Your Library Card: A Ticket to Michigan Adventure and Savings

Do you have a Michigan Library card?  Starting on  May 24th, you can access hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, National Parks, historic sites, recreation areas and campgrounds for either free or discounted admission.

Through the Michgian Activity Pass Program you can access over 100 State Parks, 138 Campgrounds and many more activties.  Just print a free one-day pass, which can be done at your local library or at home. You can get more info and details at

Here are just a few of the great places you can visit: 

25 East Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226 
Our mission is to explore a variety of cultures and foster an appreciation for the wisdom of traditions, the beauty of the spirit and the art of diverse communities through puppet performances, exhibitions and educational classes. We produce a year-round repertory of puppet shows that explore a variety of cultures. 
One child free admittance per adult ticket purchased. 15% discount in our giftshop. Valid at any public performance with advance reservations. Limit 1 voucher per family of up to 4 persons. Limit 4 vouchers/families per performance. MUST RSVP in advance by calling 313-961-7777; subject to availability. 
5020 John R
Detroit, MI 48202 
The Michigan Science Center is yours to discover…from our five theaters-Michigan’s only Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre, Dassault Systemes Planetarium, Toyota Engineering Center, Chrysler Science Stage and DTE Energy Sparks Theater-to hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on life, space, engineering, physical science and more. 
One free IMAX or Planetarium ticket with each general admission purchase. Limit 4. Code: IMX-900. 
60 W. Wattles Road
Troy, MI 48098 
The Troy Historic Village includes thirteen structures on a charming 5 acre Village Green with large trees, picnic tables and flower gardens at the northwest corner of Wattles Road at Livernois. The fully restored buildings include Settler’s Cabin, Caswell House, Poppleton School, General Store, Print Shop, Wagon Shop, Parsonage, Old Troy Church, Town Hall, and Village Store. 
Free admission for children when accompanied by paying adults.
Does not include special events. 
16135 Harper Ave
Detroit, MI 48224 
Arts & Scraps uses recycled materials to help all ages and abilities learn, create and play. Our store features a bulk area to stuff bags, packs with open-ended projects for individuals or groups in an interactive area featuring a junk xylophone, a 6′ Michigan map and other stations, plus a creative center with a project to take home. 
Four people can vist ScrapVille, our interactive centers + a creative project, free of charge. The MAP pass is valid any time we are open. 
311 East Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226 
A center that develops, promotes, presents and preserves the African and African American cultural arts traditions within our multicultural community. 
Two for one on tickets for events. Discounts at participating neighborhood restaurants. 
2 Inselruhe Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207 
Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem and became Michigan’s 102nd State Park as part of a lease agreement with the City of Detroit. This 985-acre island park is situated on the Detroit River between the United States and Canada. Home to a variety of attractions, including an aquarium, conservatory, and the James Scott Memorial Fountain, this park provides a wide assortment of educational and recreational opportunities. 
Good for one day of FREE fun in this park! Allows ACCESS to one night of camping, but camping fees will still apply. If camping multiple days, a MAP pass can only be used for one day of the stay and one vehicle per campsite. Allows one vehicle to enter. Not valid for group events such as weddings or reunions. Not for access to shooting ranges. Staff reserves the right to deny entry to anyone believed to be abusing the program. Not redeemable for cash or credit toward a Recreation Passport. 
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cranbrook Educational Community, Cranbrook Art Museum houses a world-class colllection of modern and contemporary art. Vistit and enjoy exhibitions that pull from the museum’s legendary permanent collection as well as the best traveling shows that the art world has to offer. Be sure to take a stroll around the grounds to experience the museum’s impressive outdoor sculpture collection, and take some time to appreciate the historic architecture of the campus. 
Four free general admissions per MAP pass to the Cranbrook Art Museum. Does not include admission for tours or special events. 

200 Grand Avenue
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046 
The Michigan Transit Museum is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) educational institution dedicated to preserving the legacy and history of the railways, streetcars and electric interurbans in southeastern Michigan. 
Free admission to the Mount Clemens Depot Museum. 10% discount on all purchases of $20.00 or more in the museum store. Train fares are $7.00 for Adults and $4.00 for children ages 4-12. 
24915 Farmington Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336 
Located in beautiful Heritage Park, this 2,235 square foot nature facility offers interpretive exhibits reflecting our natural world, including a life-sized animal home exhibit with over 40 animals! Additionally, there is a bird viewing area, native fish aquariums, a library and a hands-on learning touch station for kids! Nature Center hosts educational programs, events, and clubs all year long. Make sure to visit the Nature Discovery Trail for children, or hike one of the nine other trails. 
MAP Pass holders receive free admission to Farmington Hills Nature Center. 
35500 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335 
The 70,000 square foot Ice Arena contains two ice surfaces with a total seating capacity of 1,200 people. The arena offers concession facilities, locker rooms, lockers, meeting and party rooms as well as, administrative offices. The facility provides both recreational and competitive skating opportunities. Skaters enjoy our youth and adult hockey program, public skating, Learn-to-Skate and figure skating. 
Buy one open skate, the second person skates for free.
1005 Van Hoosen Rd
Rochester, MI 48307 
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is located in historic Stoney Creek Village and includes the 1840 Van Hoosen Farm House, the 1848 StoneY Creek Schoolhouse, the 1850 Red House, the 1927 Calf Barn, the 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn and 16 acres of landscaped grounds bordered by Stoney Creek, including an award-winning Children’s Garden. Learn about the history of the greater Rochester area through educational displays, interactive exhibits, programs and special events. 
Buy one admission, get one free. Not valid during special events. Please check the website for the dates of the special events. 
20145 Beck Road
Northville, MI 48167 
Maybury State Park Contains almost 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, mature forest, a variety of wildlife and abundant wildflowers, the park gives people an opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities in a state park setting. 
Good for one day of FREE fun in this park! Allows ACCESS to one night of camping, but camping fees will still apply. If camping multiple days, a MAP pass can only be used for one day of the stay and one vehicle per campsite. Allows one vehicle to enter. Not valid for group events such as weddings or reunions. Not for access to shooting ranges. Staff reserves the right to deny entry to anyone believed to be abusing the program. Not redeemable for cash or credit toward a Recreation Passport. 

110 W Cross St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 
The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center’s mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention. 
Free admission for one person. Limit one pass per group or family.
Not valid on Memorial Day, June 27, 4th of July, August 29, Thanksgiving, December 24-25, 31; January 1 and March 27. 
402 N Ann Arbor St
Saline, MI 48176 
The Saline Railroad Depot, with its freight house, telegraph, and passenger facilities, served as a crucial link in the economic transformation that took place between Saline’s rural hinterlands and the outside world. 
Free admission. 

1005 Triangle Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843 
The Howell Nature Center is a comprehensive facility offering wilddlife rehabilitation and education, high adveture elements, environmental education, conference lodging and summer camps. Day visitors may visit our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, our Nature Zone, miles of hiking trails, a 5K trail run and Alexandria’s Naturescape. Picnic areas available. Pre-registration for Open Climbing Tower and Zip Lines can be made by calling our Welcome Center (extra fee). 
Free admission to Wild Wonders Wildlife Park: take a self-guided tour of more than 70 exhibits of native Mcihgan animals, enjoy the hands-on Nature Zone, play in The Tree House at Alexandria’s Nature Scape, and hike our miles of trails. Show your MAP pass in the Welcome Center and receive 10% off your Gift Shop purchase. 

Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (22), Rosaleigh (8), Carlyn (5), Naomi (2) and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. She enjoys reading, crafting, photography & singing, although with four children, a house to clean and two websites, she rarely finds time to engage in her hobbies. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.