Free Kid-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Searching for free virtual things to do in southeast Michigan? Find great budget-friendly virtual family fun in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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With kids in tow, seeing the latest stage show or attending that super popular special event can put a real dent in the ol’ bank account. It’s great once in a while, but geez, where are all of the free southeast Michigan events this weekend?

Actually, there are plenty if you know where to look — yes, even in the midst of the coronavirus quarantine. That’s because many local events are taking their events virtual and, in the process, they’ve waived those fees to help out at-home families.

Every activity listed here will cost you absolutely nothing for admission. Zilch. Maybe you’ll have to splurge a few bucks for parking. But that’s it!

Want to try some virtual events in Detroit that won’t cost you a fortune? Searching for online activities in Livingston,Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties that won’t break the bank?

Then check back here regularly and mark your calendars so you don’t miss any of the free family fun happening over the next week or so.

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Note: Things can still change, even with digital events! Check ahead for details.

Online Activities with the Ann Arbor Art Center

Find art projects, interviews and workshops with local artists and much more.

Animal Lessons with the Detroit Zoo

Got an animal enthusiast on your hands? The Detroit Zoo’s Facebook page features educational posts on the animals that live there.

Online Fun with the Leslie Science and Nature Center

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

Humane Education With the Humane Society of Huron Valley

Visit the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s Facebook page for animal-inspired bedtime stories, enrichment videos and more.

Virtual Theatre and Dance Performances

The School of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University offers digital performances for all to enjoy.

Yankee Air Museum Creativity Hangar

Enjoy story times and oral histories, check out a virtual exhibit of the museum’s aircraft collection and do at-home lessons.

Virtual Staycation with Pure Michigan

Take your child on a virtual tour around the state to see the beaches, the forests and much more.

This post is updated regularly.