Fun Stay at Home Spring Break Ideas

Fun Stay at Home Spring Break Ideas
Posted on 02/01/2019
Are you and your family looking for ways to enjoy spring break at home?

If traveling isn’t in your plans this year, you can still find fun things to do as a family right here in Ann Arbor! Here’s some suggestions for some fun things to do to enjoy spring break as a family:

1) Ann Arbor Hands on Museum: Open 7 days a week, this museum has something for everyone! With 4 floors and 250 exhibits, this museum’s mission is “creating engaging STEaM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences for our more than 300,000 annual visitors”. They also have special programming every weekend and evening workshops.

  2) AirTime Trampoline & Game Park: Open 4 days a week (closed Mondays), this is a great way to have fun while also being active with the family! This indoor game park has “open jump areas where families can jump together along with separate mosh pits; dodgeball, a basketball “Jam Session” area, and a special section just for children six and under.”

3) Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum: There’s free admission at the botanical gardens which are open daily 10am-4:30pm in the winter! You’ll discover beauty and the science of nature at the botanical gardens with 11 outdoor garden spaces. The year-round conservatory is filled with plants from around the world. In the Arboretum (open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset), there are “extensive but dispersed collections of native and exotic trees and shrubs masterfully crafted into a naturalistic landscape”. Great for a hike with the kiddos!

There are also other great options in other areas of Metro Detroit that aren’t too far to travel.

Some of these places are also surrounded by great restaurants so you and your family can make a fun day trip out of it.

1)  Henry Ford Museum: Located in Dearborn, the Henry Ford provides educational experiences based on many exhibits with authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s past. You can easily spend an entire day here checking out the exhibits in the main building, The Henry Ford, then at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, and finally doing the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.

2) The Outdoor Adventure Center: Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the Globe Building, the Outdoor Adventure Center lets you have a taste of the great outdoors right in the heart of downtown Detroit. The DNR manages this area with outdoor hands-on activities - walk behind and touch a waterfall, reel in big fish on a fishing boat, mountain bike trails, and more!

Whatever you do this spring break, we hope you and your family create some memories that will last a lifetime! And remember, if you end up staying at home rather than traveling, come say hi to your favorite orthodontists in Ann Arbor at Stieper & Brust!