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Family Activities In Detroit

We've put together a Parental Detroit Bucket List. Things in and around metro Detroit that parents can do with the kids ⎯ whether they're just learning their first words or getting ready to graduate from high school.

These are early fall-time and anytime adventures that don’t take a lot of time or money — and that’s the point. It’s all about creating family-fun memories.


Play in the City

Anna Scripps Conservatory


Museums, Shows & Stargazing

Detroit Zoo Polk Penguin Center


Get Physical or Get Wet

Garden Bowl


Food for the Kids

American Coney Island


Game Time, Our Professional Sports

Detroit Lions fans


Save These for Later

Campus Martius skating

Some late fall, winter, spring and summer items to put on your future D-centric to-do lists.



December Events for the Family

  Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, weekends through Dec. 31
  Winter Wonderland Weekends at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Dec 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23, 30
  Cirque du Soleil OVO at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit, Dec. 22-25
  Kwanzaa at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in downtown Detroit, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2017

Check out visitdetroit.com for a list of events happening this weekend in Detroit.


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Travel Tip

Order the meat sauce on anything and you’ll understand why Roma Café is Detroit's oldest Italian restaurant, dating back to 1890.

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