Detroit has so much to offer, especially if you have kids. The city has some of the best museums and outdoor activites for children of any age. Check out these 8 awesome places in Detroit that your kids will love! Trust us, they’ll absoutely love you too!
1. Michigan Science Center
The Michigan Science Center is a perfect place for kids. With over 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, and Michigan's largest IMAX movie screen, this attraction will send your kids home exhausted from having so much fun. The science center also has an area for children under five! It is located at 5020 John R St. Detroit, MI 48202.
2. Comerica Park
Comerica Park is home to the Detroit Tigers and is a great place for kids of any age. Check out a game on a warm summer's day, have them ride the carousel, see the stadium from up above while on the ferris wheel, and take a swing in the batting cages. If there is a game on Sunday, kids under 14 are able to run the bases after the game is over! Comerica Park is located at 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.
3. Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Located on Belle Isle, the conservatory is a great place to let your kids explore nature’s wonders. It is just one of the many beautiful places to visit in Detroit and a great getaway from the busy city. There are 13 acres of plants and your kids will absolutely love being here. The conservatory is located at 900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207.
4. Detroit Institute of Arts
The DIA is both a great place for adults and children. Learn about art from around the world, from ancient times to today. Check out Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals that tell an important lesson about Detroit's history. Have your kids do eye-spy activites and check out art demonstrations. The art museum is located at 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202.
5. Detroit Riverfront Playpark at Rivard Plaza
You'll spend an entire day at Detroit's Riverfront with your kids. During the summer there are concerts, festivals and live music! The playpark at the riverfront was designed by kids and has swingsets, slides and bridges to climb on. The park is located at 1340 Atwater St. Detroit, MI 48207.
6. DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
Get a taste of the Michigan outdoors with exciting hands-on activities that include learning how to reel in a fish, bike on a trail, ride a smowmobile, walk behind a waterfall and even get aboard a plane! You and your kids will learn about the great parks and forests in Michigan and have fun at the same time. The center is located at 1801 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207.
7. Detroit Zoo
The Detroit Zoo has over 2,000 animals in its 125 acres of habitats. In July and August, the zoo features a Wild Summer Nights concert series showcasing a variety of music from local bands, including children's music. The zoo is located at 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067.
8. Greenfield Village
Greenfield Village is an outdoor museum that is part of The Henry Ford museum. You and your kids can watch a glass blowing demonstatration and how life is like working on a farm. Ride in a real Ford Model T car and take a trip around the museum in a horse drawn shuttle. The outdoor museum is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124.
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