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There’s just something about a cartoon princess’ outstretched finger that makes butterflies want to flutter to a rest. But you can get the same fairytale experience this summer at the Michigan Science Center.

At the Wish Upon a Butterfly exhibit at the Michigan Science Center, guests can stroll among hundreds of them — and stroll carefully, since the pretty creatures often rest on the pathways. The up-close and hands-on traveling exhibit runs through June 15, Father’s Day weekend.

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Detroit 10 Things to Do at the Zoo

The Detroit Zoo is nestled in downtown Royal Oak on 125 acres of land, housing more than 2,600 animals of 265 species. Aside from its impressive size, the Zoo is loved for its wild exhibits and animals that always give a warm metro Detroit welcome. Here are 10 Zoo must-do’s:

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GreenfieldVillageOpening THF

One sure sign that spring is here to stay is the annual reopening of Greenfield Village, part of The Henry Ford – America’s Greatest History Attraction. With opening day of the village planned for Tuesday, April 15, the village staff is getting ready to kick off another busy season with lots of fun in store.

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As if the Detroit Zoo needed another reason to be one of the most beloved attractions in metro Detroit, Michigan and the country, its mascots are celebrating their third anniversary this year. We chatted with Junior Z and the Zooper Heroes to learn a little more about their daily routines, beyond just waving and looking cute.

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You know you’ve seen a good show when you leave humming the songs, discussing the characters over dinner or revisiting the plotline days later. The energy of a live performance may even be enough to wash away this year’s long winter doldrums.

This spring, Detroit’s theater marquees will promote shows making their Detroit premiers as well as traditional favorites.

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