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Your Library Card: A Ticket to Michigan Adventure and Savings

Do you have a Michigan Library card?  If so, then 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 Michigan Activity Pass Program you can access over 100 State Parks, 138 Campgrounds and many more activities.  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: 

Michigan Science Center 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 Systems 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.

MAP pass holders will enjoy $3.00 off general admission–includes live stage shows, 250+ hands-on exhibits, lab activities, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian and more. Limit 4. Code: MAP.

Troy Historic Village 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.

Carr Center 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.   

Belle Isle Beach

Belle Isle Park  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!

Cranbrook Art Museum  39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304    Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cranbrook Educational Community, Cranbrook Art Museum houses a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art. Visit 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.    Full access to the museum on any day except special events and openings.

Maybury State Park  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!

Stony Creek Metropark 4300 Main Park Road Shelby Township, MI 48316. Get that up “up north” feeling without leaving the suburbs at top-rated Stony Creek Metropark. Extending across Oakland and Macomb counties, 4,461 scenic acres abound with opportunities for outdoor recreation all year long. Picnic areas with shelters are located throughout the park and make the perfect location for parties and gatherings. Hiking, biking, basketball, baseball and soccer are popular summertime activities. Enjoy cross country skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding in winter. Good for one day of fun in this park! 

Yankee Air Museum

Yankee Air Museum 47884 D St. Belleville, MI 48111 Yankee Air Museum, located at Historic Willow Run Airport, offers a unique museum experience. The museum tells the story of aviation throughout the 20th century, from WWI to the Vietnam Conflict. Come learn about ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and how Detroit saved the world in WWII! Check out the new educational exhibit, Exploration Station! Have fun being an engineer with MagFormers, and build a structure with Imagination Playground blocks. Take a ride on one of our vintage WWII bombers! One free Adult admission to the YAM ($15.00 value). One free Child admission to the YAM ($11.00 value).

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. 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. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.