8 Things To Do This Summer to Keep Cool

8 Things To Do This Summer to Keep Cool

Well it’s officially summer, and it’s hot, I mean it’s really hot.  It’s like, fry an egg on the sidewalk hot.  It’s no fun just going from one air conditioning room to the next, so we’ve compiled a list of things to do with the kids this summer to keep cool or by doing something cool.

1. Go Ice Skating.  Yup! You heard me, ice skating!  


Michigan State University
1 Chestnut Rd.
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
(517) 353-4698

Public Skating Admission:

  • $6.00 General Public
  • $5.00 MSU Students, Staff or Faculty w/ID, and anyone under 18
  • $4.00 Group Discount (with prior arrangements) or Military ID
  • $2.00 Skate Rental

2. Science Center, FLOW: A Water Experience


200 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933

(517) 485-8116

Sun: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mon:  Closed

Tues – Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In 1972, Marilynne Eichinger set out to create an open and free environment for children and families to learn together using their hands. She opened Impression 5 Science Center—a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science together—and, in so doing, opened one of the first hands-on science centers in the country! As it sounds, our very name “Impression 5” refers to our purpose: encouraging you to explore your world and make meaningful connections to science using all five senses.

3. Get your splash on!


6400 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

(517) 332-4420

The East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (ELFAC), 6400 Abbot Road, is an interactive outdoor water facility that provides a safe, family-oriented aquatic experience to patrons.The ELFAC’s 2018 season will run from Saturday, June 2 to Monday, Sept. 3.

The Family Aquatic Center features a number of interactive water features, including:

  • 140-foot body water slide
  • 190-foot tube water slide
  • concession area
  • diving board
  • drop slide
  • large sunbathing deck
  • picnic areas
  • splash park
  • wet / dry sand play area
  • youth slide and water-play structures
  • zero-depth pool entry

4. Go to a museum!


MSU Museum
409 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 355-2370

Admission is by donation (suggested $5.00 for adults)


Sun: Closed
Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tue: 9am – 8pm
Wed, Thu, and Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm

The MSU Museum is the science and culture museum at Michigan State University. With three floors and 15 galleries of exhibit space, thousands of visitors each year explore exhibits highlighting museum collections, MSU faculty and student work, and traveling exhibits.

5. Go to the Library and join a reading program!


131 E. Jefferson St.
Grand Ledge MI 48837


Sun: 1pm – 5pm
Mon – Thu: 10am – 9pm
Fri and Sat: 10am – 5pm

“Libraries Rock” with Summer Reading Fun! – June 1 to July 31, 2018: Easy registration and programs for all ages!

Keep kids reading– build success skills and avoid the summer academic slide! Adults–relax with good books. Teens– read the latest series! Reading logs, game boards.  NEW this year come join our Intergalactic Battle of the Bands for additional Challenges and reading adventures with Wandoo Reader! Get registered, get reading, make music and earn great prizes thanks to our local businesses and the Friends of the Library!  Have a “reading & rocking” summer!

6. Head to your local theatre!


316 South Bridge
Grand Ledge, MI

Show Times

Fri – Thurs: 7:15pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm and 7:15pm
Matinees: Sat & Sun: 4:00pm


$4.00 seats

The Theatre is more than just a place to see a movie and eat great popcorn!

Currently, the theatre:
•    Provides a great venue for fun, affordable, family-oriented entertainment
•    hosts birthday parties, corporate events, and fundraisers
•    Features monthly Ladies’ Night Out
•    Collects donations for the Food Bank
•    Promotes local businesses on screen and on their website

7. Roller skate!


1891 North Cedar Street
Delhi Charter Township, MI 48842


Summer Skate Hours

Spend some time with the family and skate to a variety of today’s and yesterday’s music.  Be sure to call and check if they have your size available!

8. Create your own water park in your back yard!

Build your own cool water park with help from these links:

Whatever you do this summer, have fun, stay cool and enjoy your summer!



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