Lansing Spring Break Fun Made Easy

Are you sticking around the Lansing area for this Spring Break?

If you’re looking for fun ideas your kids will love during Spring Break or outings great for the whole family, we’ve got you covered.

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Exciting Spring Break Ideas for Lansing Area Families

Staying close to home doesn’t mean you can’t do something exciting for Spring Break! There are so many fun places in the Lansing area that we don’t always have time for during our daily routines.

The next time someone asks us “do you have big plans for Spring Break?”, we can all say “YES! Right here in Lansing!”

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BONUS:  If you decide to take a last minute trip, we have some great suggestions that will ensure you have a fantastic Spring Break with your family.

Below you’ll find a list of FREE + more ideas for the week, Spring Break Camp options, Greater Lansing Spring Break events, along with short trip destinations worth the drive and packed with fun for your entire family:

FREE Spring Break Ideas in the Greater Lansing Area

If planning a staycation Spring Break of fun but don’t want to break the bank, here are some FREE ideas your family will love! Some of our family’s best quality time and memories have been at these places. Have fun and let us know which your family ends up loving too.

Butterfly House MSU Childrens Gardens

FREE Spring Break Ideas for Lansing Families

MSU Butterfly House Don’t miss the amazing experience of holding a butterfly in your hand!

Walk-in-Wednesday at REACH Art Studio. You’ll create and make an art project with one of their knowledgable teachers.

Family Day at the Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum is April 6, 2019. You’ll create, make, and be inspired during this family-friendly event.

MSU Museum (Dino) No matter how many times our family takes a trip here we have a blast! If it’s nice out you may enjoy walking to shops on Grand River, or the MSU Dairy Store’s two locations.

Fenner Nature Center Eagle Kids Play Lansing

Stop By a Nature Center See the natural beauty in our area at Fenner, Woldumar, and Harris nature centers. Stop by their welcome centers for more playing and learning experiences.

Play at Jolly/Dunckel Road McDonald’s Visit the renovated play structure in the Jolly/Dunckel Road McDonald’s. Trust me, it’s tons of fun for all ages of kids! Located at 2530 E Jolly Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

Play at a Park Visit one of the Parks on our big list of the best playgrounds in our area! They may be a little slushy but still so much fun if you wear the right boots.

Take a Tour:

Capitol Building (guided or self-guided) Read about our self-guided tour and the 5 ways you can tour!

Justice Building (guided or self-guided

Beaumont Tower Walk the long spiral staircase up to see the carillon being played. Kids are fascinated by the huge bells and castle-like architecture.

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Visit a Library

CADL Library Attend one of their Story Times and play areas.

Delta District Library Explore thier children’s area, enjoy story times, and fun events all week long!

East Lansing Library Play in their super colorful and fun filled kids area or plan for storytime and other events.

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Make buttons and magnets at the MSU Broad Art Lab space.

Hike/Bike/Walk

Lansing River Trail

Woldumar Nature Center

Fenner Nature Center

Harris Nature Center

Fitzgerald Park Ledges and Trails

Hawk Island

Preuss Pets Old Town Lansing Koi Fish pond kids

Visit Animals

Potter Park Zoo is FREE to all Ingham county residents on Mondays from open till Noon! And if you happen to have Spring Break a little later this year check out the Night at a Living Museum for the MSU Science Festival.

Preuss Pets Take a trip to feed the Koi fish in the indoor or outdoor pond, hear the parrots and birds, and say hi to the store counter/pet rat!

MSU Horses Lansing Outdoor Kids

Horses at MSU Bring a Treat (apples and carrots) to feed these beautiful animals. Daily between 8 am and 4:30 pm.

Cows at MSU Cattle Barns Daily between 8 am and 4:30 pm.

ALL ages DIY Craft Time on Thursday at the Delta District Library.

Explore Greater Lansing’s Art Districts That’s right, we have pockets of fun all around town now that can’t wait for you to explore. ReoTown (Blue Owl Coffee, ReoTown Marketplace and more!), Old Town Art District (Creole, Vintage Shops, Art Galleries and more.), Grand Ledge Bridge Street (It’s an “antique heaven”), Downtown Dewitt (Sweetie-licious and The Crafted Bean, are here! Don’t forget to stop by their great park downtown.), East Lansing has it all, Williamston (a fun and great little quick trip for delicious food and fun).

