Indoor Winter Fun places to go in Metro Detroit! Arcades, playplaces, bounce houses, indoor waterparks, indoor playgrounds, bowling centers and venues around town to have family fun when the weather is too cold outside. Fun indoor places to go in Oakland County and Metro Detroit Michigan. Things to do for kids and adults in SE Michigan when it’s too cold outside for outdoor fun or school is called for snow days.
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Indoor Winter Fun Places Metro Detroit
Auburn Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan (Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 866-622-0605, website)
32,000 sq feet of of Lego fun. Features tours, 4D Cinema studios, master classes from the LEGO Master Model Builder, hands-play areas, build and test zone with racetracks, indoor playscape, and much more. Review – Pics.
Peppa Pig World of Play (4362 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326, Between Districts 6 & 7, www.peppapigworldofplay.com)
Peppa Pig World of Play is a new indoor play center designed specifically to give pre-school children an opportunity to step into the magical world of Peppa Pig and have fun with their favorite TV character in a unique setting packed full of activities. Review – Pics – Video.
Round1 Bowling and Amusement Center (4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, District 5) 60,000 sq foot bowling, dining, arcade, karaoke, billiards, darts, ping-pong and more entertainment center. Fun for kids AND adults! Review – Pics.
Sea life Aquarium (Great Lakes Crossing, Auburn Hills, MI, website)
35,000 square foot aquarium filled with exhibits, touch screen displays, interactive touch pools, kids play area and more. Review – Pics.
Topgolf (500 Great Lakes Crossing Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 248-904-1032, topgolf.com/us/auburn-hills)
This Topgolf location is a family entertainment facility that combines dining, bowling, darts, and of course… golf. Basically, it is a driving range set-up, but with targets. So fun! Review – Pics.
Birmingham Indoor Winter Fun Places
Emagine Palladium (209 Hamilton Rd, Birmingham, MI, 248-385-0500, website)
Stadium-style seating in a luxurious movie going experience. 2,500 seats on 12 screens to a luxurious viewing experience with large custom designed leather styled recliner chairs in 5 screens with a limited seating capacity of 540 seats. Review – Pics.
Bloomfield Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
Cranbrook Institute of Science (39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303, 248-645-3200, website)
The Cranbrook Institute of Science museum is a hands on and interactive and covers up-to-date scientific studies about the earth and universe. You will also find fun traveling exhibits, rocks and crystals, a planetarium, a mineral gallery, and more! This Winter’s traveling exhibit is Space: A Journey Into Our Future.
MeowTownLounge (33230 W 14 Mile Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 (Inside Pet Valu), 586-825-3350, website)
Party with the cool cats – LITERALLY. MeowTownLounge was designed as a fun place where you can hang out with cats and kittens available for adoption. They host board game days with cats, movie nights with cats, and kitty meet & greets.
Clarkston Indoor Winter Fun Places
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348, 248-625-6473, oaklandcountyparks.com)
Wint Nature Center features hands-on, interactive natural history exhibits and educational fun. The Nature Center is home to several Oakland County Parks nature events for kids including Star Lab, badge days for scouts, and more. You’ll find small animals and reptiles in aquariums inside the nature center as you wander from station to station. Review / Pics / Info
Clawson Indoor Winter Fun Places
Farmington Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
The HAWK (29995 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, fhgov.com)
The NEW state-of-the-art community center offers indoor sports, a theatre, eSports, a theatre, aquatics center, and much more. Day passes are available to explore all the fun. Review / Pics / Info
Heritage Park Nature Center (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-536-5617, www.fhgov.com)
Seasonal programs offered year-round. Enjoy the backyard bird viewing area, native fish aquariums, hands-on activity stations, a nature library, and Discovery Cove. Review / Pics / Info
Jungle Java (27658 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-919-3284)
Indoor Oakland County Playscape + Coffee Shop. many areas and caters to many different age levels. This is probably one of the indoor playscapes that can still entertain the older kids (up to age 9). It even has a separate area set aside for toddlers under three years old. Review.
Flint Indoor Winter Fun Places
Flint Children’s Museum (1602 W University Avenue, Flint, MI 48504, 810-767-5437, flintchildrensmuseum.org)
Built as a hands-on experimental learning center, FCM hosts more than 40,000 visitors a year. The Flint Children’s Museum is the place for children to explore and grow through hands on learning while having a blast. With a variety of exhibition spaces, weekly activities, and more, children can learn and interact with all the wonders of the world. Review / Pics / Info.
Longway Planetarium (1310 E Kearsley St, Flint, Michigan 48503, 810-237-3400, sloanlongway.org)
In November 2021, Longway received an upgrade to its computer systems and upgraded its planetarium projection system to Digistar 7. It remains Michigan’s largest and most technologically advanced planetarium facility. Enjoy the show with showtimes Tuesdays through Sundays.
