Goldfish Swim of Ann Arbor: FREE Event on 08/20/16

Goldfish Swim School of Ann Arbor is turning five and celebrating with a FREE event from 4-6:30 pm on Saturday, 08/20/16. They’ll have a moon bounce obstacle course, dunk tank, open Family Swim, prizes and more! This event is FREE and open to the public! Check out their event page on Facebook for more information.

Cinemark: FREE Kid Movies on 08/20/16

Cinemark is partnering with WE.org to offer FREE kids’ movies and discounted concessions for Community Day this Saturday, 08/20/16!

Free kid’s movies

  • FREE family movies at all Cinemark locations starting at 9 am through 11:30 am. This will vary by location so be sure to check your local Cinemark for available showtimes.
  • Movie selection provided by DreamWorks Animation, Inc which may include Kung Fu Panda 3, Home, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Madagascar 3 and Shrek.
  • Discounted concession items including: $2 small popcorn, $2 16 oz. soft drinks, and all packaged candy varieties for $2 (While supplies last).

Net proceeds will help fund youth empowerment and service learning programs right here in the US.

 

Kensington Astronomy at the Beach {09/09-10/16}

There is no admission fee to attend but a Metropark vehicle pass is required. If you don’t have a yearly pass, a daily vehicle pass can be purchased at the gate for just $7. The event takes place at Maple Beach inside Kensington Metropark. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Metropark concession stand. Seating outside may be limited, so consider bringing chairs.

Schedule of activities:

  • 6 pm to Sunset: View sunspots, prominences, and other features of the sun throughsafe white-light and incredible hydrogen-alpha solar telescopes.
  • 6:20 pm to 10 pm  (every 20 minutes): Visit the Michigan Science Center’s portable planetarium for a tour of the constellations and current evening sky.
  • 6:15 pm: Learn about the celestial visitors we call comets. Watch a “comet” be made from dry ice and common household ingredients. Very family friendly.
  • 6:45 pm: Kids can become the constellations in the “Rescue of Andromeda”impromptu play.
  • 7:30 pm: Oh What a Spin We’re In! From galaxies to planets to tornadoes, there’s a lot of spinning going on out there. Find out more about the space environment with liquid nitrogen and everyday common objects, participate in some angular momentum demonstrations, and watch a “fire tornado” come to life!
  • 8:15 pm: Losing the Dark: Why can’t you see many stars from your neighborhood? Learn about how light pollution is making it harder to see stars and other astronomical objects, and what you can do to help reverse the trend.
  • 8:40 pm: 3D tour of the Solar System: Take a short 3D movie tour through our Solar System. This presentation uses the red-blue 3D glasses, please arrive a little early to get your glasses.
  • 9 pm: KEYNOTE: The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017
    On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. The track of the Moon’s shadow cuts diagonally across the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. Inside the 68-mile-wide path of totality, the Moon will completely cover the Sun as the landscape is plunged into an eerie twilight, and the Sun’s glorious corona is revealed for over 2 minutes.

Saline Rec Center: 25th Anniversary Celebration {06/12/16}

Sunday, June 12 from 1-4pm at the Saline Rec Center

On Sunday, June 12, 2016 the Saline Rec Center will be celebrating its 25th anniversay  from 1-4pm. A special ceremony will be held at 1 pm then the doors will open for the event. Bouncers, music, cake, hotdogs, swimming, fun and games will be offered FREE for the entire community! If you have a special memory you would like to share about the Rec Center, please email Carla Scruggs at cscruggs@cityofsaline.org.

The Saline Rec Center is located at 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline, MI 48176.

Michigan Science Center: FREE Admission on 12/26

On Saturday, 12/26/15, you can get FREE general admission to the Michigan Science Center sponsored by MGM Grand! Enjoy FREE general admission all day (10a-6p), including 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, lab activities, their special exhibit of a T-Rex Named Sue and more!

The Michigan Science Center is located at 5020 John R. Street in Detroit. Join the event on Facebook here and be sure to like House of Rana to learn about other events and freebies!

 

The Henry Ford: $5 Day on 11/07/15

The Henry Ford is offering $5 admission to Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour or a traditional IMAX® movie on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The $5 admission is made possible by the Ford Foundation Arts Access program. Visitors can also choose to purchase two venues for $10 or three for $15.

The one day only event is in recognition of the historic decision by Henry Ford to offer workers a wage of $5 per day in 1914 which played a major role in building America’s middle class. Learn more about the $5 work day at: The Rise of the Middle Class.

This program is made possible by the Ford Foundation, which works with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide. Learn more at fordfoundation.org.

Pricing

Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, IMAX Theatre, all ages, $5 per ticket
Available onsite ONLY – $5 pricing is not available online or in advance.
(no other discounts may be applied)

Children 4 and under are free for Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Children 2 and under are free for Ford Rouge Factory Tour Infants (or children who do not require their own seat) are free for IMAX Theatre

Parking is $6 per vehicle. Parking is free for members of The Henry Ford.