Lansing Greenhouses Horrocks

Walk/Tour Greenhouses Take some time to wander through Van Ettas on the East Side, Horrocks on the West Side, Lansing Gardens on the Southside, and Cottage Gardens near Holt.

Flicks Family Film Festival at Celebration Cinemas is going through Spring Break. Kids 12 watch for free.

Kids Eat Free all over town throughout the week.

More Things to Do During Spring Break

Find TONS of options in our Indoor Play Guide like jumping parks, gymnastics, roller skating, and much more!

Go on a date with your sweetheart.

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special Unlimited jump & laser tag for $19.99.

REACH Art Studio Enjoy a week of art workshops.

Lugnuts game Go nuts at a home game on the Saturday of Spring Break!

Michigan Historic Center Museum Lansing Kids Families

Museums There are enough museums around here to fill up your entire week. Impression 5, Michigan Historic Center, MSU Museum, ReOldsmuseum, Curwood Castle in Owosso, All Around Africa World Museum, Nokomis Learning Center, and The MSU Broad.

High Ropes Courses Try out a new adventure at this course in Howell, MI.

FunTyme Aventures Opening up for Spring – Head here for put-put golf and batting cages and have a – you guessed it – fun time!

Strange Matter Donuts Treat Tour

Go on a unique-treat taste tour Taste hand rolled ice cream and bubble tea at Unicha in EL, flavored popcorn at Cravings and Horrocks, pan dulce at Don Panchos, donuts (GF and Vegan options) at Strange Matter, and tea and treats at ReoTown Marketplace.

Sun Theatre Catch a flick for $3 in Grand Ledge!

See a Movie  It’s always a good time at NCG, Studio C, Celebration Cinema, and Regal Lansing.

Fenner Nature Center Camp

Spring Break Camps & Programs

Here are both fun and educational camp options for your kids this Spring Break in Lansing:

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Lansing Area Events – Things to do During Spring Break

Spring Break is the perfect opportunity to plan a “staycation” before the busy end of school year season catches up with us. Lansing has interactive and family bonding events to do just that. We can clear our heads, learn something in a cool setting, or just have some good old fashioned fun. The best part – we can do it in our own neck of the woods during Spring Break.

Click the + to find events throughout the week of Spring Break.

Events During Spring Break – Things to Do

Check out all of these events happening during the week of Spring Break:

Monday March 25, 2019

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 03/25
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 03/26
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 03/27
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday March 28, 2019

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 03/28
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday March 29, 2019

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 03/29
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Spring Break at Spare Time Entertainment Center

Date: 03/29
Location: Spare Time Entertainment Center – 3101 E Grand River Ave Lansing
Stay-cation Spring Break Special. Monday-Friday noon-5 PM ages 15 and under enjoy this hot deal. Hot dog, chips, drink, and $10 game card for only $9.99 per person. $1 games of bowling.
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 03/29
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 03/29
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday March 30, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 03/30
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 03/30
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday March 31, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 03/31
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 03/31
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Monday April 1, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 04/01
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break Adventures: Wonders of Water

Date: 04/01
Location: Fenner Nature Center – 2020 East Mount Hope Avenue Lansing
Water is the source of many mysteries in nature. Why is the sky blue? How do clouds form? How does rain fall from clouds? Today, campers will get up close and personal with the water cycle to find out the answers to these questions and more. Register here
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Random Fandom Anime April

Date: 04/01
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
MONDAY April 1st - “Ships” wall– Which Anime characters do you want to see together? - available all month in teen room TUESDAY, April 2nd - Anime Trivia– available all month in teen room WEDNESDAY, April 3rd - Anime crafts (buttons, soot sprites, anime soda cans) 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY, April [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Woldumar Nature Center Spring Break Camp

Date: 04/01
Location: Woldumar Nature Center – 5739 Old Lansing Rd Lansing
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center has been a Lansing area tradition for over half a century! Leave winter behind & SPRING into an adventure. Children currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through 5 have the opportunity to get outdoors and try new things! Make friends, be adventurous, have fun! This [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 am

