Family Fun Activities

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium
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.
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Family Fun
Features

Art & Culture, Food & Drink, Outdoor, Sports & Recreation

Destinations

Downtown Detroit, Dearborn/Wayne, Greater Novi, Macomb, Oakland

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Get a Tour of Detroit
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Museums, Shows, and Stargazing
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Sports Games
  • Get your face painted alongside the little ones during a Sunday Kids Day at Comerica Park. (Get a photo with the giant Tiger outside, too.)
  • Experience Detroit Lions football at Ford Field.
  • Get ready to take the kids to Little Caesars Arena next season.
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Food for Kids
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Physical Activities
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Save These for Later

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

  • Welcome Santa Claus to town at the annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade.
  • Ice skate at Campus Martius Park. Rink opens late November through early March.
  • Watch the Detroit Ford Fireworks along the Detroit River in late June.
  • Celebrate Christmas in July at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth.
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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Diamond Jack's River Tours
    1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-843-9376 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Detroit Princess Riverboat
    1 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI 48226517-627-2154 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)
    535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226313-224-2160 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Rivard Plaza
    1340 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207313-566-8200 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-833-1805 Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
    Belle Isle - Michigan State Park, 900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207313-821-5428 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. The Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-833-7900 Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Michigan Science Center
    5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202313-577-8400 Highlight on map | More Details
  9. The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124313-982-6001 Highlight on map | More Details
  10. Detroit Zoo
    8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067248-541-5717 Highlight on map | More Details
  11. Sea Life Michigan Aquarium
    4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326866-622-0605 Highlight on map | More Details
  12. Legoland Discovery Center Michigan
    4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326866-622-0605 Highlight on map | More Details
  13. Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-471-2283 Highlight on map | More Details
  14. American Coney Island
    114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-7758 Highlight on map | More Details
  15. Lafayette Coney Island
    118 W Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-964-8198 Highlight on map | More Details
  16. Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm
    65075 Van Dyke Ave., Washington Twp., MI 48095586-752-3123 Highlight on map | More Details
  17. Morley Candy & Sanders
  18. Wheelhouse Detroit - Rivertown
    1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-656-2453 Highlight on map | More Details
  19. Huron-Clinton Metroparks
    13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton, MI 48114810-227-2757 Highlight on map | More Details
  20. Wyndham Garden - Sterling Heights
    34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI 48312586-979-1400 Highlight on map | More Details
  21. The Mall at Partridge Creek
    17420 Hall Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038586-226-0330 Highlight on map | More Details
  22. Dave & Buster's - Utica
    45511 Park Ave., Utica, MI 48315586-930-1515 Highlight on map | More Details
  23. Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-0101 Highlight on map | More Details
  24. Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
    25 Christmas Lane, PO Box 176, Frankenmuth, MI 48734989-652-9931 Highlight on map | More Details