Family Fun Virtual Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while you're staying safely at home with your family? Check out our list of fun online virtual events happening this weekend — and any time!

Practicing social distancing is key to preventing the spread of the coronavirus, which is why Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a stay-in-place order for the state of Michigan through at least mid-April.

Families all over the Mitten will be confined for weeks — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun at home! Plenty of places are offering virtual events. Here are some ideas for things to do at home this weekend.

Metro Parent’s Virtual Science Camp

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

How’s that homeschooling going? If you’re looking for some other ideas on how to teach your kiddos while also entertaining them, let us help. Conduct some super cool science experiments from last summer’s Virtual Science Camp. The experiments are easy to do and only require a few items you probably already have at home.

Virtual Staycation With Pure Michigan

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: Any; March 26-April 30

Explore the Mitten State without leaving your couch. Check out virtual exhibits, “visit” the beaches and more.

Nickelodeon’s #KidsTogether

  • Ages: Preschoolers
  • Time: Any

This global initiative uses Nickelodeon characters from shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue’s Clues and Bubble Guppies to promote healthy living through short videos, downloadable activities and more. Take part in one of these activities this weekend!

Online Fun with the Leslie Science and Nature Center

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: Any
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The Leslie Science and Nature Center’s facebook page boasts fun activities to do at home, in addition to online lessons for kids.

Animal Lessons from Frontiére Farmhouse

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Varies

This small family farm in Marshall goes live on Facebook to teach kids and grown-ups the inner workings of a farm. Tune in to say hi and learn about all their chickens, sheep and other critters – including one very adorable little goat named Taco.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 Mile Run

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

It’s still OK to step outside to get some fresh air, so why not participate in this month-long virtual event? This virtual event, which is in its second year, can be completed any time. Visit The Virtual Run Challenge website to find your race.

Cinetopia Film Screenings

  • Ages: Tweens, teens, adults
  • Time: Any

Stream some of the best flicks from Cinetopia’s past while you’re at home with the family. Some films are on available on Netflix or Hulu, and some are available to rent from Google Play or iTunes.