A little girl plays in an interactive water exhibit at the Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor.

Family Fun

The appeal of the Ann Arbor area isn’t limited to those who are college-aged and above – Ann Arbor offers an abundance of attractions and activities that are perfect for the whole family. Whether you want a jam-packed weekend full of recreation and adventure or you want to take it easy and stroll around downtown, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

If you’re looking to inspire creativity in the next generation, look no further than the renowned Hands-On Museum. Even for people who are a little too big for the child-sized exhibits, this is a fantastic place to explore all the senses. There are four floors of science, nature and social exhibits complete with interactive and splashy models. It’s perfect for opening new eyes to all the fun of science and nature.

The Leslie Science & Nature Center, Creature Conservancy, and Domino’s Petting Farm offer unique opportunities for engagement and interaction with species both exotic and familiar, maybe even a cougar or an alpaca. Quick tip: many of the area’s microbreweries are family-friendly – it’s not uncommon to see friends gather for a pint with the kids in tow!

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