TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: MARCH 23-25Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks... TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: MARCH 23-25 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: MARCH 23-25

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Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks for what to do and where to go this weekend!

 

GUIDE TO METRO DETROIT’S EASTER EGG HUNTS
Most Easter Egg Hunts begin this weekend, so be sure to check out our full rundown of events, including bunny brunches, egg hunts and more!

 

SHOWS & FESTIVALS
DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS: TIME TREK
March 23 – 25
@ Cobo Center, Detroit
Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek is an ALL NEW touring event for the whole family. Our dinosaur exhibit features realistic animatronic dinosaurs set in interesting scenes that transport you back to the Jurassic… including one dinosaur for which kids can actually control the movements themselves!

 

THE TALE OF THE MISCHIEVOUS BUNNY
March 23 & 24
@ Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor
When Peter Rabbit ventures into Farmer McGregor’s garden, despite his mother’s warning, his adventures begin. From the moment Peter loses his little blue coat to Farmer McGregor’s scarecrow until he arrives safe and sound at home, this classic tale is brought charmingly to life by Wild Swan’s actors and designers.

 

VELVETEEN RABBIT MUSICAL
Saturday, March 24 / 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Northville Marquis Theatre
Hop on in to the Marquis Theatre and enjoy the musical version of Velveteen Rabbit, a classic tale of how toys become real.

 

THE PUMP AND DUMP SHOW
Saturday, March 24 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
@ Royal Oak Music Theatre
The Pump and Dump Show is back by popular demand for its 6th nationwide tour: more hilarious, more raw, and more “Parentally Incorrect” than ever. Get yourself out of the house, for once, and join comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee to laugh – hard – about all the things that usually make you cry. It’s rough out there in the Momosphere – you’ve earned a night out!

 

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
Saturday, March 24 / 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
@ The Detroit Opera House
Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success. 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.

 

MARCHE DU NAIN ROUGE
Sunday, March 25/ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Midtown Detroit
Should the Nain Rouge, Detroit’s legendary harbinger of doom, try something dastardly, we will show him that hope prevails in the city that rises from the ashes. Bring your sense of Detroit pride and sense of humor.

 

PUPPETART: BANANA FOR TURTLE
Sunday, March 25/ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
@ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Detroit
Five jungle friends, including an elephant, a snake, a bird, a monkey and the one and only turtle, answer some of life’s most important questions like, how do you measure a snake? And, why does the world look different upside down?

 

SATURDAY
YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC
Saturday, March 24 / 3:30 am – 5:00 pm
@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit
Let your little ones start swinging, as they participate in the Youth Baseball Clinic at the Boll Family YMCA.

 

JUNIOR JAM
Saturday, March 24 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am
@ Air Time Trampoline – Troy
Little Air Timers ages 6 and under get to jump before we open to the public! For $10, one adult and one child can jump for that entire hour! If you have additional parents, adults or children, they’re just an extra $7 per person! Such a great deal!

 

KIDS COOKING CLASS – FRITTATAS & FRUIT SALAD
Saturday, March 24 / 9:30 am – 11:00 am
@ Ferndale Parks & Recreation
Our youngest crew members will be joining us to get hands-on and make Saturday morning breakfast. We’ll be making a ham and cheese frittata and lemon poppyseed fruit salad.

 

UNCLE GERRY AND FRIENDS
Saturday, March 24 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am
@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Uncle Gerry and friends from the world-renowned Music Together® program lead a fun-filled and interactive concert of classic children’s songs. Let’s sing, dance, learn, and make music together!

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS
Saturday, March 24 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
Inspired by the stories of past and present-day change makers, this weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will motivate your kids to be the next great innovator or entrepreneur.

 

SCIENCEFEST: HEALING THROUGH HANDS-ON SCIENCE
Saturday, March 24 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital team up to bring you a weekend full of healthy fun! Learn about how your body works with hands-on activities, explore various healthcare professions as you work through a Teddy Bear Clinic, and see the science behind medical procedures.

 

GRANDPARENT & GRANDCHILD COOKING CLASSES
Saturday, March 24 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am
@ Eastern Market Shed 5, Detroit
Here’s a fun way to spend the morning with your Grandparent at Grandparent/Grandchild Cooking Class, where you’ll learn how to make Cole Slaw Variations with Chef Aaron Egan.

 

FREE MJR MOVIE – LEGO NINJAGO
Saturday, March 24 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
@ MJR Digital Cinemas – Sterling Hgts, Troy, Westland, Adrien and Allen Park
Free is the word, as Bloomfield Hills based MJR Digital Cinemas announced they will offer their FreeSpring Children’s Film Festival every Saturday and Sunday beginning Saturday March 3rd and running every Sat. and Sun. through Sunday, March 25th.

 

ENGLISH-ARABIC STORYTIME
Saturday, March 24 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am
@ Arab American National Museum, Dearborn
Children ages 2-6 and their parents are invited to attend storytime in the Library at AANM. A storyteller will read picture books in both English and Arabic, teaching a few Arabic words and phrases. Following the story, there will be time for free play, crafts or games in the Library.

