What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 1-3, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 55 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

7:00 AM – Doo Your Moo (for Free Ice Cream!) at Young’s Jersey Dairy – stop in at the Dairy Store at Young’s Jersey Dairy, order with a “MOO” and get a one-scoop upgrade to your order!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 2-5 can enjoy a 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods! $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. 

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:30 AM – Our Village: Valentine’s Day Popsicle Stick Craft with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – join FIT4MOM UA for a free playdate where kids will be making Valentine’s Day picture frames. An optional Stroller Strides workout begins at 9:30 before the play date.

11:24 AM – Imagination Station at Bexley Public Library – kids can use their imagination at LEGO and art supply stations at the library!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

12:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

5:00 PM – Cold Hands, Warm Heart First Friday at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum – enjoy free admission to the museum during First Friday when you bring a donation of a hat or pair of gloves/mittens per person.

5:00 PM – First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center – the museum stays open late for a special evening including a showing of the movie, Mighty Ducks at 7:00 PM. 

6:00 PM – Hot Chocolate and S’mores at Highbanks Metro Park – roast s’mores and enjoy hot chocolate at a campfire!

6:00 PM – Family Game Night at Prairie Township Community Center – families can come together to play board games and active games!

6:30 PM – Family Swim at Goldfish Swim Schools – families can enjoy the 90 degree water at all three Goldfish Swim School locations from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM every Friday. $5/person for non members or $15/family. 

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

7:00 PM – Unlimited Pizza Fridays! at Skate Zone 71 – $10 per person includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza! 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM is Family Skate.


A BIG Thank You to Fourteen Twenty Nine for sponsoring this post!

You’re invited to join Fourteen Twenty Nine and What Should We Do Today? for a special event at The Design Refinery during the Hilltop Art Hop. Join us any time between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at The Design Refinery at 11 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204.
 
This event is about more than just brownies. While there will be a variety of brownies and blondies, the real cause is helping our community. A portion of the proceeds will go to She Has a Name, an organization in Columbus that works directly with survivors of human trafficking. There will be desserts, drinks, and community and you don’t want to miss it!
 
Click going or interested on the Facebook event and follow Fourteen Twenty Nine on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day 2019 at Cookie Dough Creamery – Cookie Dough Creamery will be adding waffle bites and maple syrup toppings to their line up for National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Roaming Goat Coffee will be available and guests are encouraged to wear their pajamas and post pictures for a chance to win gift cards!

7:00 AM – Doo Your Moo (for Free Ice Cream!) at Young’s Jersey Dairy – stop in at the Dairy Store at Young’s Jersey Dairy, order with a “MOO” and get a one-scoop upgrade to your order!

8:00 AM – National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Bake Me Happy – until 12:00 PM Bake Me Happy will be serving Lopaus Point waffles with ice cream and a full sundae bar! All items are gluten free. Waffles are dairy free and dairy free ice cream will also be available.

9:00 AM – Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will be opening early for National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! 100% of all profits between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM will be donated to She Should Run!

9:00 AM – New Albany Indoor Farmers Market at Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany – shop for produce and local goods, enjoy live music and more!

10:00 AM – Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature based story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. 

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 5-8 can enjoy a 30 minute nature activity and free play in the woods! $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Blendon Woods: Winter Hike at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – take a 2 or 4 mile hike! Bring a $5 donation or 4 non perishable food items to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

10:30 AM – Our Village: Valentine’s Day Popsicle Stick Craft with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – join FIT4MOM UA for a free playdate where kids will be making Valentine’s Day picture frames. An optional Stroller Strides workout begins at 9:30 before the play date.

10:30 AM – Tunes and Tales at Westerville Library – the Westerville Symphony will be performing while a librarian narrates The Frog Prince! Meet and greet the musicians afterwards! Each family will receive a copy of Prince Ribbit while supplies last! Recommended for kids ages 3-8 and their families.

10:30 AM – Workshop! Victorian valentine cards & Tea Party at The Carpenter’s Daughter – enjoy a tea party and the supplies to make your own Valentine’s Day Cards! $20/person. 

11:00 AM – Ohio Wildlife Center Presents Animal Adapations at Franklin Park Conservatory – Ohio Wildlife Center will be on site with ambassador animals!

11:00 AM – Sensory Storytime at Pickerington Public Library – this story time is designed for children with special needs and stimulates all 5 senses in a fun and educational way! Registration required.

11:00 AM – Kids Valentine’s Plate at Clay Street Ceramics – kids can create a Valentine’s Plate by painting with bubbles! Cost is $20 plus tax and kids 8 and up can be dropped off and picked up later! Register in advance!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

1:00 PM – Frozen Swamp at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – break through the ice to find tiny swimmers!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

6:00 PM – Fourteen Twenty Nine at the Design Refinery – stop by the Hilltop Art Hop for live music, featured artists and brownies from Fourteen Twenty Nine! Proceeds from brownie and baked goods sales will benefit She Has a Name, an organization supporting survivors of human trafficking.