Sloan Museum (1221 E Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, 810-237-3450, www.sloanlongway.org)
Sloan Museum Exhibits at Courtland Center (4190 E Court St, Burton, MI 48509, 810-237-3450, SloanMuseum.org)
The fabulous Sloan Museum always has kid-friends, fun exhibits! Check out the HotWheels Race to Win exhibit at Courtland Center from 2/5/22 – 5/15/22. The NEW Sloan Museum of Discovery is currently undergoing fantastic upgrades and will re-open on 7/16/22. Until then, check out HotWheels at Courtland Center this winter!
Grosse Pointe Indoor Winter Fun Places
Lake Orion / Orion Twp Indoor Winter Fun Places
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Twp., MI 48359 Phone: 248-340-0910, website)
fLipSpot hosts gymnastics, trampoline sessions, open gym sessions, birthday parties and so much more. Check out Friday Night fLipOut Review – pics.
Madison Hts Indoor Winter Fun Places
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100, oaklandcountyparks.com)
he inside of the Nature Center has plenty of interactive displays and live animals. The building houses large room perfect for birthday parties, field trips, and meetings. Review / Pics / Info
Milford Indoor Winter Fun Places
Kensington Metropark Nature Center at Kensington Metropark (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
The Nature Center at Kensington Metropark offers interactive exhibits, live animals, and more. Friendly Metropark Park Interpreters are always on-site and always available to answer questions. Visitors will see and get to learn about turtles, snakes, fish, even a large Red-Tailed Hawk named Ranger. Review – Pics
Novi Indoor Winter Fun Places
Emagine Theatre (44425 W 12 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 888-319-FILM, website)
Emagine Theatre features stadium-style seating, gourmet snack foods, wide rows and luxurious seats.
Oxford Indoor Winter Fun Places
Great Lakes Kids Energy Zone (Legacy 925 – 925 N Lapeer Rd Suite 318, Oxford, MI 48371, 248-236-9600, www.GreatLakesKidsEnergy.com)
Gymnastics, Kindermusik, dance, ninja zone classes and more. Plenty of open play opportunities and parents night out fun for kids events too. More Info.
K1 Speed (925 N Lapeer Rd #137, Oxford, MI 48371, 248-823-7677, www.k1speed.com)
K1 features high speed electric go karts, bowling, a sports bar, fowling, pool, archery tag, and more in one HUGE, state of the art indoor racetrack location. Review – Pics
Splash Zone (925 North Lapeer Road Suite 424, Oxford, MI 48371, 248-572-4313, splashzone925.com)
Best indoor swim pool in SE Michigan offers open swim, lap swim, lessons, fitness classes and more. Even drop-in swim times. It’s always 80 degrees at Splash Zone, perfect for the winter months and keep those swim skill sharp. Review – Pics.
Urban Air Trampoline Park
925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Twp, MI 48371, 800-960-4778, website
The 30,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Urban Air Trampoline Park offers dodgeball courts, a foam pit, soft play area, special trampoline zone for kids age 7 and under, a tumble track, wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, Warrior Obstacle Course, a Warrior Battle Beam, Slam Dunk Zone and MUCH MORE. Review – Pics – Video.
Rochester / Rochester Hills Indoor Winter Fun Places
Friendship Factory (210 West University, Rochester, MI 48038, 586-530-9090, website)
Friendship Factory store offers fun events, such as the craft bar, glitter tattoo station, shimmer lotion and sugar scrub creation station, party room, painting parties (a kids version of the adult “guided” paint classes), and a cozy lounging area. Fun for teens and tweens. Review – pics.
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (500 East Second Street, Rochester, MI 48307, 248-340-0910, website)
fLipSpot hosts gymnastics, trampoline sessions, open gym sessions, birthday parties and so much more. Review – pics.
MI Combat Laser Tag (2636 S Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, 248-564-2760, MI-Combat.com)
Over 12,000 square feet, state-of-the-art, tactical laser tag for kids, pre-teens, teens, and adults. Take laser tag to the next level. More info.
RARA Indoor Playscape ( 500 E. Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307, 248-656-8308, website)
The RARA Indoor Playscape is convenient for many different scenarios. It’s a great option for parents to occupy time with young children while their older children are attending classes. It can be rented out for birthday parties. It’s also a great option for getting a playgroup together to play on a snowy or rainy day. Review – pics.
Robot Garage Rochester Hills (1659 Hamlin Road, Suite F, Rochester Hills, MI, 48309, 248-213-9960, therobotgarage.com)
Drop-in with your kids for unstructured LEGO building and interactive robotics activities. All ages welcome! Revew – Pics.
Rochester Play (380 E Second Street, Rochester MI 48307, 248-650-7529, website)
Almost 11,000 square feet of indoor fun for toddlers and kids (to about age 11). Parents can enjoy the cull service cafe (smoothies, salads, sandwiches, coffee, breakfasts foods) while kids climb the day away. They even have an indoor arcade. Review – Pics.
Avon North Hill Lanes (150 West Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, 248-651-8544, website)
Avon North Hill Lanes is the premier bowling center in Rochester Hills, serving all of our neighboring communities! Avon North Hill Lanes is a huge hit with video game crowd. They have vintage and new pinball machines and tons of arcade games in addition to bowling! Review.
