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Abrakadoodle Art Studio for Kids

Eastern Michigan University is home to 21 division-one athletic programs. Our core values are built upon Respect, Integrity, Passion and Excellence. We value our community and the people, organizations and businesses that live within it. Group and business discounts are offered year-round. Contact our ticket office at 734.487.2282. Go Eagles!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Addresses:
799 N Hewitt Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48196

Contact:
Tony Orlando
anthony.orlando@emich.edu* preferred contact
734-487-2696

Fee: $5–$20

Abrakadoodle Art Studio for Kids® is all about CREATIVITY! We provide the highest quality, educationally rich Art Classes, Summer Camps, Special Event Classes, and Birthday Parties for children ages 20 months to 16 years old. Abrakadoodle’s classes inspire children’s imaginations by immersing them in art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpting, mosaics, collage, digital design, drawing, and more! In all of our classes, children create art while learning about famous artists, art techniques, and cultures…all while having a blast!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
8016 Sheldon Center Road
Canton, MI 48187

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Kristen Gibson
p: 734-738-6287
email: abrakadoodle-canton@outlook.com (preferred contact method)

Fee: $10–$20

Air Zoo

The Air Zoo combines interactive and educational experiences with once-in-a-lifetime activities, including world-class exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, amusement rides, and a 4D movie theater. Now offering Girl Scout Super Science Saturdays that meet Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout badge requirements using hands-on STEM activities. Troops may also enjoy our Overnights at the Air Zoo, where girls will explore an Aviation, Rocketry, or Super Sleuth themed adventure. Register for scheduled Saturday events or schedule your own private adventure!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
6151 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Air Zoo Events Department
email: events@airzoo.org
phone: 269-350-2848 *preferred contact

Fee: $10–$20, $20+

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a leader in imaginative and interactive learning experiences, which inspire people to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. We offer several badge workshops for Girl Scouts, including Brownie Senses Badge and Junior Detective Badge workshops. Custom programs are available as well. You never know what’s possible until you ask.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
220 E. Ann Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Laura Mosher
email: scouts@aahom.org

Fee: $5–$10 and $10–$20

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

We are crazy family fun! We are 88,000 square feet of pure wet and wild joy! Avalanche Bay is the LARGEST indoor water park in the state of Michigan! Centrally located at the heart of Boyne Mountain Resort, our waterpark is always 84 degrees and open all year 'round, making it the perfect  destination for your troop! 

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
1 Boyne Mountain Rd.
Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
email: parties@avalanchebay.com *preferred contact
phone: 231-549-6864

Fee: $20+

Blue Man Group Chicago

Looking for a high-energy entertainment field trip that is guaranteed to make jaws drop for kids, students and adults alike (no, seriously)? Blue Man Group is great for all ages from elementary school to college.

Age Level:  Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Bricks 4 Kidz

In our fun, educational programs, students will experience hands-on engineering fundamentals as they build motorized models using LEGO Bricks. Bricks 4 Kidz provides a curriculum which introduces children to engineering, architecture, and scientific principles. After-school programs and workshops allow their imagination and creativity to soar during a free-play building session at the end of each class.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Family

Address:
3631 Meadow Grove Trail
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Eugene Blair
eblair@bricks4kidz.com *preferred contact
734-748-6039

Fee: $10–$20

Community Choice Credit Union

Let’s get together and earn your Financial Literacy Badge! Get on the path to financial success at Community Choice Credit Union. Visit our Northville Member Center to learn more about how we support individuals and troops in this effort.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
31155 Northwestern Hwy
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Crystal Lewis
CLewis@communitychoicecu.com *preferred contact
877-243-2528

Fee: Free

Croswell Opera House

Enjoy live theater in a beautiful historic setting! The Croswell Opera House was opened in 1866, and it is the oldest theater in Michigan. The Croswell welcomes groups of all ages to its productions, which include plays, Broadway-style musicals, and children’s shows.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
129 E. Maumee Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Ashley Brainerad
info@shawhavenfarm.com *preferred contact
517-264-7469

Fee: $5–$10, $10–20, $20+

Dawn's Art to You

Dawn's Art To You has been serving the Girl Scouts since 1991 with badge and patches classes. Classes include Art, Cartooning, Manners & Etiquette, Young Authors/Illustrators and more! We come to your location (and have locations available for large troops), all supplies included! The fun part about Dawn's classes is that they are interactive, cartoon illustrated and give everyone the chance to explore their own creativity, regardless of the subject. Classes can always be designed to fit your needs!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
Travel to all locations

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Dawn McVay Baumer
dcartoons15@gmail.com 
517-525-6346

Fee: $10-$20

EpIQ Escapes

Jackson's Real-Life Escape Games at EpIQ Escapes are the newest form of interactive entertainment. They have been featured on TV shows and played worldwide on mobile apps. Enter a locked room where you must find clues, solve puzzles and riddles, and work together to escape before time runs out!
Test your teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills during this one of a kind activity. Great for birthday parties, corporate team building events, youth groups, date night, and family fun.
Call ahead to book; Girl Scouts receive a 10% discount!

