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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

CODING TO THE MOON: MARGARET HAMILTON AND THE APOLLO MISSIONS

March 6 –  March 7

@ Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor

“Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions” celebrates the life and work of computer scientist and pioneer software engineer, Margaret Hamilton.

 

NICK JR. LIVE! MOVE TO THE MUSIC

March 6 – March 8

@ Fox Theatre, Detroit

Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” follows Dora and her PAW co-hosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they team up with their Nick Jr. friends, live on stage at the Fox Theatre.

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: IT’S A ZOO IN HERE

March 6 – March 8

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Come to the DIA Studio and create a project called, “It’s a Zoo in Here!”

 

EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON

March 6 – March 8

@ 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. See this classic story brought to life on the stage.

 

MAPLE TAPPING AND PANCAKE FEAST

March 7 – March 8

@ MSU Tollgate Farm And Children’s Garden, Novi

Start out with pancakes, coffee, cocoa, sausages and of course, Tollgate maple syrup! Then jump on the hay wagon to head out to the sugar bush, where you can watch sap get cooked into syrup, participate in tree tapping, visit the traditional sugar camp and watch our draft horse get to work!

 

JOURNEY TO THE SUGARBUSH

March 7 – March 8

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup

 

MAPLE SWEETNESS

March 7 – March 8

@ 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.

 

BELLE ISLE NATURE WALKS

March 7 – March 8

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Whether it’s the birds singing in the spring, the insects calling in the summer, the striking fall colors or the glistening snow in the winter, there’s always an endless array of nature to take in on our hikes.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION: WEAVING WITH MICHAEL DAITCH

March 7 – March 8

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Michael Daitch specializes in creating and teaching others to create beautiful handwoven pieces. Visitors will have to opportunity to see Michael at work at his loom, ask him questions about the process, and a few visitors may even be able to give it a try for themselves.

 

MAKING MAPLE SYRUP TOURS

March 7 – March 8

@ 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.

 

PROFESSOR RAY’S SCIENCE: MIND OVER MATTER

March 7 – March 8

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor

Join us as we learn about the physics of the universe as part of our Coding to the Moon series of events! We’ll explore the three states of matter—solids and liquids and gases —in all sorts of crazy ways.

 

 

FRIDAY

LITTLE HIKERS (AGES 0-6)

Friday, March 6 / 9:30am – 10:30am

@  Hawk Woods Nature Center, Auburn Hills

This program is designed for parents to take a guided walk with their child, learn about the outdoors and learn ways to introduce children to the natural world around them.

 

ABRAKADOODLE: DOODLERS

Friday, March 6 / 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!

 

FURRY FRIENDS-PRESCHOOL CLASS

Friday, March 6 / 10:00am – 11:00am

@ Summit, Canton

Together parents and children will learn about mammals in Michigan and some that you can find in your own back yard.

 

MORNING MUNCHKINS

Friday, March 6 / 10:00 am – 11:15am

@ Red Oaks Nature Center, Madison Heights

Bring your preschooler to the nature center for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity.

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYMS

Friday, March 6 / 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 6 / 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 6 / 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.

 

MEET MR. CAT IN THE HAT

Friday, March 6 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Brilliant Detroit, Detroit

Stop in to meet and take photos with the Cat In The Hat.  Enjoy some delicious green eggs and ham!

 

DETROIT CITY CHESS CLUB OPEN PLAY

Friday, March 6 / 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.

 

MASCO FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, March 6 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Cranbrook Institute Of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the Cranbrook Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month.

 

BATTLEFIELD NERF

Friday, March 6 / 5:30pm – 10:30pm

@ Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia

Bring your Nerf blasters (N-strike compatible only) and we’ll provide nerf darts (do not bring your own darts) and obstacles. Teams will be formed and different games will be played during the hour.

 

BABY SHARK LIVE

Friday, March 6 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Eastern Michigan Convocation Center, Ypsilanti

Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs!

 

ROYALS & SUPERHEROS FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Friday, March 6 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

Test your super speed on our obstacle course and jump sky high on our bouncer, dance to your favorite songs, make the perfect craft, and snap a family pic at the photo booth. Don’t miss the chance to meet a real Princess and Superhero!

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Friday, March 6 /  6:00pm – 8:30pm

@ The Robot Garage, Rochester Hills

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. Our amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! DETROIT YOUTH CHOIR

Friday, March 6 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Detroit Film Theater, Detroit

Come see the Choir that has performed at events around Detroit, nationally, and internationally and entered America’s Got Talent where they eventually were voted to second place in the final competition.

 

FREE PUBLIC PLANETARIUM SHOW

Friday, March 6 / 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.

 

DETROIT RED WINGS HOME GAME

Friday, March 6 / 7:30pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Bring the family to watch your favorite team take the ice in another exciting game!