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 04/01
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Eaton Rapids Area District Library Spring Break Activities

Date: 04/01
Location: Eaton Rapids Area District Library – 220 S Main St Eaton Rapids
Spend Spring Break at the Library! We'll have our LEGO collection and coloring supplies out all week. Free & open to the public. No Library Card or registration required.
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 04/01
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Spring Break Specials in GROW

Date: 04/01
Location: AL!VE – 800 W Lawrence Ave Charlotte
Staying local this spring break? Come to GROW at AL!VE and partake in fantastic drop-in events! Keep your kiddos entertained from slime making to Disney bingo. All week long we have something for every wee-one in your family! $5 per activity. Regular GROW drop-in rates apply. All ages welcome!
Time: 10:00 am

Spring Break Table Top Art

Date: 04/01
Location: CADL- Haslett Branch – 1590 Franklin Street Haslett
Drop in during open hours between April 1-5 to create art projects from a variety of table top supplies.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Delta Township

Date: 04/01
Location: Michaels- Delta Township – 416 N Marketplace Blvd Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Jackson

Date: 04/01
Location: Michaels- Jackson – 1525 Boardman Rd Jackson
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Lansing

Date: 04/01
Location: Michaels- Lansing – 540 Frandor Ave Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Break at Spare Time Entertainment Center

Date: 04/01
Location: Spare Time Entertainment Center – 3101 E Grand River Ave Lansing
Stay-cation Spring Break Special. Monday-Friday noon-5 PM ages 15 and under enjoy this hot deal. Hot dog, chips, drink, and $10 game card for only $9.99 per person. $1 games of bowling.
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/01
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Portland District Library Spring Break Week

Date: 04/01
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
Spring break week at the library is all about honey bees this year! Watch a movie on "Movie Monday", learn about the importance of honey bees, from a Beekeeper from the Center of Michigan Beekeepers, on Tuesday during "Honey, Bee Amazed" and listen to stories and complete a craft on [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spring break family dance party!

Date: 04/01
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
Join Mr. Mike on Monday, April 1st @ 2:00 pm for a family dance party. If the weather is good, we'll be dancing out in the yard to some great tunes! All ages are welcome!
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/01
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday April 2, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 04/02
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break Adventures: World Beneath Our Feet

Date: 04/02
Location: Fenner Nature Center – 2020 East Mount Hope Avenue Lansing
Campers will dig down below the surface today to find out what lies beneath. Using soil corers and trowels, campers will get down in the dirt, then examine the invertebrate life that lives in the soil, such as worms and roly polys, which help provide nutrients for plants to grow. [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Random Fandom Anime April

Date: 04/02
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
MONDAY April 1st - “Ships” wall– Which Anime characters do you want to see together? - available all month in teen room TUESDAY, April 2nd - Anime Trivia– available all month in teen room WEDNESDAY, April 3rd - Anime crafts (buttons, soot sprites, anime soda cans) 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY, April [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Woldumar Nature Center Spring Break Camp

Date: 04/02
Location: Woldumar Nature Center – 5739 Old Lansing Rd Lansing
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center has been a Lansing area tradition for over half a century! Leave winter behind & SPRING into an adventure. Children currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through 5 have the opportunity to get outdoors and try new things! Make friends, be adventurous, have fun! This [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 am

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 04/02
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Eaton Rapids Area District Library Spring Break Activities

Date: 04/02
Location: Eaton Rapids Area District Library – 220 S Main St Eaton Rapids
Spend Spring Break at the Library! We'll have our LEGO collection and coloring supplies out all week. Free & open to the public. No Library Card or registration required.
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 04/02
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Spring Break Specials in GROW

Date: 04/02
Location: AL!VE – 800 W Lawrence Ave Charlotte
Staying local this spring break? Come to GROW at AL!VE and partake in fantastic drop-in events! Keep your kiddos entertained from slime making to Disney bingo. All week long we have something for every wee-one in your family! $5 per activity. Regular GROW drop-in rates apply. All ages welcome!
Time: 10:00 am

Spring Break Table Top Art

Date: 04/02
Location: CADL- Haslett Branch – 1590 Franklin Street Haslett
Drop in during open hours between April 1-5 to create art projects from a variety of table top supplies.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Delta Township

