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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 13-15

Photo Credit: Russ Tierney, Birminghammail.co.uk

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! 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 MANY EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. FIND THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION IN OUR ARTICLE ABOUT COVID-19.

 

ALL WEEKEND

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: TONGUE DEPRESSOR PUPPETS – CANCELLED

March 13 – March 15

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Use fabric, yarn and felt to turn a tongue depressor into a character worthy of its own puppet show!

 

EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON

March 13 – March 15

@ Little Door Theatre, Warren

Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ is a tale of an entire kingdom that ignores the obvious for fear of judgement, only to be called out by a child. In this story, the Emperor loves fine clothing. Watch this classic children’s tale brought to life.

 

MONSTER JAM – RESCHEDULED TO JULY

March 14 – March 15

@ Ford Field, Detroit

Featuring skilled Monster Jam® athletes, Detroit fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor tearing up the dirt with gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, the Skills Challenge and Racing competitions.

 

MAPLE SWEETNESS

March 14 – March 15

@ Wolcott Mill Historic Center, Ray

Join us for Maple Sweetness and learn how to identify and tap maple trees. Then visit a wood-fired evaporator and discover how maple sap becomes maple syrup.  There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat after the program.

 

JOURNEY TO THE SUGARBUSH

March 14 – March 15

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years.  Tap a tree and watch as the syrup is boiled into delicious perfection.

 

CRITTERS UP CLOSE: FROGS AND TOADS

March 14 – March 15

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor

Every month, our visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world, thanks to our friends at Leslie Science & Nature Center!

 

MAKING MAPLE SYRUP TOURS

March 14 – March 15

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Take a wagon ride out to bush and tap a tree to find the syrup!  Then head back to the farm to watch the process of turning it into sweet goodness! There will be pancakes and waffles for purchase to enjoy with your sweet treat.

 

DFT FAMILY: THE MUPPET MOVIE – CANCELLED 

March 14 – March 15

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Laugh along with the mostly-true story of how the Muppets got their start. The Muppet Movie is jam-packed with heartwarming hilarity, outrageous antics and big-shot Hollywood cameos. Share this favorite with your family or see it for the first time on the big screen. After the film be sure to see one of the original Kermit the Frog muppets on display in the museum.

 

 

FRIDAY

ABRAKADOODLE: DOODLERS

Friday, March 13 / 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 (AGES 2-4)

Friday, March 13 / 10:00am – 11:30am

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

Children, ages 2-4, with an adult partner will enjoy this program as they discover the great variety of bird beak shapes and what birds do with their beaks. Each session includes a nature story, hike, activities, craft and a snack.

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYMS

Friday, March 13 / 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, March 13 / 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, March 13 / 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, March 13 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Farmington Nature Center, Farmington Hills

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

 

PI(E) DAY AT MILL RACE VILLAGE

Friday, March 13 / 3:00pm – 6:00pm

@ Mill Race Village, Northville

Celebrate Pi Dy, with homemade pie!  Stop in the Cady Inn for a delicious slice of fresh homemade pie.

 

DETROIT CITY CHESS CLUB OPEN PLAY – CANCELLED

Friday, March 13 / 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.

 

ST. PADDY’S DAY COOKIE CLASS

Friday, March 13 / 5:00pm – 7:00pm

@ Friendship Factory, Rochester

Cookie decorating lessons will be for kids and adults who are interested in learning some decorating tips and techniques to make beautiful cookies for the holidays.

 

MINECRAFT NIGHT

Friday, March 13 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

Kids in grades 1-9 can come hang out and play MineCraft on our custom server. There will be both survival and creative areas to enjoy either with individual play or with friends. Pizza dinner too!

 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, March 13 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit

Kids will enjoy arts & crafts, sports, and much more with an engaging and qualified staff.

 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, March 13 / 6:00pm – 9:30pm

@ BounceU, Troy

BounceU knows that sometimes parents deserve a little time by themselves so we have created a night just for you! Trust us to provide your kids with a night of non-stop bouncing, games, and pizza and drinks for dinner, without any help from Mom and Dad.

 

FREE PUBLIC PLANETARIUM SHOW

Friday, March 13 / 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.

 

WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN

Friday, March 13 /  7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

See your favorite WWE superstars live in action when Fox’s hottest new show returns to Detroit for Friday Night SmackDown at Little Caesars Arena.

