Dinosaurs are timeless favorites. If your kids can’t get enough of the prehistoric creatures, here are the best places to find dinosaurs throughout Metro Detroit.
Before you even make it inside the building your littles will be excited to meet Steggy (a life-size stegosaurus at the museum entrance). The popular dinosaur has been bringing smiles to faces for years. Inside the museum you don’t have to go far before you find a giant T-Rex.
Journey through four billion years of life on Earth to learn how the first organisms changed our world and how evolution connects all living things. The Natural History Museum is a fantastic FREE place to see life-sized dinosaur bones. There is also a new temporary dinosaur exhibit – Dinosaur Discoveries to check out!
This is a great playground for toddlers and has a stegosaurus slide and little dino rides. Also restrooms that are open seasonally. Location: 22400 Beech Rd, Southfield, Mi 48034
Blossom Heath has a new dinosaur themed play structure shaped like a dinosaur fossil with dinosaur pictures on the structure. Kids can climb on the dinosaur, into dino eggs and spend time in the sandbox doing a fossil search. In addition to the playground there are also swings – including a mommy & me swing.
Find indoor fun for all ages at Dinoland. The indoor playground is dinosaur themed and lots of fun. Let the kids run around and even interact with animatronic dinosaurs.
This brand new dinosaur themed fun center offers interactive arcade games, laser tag, bumper cars, toddler play area, play structure and virtual reality attractions. There’s also a large T-Rex to greet you at the door.
It doesn’t take much to make kids happy and Dooley Park is dinosaur themed with two dino figures for kids to ride on. Location: 14198 Harrison St, Livonia, MI 48154
Find dino figures for kids to ride on and a fun house shaped playground in Ann Arbor. Location: 1220 W Textile Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Stage Nature Center is a popular exploration site and the interpretive building has a Mastodon Dig site, filled with rubber mulch, Mastodon replica bones, shovels, boulders and brushes.
If you find yourself near Kalamazoo, stop by Western Michigan University’s Dinosaur Park that features six large scale dinosaurs that are FREE too visit