 

FLIPPED OUT FRIDAY

Friday, March 6 / 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

CRACK O’ DAWN COFFEE CLUB

Saturday, March 7 / 8:00am – 10:00am

@ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Begin the day with some coffee and treats before participants head outside for a guided stroll while discussing the seasonal happenings within the park.

 

PRE-BALLET DROP-IN

Saturday, March 7 / 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.

 

JAPANESE FISH PAINTING

Saturday, March 7 / 10:00am – 11:00am

@ Auburn Hills Community Center, Auburn Hills

We will utilizing rubber fish replicas to practice the art of Gyotaku and learn about fish anatomy. Ages 5+.

 

SUPER BRUNCH

Saturday, March 7 / 10:00am – 1:00pm

@ Gerry Kulick Community Center, Ferndale

Learn the ins and outs of superhero work at our Superhero Academy at this year’s Super Brunch! You’ll craft your superhero name and abilities, go through some super training, test your cerebral fortitude and top it all off by creating your own comic book! 

 

OPEN GYM

Saturday, March 7 / 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 7 / 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

Saturday, March 7 / 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 7 / 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.

 

FAMILY ART STUDIO: COMMUNITY CREATIONS

Saturday, March 7 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

@ University Of Michigan Museum Of Art, Ann Arbor

Families with children ages six and up are invited to look, learn, and create together in this hands-on workshop inspired by the UMMA exhibition Cullen Washington, Jr.: The Public Square.

 

PLAY DAY WITH THE ANN ARBOR HANDS ON MUSEUM

Saturday, March 7  / 12:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Lorenzo Cultural Center, Clinton Township

Presented by the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, this event provides children opportunities to do multiple activities that focus on the fun of learning.

 

DROP-IN NINJA 

Saturday, March 7 / 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 7 / 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.

 

FAIRY/GNOME GARDEN WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 29 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Troy Recreation Center, Troy

Come create a fairy garden. We will provide everything you’ll need, including a container, soil mix, a variety of suitable miniature plants, and a selection of miniature garden accessories.

 

DOLL AND ME TEA PARTY

Saturday, March 7 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Berkley Community Center, Berkley

Listen to music, do gymnastics with your Doll, take part in a nail station and make friendship bracelets for you and your doll, plus much more!

 

BOWLING WITH WOODY

Saturday, March 7 / 1:oopm – 3:30pm

@ Summit Sports Center, Washington

All ages are welcome! Come and bowl with Woody!

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DAY PARTY

Saturday, March 7 /  3:00pm – 7:00pm

@ The Artist Village, Detroit

Fathers, bring out you princesses for an afternoon of fun and most importantly, relationship building between you and the young lady in your life!!

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

Saturday, March 7 / 5:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia

Ditch the stuffy living room and relax in an inflatable raft in our lap pool while we show a popular movie on our full color LED scoreboard!

 

MOTHER SON GYM JAM

Saturday, March 7 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Troy Recreation Center, Troy

Spend and evening with your son, grandson, or nephew. This fun-filled evening will be full of carnival games, inflatables, music, and treats!

 

GYMTACTICS OPEN GYM

Saturday, March 7  / 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!

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

Saturday, March 7 / 7:00pm 

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come out for a ball game!  Take the family to Little Caesars Arena and cheer on the Detroit Pistons as they play another exciting game!

 

GLOW SKATE

Saturday, March 7 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Garden City Ice Arena, Garden City

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

 

FAMILY MEWIE NIGHTS

Saturday, March 7 / 7:30 – 9:30pm

@ Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor

Cuddle up to cats and snack on popcorn while you watch a family-friendly flick at the Tiny Lions cat café!

 

 

SUNDAY

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, March 8 / 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!

 

AAPI MULTICULTURAL STORYTIME

Sunday, March 8 / 10:00am – 11:30am 

@ ArtBlock, Detroit

Everyone is welcome to hear stories geared towards 3-7 year olds. Come hang out and explore books featuring AAPI characters and cultures, plus activities and light snacks.

 

FREE ADMISSION

Sunday, March 8 / 12:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Thanks to Ford Motor Company Fund, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is providing complimentary general admission on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 5 p.m. to celebrate women in science and their groundbreaking work in STEM over the years.

 

ARCHERY EXPLORE IT: MARCH-ERY MADNESS

Sunday, March 8 / 12:15pm – 1:15pm

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Archery Explore It is a one-hour program that will give participants the opportunity to learn how to safely handle a bow, learn proper stance and shoot several arrows.

 

BIRDWATCHING FOR BEGINNERS

Sunday, March 8 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

We’ll cover everything from how to use field guides, apps, binoculars and spotting scopes; maintenance and enjoyment of your backyard bird feeders; and identifying common birds by sight and sound. Come join us to build your birding confidence and enjoyment.

 

DETROIT RED WINGS HOME GAME

Sunday, March 8 / 5:00pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come cheer on the Detroit Red Wings as they take on another team in another exciting game!

 

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, March 8 / 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

Sunday, March 8 / 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!

 

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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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