LEGOLAND Michigan 2024: This Kid’s Paradise is a Brickload of Fun!

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Michigan LEGOLAND Discovery Center – Auburn Hills

Every LEGO-loving kid in Michigan needs to make it to the Michigan LEGOLAND before they turn 10.

Why? Because this one-of-a-kind kids activity destination puts you smack in the middle of millions of LEGO bricks, expert builders, and LEGO-themed rides, making it the ultimate indoor LEGO playground. There are even life-sized LEGO characters!

Kids ages 2-11 (especially those who are into playing LEGO® video games) might just think this place is better than Disney World.

It’s all part of the Great Lakes Crossings Outlet Mall (4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326) and is worth the drive, even from Grand Rapids, or further. And, as an added bonus, LEGOLAND Michigan is right next door to Sea Life Aquarium and Peppa Pig attractions!

If you’re planning a visit to the Detroit area, LEGOLAND Detroit needs to be on your list.

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Things to Do at LEGOLAND in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Enter LEGOLAND Discovery Center and you’re met with decisions right away. What will it be?

Fight off villains and save the LEGO Princess on the Kingdom Quest train ride?

Build and test LEGO Racers? Try to beat the Earthquake Shake?

Or dive into one of the many hands-on, themed building experiences?

LEGOLAND discovery center michigan map of attractions
Map of attractions – LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

Give yourself a lot of time here, because you’re gonna want to stay and play all day long!

Video Tour of Lego Land in Michigan

Our Visit to LEGOLAND Detroit

1 – Be wowed by Mini LEGO Detroit!

Your intro to LEGOLAND Detroit is a stroll through a recreation of Downtown Detroit’s landmarks. With places like Comerica Park built from thousands and thousands of bricks, this display is super cool.

Plus, the exhibit is interactive; kids can push buttons to make things happen inside of the exhibit. Very fun! 

Hang around Mini-Detroit long enough and the display will go into night mode. You’ll love the fireworks display that “shoots off” on the walls.

Fun fact: It took 15 model builders over 5000 hours to construct – and they used over 1 million LEGO® bricks!

Miniland is a replica of Downtown Detroit built from LEGO® bricks

MINILAND Legoland Detroit

2 – Ride the Rides!

Fly High on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride The faster you pedal, the higher you go! A fun, interactive wizard-themed ride that raises you up to the best views in LEGOLAND Michigan! These rides are included in your ticket price and can be enjoyed as many times as you’d like. Riders must be 36″ tall.

Zap Away on the Kingdom Quest Ride Grab a zapper, ride through the dark tunnel, and save the Princess!

Step into your chariot and take aim, your job on this ride involves fighting off villains and shooting the “bad guys” to save the princess! Rack up points on your journey and see who in your family comes out on top at the end of your adventure. Ride is included with admission. Riders must be 30″ tall.

Kingdom Quest ride at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

3 – Ready, Go! LEGO Race VR Experience

Take the VR challenge at LEGOLAND, where you race brick-built vehicles in the hopes of becoming the next Champion. *not included with admission. Guests must be at least 40″ tall to ride.

4 – LEGO® Racers: Build & Test Zone & EarthQuake Tables

If you’ve ever built the tallest LEGO structure you could, you have got to try the earth quake tables! Put your skyscrapers to the test and see how it stands up to the shaking of an earthquake.

Then, create your own super speedy vehicle and then race it against your friends on the test track. We could’ve spent all day enjoying the racing zone.

LEGOLAND MICHIGAN DISCOVERY CENTER lego racers build area test track

5 – LEGO® Friends Heartlake City, Underwater Quest & DUPLO Farm

Heartlake City– Build and make the city your own in the colorful LEGO Friends block building area.

legoland Detroit Michigan - lego friends building area

Underwater Quest– Come face-to-face with a treasure-hunting octopus, build reef teeming with life & strike a pose with Shark Guy!

Underwater LEGO® Quest at LEGOLAND Auburn HIlls

DUPLO Farm– in addition to the vibrant DUPLO building block area, there is a slide best for kids ages 5 and under Geared toward the littlest LEGO lovers.

LEGOLAND Michigan DUPLO blocks and slide

6 – Be a Part of a Movie at the LEGO® 4D Cinema

Hang on! This full-sensory experience demands that you prepare yourself!

Experience “weather” while you watch a 3D movie.

Rain and snow in the theatre? No problem!!

In the 4D LEGO movie experience, you’ll be splashed with water, get snowed on, feel the wind, and love being part of a whole room laughing with delight. 12-15 minutes of greatness at LEGOLAND Michigan.


7 – LEGO® City Indoor Playground Play Zone

Climb the climbing walls, master the jungle gym and swings, and slide your way through the LEGO City Fire & Police Academy.

Indoor Playground at LEGOLAND Michigan
Playing with giant legos at LEGOLAND Detroit

Please note that socks are required. For kids 3 – 5 ft tall.

8 – LEGO Factory Tour & Creative Workshops

Take a LEGO Factory Tour at LEGOLAND Detroit to get a behind-the-scenes peek at how LEGO bricks are made – and become a part of the process.

Follow that with the Creative Workshop: Learn to Build Like a Master Builder to take those brick skills to the next level.

Learn to Build Like a Master Builder

9 – Visit to the LEGOLAND Store to Take the Fun Home

No ticket needed! Open to the public! You can shop the Michigan  LEGO Store without a LEGOLAND ticket.

Find the LEGO retail store inside Great Lakes Crossing Mall. Credit or debit card purchases only.

