Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 15-17Start making plans for the weekend! There are LOTS of fun things to do around town! ALL WEEKENDTROY RESTAURANT WEEKSunday, March 10 - Friday, March 15@ Downtown TroyIt’s that time of... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 15-17 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: March 15-17

Photo Credit: Russ Tierney, Birminghammail.co.uk

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

 

ALL WEEKEND

TROY RESTAURANT WEEK

Sunday, March 10 – Friday, March 15

@ Downtown Troy

It’s that time of year again- Troy Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy savory seasonal menus crafted just for Troy Restaurant Week from Sunday, March 10 through Friday 15.

 

NATURE TOTS

Friday, March 1 5 & Saturday, March 16

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Come on out to Belle Isle Nature Cener 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!

 

THE BEACH DETROIT

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, April 14

@ 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.

 

JOURNEY TO THE SUGARBUSH

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17

@ 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 16 & Sunday, March 17

@ 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.

 

MAKING MAPLE SYRUP TOUR

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Come on out to Maybury Farm and spend the day learning how maple syrup is made! Your tour begins with a wagon ride out to the Sugar Bush where you will learn about the maple tree, how to tap it, and then collect the sap. You can even taste the sap straight from the tree! Don’t miss out!

 

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17

@ Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor

Come in your Hogwarts uniform and enjoy a muggle cocktail, capture your best selfie of the year with the actors from Ring of Steel recreating Harry Potter memories.

 

SCIENCEFEST: HEALING THROUGH HANDS-ON SCIENCE

Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Calling all future doctors and nurses! Explore what it’s like to go to the hospital by helping your stuffed friend through check-in, the operating room, and recovery and learn about the important work nurses and child life specialists do to help their patients.

 

FRIDAY

JUMPEROO

Friday, March 15 / 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm

@ Urban Air Adventure Park, Oxford

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

 

DROP-IN PLAY

Friday, March 15 / 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Drop on in to Nature’s Playhouse for a non-toxic yesteryear open playtime experience with their all-natural play environment. Enjoy spending time with other families at a relaxed unstructured pace.

 

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Friday, March 15 / 10:30 am – 12:o0 pm

@ Detroit Public Library Main Branch

Come to Detroit Public Library Main Branch for preschool story time from 10:30am-11:00am. After the story, enjoy play time and a snack from 11:00am-12:00pm.

 

PRINCESS CORONATION

Friday, March 15 / 4:00 am – 7:o0 pm

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

So you have a princess at your house? Bring them to Oakland Mall on March 15th for our Princess Coronation. Each princess will be escorted down the red carpet by Prince Charming and crowned a princess by The Fairy Godmother.

 

PARENTS’ SURVIVAL NIGHT

Friday, March 15 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ The Little Gym, Plymouth

Come on out to The Little Gym for a Parents’ Survival Nights. Drop your kiddos off and go see a movie, catch up with friends or enjoy a meal without your pint-sized food critics in tow while your children get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place with music, games, and more!

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Friday, March 15 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

Drop your kids 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.

 

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Friday, March 15 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Goldfish Swim School, multiple locations

Come on out for Family Night Out from 6:30-8: 00 pm! We will have crafts, food, open swim, and raffles! Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family.

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

Friday, March 15 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Get ready for some DEEEETROIT Basketball! Cheer on Griffin, Drummond and the rest of the Pistons at Little Ceasars arena as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

SATURDAY

FREE SPANISH CLASS AT THE Y

Saturday, March 16 / 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!

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Saturday, March 16 / 10:00 am

@ Downtown Royal Oak

Come join the fun as the Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolls down Washington Avenue at 10AM on Saturday March 16, 2019!

 

MAPLE SURGARING AT CASS BENTON PARK

Saturday, March 16 / 10:00 am & 12:30 pm

@ Cass Benton Park, Northville

Bundle up and join our Naturalists at Cass Benton Park in Northville to learn the history of maple sugaring and take a short hike into the woods for a tree-tapping demonstration.

 

MAPLE SUGARING THROUGH THE AGES

Saturday, March 16 / 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.

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS

Saturday, March 16 / 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!

 

STREAM ALONG SATURDAY

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

@ Farmington Community Library

Come on out Farmington Community Library for some hands on exploration and family fun!

 

CUB CLUB: ALL ABOUT BEAVERS!

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

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Outdoor Adventure Center is offering a special set of opportunities for their youngest guests. Children ages 3-7 will enjoy a story time, arts and crafts, and hands-on nature experiences. This session will focus on the features and habitat of North America’s largest rodent, the beaver!

 

LEPRECHAUN LUNCH WITH POPPY!

Saturday, March 16 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Heritage Park, Taylor

Come on out to Heritage Park in Taylor and get into the St. Patrick’s Day mood with Poppy for Trolls! Build a Leprechaun trap, meet Poppy the Troll, decorate cookies, enjoy a pizza lunch, and more! Children will also be stuffing their own rainbow bear and taking it home.

