Tons of Family-Friendly Things to Do This Weekend In and Around Flint

Tons of Family-Friendly Things to Do This Weekend In and Around Flint

Get out and enjoy the spring warm-up this weekend! It’s a great time to get out the bikes, visit area parks and participate in fun springtime activities from Flint’s Arwalk  to the many free and low cost activities at area museums.

Let your creative side show this weekend with family-friendly artistic events in and around the area. There are a variety of ways to get your hands dirty with paint or any other medium you prefer.

If you’re looking for even more great things to do this weekend and beyond, check out this month’s GOguide, which makes it even easier to find fun, family-friendly activities.

YOUNG ARTISTS TODAY is an exhibition of works of art by talented high school students in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties. The exhibition will take place in the Gallery at Greater Flint Arts Council. An opening reception will take place during ARTWALK. There will be an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

APRIL 14; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

ARTWALK

Greater Flint Arts Council

816 Saginaw Street

Flint, MI 48502

Cost: FREE

Learn more: greaterflintartscouncil.org

FAMILY DAY. Create an Art Deco Mermaid at Painting with a Twist. The family-friendly event will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Painting with a Twist, 17155 Silver Parkway in Fenton. There is a small fee to participate. Source: paintingwithatwist.com

APRIL 15; 11 a.m.

PAINTING WITH A TWIST

17155 Silver Parkway

Fenton

Cost: $35 per participant; includes materials

Learn more: paintingwithatwist.com

ART SMART. Grab the family and take a walk through Flint’s Institute of Arts (FIA). Flint Institute of Arts (FIA). Bridge Card holders can enjoy free admission. Present your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid photo ID to the Visitor Services representative at the FIA lobby front desk to get up to four individual entry passes.

DAILY; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

1120 Kearsley Street

Flint, MI

Cost: FREE with Bridge Card. See website for general admission prices.

Learn more: Call 810-234-1695 or visit flintarts.org

EGG HUNT This is not your ordinary egg hunt! During the Animal Egg Hunt, kids will learn all about animals that come from eggs and even meeting a few up-close!

APRIL 15; 10:30 a.m. – Noon

ANIMAL EGG HUNT

For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum 2142 Genesee Rd. Burton, MI 48509

800-648-7275

Youth ages 5+ will love this extraordinary egg hunt, which introduces them to animals that come from eggs. They’ll even have an opportunity to get close to a few of them, before they head outdoors to hike the trails in search of animal eggs. Dress for the weather.

Registration: Pre-registration not required

Ages: 5+, all abilities

Cost: $3 per student

Learn more: geneseeparks.org/events

WOLF WALK. Be among the first families to see the Children’s Zoo’s new Mexican Grey Wolves exhibit, which opens tomorrow.

APRIL 15; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MEMBERSFEST!

CHILDREN’S ZOO AT CELEBRATION SQUARE

1730 S. Washington Ave.

Saginaw, MI 48601

989-759-1408

Zoo members are invited to come out enjoy this pre-opening event and be among the first to see its Mexican Grey Wolves in their newly built exhibit. Zoo membership package costs vary in price, beginning at an annual individual membership ($40) to the popular family package ($95). Other options are also available.

Cost: FREE to members

Learn more: saginawzoo.com

JACK & THE BEANSTALK. Follow Jack as he journeys up the fantastical beanstalk to an encounter with a very silly giant, and to the rescue of his father, learning valuable lessons about other people’s things. This Wild Swan production is recommended for ages 3 and up.

APRIL 14; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

1025 E Kearsley St.

Flint, MI 48503

Cost: $10 per participant

Learn more: thefyt.org

DISC GOLF. Players of all ages are getting into Goldenrod’s 18-basket disc golf course, which features rubber tee pads. Disc golf is played like ball golf but uses flying discs that look like Frisbees. One stroke is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first. The player with the fewest strokes on the previous hole is first to tee off. The winner is the golfer with the lowest score. A printable scorecard with playing instructions is available on the Genesee County Parks website. Players must bring their own equipment.

DAILY: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

GOLDENROD DISC GOLF

6405 Irish Road

Davidson, MI

Cost: FREE

Learn more: Call 810-736-7100 or visit geneseecountyparks.org

Editor’s Note: To see more local activity listings see TheHUB’s GOguide monthly activity calendar, sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

 

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