Category Archives: Zoo

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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Don’t Miss Lights Before Christmas at Toledo Zoo

Big Tree at Lights Before Christmas

One of my favorite things about the holiday season are the light displays that can be found around town. Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas offers an amazing walk through display throughout the entire zoo. From the Giant Norway Spruce, which was called one of the top holiday trees in the nation by Travelocity in 2011, to the Dancing Lights near the […]

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Halloween Celebrations This Weekend – #TBT Pics from Past Years

There are some great Halloween Celebrations this weekend that start with Little Boo at the Zoo today in Toledo. For Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d take a moment to share some pictures from past years events. Halloween at the Toledo Zoo I love celebrating Halloween at the Toledo Zoo with Little Boo and Pumpkin Path. I definitely recommend Little Boo either today […]

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A Visit to the Toledo Zoo & the New Aquarium

Toledo Zoo Africa

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 toddlers and preschoolers at the […]

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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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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 exhibit, and has nearly double […]

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Holiday Light Displays In & Around Ann Arbor

Holiday Light Displays

With the snowy week, it is starting to feel more like the Christmas season even if Thanksgiving isn’t over yet. Last weekend, my husband and I took advantage of the clear conditions on Sunday to put out our holiday lights. Don’t worry, we don’t have them turned on (except for about 20 minutes from dusk until I saw that the timer […]

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Breakfast with the Bunny at the Toledo Zoo Review

Disclaimer: The Toledo Zoo provided my daughter and I with tickets to attend Breakfast with the Bunny. All opinions are our own. This morning my daughter and I attended Breakfast with the Bunny at the Toledo Zoo. We had a great time and thought the event was very well run. Breakfast with the Bunny will be held again tomorrow, however […]

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Discounts on Kids Play Passes

After being cooped up with the snow and sub-zero temperatures this week, are you going to be looking for an escape for your toddler or preschooler to burn off some of their energy (or maybe some place to take your kids on a snow day)? Check out these Groupon deals for local play places: Jump City, The Jungle Gym (Ypsilanti), […]

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