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
07/21/2019
All Day
Everyday Indoor Activities
07/21/2019
All Day
Kids Eat Free
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07/21/2019
10:00am-10:30am
Museum Highlights Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Slime Time


at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Join them to investigate the states of matter with slime as you make your own Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon, 2p, & 3p
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07/21/2019
11:00am
Baby & Me Storytime
at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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07/21/2019
11:00am-11:30am
Science Forum Demo: Counting Cells
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
12:00pm-12:30pm
Museum Highlights Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
12:00pm-5:00pm
Summer of Science
at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
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07/21/2019
12:00pm-12:30pm
Wonderful World of Whales Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing for Kids
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
1:00pm-1:15pm
Scientist in the Forum
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
1:00pm-2:00pm
UMMA Pop Up
at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
2:00pm-5:00pm
Build a Square Wave Oscillator
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
2:00pm-3:30pm
Minecraft with Python
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
2:00pm-3:30pm
Puppet Show | Wu Song Fights a Tiger
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
3:00pm-3:20pm
Science Forum Demo: Cow's Eye Disection
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
4:00pm-4:30pm
Wonderful World of Whales Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/21/2019
5:00pm-7:00pm
Sunday Evening Colors
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/21/2019
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

Indoor Activities for Tomorrow

Date/Time Event
07/22/2019
All Day
Everyday Indoor Activities
07/22/2019
All Day
Kids Eat Free
07/22/2019
10:00am-12:00pm
Camp Creativity - Sea Treasures
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
07/22/2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Hands-On Summer of Space!


at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is celebrating Summer of Space! They will have space themed activities each weekday from June 17 through August 30. Themes: June - Fly Into Summer July - Race to the Moon August - Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures Activities are suitable for all ages and are...Read More
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07/22/2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Maker Monday: Engineering Design


at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Engineer your way through multiple problems. For grades K-2 & a caregiver. Workshop offered at 10a, 11a*, noon, 2p, 3p (*no 11a on June 17)
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07/22/2019
10:00am-5:00pm
Mock Voting at AADL
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/22/2019
10:00am
The Emoji Movie - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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07/22/2019
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/22/2019
10:30am-11:00am
Preschool Art Start
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/22/2019
10:30am-11:00am
Preschool Art Start
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/22/2019
11:00am-11:30am
Preschool Storytime
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/22/2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Storytime
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
07/22/2019
12:00pm-1:00pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
07/22/2019
12:00pm-12:30pm
Museum Highlights Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
07/22/2019
2:00pm-3:00pm
Robot Gliders and Balancing Robots
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/22/2019
2:00pm-2:30pm
Wonderful World of Whales Tour
at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
07/22/2019
6:30pm-8:30pm
Block Printing Workshop
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

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