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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

UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY

February 21 – February 22

@ Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor

A delightful collection of African tales performed through storytelling, acting, dancing, and drumming. Colorful costumes, masks, and traditional music will delight and teach our young fans, with lots of opportunities for audience participation!

 

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

February 21 – February 23

@ The Detroit Opera House, Detroit

Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

 

DETROIT SHRINE CIRCUS

February 21 – February 23

@ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, the most anticipated annual event is right around the corner! Just as it was in 1906, right here in Detroit, the very first Shrine Circus was brought to town.

 

ROBOLIGHTS

February 21 – February 23

@ 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: MOSAICS

February 21 – February 23

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Make a simple mosaic using a variety of art-making materials, and then see if you can find examples of this style of art throughout the museum.

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ

February 21 – February 23

@ Bloomfield Hills High School, Bloomfield Hills

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations, and now you can take the family to enjoy it live.

 

THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW

February 22 – February 23

@ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

There will be huge operating model train displays including Michigan LEGO Train Club’s Incredible 20’ x 25’ that will amaze you! We will have a riding train for kids of all ages, door prizes, and giveaways!

 

MAPLE’S SWEET STORY

February 22 – February 23

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford

Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the Sugar Shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour.

 

HARRY POTTER WIZARDS UNITE

February 22 – February 23

@ Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor

Ready your wands! Visit Briarwood Mall to play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and earn more spell energy and XP at Inns and Fortresses. Special displays, photo opps and on-mall activations created by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Leslie Science & Nature Center to help perfect your wizarding skills!

 

PUPPET PERFORMANCE: JEGHETTO’S WORKSHOP

February 22 – February 23

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Enter the Workshop of Jeghetto and watch him get lost in his imagination as he creates unique puppets out of recycled materials.

 

CATVIDEOFEST 2020

February 22 – February 23

@ Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit

Enjoy a hand-selected, lovingly curated collection of around 80 minutes of the most entertaining, inventive, hilarious and cutest cat videos of the year, together with some cat “classics” and some unique videos submitted directly to festival organizers.

 

INDOOR FAMILY CAMPOUT

February 22 – February 23

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

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, and a pancake breakfast.

 

FRIDAY

ABRAKADOODLE: DOODLERS

Friday, February 21 / 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!

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYMS

Friday, February 21 / 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.

 

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!

 

HOMESCHOOL HOP

Friday, February 21 / 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.

 

CARTOONS AND CEREAL

Friday, February 21 / 2:30pm – 3:30pm

@ Ferndale Public Library, Ferndale

Join us for a totally chill afternoon of your favorite “classic” cartoons and bowls of your favorite cereal!

 

MEET KATERINA FROM DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD

Friday, February 21 / 4:00pm – 7:00pm

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

Stop by and see Katerina Kittycat as she dances into Oakland Mall’s center court! Chances for a meet and greet and photo!

 

DETROIT CITY CHESS CLUB OPEN PLAY

Friday, February 21 / 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.

 

PETS AND PAJAMAS

Friday, February 21 / 5:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Huron Valley Humane Society, Ann Arbor

This paw-tastic event is appropriate for ages 5 to 11 and will include adoptable animal interactions, a cheese pizza dinner and an animal themed movie with popcorn!

 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Friday, February 21 /  5:30pm – 10:30pm

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor

It’s a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Every Night at the Museum we’ll do exciting activities that will explore different science concepts plus we’ll spend plenty of time exploring the museum!

 

MINECRAFT NIGHT

Friday, February 21 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm

@ The Robot Garage, Rochester Hills

Play at your own level and explore all the aspects of a multi-player MineCraft experience within the safe controlled environment of The Robot Garage.

 

DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE

Friday, February 21 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Fern Hill Golf Club, Clinton Township
Calling all Dads and Daughters! Get ready to dance the night away with your shining star!   The evening will sparkle with fun, a buffet dinner, crafts and a keepsake photo to remind you of your very special date!

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, February 21 / 6:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia

Parents, enjoy a night to yourselves while we provide food and entertainment for your kids.

 

$5 THANK YOU BOUNCE

Friday, February 21 / 7:00pm – 8:30pm

@ BounceU, Troy

We love our customers so we are having a special bounce admission price of only $5 tonight!

 

FREE PUBLIC PLANETARIUM SHOW

Friday, February 21 / 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.

 

USA HOCKEY HOME GAME

Friday, February 21 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Want to watch the next Dylan Larkin or Jack Hughes? Take the family to a USA Hockey game and watch Olympians and NHL stars in the making.

FLIPPED OUT FRIDAY

Friday, February 21 / 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!

 

SATURDAY

PRE-BALLET DROP-IN

Saturday, February 22 / 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.

 

NATURE ROOM OPEN HOURS

Saturday, February 22 / 10:00am – 1:00pm

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center, West Bloomfield

You can explore and enjoy hands-on activities, educational displays, read nature-themed story books and visit live animals. Seventy plus acres of natural land behind the building offer great nature trails to walk and explore.

 

OPEN GYM

Saturday, February 22 / 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 22 / 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 22 / 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.