 

FLIPPED OUT FRIDAY

Friday, March 13 / 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

SAP-TO-SYRUP PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, March 14 / 9:00am – 12:00pm

@ Rochester Hills Museum At Van Hoosen Farm, Rochester 

Visit the Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to see an old-fashioned sap-to-syrup boiling operation. We will be making syrup from trees tapped right here in Rochester Hills.

 

SENSORY-FRIENDLY SATURDAY FORD ROUGE PLANT FACTORY TOUR – CANCELLED

Saturday, March 14 / 9:00am – 5:00pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Sensory-Friendly Saturday is an event designed for guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders. For this event, a variety of accommodations, activities and more have been put into place to create an inclusive, welcoming and safe space for our guests.

 

MAPLE SYRUP TIME

Saturday, March 14 / 9:00am – 6:00pm

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

This family-friendly program highlights natural and local history of our region. Learn how people processed maple sugar 100 years ago and see similarities in the process of collecting, boiling and drawing off maple syrup today.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY: CELEBRATE EARLY CHILDHOOD

Saturday, March 14 / 9:30am – 12:00pm

@ 242 Community Church, Brighton

Join us for an interactive stage show featuring The Music Lady (11am-Noon), who will have your little ones singing, dancing, and laughing. Plus, enjoy hands-on children’s activities, free books, and meet your favorite storybook characters Biscuit, Clifford, and Pete the Cat!

 

FAERIE DOOR WORKSHOP I

Saturday, March 14  / 9:30am – 1:00pm

@ Matthaei Botonical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Faeries, gnomes, sprites, and pixies are creatures who protect the natural world. Learn about these woodland creatures and make a special faerie door to encourage them to visit.

 

PRE-BALLET DROP-IN

Saturday, March 14 / 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.

 

SHAMROCK SHINDIG

Saturday, March 14 / 10:00am – 11:00am

@ Auburn Hills Community Center, Auburn Hills

We will plant our own shamrocks to take home, make a craft, and go on a scavenger hunt!

 

JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB: MAPLE’S SWEET STORY

Saturday, March 14 / 10:00am – 11:30am

@ Heritage Park Farmington, Farmington Hills

Enrich your child’s natural curiosity and encourage outdoor exploration through this hands-on nature discovery program.

 

PI DAY PARENT CHILD COOKING CLASS

Saturday, March 14 / 10:00am – 11:30am

@ Summit, Canton

This Pi Day let’s celebrate everything pie! Together children and adults will roll out the crust and fill your different mini pies to bake right in class. You will take all your treats home with you!

 

ROYAL OAK ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE – CANCELLED

Saturday, March 14 / 10:00am – 11:30am

@ Downtown Royal Oak

It’s that time again to gear up and get your green on! The Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day parade will be on March 14th at 10am!

 

LIGHT OF THE WORLD ACADEMY’S 5K FAMILY RUN FOR THE GOLD RACE

Saturday, March 14 /  10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Village Of Pickney

This family fun run takes place around the historic town square and helps raise funds for the Light Of The World Academy and Preschool.

 

OPEN GYM

Saturday, March 14 / 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.

 

MAPLE SUGARING

Saturday, March 14 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

@ Stoney Creek Nature Center, Shelby Township

Join us for a guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree.  Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup, see it first hand and enjoy a sweet treat!

 

ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Saturday, March 14 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

@ Village Of Pickney

Enjoy the annual parade, the cutest Leprechaun contest, Irish dancers and more!

 

MAPLE SUGARING

Saturday, March 14 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

@ Stoney Creek Nature Center, Shelby Township

Join us for a guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree.  Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup, see it first hand and enjoy a sweet treat!

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS – CANCELLED

Saturday, March 14 / 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, March 14 / 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.

 

YOUNG ARTISTS ART FAIR

Saturday, March 14 / 10:30am – 3:00pm

@ First Presbyterian Church Of Northville, Northville

Young artists sell both original artwork and reproductions featuring work that includes paintings, illustrations, jewelry, mixed media, fiber art, photography, and much more.

 

LEPRECHAUN LUNCHEON AT THE PETTING FARM

Saturday, March 14 / 11:00am – 1:00pm / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Heritage Park Petting Farm, Taylor

Build a Leprechaun trap, meet Poppy the Troll, cookie decorating, enjoy a pizza lunch, and dessert table. Children will also be stuffing their own rainbow bear and taking it home.

