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The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Best Science Centers in the United States

If your kids love science and you're up for an out-of-state adventure, consider one these 10 best science centers in the USA.

3 Cool Aquariums in Michigan, Chicago and California

Got a kid who is wild about sea life? Treat them to a visit to one of these cool aquariums in metro Detroit and beyond.

Outdoor Birthday Party Places in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Pizza parlors and bowling alleys offer all-season fun. But when the warm weather hits, birthday boys and girls who have summer DOBs have awesome options.

Best Doctors in Michigan: 2017 Mom-Approved Docs

Kid-tested, parent-approved. Metro Parent readers raved about their favorite pediatricians, dentists, therapists and much more. Who made this year's cut?

8 Ways to Connect Kids to the Outdoors This Summer

These eight destinations offer fishing, hiking, biking and other outdoor fun. Check them out and immerse your kids in nature this summer.

Benefits of Having an Annual Family Membership

Have you ever wondered what the perks are and what an annual membership fee runs? We break things down for six local kid-friendly spots.

8 Best Things to See at Local Aquariums

Touch a sea star at SEA LIFE aquarium Auburn Hills, or check out the electric eels at Belle Isle Aquarium Detroit – and more underwater attractions kids will love.

Why Kids Forget Their Earliest Memories

A study explains the cause of 'infantile amnesia' and the big benefits of not remembering those first moments of life.

Best Doctors in Michigan: 2017 Mom-Approved Docs

Kid-tested, parent-approved. Metro Parent readers raved about their favorite pediatricians, dentists, therapists and much more. Who made this year's cut?

New Orleans for a Fun Family Trip

New Orleans, or NOLA, offers kids tune-filled fests, flying horses, creepy crawlies and more.

Legoland Discovery Center at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Everything is awesome at the Legoland Discovery Center, a cool Lego-filled place for kids located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. Get the scoop!
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