Election Day Off

Are you and the kids bored at home with having election day off? We’ve got a few ideas to entertain you today. Plus, don’t forget to take a few minutes to vote today. Even if you’re not in the City of Ann Arbor, there are millages up for vote.

Arbor Annie's Election Day Picks

Museums

Museums are a great choice for a day off. We always have fun at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. There’s less than 2 months to visit the Natural History Museum, before they close to move. (Tip, there is construction closing a lane on Washtenaw in front of their new building.)

AAHOM - Second Floor - Bubble Cage

Personally, the Henry Ford Museum is hosting us to see their Science of Pixar exhibit today. Follow along on our Instagram page and watch the site for a write-up this week.


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Henry Ford Museum Reagan Presidential Limo

SEA LIFE Michigan at Great Lakes Crossing in Troy is also a good choice. They hosted my daughter and I on the May election day earlier this year. I suggest pre-booking your tickets since I don’t know how many other schools are off today.

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium - In the Walkthrough Tunnel

Still on our list to visit is the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti. We were last there a few years ago for a Memorial Day Breakfast, but I really want to visit again.

Lunch

Days off from school are a good day to enjoy lunch. Lunch is typically less expensive than dinner, so it’s always a great choice.

One of our family’s lunch recommendations is Totoro’s bento boxes. They are only available at lunch on weekdays, so we can only go over the summer, days off, and half-days (for a late lunch).

Totoro Restaurant Review - Sesame Chicken Bento Box

Check out other Restaurant Reviews for more great choices like KouZina Greek Street FoodMiss Kim, and Zingerman’s Delicatessen

Outdoor Activities

The weather today is clear, but cold. You can always bundle up for a visit to a playground.

Ann Arbor Activities - Visit a PlaygroundOr you can stay a bit warmer with an outdoor hike. Check out 5 Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes as recommended by Hike it Baby.

5 Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes

Indoor Activities

Of course, our everyday indoor activities are a great choice today. 

Our sponsor Kidopolis has added special Tuesday Playtime Hours (10a-3p) for the day off.

Kidopolis - New Fall Hours

Plus, check out our Everyday Indoor Fun

Ann Arbor Indoor FunDon’t forget that Thor: Ragnarok is at the theater if you have kids. A Tuesday matinee is typically a great price!

Thor: Ragnarok - Hela in Asgard

Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..Hela (Cate Blanchett)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017

Today’s Calendar Events

Date/Time Event
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11/07/2017
All Day
Everyday Indoor Activities
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11/07/2017
All Day
Everyday Outdoor Activities
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11/07/2017
9:00am-4:00pm
Election Day at Flipside
at Flipside Art Studio, Ann Arbor MI
11/07/2017
9:30am-10:30am
Little Scientists Club
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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11/07/2017
10:00am-11:00am
Baby Playgroup
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor MI
11/07/2017
10:00am-3:00pm

Open Play


at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. They have special hours on Tuesday, November 7 since schools are closed. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
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11/07/2017
10:00am-10:30am
Preschool Storytime
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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11/07/2017
11:00am-11:30am
Preschool Storytime
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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11/07/2017
11:00am-12:00pm
Spinning Dot Theatre presents Ruff at Sweetwaters!
at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/07/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/07/2017
12:00pm-2:00pm
Public Swim
at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/07/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Open Swim
at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/07/2017
1:20pm-2:45pm
Open Skate
at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
11/07/2017
3:00pm-5:00pm
Open Studio
at Eos Studio, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/07/2017
4:00pm-9:30pm
Open Swim
at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/07/2017
7:00pm-9:00pm
Open Swim
at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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11/07/2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Traditional Japanese Woodcarving with Mitsuaki Yokoya
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/07/2017
7:30pm-9:00pm
Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do - Part 1
at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
11/07/2017
7:45pm-8:45pm
Public Skate - Half Price & Broom Ball
at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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