 

THE CONDUCTOR’S SPELLBOOK
Saturday, March 24 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
During a field trip to the Detroit Symphony, young Tony Stradivarius finds a magical book of spells and uses it to control the orchestra. Narrated by composer Paul Dooley, The Conductor’s Spellbook is an exciting and interactive new work that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra and even conducting!

 

ART & MOVEMENT: DROP IN
Saturday, March 24 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ N’Namdi Movement Center, Detroit
“Art & Movement” is a combo creative movement and art class, introducing lil dumplins to movement and music dynamics, improvisation and visual art methods, encouraging self-confidence, body awareness and focus.

 

PRE-BALLET: DROP-IN
Saturday, March 24 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
@ N’Namdi Movement Center, Detroit
Lil’ Dumplins offers “Pre-Ballet” that introduces basic vocabulary, positions, concepts and rhythms of ballet. Classical ballet is introduced in a fun, creative and focused environment with an emphasis on movement quality and musicality.

 

FAMILY DAY: ANCIENT EGYPT
Saturday, March 24 / 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
@ Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor
Explore the Egyptian practice of mummification by mummifying Barbie™. Discover how you can virtually visit Egypt on your own computer or with Google Cardboard. Create your own Egyptian crown and Senet game board to live like a pharaoh

 

KIDS BAKING: CUPCAKES & DECORATING 101
Saturday, March 24 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ The Community House, Birmingham
Chef Pam will walk students through the techniques needed to produce fabulous baked goods. This hands-on class will allow the kids to experience the pleasure associated with baking and sharing their very own fresh homemade cupcakes and finally an introduction to icing and decorating cakes like a pro.

 

DROP-IN NINJA TRAINING
Saturday, March 24 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
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.

 

KIDS’ LAB: PLAYFUL POLYMERS
Saturday, March 24 / 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit
Slippery, ooey and gooey… Oh My! Visit our Centennial Lab to explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. Your slimey creation is yours to keep.

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT
Saturday, March 24 / 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
@ Troy Community Center
An inexpensive and fun night out for families! Spend quality time together and enjoy basketball, swimming, parachutes, inflatable castle and more.

 

MINECRAFT NIGHT
Saturday, March 24 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
@ The Robot Garage, Rochester Hills
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.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Saturday, March 24 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
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
ALL AGES OPEN GYM
Sunday, March 25/ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
Ages 12 months and up can come and enjoy the open gym at Troy Gymnastics! Parents must accompany children 5 years and younger.

 

NATURE STORYTIME: AGES 1-5
Sunday, March 25/ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
@ Leslie Science & 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. Storytime includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

 

FREE MJR MOVIE – LEGO NINJAGO
Sunday, March 25/ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
@ MJR Digital Cinemas – Sterling Hgts, Troy, Westland, Adrien and Allen Park
Free is the word, as Bloomfield Hills based MJR Digital Cinemas announced they will offer their Free Spring Children’s Film Festival every Saturday and Sunday beginning Saturday March 3rd and running every Sat. and Sun. through Sunday, March 25th.

 

DROP-IN PLAY
Sunday, March 25/ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale
Children and Parents are invited to experience Nature’s Playhouse at a relaxed and unstructured paced. Nature’s Playhouse offers a non-toxic yesteryear playtime experience with our all-natural play environment.

 

FREE DAY @ FLINT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Sunday, March 25/ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
@ Flint Children’s Museum
Come to the Flint Children’s Museum where their mission is to inspire a love for learning and awaken imagination through exploration and hands-on play.

 

SCIENCEFEST: HEALING THROUGH HANDS-ON SCIENCE
Sunday, March 25/ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital team up to bring you a weekend full of healthy fun! Learn about how your body works with hands-on activities, explore various healthcare professions as you work through a Teddy Bear Clinic, and see the science behind medical procedures.

 

PROJECT ART: AGE 4-7
Sunday, March 25/ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
@ Detroit Public Library
Project Art- free art programs! Learn some art techniques that build your creative side each week! Create a work of art each session. Register at projectart.org/enroll or register with paper form in the library!

 

‘A BEAVER TALE: THE CASTORS OF CONNERS CREEK’
Sunday, March 25/ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit
Local author Gerry Wykes will be here with his children’s book, “A Beaver Tale: the Castors of Conners Creek.” Come hear the story of the inspiration for this book, the writing and illustration process, and, of course, the story of the first family of beavers to return to the Detroit River in over 100 years!

 

DETROIT GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Sunday, March 25/ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Greektown, Detroit
Annual Detroit Greek Independence Parade is a celebration Orthodoxy, Hellenism, and Freedom. The Parade offers us an opportunity to further grow our unique culture and keep it influential and alive.

 

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

Photo Credit: Discover the Dinosaurs

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Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!

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