Emagine Theatre (200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, 888-319-FILM, website)
Emagine Theatre features stadium-style seating, gourmet snack foods, wide rows and luxurious seats. Review – Pics.
Royal Oak Indoor Winter Fun Places
Inflatable Playspaces (5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak, MI 48073, 248-288-5888, website)
Indoor bouncehouse fun. Inflatable Playspaces offers inflatable bouncers of all kinds to rent but they also have open bounce times to bring the kids. Review.
The Great Escape Room (301 W Fourth Street, Suite LL110, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248-495-7032, website)
Part scavenger hunt, part puzzle, part mystery, all fun! The Great Escape Room gives you 60 minutes to solve their clues and escape their room. This is a great team-building experience. Fun for kids and teens ages 12 and up and perfect for large groups. Review – Pics.
Wild Winter Weekends at The Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, RoyalOak, MI 48067, website)
The Detroit Zoo holds Wild Winter Weekends on select weekends during January, February and March. Wild Winter Weekends are themed events for kids that include indoor crafts and fun. All activities are free with Zoo admission. All sessions are held at the Ford Education Center. Review – Pics.
Emagine Theatre (200 N Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067, Phone 888-319-FILM)
Upscale movie theatre and bowling. The 71,000 square foot Emagine Theatre entertainment facility features a 10-screen movie theatre and 16 lanes of upscale boutique bowling. Emagine has luxurious seats and serves cocktails, other alcoholic beverages and upscale snack options beyond standard movie theatre fare. Also in Rochester Hills and Novi. Review – Pics.
Shelby Twp Indoor Winter Fun Places
Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center at Stony Creek Metropark (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Snakes, turtles and fish, educational displays, and seasonal exhibits inside the center. Additionally, Park interpreters host nature walks and interpretive programs. Scout programs, home school programs, and field trips are offered at Stony Creek Nature Center under the guidance of a trained naturalist. Don’t forget to check out the animals outside too. Review – Pics
The New Rink (50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp., MI 48317, 586-731-5006, www.thenewrink.com)
Open skates, special events, parties, lessons, they even have bounce zone that comes with the price of admission! Review – Pics.
Sterling Hts Indoor Winter Fun Places
Troy Indoor Winter Fun Places
MJR Grand Digital Cinema (100 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083, 248-498-2100, website)
Oversized aisles, leather seats, a 45×84 movie screen (also measured as 4 stories by 8 stories) and a Dolby Atmos sound system with 49 speakers placed all around the theatre. MJR has 9 Metro Detroit locations. Visit their website to find one near you! Review – Pics.
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-3484, website)
Affordable fun for residents and non-residents of Troy. The 127,000 square foot facility has an indoor aquatic center with slides and fun child splash zone. Review – pics.
Troy Gymnastics (1921 Northwood Dr, Troy, MI 48084, 248-816 8496, www.troygymnastics.com)
Gymnastics, ninja zone, ropes course, open gym times and weekly Parents Night Out events for kids in the open gym. More info.
AirTime Trampoline and Game Park (662 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-918-0909)
Indoor trampoline park. AirTime Trampoline is a 31,000 square foot trampoline zone and arcade in Oakland County. Review – Pics – Video.
Skate World of Troy (2825 E Maple Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-689-4100, www.skateworldoftroy.com)
Skating-perfect wood floors, great sound system, friendly staff, arcade, snack bar, and more for affordable family fun at skate world. Learn to Skate classes, affordable inline or roller skate rentals make it a fun place to go inside when the weather is too cold outside! Review – Info.
Utica Indoor Winter Fun Places
Dave and Buster’s (45511 Park Avenue, Utica, Michigan 48315)
Upscale arcade. Dave and Buster’s is humongous bar and restaurant that features a Midway of arcade and carnival style games. It’s upscale and features the latest and greatest arcade games. Dave and Buster’s is more like a casino experience for adults and kids than it is a Chuck E Cheese Michigan arcade visit. Also in Novi MI. Review.
Walled Lake Indoor Winter Fun Places
Waterford Indoor Winter Fun Places
Elite Sportsplex (2212 Mall Dr East, Waterford, MI 48328, 248-791-7944, www.elitesportsplex.com)
73,000 sq ft indoor facility features volleyball courts, basketball courts, cheer, lacrosse, gymnastics, futsol, dodgeball, and more. You can rent Elite Sportsplex sports courts to host parties, or just drop by for open gym. Elite hosts leagues, practices, and tournaments. Review – Pics.
White Lake Indoor Winter Fun Places
Environmental Discovery Center at Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
The 2-story EDC is situated on 60 acres and features interactive displays, classrooms, a fully functioning biology lab, and an event room. In addition the educational, the beauty is astounding – inside & out. The back of EDC has a large pond you can view from below the surface inside the facility. Review – Pics – Info
Wixom Indoor Winter Fun Places
Visit the Oakland County Moms Birthday Party Directory or our business review section to find more info on Metro Detroit indoor winter fun places, and Metro Detroit indoor entertainment venues. Contact us or call us at 248-534-3934 to be listed on this page or our Birthday Party Directory.
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