Category Archives: Wednesday Activity Review

Escape the Big Kids – 7 Big Kid Free Activities

7 Big Kid Free Activities - Ann Arbor Activities for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

This is part of our Wednesday Activity Review series. Today’s Activity Review changes things up and focuses on activities just for preschoolers and toddlers where they can have a break from the big kids who are home for the summer. As a toddler, my daughter was very intimidated by the crowds of big kids and the noise and activity level that they brought to her […]

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Visiting the New UM Museum of Natural History – Activity Review

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History - Pumas Guards the Entrance

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History re-opened in their new building on April 14, 2019. Most of the museum is open now. The rest of the museum opens in November 2019. Check out this video of our visit: UM Museum of Natural History Current Exhibits Mastodons As you enter the museum the mastodons greet you. This museum is […]

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Pinball Pete’s – Activity Review

Ann Arbor Pinball Pete's - Entrance

This review of the Ann Arbor’s Pinball Pete’s is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Pinball Pete’s Review My husband and I grew up in the 80s and loved taking our daughter to Pinball Pete’s and introducing her to some of our favorite classic games. My daughter has grown up with video games, but was fascinated with the […]

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2018 Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village Review & Tips

2018 Greenfield Village Holiday Nights - Fireworks & Sign

This weekend the Henry Ford Museum hosted my family for 2018 Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. This is one of our favorite annual traditions. One thing that I love about Greenfield Village is that it is so large and there are so many extra activities that we always seem to find something new. Also, don’t forget to check out our […]

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

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

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 school to check it out. […]

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Virtual Reality at Zap Zone – Activity Review

ZapZone Virtual Reality - Fruit Ninja

Disclosure: Zap Zone hosted my daughter and I to check out their new Virtual Reality offerings. All opinions are our own. This summer Zap Zone Ann Arbor replaced their Cannon Blaster room with a new Virtual Reality room. My daughter was thrilled with Zap Zone hosted us to try out the new activities. Zap Zone Virtual Reality Zap Zone has […]

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Ann Arbor River Trip Kayaking – Wednesday Activity Review

Ann Arbor River Trip Kayaking - Ready to Go

This review of Ann Arbor River Trip Kayaking is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Earlier this summer at Huron River Day, my daughter went kayaking in still water at Gallup Park. She requested that we try the river trip this summer. Last weekend our family took our first kayaking trip down the Huron River. Ann Arbor River […]

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UM Computer & Video Game Archive – Wednesday Activity Review

Ann Arbor UM Computer & Video Game Archive - Playing Yoshi

This review of the University of Michigan Computer & Video Game Archive is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Our Visit to UM Computer & Video Game Archive Last week my daughter and I attended a Japan Week event at the UM computer and Video Game Archive which is a division of the University of Michigan library. I […]

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