The Children's Zoo at Celebration Square is every child's dream come true. The zoo features numerous varieties of reptiles, mammals and birds both local and exotic like alligators, snakes, lizards, cockatoos, macaws, otters, tamarins, kangaroos, bobcats etc. Children are in for a treat with special attractions like the mini-train Iberschoff Special, a carousel and Fossil Find, where kids can search for bones dinosaurs as well as learn about them in the process.
The Castle Museum is a splendid castle-like building built in Renaissance style. Constructed in 1898, to function as a post office, it was formerly called Castle Station or Saginaw Post Office. Now the headquarters of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, The Castle Museum features exhibits on the local culture and heritage.
Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, for years has dedicated itself to the improvement of the individual presentations of Santa Claus. The school sees students and teachers who together, work towards keeping up the traditions associated with Father Christmas. At this school, you will see several individuals who have made Santa Claus their career, and contributed to spreading the magic of the Santa Claus legend. Visitors here can learn about the costume and make-up, the equipment used as well as the history of Santa Claus. The aim of this school is to preserve the values associated with this figure, and also contribute information to the stories that have created the magical world of Santa Claus.
Known for its fair share of attractions, Michigan's mini-Bavaria, Frankenmuth is home to World's Greatest Christmas Retail Store. Looking something like the mythical Santa's workshop, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is an all-year, 319,688 square foot (29,700 square meters) Christmas themed shop where you will find over 50,000 'Christmasy' items, trims, presents, ornaments and much more. Located on the Christmas Lane, this Wonderland, is a must-visit when in Frankenmuth no matter what time of the year it is!
Bay City Players is a performing arts theater on the busy Columbus Avenue that is a haven for fans of live theater in the city. Bay City Players conduct regular auditions and welcome talented local actors to be a part of their productions which will help them grow as an actor. The youth and senior programs organized by this theater aim at bringing people of different age groups in the community close to each other through theater.
The Delta College Planetarium aims to be both entertaining and educational. You can visit to catch a screening or host a birthday party or special event here.
Wenonah Park is located in downtown Bay City. The main attraction here is the amphitheater that hosts various live performances throughout the year.
Built in the 19th century, the Masonic Temple is an opulent structure that is a prominent landmark of the city. The original building was destroyed by a fire but was rebuilt and still features Moorish architecture and the beautiful reddish-brown hues characteristic of the Upper Peninsula Rock River brownstone. Today, it is a part of the National Register of Historic Places and the community holds local cultural and art events in the space, such as fundraisers and movie screenings. The building also hosts a haunted house every year where group tours are conducted.
The Masonic Temple in Bay City was built in the 19th Century and is a historic city landmark. The temple houses numerous rooms that are used for a variety of purposes, one such room is the Temple's Red Room. The room has a slightly raised stage and a small seating area to accommodate visitors for local and cultural events. When not hosting events, the room is part of a haunted tour of the Temple is littered with shrouded figures and skeletons.
Opened in 1908, this local theater has been delighting audiences for over a century. It has been recently updated with a digital projector.
This venue plays host to summer concerts and other community events.