Age Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address: 
561 Wildwood Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Handicap Accessible? No

Contact: 
Savannah Sheets
info@epiqescapes.com
517-240-1173 *preferred contact

Fee: $20 and up

Feld Entertainment Inc.

Feld Entertainment hosts many family fun programs!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address: 
Depends on event!

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact: 
Michelle Van Zweden
mvanzwedengroups@comcast.net *preferred contact
p: 248-977-3830
f: 248-575-4111

Fee: $10–$20 and $20+

Geiser-Weaver Crafts

Geiser-Weaver Crafts - your Mobile Art Solution, will come to your meeting location, at the time & day you desire to provide your girls with a fun workshop. For Daisies we offer the Outdoor Art Maker badge.  Brownies we offer the Potter & Painter badges, Juniors we offer the Jewelry & Drawing badges. Pottery lessons for all ages. Holiday workshops and New Paint Some Pottery parties. 

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador

Address:
126 S. Reese St.
South Lyon, MI 48178

Contact:
Roxie Weaver
geiserweaver@gmail.com *preferred contact
616-745-9624

Fee: $5 to $10

Goldfish Swim School of Ann Arbor

Goldfish Swim School of Ann Arbor specializes in teaching children the importance of water safety. Join us for an interactive W.A.T.E.R. Safety Presentation followed by family swim for the whole troop! Our instructors will educate Girl Scouts and their families on how to be safe in and around the water. Each Girl Scout will receive a special Water Safety Badge and free trial card!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, and Junior

Address:
2107 W. Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Quinn Alt
swimannarbor@goldfishss.com  *preferred contact
517-676-1649

Fee: up to $5

Heavenly Horse Stables and Art Studio

Heavenly Horse Stables and Art Studio is located at the Hell Creek Ranch Campground! We provide horseback riding trail rides, lessons and clinics for beginners and up. Our Instructor is certified through the Certified Horsemanship Association and is a Lifetime Girl Scout since 2004. We offer the Junior Horseback Riding badge and will work with you on fulfilling journey requirements. In our Art Studio we will work with you on badges and help you be EPIC! Evolving Positively through Inventing and Creating. Ask us about teambuilding, nature, gardening and animal care programs!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family)

Address:
10866 Cedar Lake
Pinckney, MI 48169

Contact:
Jenn Gay
heavenlyhorsestables@gmail.com *preferred contact
313-585-7228

Fee: $20+

Indianapolis Zoo

Your scouts will have fun earning a badge while spending the night at the Indianapolis Zoo. The Bunk for a Badge program is available June, July and August.  Throughout the year, the zoo also offers a variety of programs that can assist Girl Scouts in reaching their scout goals. Discover the possibilities and register online at Indianapolis Zoo under “Learn & Explore” or call us at the number found below.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Address:
1200 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Alix Clinkingbeard
edustaff@indyzoo.com *preferred contact
317-630-2000

Fee: $20+

Impression 5 Science Center

Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic space that provides Scouts a unique opportunity to discover science through hands-on exhibit components and S.T.E.A.M. programming that focuses on building scientific behaviors and maker identities within youth. Come experience a group visit and make meaningful connections between science and the world around you with interactive workshops and free time to explore exhibits showcasing topics ranging from energy to engineering!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Family

Address:
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Micaela Balzer
reservations@impression5.org *preferred contact
517-785-8116 ext. 132

Fee: $5-10

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Interested in taking your troop to explore nature? Want to help them build new skills and gain confidence in a new setting? The Kalamazoo Nature Center offers a wide range of programming, including naturalist hikes, field ecology lab and farm experiences, and adventure skills courses.

