Local Spring Break Fun for Kids and Families

As the weather starts to warm up and spring break nears closer, is time to start thinking about how you want to spend your days. Just because you are not going on an extravagant vacation, does not mean you have to sit at home. There are several enriching opportunities for children and families to do during a spring staycation.

Saturday, March 25


Family Day

This spring’s event explores the sensory experience of the ancient mediterranean through each of the five senses. 

The day includes Roman food tastings, object handling, instrument building, and even a live performance of ancient music! There will be a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Don’t miss this unique event that is ‘stinky, noisy, and fun’ for the whole family! 


12-3 p.m.

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 S. State St, Ann Arbor.

Critters Up Close

This is a monthly series that features live animals visiting from the Leslie Science & Nature Center. meet different animals up-close and enjoy a hands-on activity. Themes and animals change each month! 

Free with museum admission. 

1-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, 220 E. Ann St, Ann Arbor.

Thursday, March 30

Bunny Hop

This family dance will take place at the Summit on the Park Banquet Center. The bunny will be available for pictures for the first hour of the event and will be on the dance floor for the last hour! Every family member will need a ticket to attend regardless of age. 

$13 resident, $17 non-resident.

 6-8 p.m. 

Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton.

Friday, March 31

Fireside Fun

Campfires, marshmallows, and stories are some of the best things ever! The Leslie Science and Nature Center will provide the outdoor campfire and traditional s’mores ingredients, you supply the rest! Bring your family and friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and anything else you need for a great family experience


5:30-7 p.m.

Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor.

Saturday, April 1

Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and celebrate the grand opening of the Montibeller Park Pavilion at a Bunny Brunch. The Bunny Brunch will feature music by Kevin Devine and the chance to meet the bunny. 


11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Montibeller Park, 4305 W. Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti.

Monday, March 27-Friday, March 31

Spring Break Camp at Howell Nature Center

Days full of fun activities such as archery, GaGa Ball, arts-n-crafts, crazy games, zip line, wildlife programs or many more will be offered at this camp. It is a “Camper’s Choice” format where campers can pick how they want to spend their week. Before and after care will be available. 

$45 daily, $200 weekly

8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell.

AAPS & YCS Spring Break at University of Michigan Museum of Ntural History

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History has a full roster of planetarium shows, exhibits, and hands-on activities geared towards kids.

March 27-31. 

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, 1105 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor.

Spring Break Camp at Leslie Science & Nature Center

Each day kids will learn about nature and wildlife while making crafts, playing games, dancing, and getting up close and personal with animals. Daily themes include, Pollinator Party, Solar Power, Food Web Frenzy, Bird Bonanza, and Flight.

$70 per day

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor.


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