 

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE

Saturday, February 22 / 10:30am – 11:30am

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

Sign up for a 1-day hockey clinic for FREE!

 

NATURE EXPLORERS: THE MIGHTY CHICKADEE

Saturday, February 22 / 11:00am – 12:00pm

@ County Farm Park, Ann Arbor

Join naturalist, Kelsey Dehring, to learn how chickadees, and their other feathered friends, managed to stay warm and find food all winter long. Make a winter treat for the birds.

 

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM

Saturday, February 22 / 11:15am – 12:00pm

@ University Of Michigan Museum Of Art, Ann Arbor

Join us as we travel around the world and look at art from different countries. We read a story in the galleries and include a fun, age-appropriate, hands-on activity related to it.

 

A MOUTH WITH FLAME: INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S PLAY AND WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 22 / 11:30am – 2:00pm

@ Matrix Theater Company, Detroit

Tae Hoon Yoo, uses his life story as an immigrant from South Korea to tell the engaging tale of a young dragon in search of his place in the world. A Shadow Puppet workshop immediately follows the play.

 

TANGLED INSPIRED CHILDREN’S TEA

Saturday, February 22 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm

@ Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Join us for “Tangled Inspired Children’s Tea! There will be singing, dancing, photo opportunities and interactive activities for children.

 

DROP-IN NINJA 

Saturday, February 22 / 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 22 / 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.

 

MAPLE MADNESS: TAP THAT TREE

Saturday, February 22 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

This program will focus on the history of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration.

 

SUPERHERO NERF MANIA

Saturday, February 22 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Berkley Community Center, Berkley

Join us dressed like your favorite superhero for an action packed Nerf-Mania day. Exercise, test your skills, battle different teams and have fun while you learn teamwork.

 

FEBRUARY FLICKS- HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Saturday, February 22 / 1:00pm – 6:00pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Beacon Park’s heated tent will be decked out with comfy couches, pillows and blankets but you’re also invited to bring your own seating. And don’t forget to stock up on snacks while you’re here — popcorn, food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Saturday, February 22 / 2:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Waterford Recreation Center, Waterford

! Dads, join us for a precious night with your daughters! Grand Dads, uncles and others are also welcome to escort these little ladies.

 

DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS: THE MUSICAL

Saturday, February 22 / 3:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus: The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. There will be meet and greet ticket options as well.

 

CHOW TIME AT THE FARM

Saturday, February 22 /  3:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Kensington Farm Center, Milford

Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER LUAU

Saturday, February 22 / 3:00pm – 8:30pm

@ Millineum Middle School, South Lyon

Dads, spend some time with your daughters at our annual Daddy Daughter Dance!  This year will be a luau theme.

 

METRO JETS HOCKEY KIDS NIGHT

Saturday, February 22 / 4:30pm – 7:30pm

@ Fraser Hockeyland Arena, Fraser

Join us to watch some fast-paced hockey as the Metro Jets take on the Columbus Mavericks. Kids night activities include giveaways to first 100 kids, raffles, face-painting, meet the players, and more!

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Saturday, February 22 / 5:00pm – 7:45pm

@ Troy Community Center, Troy

Spend an evening together and enjoy basketball, swimming, inflatable castle, and more!

 

DETROIT ROLLER DERBY HOME GAME

Saturday, February 22 / 5:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Masonic Temple, Detroit

Watch Game Three of the Detroit Roller Derby Home Teams Season 15!  Detroit Pistoffs vs. D-Funk Allstars.

 

GYMTACTICS OPEN GYM

Saturday, February 22  / 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!

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE: MOANA

Saturday, February 22 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Mack Indoor Pool, Ann Arbor

Bring your own inner tube for this fun family event! Watch a Disney favorite while you swim: Moana.

 

GLOW SKATE

Saturday, February 22 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Garden City Ice Arena, Garden City

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

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE-LATE SEATING

Saturday, February 22 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Ford Senior Activity Center, Taylor

This annual dance will be located at the Ford Senior Center and will include pizza, photos, a DJ, dessert and more!

 

USA HOCKEY HOME GAME

Saturday, February 22 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

Watch future Olympians take the ice at USA Hockey Arena!

 

 

SUNDAY

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, February 23 / 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!

 

BABY & ME STORYTIME

Sunday, February 23 / 11:00 – 11:30am

@ Barnes & Noble, Troy

Every Week join us for a special storytime for babies 0-4. There are also unique projects each week for babies.

 

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE

Sunday, February 23 / 2:00pm – 2:50pm

@ Arctic Coliseum, Chelsea

This free trial is for children ages 4-9 years old who are interested in trying hockey for the first time. All equipment is provided.

 

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD WORKSHOP: WEATHER OR NOT

Sunday, February 23 / 2:00pm – 3:30pm

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. This workshop will run for one to one and a half hours and will cover this year’s relevant content and include a practice test.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, February 23 / 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!

 

DETROIT RED WINGS HOME GAME

Sunday, February 23 / 7:00pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come watch the Detroit Red Wings in action!

 

 

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

 

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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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