In the outskirts of a little town in Battle Creek Michigan sits a beautiful natural area- Leila Arboretum. There’s plenty of open space to walk. A fountain to sit by. What drew the attention of the kids however, was a little “fantasy forest”. The Fantasy Forest is a little area of dead ash trees that were transformed into beautiful carved […]
It’s Spring Break in Michigan and we are in “staycation” mode. Today’s trip was a visit to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to see the whales exhibit that ends next week. Only problem was that the almost 8 year old thought that was boring. The 12 year old and I LOVED it- you can read about it here>> click here […]
Friday April 7 is Statewide Astronomy Night (SWAN) in Michigan. There are many “all ages” events at Planetariums throughout the state. Check this link to find the event nearest you- and then mark your calendar!
The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta, MI is a fantastic place to spend a relaxing day. We were there a few years ago for the first time, and it was such a peaceful walk through an outdoor animal haven. On Earth Day (April 22) they have free admission all day. Their hours will be 9a-5p. Their address is: 12685 East […]
We set out on a road trip today to make our first visit to the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids, MI We were drawn to the museum primarily to see the King Tut exhibit that will end February 14. So while I might infuse some of those photos in this post… it’s not a long term exhibit at […]
This time of year, zoos in colder locations tend to shut down for the winter season. One way they continue to make money to feed the animals is by hosting a local trick or treating event. The Binder Park Zoo In Battle Creek MI is one example. If you’re worried about the kids getting lots of candy, this might not […]
If you find yourself in or near SW Michigan, you really MUST make plans to visit the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI This zoo is outside of the ordinary with it’s natural settings. We visit many zoos as we travel to new locations, but we’re always amazed at the beautiful scenery, natural settings, cleanliness and even friendliness of […]