These days not only am I looking for ways to spend time with the kid in a way that is educational and fun, but also free! Money doesn’t grow on trees, so any time I hear about a free event for kids, I pounce like a dog to a bone.
I was recently disappointed that the Detroit CityFest wasn’t going to take place this year, so I have taken to searching the Internet looking for local events in the area that I think that Syd and the hubby might be interested in.
Thanks to Facebook, I have discovered The Detroit Children’s Museum. The Museum, now owned by the Detroit Science Center is having a Grand Re-Opening Celebration June 26-27, 2010 and we are definitely going. During this celebration, admission is free and will feature a variety of collections including more than 100,000 artifacts ranging from dinosaur bones to dioramas, masks, costumes and dolls from around the world, an extensive collection of rocks, fossils and crystals, and more; plus a “touch the stars” planetarium; and hands-on art and activity stations, the museum will offer visitors a unique look at world cultures, art, history and science.
The weekend will also include an outdoor block party, hands-on activities, planetarium shows and did I mention that it’s free?
In my search I also discovered Detroit River Days, which is currently happening this weekend downtown. Though the event is not free (only a $3 admission fee), it offers your family the opportunity to get out of the house and hear some interesting music, shop the vendors and walk along the Detroit River.
Even Workin’ Mamas can do some fun stuff too!