Classes are available for scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors, and focus on topics from astronomy to zoology, and orienteering to archery. Programs take place on over 1100 beautiful acres, or bring us to your place! For more information, call us or visit our website.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
7000 N. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Lisa Panich
lpanich@naturecenter.org *preferred contact
269-381-1574

Fee: $5-$10

Kidopolis

Kidopolis has 8 specially designed play spaces within a village concept. Here you can see how we re-create "fun". Kids can move freely among the Enchanted Forest, Theater Stage, Police Station and other themed rooms accessing authentic materials and costumes along the way. Organized role playing provide a "step beyond" where a kid can gain confidence in both problem solving & speak up and out. Our priority focus areas at Kidopolis are to include imaginative play along with a sense of environmental awareness. Truly engaging the imagination inspiring the mind and empowering the spirit.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
509 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Jessica Ramon
kidopolis509@yahoo.com *preferred contact
734-769-0263

Fee: $5–$10

King's Keyboard House

Discover your musical creativity and learn to play the piano at King's Keyboard House. Our teachers have been professionally trained by Yamaha to work with students of all ages and abilities. Individual lessons or ensemble classes are available. Within weeks you'll learn music reading, notation, and theory. Call to learn more. Sign up for your free preview lesson!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
2263 E. Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Jim King
sales@kingskeyboard.com
734-663-3381 *preferred contact

Fee: $20+

Leslie Science and Nature Center

Educating and inspiring visitors to discover, understand, and respect their natural environment is the goal of all Leslie Science and Nature programs. We offer over eight 2-hr nature and outdoor education-based badge workshops from Bugs to Hiker to Letterboxer. Scouts also have the opportunity to stay overnight, enjoy a campfire, and roast s’mores! If there is something you’re looking for that we don’t offer, feel free to ask and we can create a custom program to meet your needs.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette

Address:
1831 Traver Rd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Handicap Accessible? No

Contact:
Susan Westhoff
info@lesliesnc.org *preferred contact
734-997-1553

Fee: $5–$10; $20 and up

Marquis Theatre

Special Scout Days at Northville's Historic Marquis Theatre! Your Troop's visit to the Marquis Theatre includes: • Our Live On-Stage Performance • Drink and Popcorn • Marquis Theatre Scout Patch • The chance to meet and greet the cast on stage after the show, so bring your camera! Tickets are $13.50 per person, reservations must be paid in advance.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
135 E Main St.
Northville MI 48167

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Kari Bergers
marquistheatre@sbcglobal.net
248-349-8110

Price: $13.50/ticket

Michigan Theater

Michigan Theater's "Not Just For Kid"s offers a fun assortment of live family-friendly professional theatrical performances, introducing kids to live music and theater! With shows ranging from Detroit's Mosaic Youth Theatre to Anne of Green Gables, there is something for everyone. Tickets start at $10 and group discounts are available! Call 734-668-8397 x21. Presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation and Toyota.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, and Junior

Address:
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Ruth Lednicer
rlednicer@michtheater.org *preferred contact
734-668-8397 x21

Fee: $10–$20

Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame

At Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame Travel back in time to learn how women fought for the right to vote right here in Michigan. Girl Scouts will campaign and vote in their very own election. You’ll also get to see real artifacts from the Women’s Suffrage Movement and make your own suffrage sash to take home. Scouts are also invited to explore the exhibit Great Girls in Michigan History and learn about nine Michigan girls who did something incredible before the age of twenty. You will go home feeling inspired knowing that you don’t have to grow up to do something great!

Age Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
213 W. Malcolm X Street
Lansing, MI 48933

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Caitlyn Perry Dial
cpdial@michiganwomen.org *preferred contact
517-484-1880 x202

Fee: $5–$10

Midland Center for the Arts

Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theater, dance, films, camps, classes and professional world-class entertainers all live under one roof! This is Midland Center for the Arts, a beautiful landmark facility where people of all ages are invited to create as well as appreciate and explore these many areas of interest. With two performance venues, two museums, art studios, lecture halls, a historical campus and more, Midland Center for the Arts is unique among arts centers: it encourages participation in as well as appreciation for art, music, science and history.

The Midland Center for the Arts offers exciting and engaging hands-on Girl Scouts workshops that help your scout earn badges! Workshops include: Brownie: Painting, Brownie Space Science Adventurer, Junior Girl Scout: Playing in the Past, Cadette: Comic Artist, and Daisy How Robots Move. Our three-hour scout workshops are available from October-April.  Scout troops simply have to pick their workshop and pick their date! Don’t see a workshop you are looking for? Custom and private workshops are available upon request.

Are you looking for other unique opportunities for your scouts? The Midland Center for the Arts can offer your scout group tickets to Broadway shows, community theater shows, and unique museum tours at a discounted rate!

