Tuesday, November 8th is National S.T.E.M. Day – a day dedicated to inspiring kids of all ages to discover their passions for science, technology, engineering, and math. Help your littles discover their love of S.T.E.M. at one of these fun places around town.
Explore a Museum
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E. Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | 734.995.5439
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has over 250+ interactive activities for kids. Kids can experiment with simple machines, water, lights and optics. You learn by playing, kids can use their imagination exploring miniaturized worlds of medicine, commerce and community – your littles will love the child-sized fire engine and real life ambulance. The brand new indoor STEM Park is another must-see.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, 48304 | 248.645.3200
Let your big kids witness science from centuries past at the Da Vinci Machines & Robotics exhibit featuring Leonardo’s amazing flying machines, nautical, hydraulic and architectural innovations, groundbreaking applications of civil engineering, artwork, and incredible war machines. Younger kids can watch Elmo and friends explore outer space. And everyone will enjoy seeing the dinosaur bones up close!
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124 | 313.982.6001
Learn about science, technology, engineering ad mathematics at the museum founded by one of the greatest innovators of all time. The Henry Ford museum showcases the evolution of S.T.E.M. in American farming, flight, and, of course, transportation!
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 | 248.409.6009
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground, perfect for families with children ages 3-10! You’ll enjoy two interactive LEGO rides, a 4D Cinema showing three different movies, MINILAND® where you can see dozens of Detroit-area landmarks built completely out of LEGO bricks, a children’s play area and more!
Michigan Science Center
5020 John , Detroit, MI 48202 | 313.577.8400
Sit in a rocket ship, let loose at the STEM Playground and learn about the sciences of space, motion, health and engineering at the Michigan Science Center in Midtown Detroit.
Sloan Museum of Discovery
1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
The new $30 million facility is a stand-out interactive museum that kids and families will enjoy. The Museum has 5 hands-on areas with different focuses to engage kids of different ages and interests. From an indoor three level tree house to a water table with a water fall! Your kids will be both amazed and entertained.
Drop-In or Sign Up for a Class
28265 Beck Road, Suite #C17, Wixom, MI 48393
32640 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071
AccelerateKID can teach your kids to code, build a robot, make a movie or a video game! They can also find friends who share their passion for S.T.E.A.M. at monthly club meet-up events.
2200 Monroe St. Dearborn, MI 48124
Kids are curious and Kid Chemist fosters their natural curiosity and introduces children ages 4 to 15 to scientific concepts through hands-on experiments. Their 5 week learning program offers students a chance to discover science terminology, organic chemistry, elements on the periodic table, human anatomy and more.
6445 N. Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48187
51226 Romeo Plank Rd, Macomb, MI 48042
At Code Ninjas Canton, kids learn to code by building their very own video games. Our flexible coding programs for kids make it easy on parents with convenient drop-in hours on weeknights and weekends.
The Robot Garage
637 S Eton St, Birmingham, Michigan
172 N. Adams, Rochester Hills MI 48309
Drop-in and enjoy some family time with Legos of all shapes and sized at The Robot Garage. Find what you like, buy some for home or come back another day to play. You can also drop your kids off for Kids Night Out on Friday, November 16th. In addition to shopping, drop-in and drop-off fun, the store also offers classes and camps for kids as young as 4!
141 N Center St, Suite 201, Northville, MI 48167
At Stemville, we believe in creating a play center for children that encourages the use of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Children will use creative thinking and problem solving as they explore the various play stations.
Have Fun At Home
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