 

FAMILY ART STUDIO: INUIT INSPIRATIONS

Saturday, March 16 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

Come on out to the University of Michigan Museum of Art look, learn, and create. Make your own project inspired by the UMMA exhibition The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq​ (which means “sensing the invisible just beyond it” or unexpected), followed by a hands-on workshop with local artist and UMMA docent Sophie Grillet.

 

MAPLE SUGAR TOURS

Saturday, March 16 / 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!

 

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 16 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Discover the way one of the most popular pancake toppings is created. Begin by learning how the tree first gets the sugar then teach you how to identify maples for their sap and from there move fireside to warm up and learn the boil-down process of syrup-making. You can even try some of the nature center’s freshly made syrup and taste some maple candy.

 

DROP-IN NINJA TRAINING

Saturday, March 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.

 

SLIME TIME

Saturday, March 16 / 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Shelby Township Library

Do you love playing with goopy gooey slimes? Explore the science that gives each kind of slime its unique look and feel. You can experiment with a variety of slime recipes at this workshop.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FAMILY FUN PARTY

Saturday, March 16 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with good old-fashioned family fun like Irish step dancing, face painting, crafts and more! An extensive menu of Irish-inspired fare will be available for purchase.

 

MEET DETROIT PISTON REGGIE JACKSON

Saturday, March 16 / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Meijer, Detroit

First 100 guests will get a wrist band for a spot in line to meet Reggie Jackson. Meijer will begin handing out wrist bands at 3pm.

 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: ECO WARRIORS

Saturday, March 16 / 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor

It’s a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Learn how to protect habitats from invasive species and defend wildlife from The Most Deadly Animal in the World. Complete group challenges and design your own eco-warrior costume.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, March 9 / 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!

 

THE PUMP AND DUMP SHOW

Saturday, March 16 / 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Royal Oak Music Theatre

The Original Moms’ Night Out is back and better than ever in 2019! Join comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee for The Pump and Dump Show, a hilarious and unique escape for all moms! Treat yourself and your friends to a cathartic evening of all-original music, comedy and games, guaranteed to make you laugh your c-section scar open. It’s rough out there in the Momosphere – you’ve earned a night out, for once!

 

SUNDAY

BELLE ISLE NATURE WALK

Sunday, March 17 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Join the Detroit Zoological Society for monthly hikes on Belle Isle as we explore the natural beauty of the island. Once the hike is over, participants are encouraged to visit the nature center, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Aquarium, Belle Isle Conservatory the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the beach and the playscape.

 

YOUTH ETIQUETTE CLASS

Sunday, March 17 / 11:00 am – 1:00 Pm

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

Etiquette is not old-fashioned and we have found a modern approach to manners and social skills. This training focuses on contemporary youth etiquette and dining skills. The content is highly interactive and fun with an emphasis on leadership, character and positive self-esteem. When children and young adults know how to manage different situations, their confidence, self-worth and self-esteem soars! Prepare your youth to meet the future with poise and self-confidence.

 

ZOMBIE SURVIVAL ARCHERY

Sunday, March 17 / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Whether you’re a Walking Dead fan, wonder if you can survive the zombie apocalypse, or are just looking for a different style of archery class, this is the archery class for you! Learn the steps of shooting with practice shooting paper zombie targets. Students will leave with a zombie apocalypse survival certificate they can hang with pride at home.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY TEA PARTY WITH PRINCESS MERIDA

Sunday, March 17 / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

@ The Townsend, Birmingham

Come on out to The Townsend and enjoy a day with Princess Merida! Get ready for great interactive entertainment with singing, dancing, glitter tattoos, food and fun for all!

 

DRAWING FOR KIDS: LEPRECHAUN LAIRS

Sunday, March 17 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Ann Arbor District Library

Come on out to Ann Arbor District Library and get ready for St. Patrick’s day by drawing out your very own leprechaun lair! This is a fun, directed drawing activity your kiddo can participate in with help from artists from the Ann Arbor Art Center!

 

LET’S GET CRAFTY

Sunday, March 17 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Missed out on National Children’s Craft Day on March 14? Satisfy your craving for crafts and create a masterpiece with your crafty kid. Take home a list of crafts ideas for your continued enjoyment. All ages welcome.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN

Sunday, March 17 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Livonia Public Library

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Livonia Public Library! Enjoy a family-friendly, Irish-themed event.

 

THE BOOGIE WOOGIE KID AT PLYMOUTH LIBRARY!

Sunday, March 17 / 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Plymouth District Library

Join the piano man with 4 million YouTube views for this FREE family-friendly afternoon of music fun. Boogie-Woogie, Blues, New Orleans, Song, and more! Music from the Swing-dance era for the whole family. Don’t miss it!

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

Sunday, March 17 / 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Get ready for some DEEEETROIT Basketball! Cheer on Griffin, Drummond and the rest of the Pistons at Little Ceasars arena as they take on the Toronto Raptors!

 

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

 

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Photo Credit: Russ Tierney, Birminghammail.co.uk

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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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