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Best Places To Take A Preschooler In Metro Detroit

December 28, 2011 7:30 AM

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Looking for ways to keep kids busy? Stimulate the mind of a youngster at one of the coolest venues in Detroit for a preschooler, including Stony Creek Nature Center or Greenfield Village.

Looking for ways to keep the kids busy the next couple of weeks? Stimulate the mind of a youngster at one of the coolest venues in Detroit for a preschooler. Who knows … you might learn something too!
creative arts studio Best Places To Take A Preschooler In Metro Detroit

(www.creativeartsstudio.com)

Creative Arts Studio

114 W. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI
248-544-2234
www.creativeartsstudio.com

Keep youngsters of all ages busy learning the ins and outs of fine art pottery making, and more. This studio offers pottery painting, throwing, wax hands making, beading, mosaics, and creative fun with glass. Check out a class schedule on the website or just stop by with the kids for some homemade fun.

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The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination. (Credit: aahom.org)

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

220 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104
www.aahom.org

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination. The museum is a regional destination attracting over 200,000 visitors every year. It includes a preschool gallery specially designed for kids under five years old with water play, discovery boxes, a climbing structure and more.

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The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has done a great job of making its amazing destinations family friendly. (Credit: detroitriverfront.org)

Detroit RiverWalk

GM Plaza and Dequindre Cut GreenWay
Downtown Detroit
www.detroitriverfront.org

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has done a great job of making its amazing destinations family friendly. The RiverWalk includes the amazing Cullen Family Carousel , a nearby cafe with a simple, but diverse menu and educational amenities like the sculptured glass St. Lawrence Seaway Map.

detroitzoo Best Places To Take A Preschooler In Metro Detroit

The American Bald Eagle is one of the many avian exhibits at the Detroit Zoo. (Credit: detroitzoo.org)

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Mich. 48067
www.detroitzoo.org

Situated on 125 acres with many naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo’s major exhibits include the Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Museum of Living Reptiles, Penguinarium and Butterfly Garden. It is home to more than 1,500 animals of 260 species. Best yet? It’s open year round, so bundle up and head out.

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An interior exhibit at the Henry Ford Center. (Credit: thehenryford.org)

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, Mich. 48124-4088
www.thehenryford.org

You might think that a big place like The Henry Ford would be too much for a preschooler. But, there are plenty of activities and exhibits that are great for younger kids. Among the popular preschool-appropriate activities are paper airplane building at the Heroes of the Sky exhibit in Henry Ford Museum and the annual Day Out With Thomas event at Greenfield Village.

stony creek nature center Best Places To Take A Preschooler In Metro Detroit

(credit: metroparks.com)

Stony Creek Metro Park Nature Center

4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, Mich. 48316
www.metroparks.com

This is a laid-back destination for some quiet family time. The nature center at Stony Creek Metropark has live displays of snakes, turtles and fish. Park interpreters run programs to keep little ones fascinated.

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