Children can create memorable adventures without ever leaving the community.
Through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” program, which offers participants free access to more than two-dozen venues and events, youth can enjoy affordable activity. “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” kicks off with “Explore Flint & Genesee Family Friendly” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 18.
Stops on the tour include Flint Children’s Museum, where guests can check out the “Sproutside” exhibit, which blends physical activity with education about nature, and includes a picnic lunch. Also spotlighted will be Sloan Museum at Courtland Center, where ages 4 to adult can see robotic animals and learn through hands-on action how their bodies operate. Then at Applewood Estate kids can walk barefoot on the grass while seeing an apple orchard or learning how food is grown. For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum features a tree house, children’s garden, and trails to explore.
The variety of free options on the tour, ranging from culture to outdoor exploration, combine to bring good times closer to home.
Future one-day family outings that offer additional attractions for children are also scheduled:
- Aug. 9 – “Explore Flint & Genesee County Trails”
- Sept. 21 – “Explore Flint & Genesee County Orchards”
- Oct. 12 – “Explore Flint & Genesee Arts and Culture”
Free transportation will be provided by MTA, but registration is required online at flintandgenesee.org/be-a-tourist-in-your-home-town-series or by phone at (810) 600-1456.