20 Metro Detroit Staycation Ideas

20 metro detroit Staycation ideas

Spring Break is almost here! While many families travel, some remain home for a staycation. The idea of a staycation is to make it feel like a family getaway as much as possible without traveling far from home. Staycations can be just as fun as traveling with little prep time and less stress. Check out these ideas below:

1. Visit the Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn)

  • Open daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Be sure to check out the ticket combo deals (Museum/Factory Tour)

2. Visit the Ford Rouge Factory Tour (Dearborn)

  • Open daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

3. Visit the new Legoland Discovery Center

  • OPENS March 25
  • Indoor family attraction ideal for children aged 3 – 10 years
  • 2 LEGO® rides, 4D cinema, large children’s play area
  • Creative Workshop – learn LEGO® building tips from the experts
  • MINILAND® – see Metro Detroit’s iconic buildings and attractions made from LEGO bricks

4. Visit the DIA (Detroit) 

  • Residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties can enjoy FREE admission

5. Visit the Michigan Science Center (Detroit)

  • Visit website for hours and prices

6. Visit the Sea of Life Aquarium (Auburn Hills)

  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm
  • Check website for various pricing choices

7. Visit the Belle Isle Aquarium (Detroit)

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 4 pm
  • FREE admission and parking

8. Visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (Ann Arbor)

  • Museum Hours:
    Monday: 10 – 5
    Tuesday: 9 – 5
    Wednesday: 10 – 5
    Thursday: 10 – 8
    Friday: 10 – 5
    Saturday: 10 – 5
    Sunday: Noon – 5
  • Pricing: $12 for adults and children, free for babies 0-23 months
  • $5 after 5 pm on Thursdays only

9. Visit Dominoes Petting Farm (Ann Arbor)

  • Open daily 10 am – 4 pm
  • Admission – $6.00 for adults and children, $5.40 senior citizens, and children 23 months and under are free.
  • For the month of March come enjoy the Petting Farm half-off admission on TUESDAYSEvery Tuesday in March, adults and children 
    over 2 years old are just $3.00!

10. Visit the Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak)

  • March hours 10 am – 4 pm
  • April hours 9 am – 5 pm
  • Pricing: $ 14 for adults 15+ years, $10 children 2-14 years, seniors 62+ years, and Active Military with ID, FREE children under 2 years

11.  Visit an indoor water park

12. Go shopping

13. Go bowling

14. Go roller skating

15. Go to a local playground

16. Visit the local library

17. Take a long nature hike

18. Visit a local gym or indoor pool

19. Go to a movie theater

20. Check out the FREE movies at Goodrich Quality Theaters and MJR

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