In the middle of the mitten you’ll find Lansing. Michigan’s capital is home to everything from museums to breath-taking parks and offers family fun all year round.

Here are the top things to do when you visit Lansing:

Tour the Capitol Building

No trip to the state capital is complete without a tour of the Capitol Building. See where government functions during a guided tour of public areas including the Rotunda, Gallery of Governors and Senate and House galleries when available. Tours are free and offered every day except Sundays.

Impression 5

Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. The hands-on museum offers dedicated space for the littlest learners and lots of space for everyone interested in building, flying, bubbles and more.

MSU Children’s Garden

The Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens is a storybook inspired children’s garden on the Michigan State University campus. Let your littles explore and discover new things in each themed garden for FREE! The meters in the Horticulture Gardens parking lot are in effect from 7 am to 10 pm, Monday through Friday.

Potter Park Zoo

Potter Park Zoo is a 20 acre zoo within an 80 acre park located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan. The Zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur tigers, red pandas, snow leopards, bongos and more.

Take A Family Hike at  Woldumar 

With more than a mile of shoreline, Woldumar maintains over 5 miles of trails on 178 acres of woodland, tall grass prairie, and a pine plantation.

Hawk Island

Hawk Island offers recreational fun year round. Rowboat and pedal boat rental, a swimming beach and splash park, fishing docks and 1.5 miles of paved walkways.

Family Aquatic Center

Make a splash this summer at the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center.  The interactive outdoor water facility features water slides, zero-depth pool entry, a splash park and more.

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