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Are you looking to keep the kids busy this summer?

Schools are letting out for the summer and for many families, the end of school brings on excitement. Novi, Michigan is a great place to be in the summer as it is centrally located for many great activities in the area. There are so many things to do and see that will not only help keep kids busy, but will help to create great family memories as well.

8 Must Do Things This Summer

  1. Detroit Zoo
    8450 W 10 Mile Road
    Royal Oak Mi 48215
    Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Wednesday’s Open until 8 pm

    Whether you are looking to feed some giraffes or enjoy a day looking at all the amazing animals, the Detroit Zoo is a perfect summer get-a- way.

    Quick Tip: If you and your family really enjoy the zoo, you can purchase a membership and receive extra benefits.

  2. Greenfield Village
    20900 Oakwood Blvd Dearborn MI 48124
    Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm

    Watch history come alive by visiting Greenfield Village. Upcoming events include:
    • Motor Muster
    • Summer Discovery Camps
    • Ragtime Street Fair
    • Historical Base Ball Games
  3. Henry Ford Museum
    20900 Oakwood Blvd
    Dearborn MI 48124
    Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm

    Take a trip back in time and visit the Henry Ford Museum. From antique automobiles and machinery to aircraft, locomotives and more, you will be fascinated by the vast historical display. This is an experience every Michigan child will enjoy.

  4. Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary
    380 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48303
    Hours: Plan a Visit

    This beautiful home is southeastern Michigan’s oldest English manor home. You will be transported back in time to 1908 when it was completed. It is beautifully furnished with tapestries and paintings by world famous artists. You will also be able to enjoy the 40 acres of magnificent gardens or an afternoon tea.  
  5. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
    220 E. Ann St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    • Monday: 10 am – 5 pm
    • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
    • Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
    • Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
    • Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
    • Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
    • Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
    This is a perfect place to take the kids when it is raining. You and your children will be entertained by being able to explore 250 hands-on exhibits.
  6. Detroit Tigers Baseball Game
    2100 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201-3470
    Detroit Tigers’ fans are some of the best in the country. Come and watch the Tigers make history while enjoying the smells and tastes of a ballgame in the magnificent Comerica Park.
  7. Maybury Farm
    50165 Eight Mile
    Northville Township, MI 48167
    Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

    From story time to a petting zoo, Maybury Farm has a great day out for your family.
  8. Kensington Metropark
    2240 W. Buno Road
    Milford MI 48380
    Hours: 6 am – 10 pm

    Whether you are looking to enjoy a petting zoo, a lake, a splash park, a bike ride or a nature walk, Kensington Metropark has it all for you.


One of the best parts of living in a city like Novi, Michigan is that you can easily access some of the best that southeastern Michigan has to offer. What will your family do this weekend?