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Toledo Zoo Africa

A Visit to the Toledo Zoo & the New Aquarium

This morning my daughter and I joined her friend and his mom at the Toledo Zoo for a last summer excursion. Despite the heat, it was a perfect day at the zoo. It wasn’t too crowded since Ohio schools have already gone back to school. Our kids (4th graders) were definitely a lot bigger than many of the …

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Saline Fair

Saline Fair is a Great Way to End Summer

The 2015 Saline Fair is a great way to end summer. It starts on Tuesday, September 1 with the parade and runs through a rides only day on Labor Day. The Saline Fair is held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds on Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Standard admission to the fair is $7 for those ages 11 …

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Outdoor Adventure Center Plane

DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit is Now Open

This morning I came across this information about the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center that opened last week in Detroit. I’m sharing the pre-opening press release below. If anyone visits I’d love to hear what you thought. DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center set for July 20 public opening Special programming and hours mark launch of Detroit site that …

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Digging Fossils at the Detroit Zoo's Dinosauria

Dinosauria Returns to Detroit Zoo

This summer the Detroit Zoo welcomes back Dinosauria. The Dinosauria exhibit features 40 animatronic dinosaurs in a 5 acre dinosaur park. The exhibit opened yesterday and will run through Labor Day (Monday, September 7). Dinosauria requires a special ticket in addition to your Detroit Zoo admission. Dinosauria costs $5/person. Children under 2 are admitted free of charge. We visited Dinosauria …

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Update: The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is closed for 2018. They will reopen in stages through 2019. In the meantime, visit one of our Top Museums for Kids. Yesterday afternoon my daughter and I visited the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. The museum has always been one of her favorites. …

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LSNC Eagle at EMU

Thank You EMU Football For Giving Back to LSNC

From the community I want to give a big Thank You to the Easter Michigan Football Team for helping out Leslie Science & Nature Center by planting 50 trees. After establishing a relationship with the LSNC eagles who are frequent visitors to the team, it is great to see the team give back by planting trees. Below …

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New Toledo Zoo Aquarium Opens This Weekend

It’s finally here, the new aquarium opens at the Toledo Zoo this weekend. There are grand opening celebrations planned for this weekend. About the New Toledo Zoo Aquarium The new Aquarium at the Toledo Zoo has been a huge undertaking. The new aquarium has almost 4x more total water volume than the old aquarium. The Reef is the largest new …

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Spring Alive at Toledo Zoo

Spring Alive: Water Adventures in Bloom

  The Toledo Zoo will be getting a jump start on spring this weekend with Spring Alive: Water Adventures in Bloom from Thursday, February 26 through Sunday, March 1. The celebration will be held in both the Zoo’s Nairobi Pavilion and Museum of Science with extra activities in Nature’s Neighborhood.   Most of the event is …

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Hands on Holidays at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Holidays at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Disclaimer: This post is a part the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s sponsorship of the Ann Arbor with Kids Holiday Guide Presented by Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Holidays at the Hands-On Museum The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (AAHOM) has a number of special activities planned for museum guests from Thanksgiving through the New Year. All Activities are free with …

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