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Totally Toddler - Activities for Kids 3 and Under in Northwest Michigan

Museums, discovery centers, water parks, libraries and classes - browse the top activities for toddlers in Northwest Michigan!

Indoor Entertainment

Great Lakes Children's Museum (Traverse City)

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum provides hands-on, interactive, and informal educational environments for children and the adults in their lives that invite curiosity, allow exploration, encourage participation and celebrate the child-like wonder in all of us.

  • Address: 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive

  • Phone: 231-932-4526

  • Website

Raven Hill Discovery Center (East Jordan)

COGNiTiON (Beulah)

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark (Boyne Falls)

Great Wolf Lodge (Traverse City)

Water's Edge Gymnastics Preschool Open Gym (Traverse City)

Handz on Art (Traverse City)

Visit a Local Library (Multiple Locations)

Music Classes

Mindful and Musical (Traverse City)

Through music, yoga, story time and mindfulness, Miriam Picó Younce shines a spotlight on Love, Kindness, Social/Emotional Learning, Self-Care, Peace and the Interconnectedness of ALL beings. Sing, dance, move and groove, play instruments, learn and laugh with your littles! Spanish, ABC's, colors and sign language are sprinkled into each class, as well as many many opportunities for family bonding.

  • Click here for Little Bird (crawling - 3 years old) and Mini Bird (ages 0-8) music class options

  • Fee:

    • Grown-ups attend for FREE!

    • The first child is $12.50. All siblings (ages 6 months and older) are just $7.50 each. Sign siblings up using the "Additional Sibling" discounted item in the online store.

    • Grandparents are always welcome and are invited to observe the class for FREE!

  • Address: ​Please read individual class descriptions for location information.

  • Phone: 231-360-2898

  • Email:

  • Website:

Kindermusik at the River City Music School (Manistee)

Dance Classes

Alden Dance Academy (Alden)

Creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and pointe classes for ages 2 and up.

  • Toddler Classes

    • Creative Movement (2-4)

  • Fee:

    • 1 class per week - $35 per month

    • 2 classes per week - $45 per month

    • 3 classes per week - $70 per month

    • Pricing structure is per student.

    • Pointe and Contemporary are a separate payment of $35 each and not included in the above pricing structure.

    • One-time $20 registration fee for new students. 25% discount if you register before August 22.

  • Address: ​11975 SE Torch Lake Drive

  • Phone: 231-342-2112

  • Email:

  • Website:

Beautiful Feet Dance Studio (Harbor Springs)

Charlevoix Circle of Arts (Charlevoix)

Dance Arts Academy (Traverse City)

Design Dance Studio (Traverse City)

Fitch Dance Company (Kalkaska)

Great Lakes Dance Academy (Petoskey)

Kingsley Dance Company (Kingsley)

Landing Dance Academy (Cadillac)

Northern Lights Irish Dance and Ballet Academy (Cadillac)

The Conservatory of Dance (Manistee)

The Studio TC (Traverse City)

Swim Lessons

Cadillac Area YMCA (Cadillac)

The YMCA offers classes for all ages to learn this important skill while building knowledge, stamina, and form to become a strong and safe swimmer.

Charlevoix Area Community Pool (Charlevoix)

Grand Traverse Bay YMCA (Traverse City)

HopeFloats (Traverse City)

Petoskey Swimming (Multiple Locations)

Art Classes

Crooked Tree Arts Center (Petoskey)

Crooked Tree Arts Center offers exhibits, concerts, classes, lectures, special events and so much more, from campuses in Petoskey and Traverse City.

  • Petoskey

  • Traverse City

    • Art classes in Traverse City are offered for children from Preschool through 8th Grade:

    • Contact

  • Fee:

    • Yes, fees for members and non-members.

    • Price varies by class.

    • Tuition assistance available.

Leelanau Pottery Company (Suttons Bay)


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