Ann Arbor Indoor Activities

Are you looking for fun Ann Arbor Indoor Activities for your kids (or the whole family)? Whether you’re looking for a full-day outing, or an hour long diversion, there are plenty of options for your family.

Ann Arbor Indoor Fun

While our events calendar includes all of the great indoor events that are happening, there are plenty of Indoor Activities you can enjoy anytime.

Ann Arbor Indoor Activities

Did we miss some of your favorite Ann Arbor Indoor Activities? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to add them to the summary.


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Kidopolis

Kidopolis, one of our sponsors, is a great choice for indoor fun! They offer creative indoor play in their themed areas. Your child can blast off to outer space, perform a show, visit a fairy garden, or fight fires. Be sure to check our calendar for their hours.

Kidopolis Creative Play

Visit a Museum

Ann Arbor Indoor Activities - Top 5 Ann Arbor Area Museums for Kids

We have lots of great museum options in the Ann Arbor Area. Just be careful if it’s Monday. Several of the museums are closed that day.


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2|42 Community Center

The 2|42 Church held the Grand Opening of their Community Center in December 2017. They are open 8a-9p Mondays-Saturdays and 8a-4p on Sundays. Admission is always free. A cafe is available to purchase food and drinks. They also have an adjacent turf field and a party room that can be rented.

Editor’s Note: 2|42 Community Center is run by the 2|42 Church. We recognize that our readership includes both church members and those who object to the church’s stance particularly on LGBTQ issues.

It is included here as one of the few indoor playground options in Ann Arbor and leave it to families to decide if it is the right option for their family.

Bowling

Bowling is always a great indoor activity. There are several bowling options in the Ann Arbor area.

Ann Arbor Indoor Activities - Ann Arbor Bowling Alley Guide

Movies

Movies are always a great indoor activity. With summer here, there are a number of morning kids series which are perfect for a rainy day.

  • Quality 16 – Monday-Friday June 10-August 2 – $1/person, free for Frequent Moviegoers Members
  • Emagine – Wednesdays & Thursdays – $2 – June 12-August 15 (no shows 4th of July week)
  • Cinemark – Tuesdays $1 – June 18-August 13

Plus, there are daily movie discounts below:

  • Rave – They just announced discounted matinees at $5.75 every day (premium applied for 3D, IMAX & DBOX not eligible).
  • Rave – Discounted Wednesday – $5 all day (premium applied for 3D, IMAX & DBOX)
  • Quality 16 – Thrifty Tuesday – $7 movies all day Tuesday (3D Premium applies)
  • Emagine – Free Popcorn Tuesdays for Emagine Rewards members, $5 Ticket Tuesdays for Emagine Rewards Members

Wednesday Activity Reviews

Check out our reviews of some fun indoor activities. Note: Our Matthaei Botanical Gardens review covers both the indoor conservatory and outdoor children’s garden so it is included in the list below.

Other Indoor activity ideas include Chelsea Treehouse, Airtime Trampoline Park, and Firehouse Museum.