Date: 04/02
Location: Michaels- Delta Township – 416 N Marketplace Blvd Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Jackson

Date: 04/02
Location: Michaels- Jackson – 1525 Boardman Rd Jackson
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Lansing

Date: 04/02
Location: Michaels- Lansing – 540 Frandor Ave Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Break at Spare Time Entertainment Center

Date: 04/02
Location: Spare Time Entertainment Center – 3101 E Grand River Ave Lansing
Stay-cation Spring Break Special. Monday-Friday noon-5 PM ages 15 and under enjoy this hot deal. Hot dog, chips, drink, and $10 game card for only $9.99 per person. $1 games of bowling.
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/02
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Medieval Times Spring Break--Chess & Checkers

Date: 04/02
Location: CADL- Okemos Branch – 4321 Okemos Road Okemos
This week we'll journey back to the Middle Ages, a time of kings, queens, knights and castles. Today: Drop in to play chess and checkers.
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Spring Break Family Game Day!

Date: 04/02
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
Come join Mr. Mike to play some great family games at 2:00 pm. Tuesday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm. Mr. Mike will teach you a new game, or choose from a large selection of classic board games or family friendly modern games. All ages welcome!
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Break for Fun: Minecraft & More

Date: 04/02
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Enjoy your spring break—get out for an afternoon of fun and play Minecraft with us!! We’ll have the server set up and the laptops ready to go for an afternoon of fun! Additional game or building activities available too.
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/02
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland District Library Spring Break Week

Date: 04/02
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
Spring break week at the library is all about honey bees this year! Watch a movie on "Movie Monday", learn about the importance of honey bees, from a Beekeeper from the Center of Michigan Beekeepers, on Tuesday during "Honey, Bee Amazed" and listen to stories and complete a craft on [...]
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday April 3, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 04/03
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break Adventures: Investigating Insects

Date: 04/03
Location: Fenner Nature Center – 2020 East Mount Hope Avenue Lansing
Don’t step on that ant! Insects are often overlooked due to their tiny nature, but there are many, many more insects on Earth than there are people. Today, campers will look up close at the insects at Fenner to learn where they go and how they live. Register here
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Spring Break Shooting Camp 2019

Date: 04/03
Location: Aim High Sports – 7977 Centerline Dr. Dimondale
This camp is designed to focus on the fundamental skill development of shooting and shot creating. For Boys and Girls 3rd-8th Grade The camp will be led by Paige Sauer who played at The University of Connecticut and in the WNBA for the Los Angeles Sparks and the Cleveland Rockers. Click here for [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Woldumar Nature Center Spring Break Camp

Date: 04/03
Location: Woldumar Nature Center – 5739 Old Lansing Rd Lansing
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center has been a Lansing area tradition for over half a century! Leave winter behind & SPRING into an adventure. Children currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through 5 have the opportunity to get outdoors and try new things! Make friends, be adventurous, have fun! This [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 am

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 04/03
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Eaton Rapids Area District Library Spring Break Activities

Date: 04/03
Location: Eaton Rapids Area District Library – 220 S Main St Eaton Rapids
Spend Spring Break at the Library! We'll have our LEGO collection and coloring supplies out all week. Free & open to the public. No Library Card or registration required.
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 04/03
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Spring Break Specials in GROW

Date: 04/03
Location: AL!VE – 800 W Lawrence Ave Charlotte
Staying local this spring break? Come to GROW at AL!VE and partake in fantastic drop-in events! Keep your kiddos entertained from slime making to Disney bingo. All week long we have something for every wee-one in your family! $5 per activity. Regular GROW drop-in rates apply. All ages welcome!
Time: 10:00 am

Spring Break Table Top Art

Date: 04/03
Location: CADL- Haslett Branch – 1590 Franklin Street Haslett
Drop in during open hours between April 1-5 to create art projects from a variety of table top supplies.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Delta Township

Date: 04/03
Location: Michaels- Delta Township – 416 N Marketplace Blvd Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Jackson

Date: 04/03
Location: Michaels- Jackson – 1525 Boardman Rd Jackson
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Lansing

