The FRIENDS Experience is Coming to Auburn Hills

As if you needed an excuse to get your kids hooked on “Friends”!

Step into the world of the popular ‘90s sitcom  “Friends” at the new interactive FRIENDS Experience, opening in Auburn Hills on June 30. Could you BE any more excited?

Quick details about The FRIENDS Experience

  • Open June 30-Sept. 24, 2023
  • Cost: $33-plus/visitors 11 and older, $27-plus/children 4-10, free/children 3 and under. 
  • Parking: Visitors can park in the Grand Lakes Crossing Outlets parking lots. 1D and 1E are the closest. Come through Entry 1 and you will be right by the experience. 

Photo credit: Original X Productions

The FRIENDS Experience includes set recreations and photo ops, including Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen and Central Perk. Props, costumes and “Friends” memorabilia that will excite even die-hard fans will be on display. 

Families that want some private time to explore the space and take photos can book a Guided Tour, which grants you early access in the morning before the experience opens to the public. Additional photo packages and premium packages that include “Friends” merchandise are also available. 

The experience is open 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Noon-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays. 

Ready to head to Central Perk? Here’s all the info you’ll need to tour the FRIENDS Experience and have a fun day out in Auburn Hills with the kids. 

What to know before you go 

Photo credit: Original X Productions

  • General admission tickets are good for a specific time slot on the day of your choosing. Flexible tickets cost $10 more, but allow entry at any time during your chosen day. 
  • Limited standby tickets will be available at the door, so it’s best to purchase yours online ahead of time
  • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • When finding a parking spot, try to park as close as possible to the Nordstrom Rack entrance (Entry 1). 
  • Only water bottles that can be sealed are allowed in the experience, food is not permitted. 
  • The FRIENDS Experience is fully accessible. 

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.


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