Theaters & Centers
The Temple Theatre – known as the “Showplace of Northeastern Michigan” – is one of Saginaw, Michigan’s most distinguished buildings. With seating for 1,750, the theatre has been graced by legends ranging from B.B. King to George Carlin. It is home to the world’s only Barton Butterfield Special organ in original condition.
Japanese Culture Center, Tea House, & Gardens
The Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House, and Gardens is dedicated "to promoting intercultural understanding and peace through a bowl of tea."
Gardens and Tea House open April-October Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 PM. * Reservations required for Tea Ceremony presented on the 2nd Saturday of each month except for December and, weather permitting, January-March.
Historical Sites & Museums
Saginaw Art Museum
A member of the TempleArts family, the Saginaw Art Museum is a museum located in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. As a catalyst for diversity, inclusion, and economic prosperity in our communities, TempleArts offers excellent experiences in the performing and visual arts to all.
Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum
The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is a FREE museum and sculpture garden that features a unique collection of more than 200 sculptures that span the 70-year career of “America’s Public Sculptor,” Marshall M. Fredericks (1908-1998), as well as rotating exhibitions featuring artists from around the world. Fredericks is known nationally and internationally for his impressive monumental figurative sculpture, public memorials, fountains, portraits, and medals.
Nature Centers & Parks
Saginaw Children's Zoo
The Saginaw Children's Zoo is a zoo located in Saginaw, Michigan. The zoo is open full-time between May and September, and part-time between April and October. The Saginaw Children's Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Numerous educational opportunities are offered at the zoo, including family classes, zoo camps, and theme days. The zoo features mammals, birds, reptiles, the Iberschoff Special, the Carousel, and fossils!
Located at 400 Leddy Road, Roethke Park features picnic areas, swimming pool and occasional train rides on the Roethke Express Miniature Train starting the second weekend of June and stops the third weekend in August. Enjoy concerts in the summer, Halloween train rides in October and Christmas train rides in December. Miles of walking trails. Fishing pond and play area.
Imerman Memorial Park offers a wide variety of activities. With access to the Tittabawassee River, you can fish from shore, or launch your own boat.
The park also offers a bark park, fishing dock, a sand volleyball court, a boat launch, grills, a roller hockey court, basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground and modern restroom facilities along with pit toilets.