Date: 04/03
Location: Michaels- Lansing – 540 Frandor Ave Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Break at Spare Time Entertainment Center

Date: 04/03
Location: Spare Time Entertainment Center – 3101 E Grand River Ave Lansing
Stay-cation Spring Break Special. Monday-Friday noon-5 PM ages 15 and under enjoy this hot deal. Hot dog, chips, drink, and $10 game card for only $9.99 per person. $1 games of bowling.
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Break for Fun: Minecraft & More

Date: 04/03
Location: Grand Ledge Area District Library- Main – 131 E. Jefferson St. Grand Ledge
Enjoy your spring break—get out for an afternoon of fun and play Minecraft with us!! We’ll have the server set up and the laptops ready to go for an afternoon of fun! Additional game or building activities available too.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/03
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spring Carnival

Date: 04/03
Location: Delta Township District Library – 5130 Davenport Drive Lansing
All ages. Join us for fun carnival games like bean bag toss, candy bar walk and more, plus face painting and prizes! Additionally, during the week of April 1-5 watch for a few extra day-time activities as many local school will be on spring break. You can view them on [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/03
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Random Fandom Anime April

Date: 04/03
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
MONDAY April 1st - “Ships” wall– Which Anime characters do you want to see together? - available all month in teen room TUESDAY, April 2nd - Anime Trivia– available all month in teen room WEDNESDAY, April 3rd - Anime crafts (buttons, soot sprites, anime soda cans) 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY, April [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday April 4, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 04/04
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break Adventures: Secret Life of Seeds

Date: 04/04
Location: Fenner Nature Center – 2020 East Mount Hope Avenue Lansing
How does a tall tree grow from a tiny seed? Seeds are tiny, secretive balls of energy. Many campers understand that plants grow from seeds, but how it happens is a mystery. Today, campers will dissect plants and seeds to find out what is inside, and explore how animals can [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Random Fandom Anime April

Date: 04/04
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
MONDAY April 1st - “Ships” wall– Which Anime characters do you want to see together? - available all month in teen room TUESDAY, April 2nd - Anime Trivia– available all month in teen room WEDNESDAY, April 3rd - Anime crafts (buttons, soot sprites, anime soda cans) 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY, April [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Woldumar Nature Center Spring Break Camp

Date: 04/04
Location: Woldumar Nature Center – 5739 Old Lansing Rd Lansing
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center has been a Lansing area tradition for over half a century! Leave winter behind & SPRING into an adventure. Children currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through 5 have the opportunity to get outdoors and try new things! Make friends, be adventurous, have fun! This [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 am

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 04/04
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Eaton Rapids Area District Library Spring Break Activities

Date: 04/04
Location: Eaton Rapids Area District Library – 220 S Main St Eaton Rapids
Spend Spring Break at the Library! We'll have our LEGO collection and coloring supplies out all week. Free & open to the public. No Library Card or registration required.
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Launch Lansing Spring Break Special

Date: 04/04
Location: Launch Lansing – 1982 W. Grand River Ave Okemos
March 25-28, April 1-4 from 10am-8pm $19.99 unlimited jump & laser tag *per person/per day, socks required
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Spring Break Specials in GROW

Date: 04/04
Location: AL!VE – 800 W Lawrence Ave Charlotte
Staying local this spring break? Come to GROW at AL!VE and partake in fantastic drop-in events! Keep your kiddos entertained from slime making to Disney bingo. All week long we have something for every wee-one in your family! $5 per activity. Regular GROW drop-in rates apply. All ages welcome!
Time: 10:00 am

Spring Break Table Top Art

Date: 04/04
Location: CADL- Haslett Branch – 1590 Franklin Street Haslett
Drop in during open hours between April 1-5 to create art projects from a variety of table top supplies.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Delta Township

Date: 04/04
Location: Michaels- Delta Township – 416 N Marketplace Blvd Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Jackson

Date: 04/04
Location: Michaels- Jackson – 1525 Boardman Rd Jackson
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Lansing

Date: 04/04
Location: Michaels- Lansing – 540 Frandor Ave Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Break at Spare Time Entertainment Center

Date: 04/04
Location: Spare Time Entertainment Center – 3101 E Grand River Ave Lansing
Stay-cation Spring Break Special. Monday-Friday noon-5 PM ages 15 and under enjoy this hot deal. Hot dog, chips, drink, and $10 game card for only $9.99 per person. $1 games of bowling.
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/04
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spring Break Nerf War!

