Great Lakes Crossing Mall: LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE, & More for Max Family Fun

Great Lakes Crossing Mall Play Area in Detroit

Family Play Spots & Shops Galore fill up Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, Michigan is a family adventure waiting to happen.

This giant shopping mall is just outside of Detroit, drawing visitors with its 175+ stores, 30 restaurants and magnetic attractions like:

We’re pretty sure this Michigan mall will cater to every member of your family.

Play area at Great Lakes Crossing outlets in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Peppa Pig World of Play is a Royally Good Time

Say adios to electronics, gadgets, screens, and batteries for a day and hello to a whole new world of fun.

Peppa Pig World of Play is 100% geared toward hands-on non-guided play. They’ve intentionally created a safe space where parents and children can slow down, engage, and create through imagination.

Peppa Pig Great Lakes Crossing

The castle, playhouse, and garden play structures have more than meets the eye: Inside of each play-structure are obstacle courses and themed ways to explore.

Peppa-Pig-World of Play Inside-garden

Climbers, imaginative players, crawlers, chill, vibrant, and you name it – all types of families enjoy the 14 themed play areas.

Peppa-Pig World of Play Garden

LEGOLAND Discover Center: Rides, Play, 4D Cinema and more!

Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center inside of Great Lakes Crossing Mall to take a ride on a train to fight off villains for the LEGO Princess.

Your family can work together to defeat the bad guys, rescue the princess and pretend you’re in another world.

LEGO-LAND Discovery Center Detroit replica
Downtown Detroit LEGO replica
LEGOLAND MICHIGAN DISCOVERY CENTER lego racers build area test track

Get hands on and play with the LEGOS bricks and take in the short-film cinema. Their 4D LEGO movie experience splashes water, drops “snow,” blows wind, and has the whole room laughing with delight.

Play Structure in LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Play Structure in LEGOLAND Discovery Center

That’s not it! There’s also a play structure in LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

SEA LIFE Aquarium: Sharks, Stingrays, Sea Turtles, Petting Tank, and More!

SEA LIFE Aquarium is a great place to visit with its 12 interactive exhibits.


Have fun gazing under the tunnel in the tropical ocean exhibit at the sharks, sea turtle, stingrays and more.

Then, spend time “petting” the hermit crab and other creatures in the interactive touchpool.

Sea-Life-Aquarium Interactive touchpool

Add Great Lakes Crossing Mall to Your Detroit Family Adventure

If you have young kids in Michigan, these three amazing interactive, play-based attractions at Great Lakes Crossing Mall are a great choice for a family trip.

If You Go

address: 4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

website: Great Lakes Crossing Mall

mall hours (attractions may keep different hours)

Sunday11 AM–6 PM
Monday10 AM–9 PM
Tuesday10 AM–9 PM
Wednesday10 AM–9 PM
Thursday10 AM–9 PM
Friday10 AM–9 PM
Saturday10 AM–9 PM

For a few more ideas, explore these Detroit adventures and be sure to put a stop on Belle Isle to watch the sunset on your list.

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