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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 1-3

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

 

ALL WEEKEND

THE LIGHTNING THEIF

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

@ Fisher Theatre, Detroit

The Lightning Thief The Musical, based on the popular Percy Jackson series, is “electrifying! As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods.

 

PAW PATROL LIVE! RACE TO THE RESCUE

Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 3

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

No job is too big, no pup is too small! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” an action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree.

 

OUTOORAMA

Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 3

@ Suburban Collection Showplace

Plenty of activities for the whole family are available at Outdoorama including a stocked trout pond, virtual fishing opportunities, archery and pellet ranges, antique and vintage fishing tackle and live animals and birds of prey.

 

THE BEACH DETROIT

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

@ Downtown Detroit

The Beach Detroit reimagines the familiar natural and cultural elements of a day at the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience for people of all ages. Visitors ascend a ramp before entering an all-white enclosure, where the floor descends towards the highlight of the experience – an ocean of recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.

 

AUTORAMA

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

@ Cobo Center, Detroit

Autorama is returning to Detroit from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3 at the Cobo Center! Don’t miss out on the chance to look at some of America’s greatest hot rods!

 

HEROES AND VILLAINS

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit

From Superman to Batman, Robin Hood to Zorro, or King Kong to Jaws: in film, every noble hero and evil villain has the same trusty sidekick, great music! Featuring hits from the golden age of cinema to today’s blockbusters, enjoy the breathtaking scores that have brought timeless characters to life.

 

JOURNEY TO THE SUGARBUSH

Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3

@ Husdon Mills Metropark, Dexter

Take a journey to the sugarbush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge.

 

MAPLE’S SWEET STORY

Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3 

@ Kensington Metropark, 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.

 

FRIDAY

DROP-IN PLAY

Friday, March 1 / 1o:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Drop on in for some fun play time with your kiddies!

 

JUMPEROO

Friday, March 1 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Urban Air Adventure Park, Oxford

Jumperoo is a special time where the park is open only for children 5 & under! The entire Park is open just for the little ones and their parents. They can jump, bounce and crawl around safely.

 

MORNING MUNCHKINS

Friday, March 1 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Red Oaks Nature Center, Madison Heights

Bring your munchkin to Red Oaks Nature Center  for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity!

 

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Friday, March 1 / 10:30 am – 12:o0 pm

@ Detroit Public Library-Main Branch, Detroit

Bring your preschooler to Detroit Public Library for a fun story followed by snack and playtime!

 

MASCO FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, March 1 / 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. Visit the museum for an evening of fun and don’t miss out on their latest exhibit Doom of the Dinosaurs.

 

MOTHER SON HOEDOWN

Friday, March 1 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Novi Civic Center, Novi

Join us for an exciting Mother Son night at the Novi Civic Center where you will dance the night away! This is a fun night where boys can enjoy some time with the special female (mom, grandma, aunt) in their life. Participants will learn different dances called by an official Square Dance Caller and enjoy appetizers, photos, desserts, and more during the breaks.

 

SATURDAY

FREE SPANISH CLASS AT THE Y

Saturday, March 2 / 8:30 am – 10:00 am

@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit

Come on down to the Boll Family YMCA for FREE Spanish classes for your child! Don’t miss this great chance for some bilingual fun!

 

ESCAPE SNAPOLOGY: FAMILY EDITION

Saturday, March 2 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

@ New Baltimore Parks and Recreation, New Baltimore

Hurry, your children and family will have 40 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete any assigned tasks and to ultimately unlock the door to escape Snapology!

 

PETE THE CAT

Saturday, March 2 / 10:00 am & 1:00pm

@ Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester

Catch your littles favorite story character Pete The Cat live on stage! There’s a morning and an afternoon show.

 

MAPLE SUGARING THROUGH THE AGES

Saturday, March 2 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston

Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program.

 

KIDS CRAFTY SATURDAYS

Saturday, March 2 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Van Buren Parks and Recreation

Head on down to Van Buren Township Parks and Recreation in order to take a break and just create!

 

TADPOLES: FEATHERS FOR LUNCH

Saturday, March 2 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston

Bring your kiddies to Oakwoods Metropark for a day filled with storytime and exploring! Don’t miss the chance to look for the different birds found at Oakwoods Metroparks and talk about what you can see in your own backyard!

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS

Saturday, March 2 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day change makers 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!

 

FAMILY DISCOVERY DAYS: MAPLE CRAFT

Saturday, March 2 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

@ Indian Springs Metropark, White Lake

Investigate what causes the sap to run in the trees during an interactive presentation, and the tools people use to collect the sap. You’ll learn what a spile is and make one of your own! We’ll also make decorative colorful maple leaves to take home. And be sure to buy some real maple syrup before you leave

 

MAPLE SUGAR TOURS

Saturday, March 2 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

March is sugaring month! Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. We will hike into the spring woods to tap a maple. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup and enjoy a treat!

 

KID’S COOKING: SLOPPY JOES, ROASTED POTATOES, COLE SLAW, AND CARMELITAS

Saturday, March 2 / 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!

 

SPANISH PARA NIÑOS

Saturday, March 2 / 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!

 

DROP-IN NINJA TRAINING

Saturday, March 2 / 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. 

 

DR. SEUSS CELEBRATION

Saturday, March 2 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Hazel Park Library, Hazel

Come celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss at Hazel Park Library on Saturday, March 2! There will be games, crafts, cookie decorating, stories, and more!

 

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Saturday, March 2 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

The Harlem Globetrotters bring their new 2019 “Fan Powered World Tour” to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, March 2. The Globetrotters, who are committed to bringing their fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet, will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars with their “Fan Powered World Tour.”

 

POKEMON TIME

Saturday, March 2 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Sterling Heights Library, Sterling Heights

Pokémon fans: bring your cards, games, and other items to the library’s programming center! Meet fellow fans, play your games, and talk about all things Pokémon! Cards and tins will be available for purchase and snacks will be provided.

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING THE LITTLE MERMAID

Saturday, March 2 / 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Livonia Community Recreation Center, Livonia

Get your family and friends together for Dive In Movie Night on Saturday, March 2 at the Kirksey Recreation Center. Ditch the stuffy living room and relax in an inflatable raft in our Lap Pool while we show The Little Mermaid on our full color LED scoreboard.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Saturday, March 2 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Monroe High School, Monroe

Dads. Grandpas, brothers (or other male family members) can escort their little sweethearts to a wonderful evening of music and dance.

 

MOTHER SON GYM JAM

Saturday, March 2 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Troy Community Center, Troy

Spend an evening with your son, grandson, or nephew. This fun filled evening will be full of carnival games, inflatables, music, and treats! Pizza, beverages, and keepsake photo included!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, March 2 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ 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!

 

SUNDAY

MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA

Sunday, March 3 / 10:30 am – 3:45 pm

@ Drake Sports Park, West Bloomfield

Moms, collect your little ladies and join us for our unFROGattable annual Mother & Daughter Tea Party. We will explore the “world of frogs” with our Naturalist, complete a frog prince craft to take home, enjoy small snacks and light refreshments and tea with your special little ladies!

 

MARCH IS READING MONTH AT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER

Sunday, March 3 / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

In honor of reading month, Outdoor Adventure Center will be holding a free story time with admission! Bring your kiddies for a fun filled day of reading and more!

 

HOOPER’S BIRTHDAY DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

Sunday, March 3 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come out for Hooper’s Birthday and enjoy some DEEEETROIT Basketball! Cheer on Griffin and the rest of the Pistons take on the Toronto Raptors!

 

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

 

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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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