Category Archives: animals

Halloween at the Toledo Zoo

Halloween Events at the Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has three Halloween celebrations: Little Boo, Pumpkin Path, and Jumping Pumpkins in October. Little Boo and Pumpkin Path are trick or treat events through the zoo. Little Boo is designed for toddlers and preschoolers and is offered on Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st. Pumpkin Path is an all ages event and is offered on Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and […]

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Chelsea Mammoth Exhibit Opening Soon

UMMNH - Mammoth Site Dig

Have you followed the story of the Mammoth bones found in Chelsea? They have been donated to the University of Michigan and will be on display at the Museum of Natural History. The new exhibit featuring the bones will be open beginning in November. Get the details below: “Chelsea” Mammoth Exhibit Opens November 5 at U-M Museum of Natural History Ann Arbor, […]

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Big News – AAHOM & LSNC Joining Operations

LSNC & AAHOM Joining Forces

There was some big news this afternoon. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center are exploring join operations. A memorandum of understanding has been approved as the first step to combining operations. Both organizations will retain their name and programming focus, but with a combined organizational structure. Here at Ann Arbor with Kids we love both organizations & the […]

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Don’t Miss Lights Before Christmas at Toledo Zoo

Big Tree at Lights Before Christmas

One of my favorite things about the holiday season are the light displays that can be found around town. Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas offers an amazing walk through display throughout the entire zoo. From the Giant Norway Spruce, which was called one of the top holiday trees in the nation by Travelocity in 2011, to the Dancing Lights near the […]

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Halloween at the Toledo Zoo

Halloween Events at the Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has three Halloween celebrations: Little Boo, Pumpkin Path, and Jumping Pumpkins in October. Little Boo and Pumpkin Path are trick or treat events through the zoo. Little Boo is designed for toddlers and preschoolers and is offered on Thursday and Friday, October 22nd and 23rd. Pumpkin Path is an all ages event and is offered on Saturday and Sunday, October 24th […]

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A Visit to the Toledo Zoo & the New Aquarium

Toledo Zoo Africa

This morning my daughter and I joined her friend and his mom at the Toledo Zoo for a last summer excursion. Despite the heat, it was a perfect day at the zoo. It wasn’t too crowded since Ohio schools have already gone back to school. Our kids (4th graders) were definitely a lot bigger than many of the toddlers and preschoolers at the […]

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Saline Fair is a Great Way to End Summer

Saline Fair 2015

The 2015 Saline Fair is a great way to end summer. It starts on Tuesday, September 1 with the parade and runs through a rides only day on Labor Day. The Saline Fair is held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds on Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Standard admission to the fair is $7 for those ages 11 and older, children are admitted […]

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DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit is Now Open

Outdoor Adventure Center Plane

This morning I came across this information about the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center that opened last week in Detroit. I’m sharing the pre-opening press release below. If anyone visits I’d love to hear what you thought. DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center set for July 20 public opening Special programming and hours mark launch of Detroit site that aims to bring “Up North, […]

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Dinosauria Returns to Detroit Zoo

Digging Fossils at the Detroit Zoo's Dinosauria

This summer the Detroit Zoo welcomes back Dinosauria. The Dinosauria exhibit features 40 animatronic dinosaurs in a 5 acre dinosaur park. The exhibit opened yesterday and will run through Labor Day (Monday, September 7). Dinosauria requires a special ticket in addition to your Detroit Zoo admission. Dinosauria costs $5/person. Children under 2 are admitted free of charge. We visited Dinosauria in the summer of 2011 […]

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Yesterday afternoon my daughter and I visited the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. The museum has always been one of her favorites. We have heard that the Museum will be moving in 2018 to the new Biological Sciences Building. This weekend the museum was holding a new exhibit workshop (continues through today). My daughter and I decided to visit […]

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