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Indoor Activities for Today

Date/Time Event
11/16/2019
All Day
Everyday Indoor Activities
11/16/2019
All Day
Kids Eat Free
11/16/2019
9:00am-3:00pm
Holiday Shoppe & Gingerbread Cafe
at St Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🎟
11/16/2019
9:00am-10:00am
Thanksgiving Cookie & Plate Decorating Event
at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/16/2019
9:30am-11:00am
MomShare Group
at Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/16/2019
10:00am-10:30am
Museum Highlights Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/16/2019
10:00am-5:00pm
See a Sloth
at Arborland Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/16/2019
10:30am-11:30am
Chinese Storytime
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/16/2019
10:30am-11:30am
Saturday Morning Physics
at Weiser Hall, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/16/2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Arabic Storytime
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓🎟
11/16/2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Frozen 2 Event
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
🆓
11/16/2019
11:00am-11:20am
Science Forum Demo: How to Become a Fossil
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/16/2019
12:00pm-12:30pm
Wonderful World of Whales Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/16/2019
12:30pm-1:30pm
Art From Around the World: Inuit Art
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓🎟
11/16/2019
1:00pm-2:00pm
Frozen 2 Event
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
11/16/2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Open Gym
at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/16/2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Open Skate
at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
11/16/2019
1:00pm-4:00pm
Open Swim
at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
💙🆓
11/16/2019
1:00pm-4:00pm
Screen Printing Lab with Modati Studios
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/16/2019
1:00pm
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/16/2019
1:15pm-4:30pm
Open Swim
at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓🎟
11/16/2019
2:00pm-3:00pm
Frozen 2 Event
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
💙🆓
11/16/2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Learn Calligraphy: Rustic Alphabet
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/16/2019
2:00pm-2:30pm
Museum Highlights Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/16/2019
2:00pm-6:30pm
Open Swim
at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/16/2019
2:00pm
The Secret Garden
at Encore Musical Theatre, Dexter Michigan
🆓
11/16/2019
3:00pm-3:30pm
Science Forum Demo: Life- How Do We Find It
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/16/2019
4:00pm-4:30pm
Wonderful World of Whales Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/16/2019
5:30pm-9:30pm
Kids Night Out
at Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/16/2019
7:00pm
Frozen Jr
at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
💙🎟
11/16/2019
7:00pm
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/16/2019
7:30pm
Shakespeare in Love
at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/16/2019
7:30pm
The Secret Garden
at Encore Musical Theatre, Dexter Michigan

Indoor Activities for Tomorrow

Date/Time Event
11/17/2019
All Day
Everyday Indoor Activities
11/17/2019
All Day
Kids Eat Free
🆓
11/17/2019
10:00am-10:30am
Museum Highlights Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/17/2019
10:00am-5:00pm
See a Sloth
at Arborland Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/17/2019
11:00am-11:20am
Science Forum Demo: How to Become a Fossil
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/17/2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Thanksgiving Cookie & Plate Decorating Event
at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/17/2019
12:00pm-3:00pm
Circ Fundays: Glow Kids! Glow
at The Circ Bar, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/17/2019
12:00pm-12:30pm
Wonderful World of Whales Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/17/2019
12:30pm-1:30pm
Girls with Guts - Author Meet & Greet with Debbie Gonzales
at McPherson Local, Saline Michigan
🆓
11/17/2019
1:00pm-4:00pm
Chesstastic
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/17/2019
1:00pm-1:45pm
Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/17/2019
1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing for Kids
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/17/2019
1:00pm-3:00pm
Holiday Gnome Workshop
at Maker Works, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/17/2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Open Skate
at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
11/17/2019
1:00pm-4:00pm
Open Swim
at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
💙🎟
11/17/2019
1:00pm
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Concert
at The Ark, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/17/2019
1:00pm-2:00pm
Silhouette Patronus
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/17/2019
1:15pm-4:30pm
Open Swim
at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/17/2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Dandelion Dreams Painting
at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
💙
11/17/2019
2:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Polar Express
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
11/17/2019
2:00pm
Frozen Jr
at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
💙🆓
11/17/2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Intro to Improv for Teens
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/17/2019
2:00pm-2:30pm
Museum Highlights Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/17/2019
2:00pm-6:30pm
Open Swim
at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/17/2019
2:00pm
Shakespeare in Love
at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/17/2019
2:00pm
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/17/2019
2:00pm
The Secret Garden
at Encore Musical Theatre, Dexter Michigan
🆓
11/17/2019
3:00pm-5:00pm
Circle K Homework Help
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/17/2019
3:30pm-5:00pm
Mickey Mouse's Birthday Craft
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
11/17/2019
4:00pm-4:30pm
Wonderful World of Whales Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/17/2019
5:00pm-6:00pm
Kiddo Pajama Party with Dessa!
at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
11/17/2019
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/17/2019
7:00pm
Flashback Cinema: Polar Express
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI

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