Fun Things to Do with Kids This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

It’s March and that means it’s Women’s History Month. There are plenty of fun events happening this month.

Take your kids to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and then check out some of the best libraries in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Make sure to visit these museums as well.

If your children are looking to try something unique, sign them up for a kids cooking class or take a tour of Hitsville USA at the Motown Museum.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at what’s happening March 25-26, 2023, and get to planning family fun.

Remember, some in-person events may be enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols such as frequent hand-washing or the use of face masks. Check with your chosen event or activity before you head out.


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Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are always jam-packed full of family-friendly events. Here, we’ve picked some of our favorites going on this weekend. Don’t see anything your child will enjoy? Check out our online calendar for more!

Metro Parent’s Virtual Camp Fair Month

March 1-31, 2023

Metro Parent’s Virtual Camp Fair Month is filled with exciting options with camps for preschoolers to teens. Our event features the best day camps, overnight camps and specialty camps for your southeast Michigan kids this summer. Swing by to explore dozens of dynamic camp “booths” packed with videos, photos, brochures and details that bring your choices to life. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win awesome prizes all month long!

Women’s History Month at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

March 1-31, 2023

Join the museum during Women’s History Month to explore the boundary-breaking achievements of American women throughout history.

After Snark at Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s Black Box Theatre

March 24-26, 2023

This show is based on Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark. It follows an unlikely crew on an adventurous quest in search of a mythical Snark. Filled with original music and a ton of twists and turns, After Snark is a nonsensical good time.

Gardner White Family Spring Fling in Ann Arbor

March 25, 2023

At this family-friendly event, kids can hold and pet ducks, chickens, sheep, goats and rabbits as well as meet costumed superheroes, fairy tale characters and storybook friends. There will also be face painting, balloon twisters, treats and more.

Gardner White Family Spring Fling in Shelby Township

March 25, 2023

At this family-friendly event, kids can hold and pet ducks, chickens, sheep, goats and rabbits as well as meet costumed superheroes, fairy tale characters and storybook friends. There will also be face painting, balloon twisters, treats and more.

Ignite at Launch Trampoline

March 25, 2023

Ages 13 and up can enjoy an epic teen night glow party at Launch Trampoline. There will be music and special appearances by local DJs, SFX lighting and black lights, glow-in-the-dark body paint and more.

Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour at Second Baptist Church

March 25, 2023

History comes alive on this walking tour, which documents the important role Detroit played on the Underground Railroad due to its proximity to Canada with actors portraying significant historical figures of the era to tell important events in American history. Advanced registration required.

Making Maple Syrup Tours at Maybury Farm

March 25-26, 2023

The maple tour begins with a wagon ride to the forested area of Maybury Farm. There you’ll learn the amazing way sugar maple trees produce sap, why sap flows, how to tap and collect sap from the tree. Purchase tickets in person.

Maple Sugaring at Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center 

March 25, 2023

Learn how to identify maple trees and the history of sugar making. Afterwards, head to the bonfire and see how maple syrup is made. For all ages. Pre-registration required.

Maple Sweetness Pancake Breakfast at Wolcott Mill Metropark, Historic Center 

March 25-26, 2023

Celebrate maple syrup season with an “all-you-can-eat” pancake breakfast served by Chris Cakes. Breakfast will be served outside, so dress for the weather. For all ages. Pre-registration required.

Maple’s Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark

March 25-26, 2023

Take a guided walk out to the sugar bush to learn how to pick the perfect maple tree to tap. Then watch how the trees are tapped and visit the sugar shack to watch the sap being turned into syrup. Real maple sugar products will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is required.

Michigan Easter Eggstravaganza at Crystal Gardens

March 25, 2023

This Easter event features a formal brunch and egg hunt. Live character show, dance party with music, face painting and more. Registration required.

Rescue Reading at Humane Society of Huron Valley

March 25, 2023

This drop-off event is for ages 6-11. This program includes reading to the adoptable animals, a group read-aloud and a dog meet-and-greet. Pre-registration is required.

Step Afrika! at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

March 25, 2023

See Step Africa! one of the top 10 African-American dance companies in the U.S. as they integrate storytelling, songs, humor and audience participation into their dancing.

“The Science of the Cookie” at the Michigan Science Center

March 25-26, 2023

  • Address: 5020 John R. St., Detroit
  • Cost: $18/adult general admission, $14/child ages 2-15 and seniors 65-plus, free/under 2 and members

 Michigan Science Center educators, edibleWOW and Girl Scouts representatives will explore the science behind baking cookies and lead hands-on activities for visitors. Girl Scout troops will also sell cookies at the event and host an online voting contest for visitors to select their favorite Girl Scout cookie, with opportunities for participants to win prizes.

Easter Bunny at The Village of Rochester Hills

Begins March 26, 2023

See the Easter Bunny at The Village of Rochester Hills inside the beautifully decorated spring-themed Gazebo in Festival Park. There will also be a scavenger hunt. All visits are walk-ups and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring your own cameras.

Spiders and Their Kin at the Eddy Discovery Center

March 26, 2023

Join Eddy Discovery Center as Dr. Cara Shillington introduces you to live spiders, tarantulas, scorpions and other intriguing invertebrates. Advanced registration required.

Toddler Time at Launch Trampoline

March 26, 2023

Toddlers and their parent or guardian can enjoy children’s music throughout the park, a special appearance by Joey the Kangaroo and a jump time just for their age.

Yoga with Cats at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center

March 26, 2023

Ages 12 and up can join Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center to practice yoga with their furry feline yoga masters. You may bring your own yoga mat or borrow one of theirs. Pre-registration and advance payment required.

Scooby-Doo! Mansion Mayhem at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Through April 9, 2023

Join Daphne as she combs the Hall of Portraits, find the details in the music room and library, check the Kitchen and the Villain’s Tinkering Workshop for clues and take a selfie with the whole gang when the case is closed.

SUE: The T. rex Experience at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Through April 30, 2023

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Cost: $10/non-member adults, $9/members, $8/non-member children ages 2-12 and seniors, free/enhanced members and children under 2. (Non-members must pay general admission, too)

This traveling exhibit comes from the Field Museum in Chicago and features an exact cast of SUE’s skeleton, measuring in at 40 feet from snout to tail and 13 feet tall at the hip.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience at Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit

Through May 14, 2023

Sing along and experience your favorite Disney songs and movies in an all-new immersive experience.

Rosa Parks Bus at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Through Dec. 31, 2023

Located in the With Liberty and Justice for All section of the museum. See the infamous bus where Rosa Parks took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement by refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

Around town

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Family events packed with people can be overwhelming for some families, but that doesn’t mean you have to be bored this weekend either. These fun ideas will have you out of the house and exploring your community.

At-home activities    

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The fun doesn’t stop just because you’re sticking close to home this weekend. Keep the kids entertained with these fun ideas including crafts, recipes, books to read and more!

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