Family Fun Things to Do At Home 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 the end of 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 and activities. Here are some ideas for things to do at home this weekend.

Virtual Concert with Miss Jamie

  • Ages: All
  • Time: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 10

Enjoy a virtual show with Miss Jamie from the Farm, brought to you by Metro Parent and Chicago Parent.

TravelStoryGPS

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

Explore forests, wetlands and other ecosystems at the Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow from the comfort of your home this weekend.

Humane Education With the Humane Society of Huron Valley

  • Ages: K-12 grade kids
  • Time: Any

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

Caring for Each Other Sesame Workshop

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

Find videos and other resources to keep the kiddos entertained and active.

Yankee Air Museum Creativity Hangar

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

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

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.

Play@Home

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

Find a digital coloring book, 30 DIY videos and articles, educational activities and much more, thanks to Toys “R” Us.

Online Fun with the Leslie Science and Nature Center

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: Any

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.

Zoom with Goats

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Varies

For just $30 you can enjoy a virtual meet-up with adorable goats.

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