There are some adventures that are more exciting for kids before they get too old. My parents generously took my sister and me to Disney when we were about 17 and 13 respectively. Some of the magic of the Magic Kingdom was lost to a tweener and teenager. Plan a time to take the kiddos to these fun spots in Michigan before they turn 10.
Full Disclosure: Some of the places on this list hosted our visit while others did not. As always, all opinions and fun we had are our own!
If your kiddo hasn’t fallen in love with Legos yet, she will at Legoland Discovery Center. Build and test your Lego car creation, watch a 4D movie, find Detroit landmarks made from Legos, take a master builder class and more.
Looking up at a sparkling night sky, watching elephants stomp and tigers roar, listening to thunder roll in and birds chirping will make your child feel like he’s really eating lunch in the rainforest.
Feel a spiny sea urchin and caress a sea star at the touch tank. Learn about sting rays at Sting Ray Bay. Schedule a behind a scenes tour or sign up for a dissection lab. There are endless discoveries to be made at Sealife Aquarium.
Discover the history and innovation that took place in Michigan at the Museum of Innovation. Experience life in America during the 1800s at Greenfield Village. We discovered Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village during Christmas and now it will be a family tradition!
While your child might enjoy a Tiger’s game throughout her lifetime, there are some things she’ll like while she’s younger. Sit inside a baseball-shaped Ferris wheel cart or ride on a tiger carousel. Stop by guest services for a special certificate for her first Detroit Tigers Game.
Don’t wait until your kiddos are past the perfect ages to have these family adventures. Make the most of it and do it now while it will still be exciting to them!
Here are some fun gift ideas for girls and boys before they turn 10 (affiliate link)!