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5 Things To Do with Kids in Metro Detroit This August

August 3, 2019

Kerry Doman, founder of LittleGuide Detroit, shares fun things to do with kids in Metro Detroit this August.

By Kerry Doman 

Summer is almost over, and there’s lots to do before school starts! Make the most of the time at home with your kids, and follow along with LittleGuide Detroit to discover events, activities and classes near you.

1. Attend a car event

Metro Detroit car events

It’s time for the Woodward Dream Cruise, but that’s not the only auto event in the Motor City. Here’s our guide to touch-a-trucks, car shows and cruises.

2. Catch a movie or a show

Things to do with kids in August

Movies in the park are really popular! Check out the summer lineup, and arrive early to New Center Park on Au. 23 to see a one-of-a-kind puppet show, “Zoo Stories,” before an evening showing of “Arctic Tales.”

3. Plan a trip to the museum

Michigan Science Center 

Free admission to the Michigan Science Center ends on Aug. 17 and Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Doom of the Dinosaurs Exhibit’s final day is Sept. 1.

4. Make your little’s dream come true

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

Meet a mermaid at Sea Life Michigan Aquarium or take a ride on Thomas The Train at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad.

5. Soak up the sun!

Metro Detroit water parks

Get in the water at a pool or splash pad and get on the water to take a family ride in a kayak or canoe.

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