Date: 04/04
Location: Ionia Community Library – 126 E Main St Ionia
It's our annual Spring Break Nerf War. Sign up today to get in on the fun. This event is Thursday, April 4th from 2:00-4:00 located at the Ionia Armory. You can bring your own blaster and darts, but NO RIVAL blasters. If you do not have a Nerf blaster, the [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Medieval Times Spring Break--Coat of Arms

Date: 04/04
Location: CADL- Okemos Branch – 4321 Okemos Road Okemos
This week we'll journey back to the Middle Ages, a time of kings, queens, knights and castles. Today: Design Your Coat of Arms. Limited to the first 20 to arrive.
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/04
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland District Library Spring Break Week

Date: 04/04
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
Spring break week at the library is all about honey bees this year! Watch a movie on "Movie Monday", learn about the importance of honey bees, from a Beekeeper from the Center of Michigan Beekeepers, on Tuesday during "Honey, Bee Amazed" and listen to stories and complete a craft on [...]
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday April 5, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 04/05
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break Adventures: Science of Flight

Date: 04/05
Location: Fenner Nature Center – 2020 East Mount Hope Avenue Lansing
Let your imagination soar to new heights in this expedition into the realm of birds. Find out how wing shape and structure helps birds fly. Then, head out on trail to see birds in action to investigate how they are uniquely adapted to live in their environment. Register here
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Woldumar Nature Center Spring Break Camp

Date: 04/05
Location: Woldumar Nature Center – 5739 Old Lansing Rd Lansing
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center has been a Lansing area tradition for over half a century! Leave winter behind & SPRING into an adventure. Children currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through 5 have the opportunity to get outdoors and try new things! Make friends, be adventurous, have fun! This [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 am

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 04/05
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Eaton Rapids Area District Library Spring Break Activities

Date: 04/05
Location: Eaton Rapids Area District Library – 220 S Main St Eaton Rapids
Spend Spring Break at the Library! We'll have our LEGO collection and coloring supplies out all week. Free & open to the public. No Library Card or registration required.
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spring Break Specials in GROW

Date: 04/05
Location: AL!VE – 800 W Lawrence Ave Charlotte
Staying local this spring break? Come to GROW at AL!VE and partake in fantastic drop-in events! Keep your kiddos entertained from slime making to Disney bingo. All week long we have something for every wee-one in your family! $5 per activity. Regular GROW drop-in rates apply. All ages welcome!
Time: 10:00 am

Spring Break Table Top Art

Date: 04/05
Location: CADL- Haslett Branch – 1590 Franklin Street Haslett
Drop in during open hours between April 1-5 to create art projects from a variety of table top supplies.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Delta Township

Date: 04/05
Location: Michaels- Delta Township – 416 N Marketplace Blvd Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Jackson

Date: 04/05
Location: Michaels- Jackson – 1525 Boardman Rd Jackson
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring MAKE Camp at Michaels- Lansing

Date: 04/05
Location: Michaels- Lansing – 540 Frandor Ave Lansing
Keep little makers' creativity flowing during their Spring Break! Supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Recommended Age: 3 and Up April 1- Ocean Slime April 2- Code Bracelet April 3- Build A Ship April 4- Get Art-Sea! April 5- Count Fish Game
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Random Fandom Anime April

Date: 04/05
Location: Portland District Library – 334 Kent Street Portland
MONDAY April 1st - “Ships” wall– Which Anime characters do you want to see together? - available all month in teen room TUESDAY, April 2nd - Anime Trivia– available all month in teen room WEDNESDAY, April 3rd - Anime crafts (buttons, soot sprites, anime soda cans) 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY, April [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Spring Break at Spare Time Entertainment Center