Mon-Tues: 11AM – 6PM
Wed-Sun: 10AM – 6PM

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan lego store
LEGO Store in Detroit open to public

If You Go

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, inside of Great Lakes Crossings Outlets Mall

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Tickets

LEGOLAND Tickets start at $19.99 a person. Note: Children 2 and under are free.

Purchase your tickets online to guarantee entry to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan. Walk-up tickets will not be available.

The Mall is also home to the SEA LIFE Aquarium and Peppa the Pig.
If your kids are into animals, get the combo ticket for Sealife and LEGOLAND and make a day of your adventure.

Legoland Michigan & Sea Life Combo Tickets
One of the best family things to do in Auburn Hills is book a combo package for the attractions at Great Lakes Crossing Mall. Bundle SEA LIFE with LEGOLAND Detroit tickets – and get combo ticket pricing starting at $29.99 per person. Peppa Pig combo packages also available.

LEGOLAND Coupons and Discounts

Check Groupon for LEGOLAND Michigan ticket deals

Visitors can use any of the following to get LEGOLAND Discounts, excluding blackout dates and restrictions:

  • AAA – Save 20% on walk-up General Admission tickets. 
  • Michigan Activity Pass – Save 25% on tickets 
  • Military Discount – Save 50% on walk-up General Admission tickets. 
  • Senior Discount – Save $5 on walk-up General Admission tickets.
  • Explore Detroit Pass – Save 20% on tickets to LEGOLAND® with this free pass

LEGOLAND Detroit Hours

Open time is 10 AM most days.

Closing time is 6 or 7 PM most days.

LAST ENTRY is 2 hours before closing. Details.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time at LEGOLAND is available on select Mondays-Thursdays until 1PM.

Tickets start at $13.99 per toddler (ages 2-4). Ages 4+ are $15.99.

Toddler Time is not available during Spring Break, March 25-28, 2024.

Where to Stay for Lego Land Michigan


Family-Friendly Hotels Near LEGOLAND Auburn Hills

Hampton Inn Detroit – Auburn Hills North
3988 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
 0.4 miles from LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

Hampton Inn Detroit – Auburn Hills North pool

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn Hills
3988 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
 next door to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn Hills complimentary breakfast

Map – Hotels and Vacation Rentals

*zoom in/out to find VRBOs and hotels by LEGOLAND Auburn Hills

Ticket Giveaway

Giveaway coming soon! Check back!

Want an easy spring break idea that’s close to home?

Spend the day at SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGOLAND and Peppa Pig, all at Great Lakes Crossings in Auburn Hills. This is a fun trip for any Michigan family!


Is there a LEGOLAND in Michigan?

Yes, there is a LEGOLAND in Detroit, Michigan. There is just one LEGOLAND in Michigan and it’s located in the suburbs of Detroit.

Can adults visit without a child?

To visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, adults need to bring a kid who’s 17 or younger with them. (It’s the most fun for kids who are between 3 to 10 years old.) However, if you’re a grown-up who loves LEGO and don’t have kids, there are special adult nights. The LEGO Store next to the attraction is open for everyone.

When is the best time to visit?

 Weekday afternoons & evenings tend to be less busy. Mornings, weekends, and holidays can see the facility at capacity.

What can I bring? What can’t I bring?

DON’T BRING: Outside food & beverages are not permitted inside LEGOLAND Discovery Center, unless caring for babies. LEGOLAND serve Starbucks as well as a variety of other refreshments and snacks in their Café.

DO BRING: Children must wear socks to enter the LEGO City play area. (Socks available for purchase at the Café.)

Is LEGOLAND Michigan Accessible? Sensory-friendly?

LEGOLAND Michigan is stroller-friendly and wheelchair accessible. The 4D Theater provides several front-row spaces for wheelchairs and scripts are available on request.

Restrooms and a Quiet Room (for nursing moms or kids needing a sensory break) are tucked away near the play structure and the cafe.

Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent from the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets Security Office in District 2 on a first-come, first-served basis.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center will provide a free ADA Carer ticket for individuals visiting with someone who requires assistance to enjoy the facility. Just ask for an ADA Carer ticket when you arrive.

See the full accessibility guide for additional details.

Where is LEGOLAND Michigan located?

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is located in the Great Lakes Crossings Mall in Auburn Hills, which is part of metro Detroit. It’s a little over a two-hour drive from Grand Rapids.
Address:  4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.

You’ll want to enter the Mall at District 6.

How Long Does it Take to Go Through LEGOLAND Detroit?

Plan for your LEGOLAND visit to last at least 2-3 hours.
Note: Your admission ticket allows you entry for the full day but you do not get in-and-out privileges.

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7 thoughts on “LEGOLAND Michigan 2024: This Kid’s Paradise is a Brickload of Fun!”

  1. I just applied the buy an adult, get a kid free coupon and it worked! Just click under the promo tab on the website and then make sure to bring your coupon with you when you go to the Discovery Center! Enjoy:)

  2. Yes! I am super excited to visit Legoland in Michigan. Do you know if they eventually will except the buy one adult/get one child free coupons from the Lego Club magazines. It sounds like they will only be selling tickets online to begin with. That would probably mean no coupons. Last Memorial Day we visited the Legoland in Schaumburg, IL. It had a few more rides but the same idea. My boys, ages 5 and 8, were in heaven. I know they are going to beg to go when they hear it is in Michigan AND there is an Aquarium nearby!

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