After-hours Activities

Xplore Engineering ends each day by 6 pm, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there!

While there are no sponsored activities in the evening, we encourage participants to head out and explore the beautiful and vibrant city of Ann Arbor.

Check out the Visit Ann Arbor website to learn about events, dining, shopping, and things to do. The Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation website also highlights many outdoor activities available.


Here are some ideas for family-friendly activities in the area:

Ann Arbor Favorites

University of Michigan Natural History Museum

Visit the newly renovated museum.  Visit the UMMNH website to learn more.  Open every day 9 am – 5 pm.

University of Michigan Museum of Art

One of the finest university art museums in the country.  Visit the UMMA website to learn more. Open 8 am – 8 pm.

Canoeing and Kayaking the Huron River

Find lots of outdoor fun and exercise as you explore Ann Arbor as seen from the Huron River. Find out more from these three canoe and kayak rental locations: Argo Park, Skips, Gallup Park.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival (Top of the Park)

Ann Arbor’s week-long Summer Festival.  It includes live concerts, art shows, and family events. Find out more.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Arboretum

Enjoy nature trails, gardens, and the beautiful arboretum. Find out more.