Finding kid-friendly things to do can be a challenge. Thankfully, Michigan has an array of activities and attractions that are perfect for even the littlest humans.
Below are a dozen of our favorites, including several things that are free or very inexpensive. Go forth and explore!
- Pick blueberries at Adams Blueberry Farm (Hartford)
- Take a group tour specifically designed for families at the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit)
- Stargaze at the Cranbrook Institute of Science's Planetarium (Bloomfield Hills)
- Take in an old-timey baseball game at Greenfield Village (Dearborn)
- See the world’s largest collection of Tonka toys and trucks, and more at the Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum (Bay City)
- Experience hands-on learning with real animals and crops at the Critter Barn (Zeeland)
- Watch a 20-minute synchronized water and light show at the world's largest musical fountain of its kind (Grand Haven)
- View 2,500 marked trees and plants, as well as dozens of gardens and walkways, at the Leila Arboretum and Children's Garden (Battle Creek)
- See millions of LED lights adorn trees, buildings, and animal sculptures during Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo (Detroit)
- Get interactive with science at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (Ann Arbor)
- Go horseback riding on rescued and rehabilitated horses at Waterloo Recreation Area (Grass Lake)
- Watch cider being made at Yates Cider Mill (Rochester Hills)
What are your favorite kid-friendly things to do in Michigan? Let us know in the comments!
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