Date: 04/05
Location: Spare Time Entertainment Center – 3101 E Grand River Ave Lansing
Stay-cation Spring Break Special. Monday-Friday noon-5 PM ages 15 and under enjoy this hot deal. Hot dog, chips, drink, and $10 game card for only $9.99 per person. $1 games of bowling.
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/05
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Medieval Times Spring Break--Princess Bride (Age 8 & up)

Date: 04/05
Location: CADL- Okemos Branch – 4321 Okemos Road Okemos
This week we'll journey back to the Middle Ages, a time of kings, queens, knights and castles. Today: We'll screen The Princess Bride (PG-13).
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

EDRU Spring Break Matinees

Date: 04/05
Location: Edru Skate – 1891 N Cedar St Holt
Come skate with us over Spring Break! Our afternoon skate is $7 and our evening skate is $6.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday April 6, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 04/06
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 04/06
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Eaton Rapids Area District Library Spring Break Activities

Date: 04/06
Location: Eaton Rapids Area District Library – 220 S Main St Eaton Rapids
Spend Spring Break at the Library! We'll have our LEGO collection and coloring supplies out all week. Free & open to the public. No Library Card or registration required.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday April 7, 2019

GRAM Free Admission during Spring Break

Date: 04/07
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! (March 30 – April 7). Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions – A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions – Dylan [...]
Time: All Day

Spring Break 2019: Hawaiian Staycation

Date: 04/07
Location: Funday’s Family Fun Cafe – 2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson
Staying home for Spring Break? Well, grab your grass skirts and coconuts & come and enjoy a little bit of Hawaii with us! We will be offering some Hawaiian inspired crafts, tropical music and some yummy Hawaiian-themed food specials all week long!
Time: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday October 26, 2019

Family Movie Matinee

Date: 10/26
Location: Delta Township District Library – 5130 Davenport Drive Lansing
All ages.  Join us each month for a new-to-DVD family-friendly movie, shown on our big screen.  It is free to attend and popcorn will be provided.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spring Break Getaway Trips Close By and Worth the Drive!

Short road trips can be really fun, doable, and take minimal planning.

Packing light in few bags makes traveling with kids pretty smooth. Along with sleeping in the car – being prepared with drawing kits, books, and a couple of small toys can be immensely helpful when we head out out town. We are so lucky to live in the Lansing area – right in the center of fun getway spots that are – as one our team, Sarah, puts it – “one-tank” options.

Here are our top choices for Spring Break quick-getaway destinations:

Grand Rapids GRAM Art Museum

“One-Tank” Getaway Spring Break Trips:

Indoor Waterpark

Mt Pleasant Soaring Eagle Indoor PlayWater Park

Outside-Coffee-Grand-Rapids

Visit Grand Rapids GRKIDS has an amazing spring break guide for families. You’ll find things to do that suit your family’s needs. 45 min to 1-hour drive from Lansing.

kalamazoo Valley Museum

Visit Kalamazoo: KZOOKIDS Ultimate Spring Break planner will guide your family through great ideas. Plus, our family loves the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. It’s FREE to the public and a great indoor destination during Spring Break. 1 hour drive from Lansing. Bonus: Just next door is the Kingman Museum in Battle Creek and is newly FREE to the public as well!

belle-isle-winter-in-detroit

Visit Detroit: Head over to Detroit for so much fun! Belle Isle is free to the public and their Conservatory, Aquarium, and Nature Center are a blast for both the kids and parents. Plus, check out other amazing things happening around the waterfront and Campus Martius for guaranteed fun during the week. 59 min to 1 h and 30 min from Lansing.

Curwood Castle Owosso

Visit Owosso: There are so many adorable shops, great coffee at Fosters, and amazing food at Lula’s Louisiana Cuisine and her sister’s restaurant Lily Pearls Lounge next door. Visit the Polar Express Train, or tour the Curwood Castle and walk the cities suspension bridge.

Millenium-Park-Chicago-Kids

Visit Chicago: Take in the sites, play at Millenium Park, check out Shedds Aquarium and other museums, shop the Magnificent Mile, and visit Navy Pier and more! If you plan to do it all the City Pass is a great option to save money and skip having to stand in lines. Also, Chicagokids is a great place to start if you’re wanting family tips and ideas.

Whether you choose to have a staycation or go on a getaway – have an awesome Spring Break, friends!