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Star Trek Exploring New Worlds

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at The Henry Ford – Wednesday Activity Review

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Henry Ford Museum hosted us to visit their new temporary exhibit: Star Trek Exploring New Worlds which runs into September. Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Exhibit I first learned about Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds earlier this year when my friends at Indy with Kids shared photos from the exhibit …

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Canopy Walk - Tunnel in Pod - Whiting Forest - Dow Gardens

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens & the Longest Canopy Walk – Activity Review

Did you know the longest Canopy Walk in the US is just two hours away? In October 2018, Dow Gardens in Midland opened their new Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens with the canopy walk, playground, apple orchard, and much more. A friend and I visited on a weekday that month while the kids were at …

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Sea Life Michigan Aquarium - In the Walkthrough Tunnel

SEA LIFE Michigan – Activity Review

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.

2016 North American International Auto Show

2016 NAIAS 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 …

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Michigan Science Center

Toytopia 2.0 and A T. rex Named Sue Open at 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 …

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Adventure Park in West Bloomfield

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

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 …

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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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