Age Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Family

Address:
1801 St. Andrews Rd.
Midland, MI 48642 

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Midland Center Education Department
Email: education@midlandcenter.org
Phone: 989.631.5930

Fee: Workshop Rates starting at $10/ scout (includes museum admission)

Mt. Brighton (Ski Girls Rock)

Ski Girls Rock is a two day program led by female instructors focusing, not only on improving skiing technique, but also empowering girls through the sport and building confidence while developing friendships, teamwork and social skills. Multi-Week Lesson + Free Equipment is an amazing program to introduce first time skiers and snowboarders ages 7 and older to the world of snow sports – and even give them a FREE pair of skis or snowboard upon completion to begin their lifelong passion with the sport. Don’t miss the opportunity to have fun, learn a new sport and take home some great new gear!

Age Level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador

Address:
4141 Bauer Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Bill Snyder 
mtbrightoninfo@vailresorts.com
810-229-9581

Fee: $20 and up

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Oma's Haus at Weiss Centennial Farm

Pretzels, Chocolate Goodies, Gingerbread Houses, Pies, Moravian Stars, and more at Oma's Haus at Weiss Centennial Farm. Enjoy a gigantic corn maze and hayrides in autumn. Discover Michigan agriculture on our farm: we’ve been here since 1853 growing good things in PureMI! We love sharing Oma’s “Gemutlichkeit” (German hospitality) with you at Oma’s Haus.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
5450 Weiss Road
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Joanmarie Weiss
weisscentennialfarm@hotmail.com
989-652-8748 *preferred contact

Fee: $10-$20

PFC Markets

We run Farmers Markets in Kalamazoo and Portage, Michigan. PFC Markets are a bountiful place to get your foods & goods FRESH!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, & Family

Address:
507 Harrison
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Contact:
Gaby Gerken
pfcmarkets@peoplesfoodco-op.org *preferred contact
269-342-5686

Fee: Free

Preuss Pets

Preuss Pets offers several badges for fun and interactive programs at Preuss Pets! Have you ever thought about doing yoga with a bearded dragon and a fish? Probably not! Come experience yoga with the animals in our Preuss Pets classroom! Taught by certified yoga instructor, Kirbay Preuss. Attend our Pet Responsibility class and learn all about what it takes to bring a new pet member into the family responsibly. Calling all ocean lovers! Come take an underwater scavenger hunt and become a mermaid. Learn all about ocean conservation. Take a mermaid craft home and share your love of the ocean.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador

Address:
1127 N. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48906

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Kirbay Preuss
education@preusspets.com *preferred contact
517-339-1762

Fee: $10–$20

Sky Zone-Michigan

Take your troop to the sky and earn a badge with Sky Zone! Sky Zone offers field trips to help meet your needs: Physics, Business, Nutrition and Fitness, and Physical Education! Enjoy a healthy and engaging trip to Sky Zone with your troop! Cluster events welcome.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
8002 Grand River
Brighton, MI 48116

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Amber Felkins
amber.felkins@skyzone.com *preferred contact
517-798-9635

Fee: $10–$20

Sloan Museum

Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area’s tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and the American Dream exhibit.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Family

Address:
1221 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Cathy Gentry
marketing@sloanlongway.org *preferred contact
810-237-3450

Fee: $10-$20

Team USA & USA Hockey Arena

Cheer on the Red, White & Blue as Team USA kicks off their 22nd season in Plymouth. Your troop will love all the fun and excitement at a 2018-19 Team USA game as they host NCAA, International and USHL opponents. Don't miss GSHOM's 2nd Annual Goals for Girls Night on Saturday, November 17th vs Chicago. Pre-book your troop to take advantage of special GSHOM activities, recognition and a commemorative USA patch by calling 734-453-8400.

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
14900 Beck Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
Alec Manning, Group Sales Manager
734-453-8400 ext. 302

Fe e: $8–$14

* Optional Food Packages Available
* Additional Specialty Patch Included on November 17th

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future.

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At The Henry Ford, Girl Scouts will discover their potential through hands-on learning experiences and stories of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who changed our world. As they explore the museum, village or factory tour, they'll learn how to challenge the rules, take risks, learn from failure, collaborate, be empathetic and stay curious - skills to help them develop an innovative mindset and make the world a better place.

* Special scout rates for groups of 10 or more!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Address:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Contact:
The Henry Ford
313-982-6001 *preferred contact
info@thehenryford.org

Fee: $10-$20

Weiss Centennial Farm and Frankenmuth Corn Maze

Our Programs are customizable for scouts of all ages! They include Frankenmuth, Easy As Pie!, Gingerbread Haus, German Holiday Party, Twisted History of Pretzels, Sweet Story of Chocolate, Say Cheese!, Early American Foods, Princesses and Fairy Tales, and more!

Age Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Family

Addresses:
5450 Weiss Road,
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Contact:
989-652-8748