These kid-friendly places are open in Ann Arbor on President’s Day

The U-M Museum of Natural History is the only place in the world where visitors can find a mastodon couple exhibited together. (Photo by Michelle Andonian)

ANN ARBOR – It’s President’s Day on Monday and that means no school for Ann Arbor Public Schools.

If you are taking the day to be with your little (or big) kids, here’s a list of places that are open so you don’t have to sit at home all day.

Photo: Michelle Andonian

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

The museum is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

There, your little explorers can take in the educational exhibits, participate in a science lab or catch a show under the stars at the planetarium.

For more information, visit

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is located at 1105 North University Avenue.

Community members skate at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena in Ann Arbor. (City of Ann Arbor)

Buhr Park Ice Arena

Not only is the outdoor ice rink open on President’s Day, it’s having a special event.

The annual Buhr Blitz skating event will take place from noon-2 p.m. and will feature skating, fun and games on the ice, hot chocolate and s’mores. Skate rentals will be available for $3.

Admission rates:

  • Adult resident: $5
  • Nonresident: $6
  • Youth (17 & under) and senior (60+): $4
  • Nonresident youth and senior: $5

For more information, visit the ice rink’s website.

Buhr Park Ice Arena is located at 2751 Packard St

A goat sticks its head through a fence at Domino's Farms Petting Farm in Ann Arbor. (Meredith Bruckner | WDIV)

Domino’s Farms Petting Farm

This beloved local nonprofit will be open with many animals to see -- and feed.

Tip: Carrot sticks are available to purchase at the front desk for those who want to experience the animals up close.


  • $6 per person (ages 2 and under are free)
  • Seniors (60+): $5.50 per person
  • Discounts available for military, first responders and groups

Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit

Domino’s Farms Petting Farm is located at 3001 Earhart Rd.

A bowling alley (Pexels)

Bowlero (formerly Revel and Roll)

Why not spend an afternoon or evening bowling?

Bowlero will be open from noon-midnight on President’s Day and offers plenty of lanes, billiards/pool, an arcade and food and drink.

For more information and to reserve a lane online, visit

Bowlero is located at 1950 S. Industrial Hwy.