 

MAPLE SUGARING: SWEET SCIENCE

Saturday, March 14 / 11:00am – 2:00pm

@ Indian Springs Environmental Discovery Center, White Lake

In March, maple sugaring is everywhere in Michigan, but at the Environmental Discovery Center we explore the science behind the tradition with hands-on experiments and demonstrations in an open-house-style event.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT THE NATURE CENTER

Saturday, March 14 / 11:00am – 3:00pm

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center, Sterling Heights

Fun “green” games and crafts will keep the kids entertained. An outdoor scavenger hunt and a leprechaun maze will be available, weather permitting.

 

LUCKY LEPRECHAUN DAY

Saturday, March 14 / 11:00am – 4:00pm

@ Canterbury Village, Orion Charter Township

The leprechauns have scattered coins all around the village! Start the hunt inside the Michigan Made Store for full instructions, then explore the grounds to find one of each of the six color coins. Bring them back to participating shops for a prize!

 

FAERIE DOOR WORKSHOP II

Saturday, March 14 / 11:30am – 1:00pm

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Faeries, gnomes, sprites, and pixies are creatures who protect the natural world. Learn about these woodland creatures and make a special faerie door to encourage them to visit.

 

THE KIDS FROM AMANDLA STREET AN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S PLAY AND WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 14 / 11:30am – 2:00pm

@ Matrix Theatre Company, Detroit

The Kids of Amandla Street by South African playwright Lereko Mfono brings to the stage the lively and prejudiced Amandla Street as seen through the eyes of four youth who want to change the world, as they face the stark reality of racism, fear, and potential violence that surrounds them and threatens their dreams.

 

313 CELEBRATION

Saturday, March 14 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

March 13 (3-13) is the official day to celebrate the wonderful city of Detroit. Join us today to learn about the rich history of our city and experience the love and pride our fellow residents have for Detroit.

 

PRINCESS CORONATION

Saturday, March 14 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

Her Royal Highnesses Cinderella and Beauty request the honor of your presence at the Coronation Ball. Young ladies are encouraged to wear their ball gowns, and will walk the red carpet and receive her crown from the Fairy Godmother.

 

DROP-IN NINJA 

Saturday, March 14 / 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, March 14 / 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! SWEET TREATS

Saturday, March 14 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

This program focuses on the sweeter side of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration.

 

MOTHER AND SON BOWLING PARTY

Saturday, March 14 / 1:00pm – 3:30pm

@ Wonderland Lanes, Walled Lake

Spend the afternoon with your child creating great memories, with smiles, laughter, and bowling! Fee includes two games, shoes, pizza, pop and a cool gift for each child!  

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY – CANCELLED

Saturday, March 14 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Beacon Park will be transformed into an Irish pub complete with live entertainment throughout the afternoon, lawn games and free activities for kids. Enjoy an assortment of Irish beer and cocktails, craft and domestic beers and food for purchase.

 

MOTHER AND SON SHAMROCKIN’ DANCE

Saturday, March 14 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Waterford Recreation Center, Waterford

Moms, join us for a precious night with your sons! Bring your special date to the event of the season and dance away the night.

 

GYMTACTICS OPEN GYM

Saturday, March 14  / 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!

 

GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE PARTY

Saturday, March 14 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center, Clarkston

Your kids will get to learn several of the popular party dances & show off their moves. We will also play glow in the dark hide-n-seek, make a fun craft to take home, play glow ring toss and so much more.

 

GLOW SKATE

Saturday, March 14 / 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, March 15 / 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!

 

ARCHERY: TRY-IT!

Sunday, March 15 / 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.

 

CANCELLED: CORKTOWN ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sunday, March 15 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm

@ Corktown, Detroit

Watch the color guard units, floats, novelty groups and marching bands for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Then stay and play in the Family Fun Zone.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

Sunday, March 15 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Kensington Metropark Nature Center, Milford

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Nature Center with a variety of green-themed crafts and activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family! Go on a scavenger hunt too!

 

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT

Sunday, March 15 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ U-M Museum Of Natural History, Ann Arbor

Visit with University of Michigan scientists and participate in activities to learn about their cutting-edge research during Forsythe Middle School’s Young Scientists’ Expo.

 

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM – CANCELLED

Sunday, March 15 / 2:30pm – 11:00pm

@ The Detroit Opera House, Detroit

Using the language of ballet they celebrate African-American culture and bring new life to the art form. Audiences have come to love their thrilling performances that empower and inspire.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, March 15 / 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!

 

SUNDAY FUNDAY – CANCELLED

Sunday, March 15 / 6:00pm – 9:30pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

It’s Sunday Funday at USA Hockey Arena! Join us on select Sunday nights for extra ice time and mini-games.

 

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

 

Photo Credit: Russ Tierney

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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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