Category Archives: Day trip

SEA LIFE Michigan – Activity Review

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium - In the Walkthrough Tunnel

SEA LIFE Michigan is a small aquarium located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets with over 250 species of sea creatures. Visiting SEA LIFE Michigan, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and shopping at Great Lakes Crossing is a fun day trip from Ann Arbor.

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2016 NAIAS Auto Show

2016 North American International Auto Show

The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public on Saturday, January 16 and runs through Sunday, January 24. The NAIAS is held at Cobo Center in Detroit. We have attended several times over the years, most recently in 2014. We will probably skip the auto show this year since my husband and I both have cars that are less than 2 years […]

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Toytopia 2.0 and A T. rex Named Sue Open at Michigan Science Center

Michigan Science Center

This morning I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Michigan Science Center’s A T.rex Named Sue and Toytopia. The Michigan Science Center is located in Detroit across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts. At only 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, it makes a great day trip. Since I was attending a special media reveal during the daytime, I attended alone. I can’t […]

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The Adventure Park – “The Best Day of My Whole Life”

Adventure Park in West Bloomfield

When I first heard about The Adventure Park opening in West Bloomfield last summer I was intrigued. I thought it sounded great, but didn’t know how my daughter would feel about it. This year, her Girl Scout troop decided to use their cookie money to plan a trip to the Adventure Park to go zip lining. My daughter was extremely […]

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Dinosauria Returns to Detroit Zoo

Digging Fossils at the Detroit Zoo's Dinosauria

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 in the summer of 2011 […]

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Day Out With Thomas Pulling into Greenfield Village

Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village

Does your child love Thomas? My daughter was a big fan of Thomas as a Toddler and Preschooler. She loved the annual Day Out with Thomas event. It was such a treat for her to be able to ride on Thomas and participate in the Thomas activities. Each spring Greenfield Village’s hosts Day Out with Thomas, typically on 3 weekends in April and […]

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NAIAS Opens to the Public on Saturday

North American International Auto Show

The 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public on Saturday, January 17 and runs through Sunday, January 25. The NAIAS is held at Cobo Center in Detroit. Last night we were watching TV, when Channel 4’s coverage of the Auto Show started. We weren’t planning on attending the Auto Show this year, but after the show we are now considering a […]

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Deals Today Include Starbucks, My Urban Toddler, A2SO, and Much More

Disclaimer: Ann Arbor with Kids is compensated for sales through Groupon links. Thank you for your support by shopping through these links. Today, Groupon is offering a $10 Starbucks Gift Card for $5. The gift card would make a nice stocking stuffer for an adult or a teacher gift. The deal is available in limited quantities Starbucks Starbucks – $5 for $10 Starbucks Card eGift […]

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