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Matthaei Botanical Gardens – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Matthaei Botanical Gardens is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. While visiting this weekend, my mother-in law suggested visiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. My daughter had just been on a Girl Scout field trip which she loved. She loved her field trip and couldn’t wait to show us everything that …

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Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Review

Disclosure: Olympia Entertainment provided me with 3 tickets for Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Detroit for a review and 4 tickets to giveaway to one of my readers. All opinions are my own. Disney’s Beauty & the Beast is playing at the Fox Theatre from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. We attended the opening night …

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Bookstock 2016 - May 15-22 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia

Bookstock 2016 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Last month I was invited to lunch at WDIV (Channel 4) to learn more about Bookstock 2016 which is happening this weekend. About Bookstock 2016 Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale …

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History of Ann Arbor Indoor Play Options

The Indoor Play Scene in Ann Arbor has claimed another victim in 2016. Jungle Java Ann Arbor has closed again. The Canton location is still open and will accept all coupons, punch cards, Groupons, and more. When My Urban Toddler closed announced their closing in April, a reader commented about being surprised about the lack of …

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ivivva Athletic Wear Store To Open in Twelve Oaks

Are you looking for great activewear options for your daughter? I know we are always looking for good sports shorts/skirts for my daughter’s soccer practice and games.  lululemon has created the ivivva line of athletic wear for girls sizes 6-14. They are opening a new store in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi this weekend.  See their press …

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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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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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UM Museum of Natural History

Test New Exhibit Concepts at UM Museum of Natural History

My daughter loves the UM Museum of Natural History. We were excited to hear that they are going to be moving to the new Biological Sciences Building in 2018. While they are not moving for 3 years, for the rest of 2015 they are going to hold a series of Exhibit Workshops where they test out …

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