Fun in February 2015 in Southeast Michigan {Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing Areas}

Things To Do in Southeast Michigan in February 2015

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It’s the month of LOVE. But mostly, it’s a month of some kick butt things for families around Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing. I’m pretty stoked to check out some of this fun. Plan an adventure today :D

{Or, if you are in need of a date night instead, be sure to check out my BIG list of ideas here, too!}

Through February 16 — Sesame Street Live presents “Make A New Friend” {Detroit} — Visit the Fox Theatre for this can’t miss show. Check out my recent post for tips, information and a discount code.

February 1 — “Kerry Tales:  Buckle Your Shoe with Mother Goose” {Ann Arbor} — Storyteller Trudy Bulkley entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes and stories. 1/2 hour program for young and old alike.  2 p.m., Kerrytown Market and Shops in Hollander’s. FREE.

February 2 — Groundhog Day with Michigan’s Official Groundhog, Woody, at the Howell Nature Center {Howell} — Get your spring forecast straight from Woody, Michigan’s Official Groundhog! The Howell Conference & Nature Center will host a special celebration starting at 7:45 a.m., with the long-awaited prediction coming at 8:15 a.m. sharp.

February 3 — Winnie The Pooh Character Lunch at Castaway Play {Howell} — Visit Castaway for lunch at 11:45 a.m. and our special pal will be visiting from 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch includes one slice of pizza and a 12 oz. drink. $8.50/person.

February 4 — Young Explorer Days at the Michigan Science Center {Detroit} — Kids ages 2-5 hear the story It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw and play with a milk-like substance (dairy-free) they can shape to look like clouds in this science-themed activity. $10/adult {+1 child}, $5 for additional children.

February 4-5 — Macomb Center for the Performing Arts presents Schoolhouse Rock {Clinton Township} — The animated musical TV educational series that generations of kids grew up watching hits the stage. $6 for the 10 a.m. show, otherwise $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Wizard of OzFebruary 5-7 — AAUW of Michigan presents Wizard of Oz {Garden City} — Join Dorothy and munchkins for one of the most popular plays of all time, showing at Garden City High School. Tickets are $6 each.

February 6 — FREE admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science After 5 p.m. {Bloomfield Hills} — Free admission courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, The Café and Observatory are open, and planetarium and bat shows are offered at an additional charge. [Continue reading…]

13 Reasons To Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Michigan

13 Reasons To Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing

I could shout it from the rooftops: If you have kids and live within a few hours to Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Michigan, you need to plan a visit stat.

This gem of a museum has been open since ’72 and is named after our five senses. Personally, it’s one of my favorites because I can tell it was either designed by a parent, or with a parent’s perspective considered — everything about it caters to families.

Here are 13 reasons you should plan a visit and let your child explore:

1. Easy, FREE parking. Impression 5 has its own dedicated lot, so no parking blocks away and schlepping in kids, lunches, and all the stuff they “need.”

2. Price. Impression 5 is one of the area’s most affordable places to go with kids. Tickets are $7 for kids and adults, $6.50 for seniors and FREE to kids under one. Less than a movie ticket ;) {Note: I have a membership to the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum and I get in here for free. Best $ I spend each year! I highly recommend a membership.}

3. Giant body parts. Where else can a kid climb into a mouth and go inside an eye?  Such a great opportunity to talk about how the body works and blow your kid’s mind.

Impression 5 EyeMy 4-year-old LOVES the big mouth. My 2-year-old thought it was quite scary ;)

Impression 5 Mouth

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Sesame Street Live’s “Make A New Friend” Now LIVE in Detroit Through 2/16/15 {Review + Tips!}

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I received complimentary tickets to Sesame Street Live in exchange for promoting the show. All opinions expressed are my own. The team behind Sesame Street Live has done it again — they have created a show that not only brings out the beautiful joy of childhood wonder, but they’ve added some stuff for us adults, too. Each […]

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Tips for Visiting SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium #SEALIFEMI

Tips for visiting SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

RE-PIN for later here! I am a SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Parent Ambassador and have received an exclusive first look at events and complimentary tickets. All opinions expressed are my own. If you’re wondering about what SEA LIFE Michigan is like, I have the scoop for you. We were lucky to attend a media sneak preview […]

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Books and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers To Make Mealtime FUN

Books and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers To Make Mealtime FUN

Winter can be dreadful as a parent. My kids love playing outside, and it’s just not always possible with three kiddos, especially when it’s close to mealtime and layers of clothing are needed to go out. Like most parents, our worst time of day is the hours between 4-6 p.m. when I am preparing dinner and the […]

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Castaway Play: Indoor Fun in Southeast Michigan {+ Giveaway ENDS 1/30}

Castaway Play Giveaway

I received free admission to Castaway Play in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed are my own. I’m hearing it in all the mom circles: Those of us with little ones are starting to get stir crazy. So what to do when temps are dipping, and your kid has endless energy? Enter Castaway Play, […]

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Share Why #MichiganIsAuto on Social Media and Earn A Chance To Win $500

Michigan Is Auto

I was selected for this sponsored post by HayThereSocialMedia.com.  All opinions expressed are my own. Do you have a great reason why #MichiganIsAuto? Time to share it! Every year, one of my favorite things to do on social media is to watch the buzz surrounding the North American International Auto Show {#NAIAS} in Detroit. When I worked downtown, […]

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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Grand Opening January 29 + Family Fun Giveaway {ENDS 1/24} #SEALIFEMI

SEA LIFE Michigan Giveaway

I am a SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Parent Ambassador and will be receiving an exclusive first look at events leading up to the attraction’s grand opening and complimentary tickets. All opinions expressed are my own. Really exciting news, ya’ll: the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium grand opening is opening January 29, 2015 at noon, and I have […]

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20 Things I’ve Realized As A Third Time Mom

Things I've Realized as a Third Time Mom

I could shout it from the rooftops: Being a third time mom rocks. It’s amazing how adding a baby to the mix can make you feel much more fulfilled despite absolute chaos happening daily. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on this, and believe I know why: 1. Having three means one kid always has […]

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Get Whiter Teeth in 2015 with a SmileBrilliant Teeth Whitening System {+Giveaway!}

Win A SmileBrilliant Teeth Whitening System

The post below is sponsored by SmileBrilliant. I received a kit for review. All opinions expressed are my own {and my husbands}! We all have our goals for 2015, right? One of mine is to eat less processed foods and shake this post-baby jiggle once and for all. Also, I’d like to incorporate more self-care […]

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Things To Do In Southeast Michigan In January 2015 {Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing Areas}

Things To Do In Southeast Michigan In January 2015

Looking for something fun to do this month? There are LOTS of great icy fun and snow-centric events happening across Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing…and also LOTS of shows inside where it’s warm! I can’t wait to check out a few of these events out with my family RE-PIN HERE. Things To Do in […]

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5 Questions With SEA LIFE Michigan’s Curator {+ Auburn Hills Grand Opening Date!}

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I know many of you are just as excited as I am for the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium to open to the public. We’re in the final countdown with less than a month to go! The attraction will open to the public on January 29, 2015 in Great Lakes Crossings in Auburn Hills, Michigan. My […]

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