PALs Activities

Take a look at some past PALs activities below. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions!

Please email our VP of Family Programming, Jenna Altepeter, if you have any recommendations.

For upcoming events, find us on Facebook or GroupMe!

  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum - Award-winning place for kids to learn and play
  • The Chelsea Treehouse - Imagine sitting among friends, enjoying a conversation as you sip a latte while your children play in a clean and safe environment
  • Chuck E. Cheese - Safe and fun pizza restaurant with arcade games, kiddie rides, and prizes
  • Domino's Petting Farm -  Domino's Petting Farm is conveniently located in Ann Arbor and is a perfect setting for people of all ages to learn about farming, farm animals, ride ponies, and pet and feed animals
  • Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum - Experience 300 years of history as the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s past come alive! Located in Dearborn
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum - The Matthaei Botanical Gardens is a 300-acre site that includes a variety of outdoor display gardens, a 10,000+ square-foot conservatory, and miles of nature trails. Nichols Arboretum is a 123-acre living museum nestled in the hills adjacent to U-M's Central Campus.
  • Michigan Firehouse Museum - Walk through a historical firehouse and fire truck, learn about firefighting history, and engage in interactive exhibits. Located in Ypsilanti.
  • Rolling Hills Park - The 193-acre park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to dusk, offering 1.8 miles of paved trails, 3 miles of nature trails with rolling terrain, water park in the summer, concessions, a 18-hole disc golf course, picnic tables, and grills located throughout the park. Located in Ypsilanti.
  • Toledo Zoo - The Toledo Zoo means family fun for everyone - affordable, educational entertainment at its best. You get an underwater view of hippos at the Hippoquarium, the first of its kind in the zoo world, and then move on to see the 500 or so other species of mammals, reptiles, and birds. Located in Toledo, Ohio.
  • Xtreme Bounce Zone - Indoor inflatable playground. Great for kids of all ages, features toddler time once a week.
  • Briarwood Mall - Free play area for kids, best for 0-3 years old. Located by Von Maur.
  • Champion Gymnastics - Open Gym, toddler time, and day camps
  • Wasem Fruit Farm - Great outing during the fall, this orchard offers pick-your-own apples, fresh apple cider, donuts, and much more fresh local produce. Located in Milan.
  • Wiard's Orchards - Enjoy all that Michigan has to offer in the fall at this orchard and county fair, featuring a corn maze, wagon rides, animal petting farm, mini golf, play ground, u-pick apples, u-pick pumpkin patch, cider, and donuts
  • Ann Arbor Parks - Ann Arbor has 158 city parks!

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