

Saturday, February 16 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Lake St. Claire Metropark, Harrison Charter Township

Help us find where the Nature Center snowman went! We’ll follow tracks and uncover clues to help us discover its whereabouts and what happened to it. After our time outside, enjoy some hot cocoa and a chance to build a bird-friendly snowman friend. Ages 6 and up.

 

DROP-IN NINJA TRAINING

Saturday, February 16 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

NWTG is specifically designed for kids. The focus is developing motor skills through mobility, balance, power, strength and endurance. We want to create a strong mind and body through fitness in a fun and safe manner. By learning new obstacles it helps athletes develop a positive mindset towards themselves and others. Setting and achieving goals will help boost their self-confidence and self-worth.

 

FAIRYTALE PRINCES BALL

Saturday, February 16 / 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

A Royal Ball held in one of the area’s most enchanting destinations. Filled with magical experiences including a royal dance as well as performances by a popular selection of princesses and prince characters. A Fairytale Princess Ball your children will never forget.

 

UNDER THE SEA: DADDY/DAUGHTER & MOMMY/SON DANCE

Saturday, February 16 / 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Redford VFW Hall, Redford Township

Enjoy dancing, light refreshments & a keepsake photo!

 

FEBRUARY FLICKS: MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

Saturday, February 16 / 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Looking for something to look forward to during these long winter months? Take a break and remedy those winter blues with FREE movies inside our cozy heated tent in the middle of the park. Bring a blanket or two and cozy up with your family and friends. Don’t forget to stock up on snacks while you’re here — popcorn, food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 

SUNDAY

NATURE STORYTIME-BIG EARTH, LITTLE ME 

Sunday, February 17 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Leslie Science and Nature Center, Ann Arbor

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will read Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley as we discover a few ways we can help save the world!

 

DROP-IN PLAY

Sunday, February 17 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

We offer a non-toxic yesteryear open playtime experience with our all-natural play environment. Enjoy spending time with other families at a relaxed unstructured pace. All ages.

 

WINTER SPORTS DEMO DAY

Sunday, February 17 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton

Step away from the treadmill and discover the joy of outdoor winter activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking and more. Talk to the experts from local pro-shops and discover your next hobby.

 

CARDBOARD BOAT RACES

Sunday, February 17 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia

Join us for the Cardboard Boat Races at the Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center on Sunday, February 17. See who can build the best boat in only 2 hours. Boat building is from 1:00pm-3:00pm and the race begins at 3:30pm. Each team will be given the same amount of materials (duct tape, boxes, decorating materials and cutting utensils). No outside materials may be used. Teams are to build their boats in the MAC Gym. Prizes will be given out to the Most Creative Design, Fastest Boat in Livonia, and Heat Winners!

 

MAGIC & ILLUSION OF ELLIOT ZIMET

Sunday, February 17 / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Berman Center for Performing Arts, Bloomfield Township

Elliot Zimet’s fresh approach to his material is incomparable. Audiences have been captivated watching his mind-blowing magic featuring a unique blend of heart pumping illusions, exotic birds, mentalism and humor. Elliot has been called upon by Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and for private events for Matt Lauer and David Copperfield. He’s not only earning the respect of the magic elite, but the entertainment community worldwide!

 

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

 

Find Winter Favorites HERE! Check out these ideas for how to enjoy these chilly winter days.

 

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About Katie Cramtom

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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