Things To Do With Kids

Top Kid Approved Attractions and Museums

Entertaining the little ones can be a daunting task some days. But in Greater Lansing you’ll discover dozens of kid friendly activities. Whether you’re looking for rainy day indoor fun or wide-open spaces for the kids to get the wiggles out, we’re showcasing the best the region has to offer. Here are a few starting recommendations by age group and then peruse the following listings for even more ideas. Be sure to check out our blogs for insider tips and info.


Visit the First Impression Room at Impression 5 Science Center for hands on fun. This space is created for young scientists ages birth to four years old. Here, the kids are safe to roam, touch, crawl, climb, splash, read, create, and get to know science in a whole new way. Want to get some fresh air? Pack the stroller and head to the MSU 4-H Children’s Garden.

Elementary School Age

Need to burn off some energy? From trampoline parks like Launch Lansing, bowling at Spare Time Entertainment Center or laser tag at Zap Zone XL, you’ll find lots of options for active kids. Want to inject some learning and discovery time into your visit? Take in a show at Abrams Planetarium or explore three floors of exhibits at the Michigan History Museum.


Doing your best to connect with your tween/teenager? You’ll be the coolest adult they know when you take them to High Caliber Karting and Entertainment for real life Mario Kart action. In addition to high speed go-karting, find pocket soccer and an arcade. Located inside the Meridian Mall, it’s a great rainy-day destination. Prepping for college? A tour through the campus of Michigan State University is a must see!

Kids of All Ages 

No visit to Lansing would be complete without a stop at the magnificent State Capitol building. Knowledgeable and friendly docents will delight and entertain your group about the rich history of this lovingly restored landmark. View the more than 400 animal species at Potter Park Zoo or if you like miniature golf “putter” around at Little Hawk. One of only two real bent grass courses in Michigan, complete with sand traps and waterfalls. No clowns or windmills in sight! A Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball game is a fun and affordable outing. Kids can’t sit through all nine innings? No worries. Special theme nights, a playground and bounce house will keep them busy. Check the promotional schedule for special opportunities for kids to run the bases or play catch on the field after the game. 

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