Fun-Filled Family Activities: Spring Edition

By: Carolyn Hall | March 5, 2024
dad and daughter duo at treerunner adventure park

Photo courtesy of TreeRunner Adventure Park

As spring unfolds, bringing with it warmer weather and longer days, families often find themselves searching for new and exciting ways to spend time together. Whether you’re looking for weekend plans or have an upcoming school break, Metro Detroit boasts a plethora of family-friendly activities that cater to a wide range of interests. From educational outings to adrenaline-pumping adventures, here are some top picks for family activities this spring…


1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor

Dive into the wonders of the natural world at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. With exhibits ranging from the prehistoric era to astounding scientific discoveries, there’s something to spark curiosity in visitors of all ages. Explore the universe at the planetarium, marvel at the dinosaur displays, and engage with interactive exhibits that make learning fun. A recent addition to the museum is the Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas exhibit. This display highlights research from leading paleontologists from around the world, offering a visual dive into major fossil discoveries, computer simulations, and models of both skeletons and fleshed-out dinosaurs. Not only is this an interactive and exciting way to spend a day with the kids, but the museum has free admission too!

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12803 Pardee Road, Taylor

Connect with nature and make some furry friends at the Heritage Park Petting Farm. As Samantha Rickard, Media Center & Event Specialist, eloquently puts it, “The Heritage Park Petting Farm is a community hub for rural animal life in an urban city.” She also adds, “Here, you’ll find your favorite farm animals like goats, pigs, ponies, and more, plus some unexpected characters as well.” With nearly 100 animal residents, special events, and educational programs, it’s a place where family memories are made. Open year-round, Heritage Park Petting Farm is a great place to experience animals in a new way, especially as the weather gets warmer and your littles want to get outside. 

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Photo courtesy of Heritage Park Petting Farm


1801 Atwater Street, Detroit

Experience Michigan’s great outdoors right in the heart of Detroit at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center. This unique facility offers a taste of the state’s natural treasures, from walking through a simulated forest to catching “fish” in a virtual stream. It’s a wonderful way to introduce children to the joys of outdoor recreation and conservation, all while learning from DNR experts on managing forests, wildlife, and more. With over 20 exhibits to enjoy, you can submerge your kiddos (and yourself) into many of the outdoor experiences found throughout the state, all in one spot. 


35335 Gratiot Avenue, Clinton Township

For those seeking a more active adventure, Revolution Laser Tag offers a thrilling experience for the whole family. Navigate through a futuristic arena, working together or competing against each other in a friendly game of laser tag. It’s a great way to encourage teamwork and strategy, all while having a blast. Revolution Laser Tag offers a variety of deals and bundles to accommodate groups of all sizes, and if your kids are laser tag enthusiasts, consider attending a ‘Tag Till You Drag’ session, where you can play for hours on end. 


6200 Drake Road, West Bloomfield Township

7553 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester

Climb to new heights at TreeRunner Adventure Park, where aerial obstacle courses and zip-lines offer an exhilarating experience among the treetops. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourselves, build confidence, and enjoy the beauty of nature from a unique perspective. CFO Jeremy Fishman shares, “TreeRunner Adventure Parks are located just 30 minutes from anywhere in the D. Imagine zip-lining and climbing in a forest and playing putt putt golf sun-free…With two convenient locations, TreeRunner is always nearby.” The Junior Park is great for those 4 to 7 as it is only 2-3 feet off the ground, and the Aerial Park is suitable for those 6 and up. For those with teens, the Black Diamond Course is recommended for 14 and up, offering a challenge for each age group. This adventure park has over 130 climbing elements and 40+ zip-lines throughout the 9-acre outdoor center. As this spot is outdoors, expect it to open towards the end of March for the 2024 season. For even more March events, check out our list here.

teen standing on a platform in the treerunner adventure park
Photo courtesy of TreeRunner Adventure Park


2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit 

Step back in time and groove to the beats of classic Motown hits at the Motown Museum. Located in the legendary Hitsville U.S.A. building, the museum offers a glimpse into the history of the music that defined generations and the area. It’s an educational and entertaining visit for music lovers of all ages. The curated experience will take you through time, displaying the actual apartment Berry Gordy lived in during the label’s early days, along with original equipment and the legendary studio where many hits were made. With a newly expanded campus and changing exhibits, there is even more to see and experience. 


44225 West 12 Mile Road, Novi

Putt your way through a glowing wonderland at Novi Putting Edge. This indoor mini-golf course is unlike any other, with vibrant neon colors and whimsical themes at every turn. It’s a fun challenge for golfers of all skill levels and a unique sensory experience that will leave your family talking for days. The courses are black-lit and offer a glow-in-the-dark mini-golf experience. The adjacent arcade offers a similar time, with glow-in-the-dark games for all ages. 


5020 John R Street, Detroit

Ignite a passion for science and discovery at the Michigan Science Center. With hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, and an IMAX theater, the center makes science accessible and exciting. Whether it’s exploring space, understanding the importance of nutrition and fitness, or experimenting with stem activities, there’s no shortage of learning opportunities. Bring even your youngest explorers to inspire their curious minds and make an afternoon of learning fun.