Category Archives: nature

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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Apple Orchards, Cider Mills, and Corn Mazes in the Ann Arbor Area

Apple Orchards, Cider Mills, and Corn Mazes Near Ann Arbor

There are several signs that fall is here…kids returning to school, apple picking, and corn mazes. For years, we have loved visiting the apple orchard or cider mill. More recently, we have also been visiting corn mazes. I’ve updated last year’s listing with information on 2016 opening dates. I have compiled information on several of the local apple orchards, corn mazes, […]

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National Parks – Travel Thursday

National Parks - Rocky Mountain National Park

Today is the 100th anniversary of the US National Park System. I thought I’d combine a Travel Thursday &  a Throwback Thursday with pictures from some of our trips to National Parks. Shenandoah National Park We visited Shenandoah National Park this spring. I’ve already covered it in our Travel Thursday Virginia Road Trip post from June.. Independence National Historical Park Independence […]

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Montibeller Park – Playground Profile

Montibeller Park - Balance Beam

This profile of Montibeller Park is part of our Summer Series: Tuesday Playground Profiles Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area. Playgrounds will be selected from Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Pittsfield Township’s Montibeller Park. Montibeller Park Montibeller Park is located on Ellsworth Rd just east of the shopping center with Meijer. […]

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Lillie Park – Playground Profile

Lillie Park Playground - Main Structure

This profile of Lillie Park is part of our Summer Series: Tuesday Playground Profiles Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area. Playgrounds will be selected from Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Pittsfield Township’s Lillie Park. Lillie Park Lillie Park is split into Lillie Park North and Lillie Park South. While the park […]

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Matthaei Botanical Gardens – Wednesday Activity Review

Matthaei Botanical Garden - Children's Garden - Sign

This review of Matthaei Botanical Gardens is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. While visiting this weekend, my mother-in law suggested visiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. My daughter had just been on a Girl Scout field trip which she loved. She loved her field trip and couldn’t wait to show us everything that she had seen in the […]

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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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