SUNDAY

7:00 AM – Doo Your Moo (for Free Ice Cream!) at Young’s Jersey Dairy – stop in at the Dairy Store at Young’s Jersey Dairy, order with a “MOO” and get a one-scoop upgrade to your order!

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. Admission is free to the museum on Sundays!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Community Day at Franklin Park Conservatory including 1:00 PM – Franklin Park Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours on the first Sunday of each month! This month will include a Ballet Met 2 Performance!

11:00 AM – Big Game Tailgate Party at Worthington Community Center – this event features swimming, inflatables and a football related crafts and activities! Preregister for discounted admission.

12:00 PM – KidsLinked.com’s Baby & Kids Galleria at Polaris Fashion Place – this event features all things baby and kids including vendors, activities, swag bags, prizes, face painting, balloon artist, crafts, character appearances and more!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday bookings at The Escape Room USA!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

1:00 PM – Buddy Box 4000 at Rev1 Ventures – families can volunteer to pack bags of food that will be given out to kids in need during the school year.

2:00 PM – Scioto Grove: Winter Hike at Scioto Grove Metro Park – take a 1 or 2 mile hike! There will be food and  hot drinks afterwards! Bring a $5 donation or 4 non perishable food items to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

2:00 PM – Nature School: Reptiles & Amphibians at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn about the history and identification of Ohio’s reptiles and amphibians.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

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ICYMI: Exploring the Ohio State University Campus with Your Kids


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Looking for things to do at The Ohio State University with your kids? These family friendly ideas will give you a fun way to explore the OSU campus and get a small taste of what it means to be a Buckeye!

A few months ago, Erin Strouse invited me to meet her and her son at Orton Hall at OSU to see the Cryolophosaurus skeleton that was discovered by an OSU professor and installed in September, 2018!

kids at Orton Geological Museum, Ohio State University Campus

We had a fun time exploring the museum and learning about the Orton Geological Museum! I asked Erin to share more about the museum and the other things she enjoys doing with her kids on the campus of The Ohio State University! Thanks to Erin for sharing this this fun post with us!

Fun Things to do with Kids on The Ohio State University Campus:

1. New Dino Display at Orton Geological Museum (Orton Hall)

kid standing in front of Orton Geological Museum, Ohio State University Campus

No bones about it – the Orton Geological Museum has become our favorite stomping ground at Ohio State. For my dino-lovin’ kids, the highlight of this fun and free peek into the prehistoric is a 24-foot-long Cryolophosaurus skeleton. The replica has greeted visitors with toothy grin since its September 2018 installation, just off The Oval, in the heart of campus.

Your littles will love the adventure of climbing up the front steps of the iconic Orton Hall, hauling open the massive doors and coming face-to-face with “Ohio’s dinosaur.” (No dinos were known to ever roam our state, but this creature was named for the OSU prof who found it in Antarctica, making for one cool connection to the carnivore!)

Transport the theropod into the 21st century with the free Orton Hall app; augmented reality pops the dino off its platform and reveals more about its significant and serendipitous discovery. In the museum (open M-F, 9-5), your kids will ooh and ahh over the giant sloth skeleton, T. rex skull, sparkling minerals, meteorites, mastodon teeth and more!

You can touch a dinosaur footprint and examine the pompadour-like crest on another Cryolophosaurus skull to see why its been dubbed ELVISaurus!

kids posing in front of dinosaur at Orton Hall, Ohio State University Campus

My boys also love the glow-in-the-dark rock booth and visiting the friendly curators; just ring the bell at the gift shop and they’ll be happy to show your kids around and give them a museum coloring book. (Ask about reserving space for a birthday party; my four-year-old had a dino-mite time!)

Gift shop items fit all budgets and benefit the museum or you can just donate directly by the visitor’s log. My kids always like to sign it on our way out. Don’t let the museum’s small size fool you; it boasts more than 10,000 fossils! Still, my kids are ready to run after a half hour, so we usually hit up the bathrooms hidden just outside the museum doors and snap a #CryolophoSELFIE in the lobby to share @o_h_di_no #OHDINO #OrtonMuseum

mother and kids at Orton Hall, Ohio State University Campus

Take the stairs or elevator around the corner to the lower level where an automatic door helps a mama with a stroller. This exits onto Hagerty Dr., behind Orton Hall, so keep your kids close. I can usually find a cheap metered parking spot here, but spaces are limited. (The Ohio Union garage isn’t that far of a walk and costs under $7/hour.)

You just can’t beat one of Ohio State’s best hidden gems for a short ‘n sweet lil’ expedition that’s accessible, affordable and awesome … or should I say, jaw-some!? Either way, we say, “O-H … DI-NO!”

2. Renovated Mirror Lake and South Oval

Kids doing "O-H' at The Oval on Ohio State University Campus

Your kiddos are just steps away from a rompin’ good time at OSU’s South Oval and Mirror Lake if you can snag a metered parking space behind Orton Hall. For just a few bucks, your little Buckeyes can burn off some energy in this shady greenspace before or after visiting the museum (see above). My boys love to run, climb trees, even roar about with friends in dino costumes, urging passersby to see the real deal next door.

kid playing in fountain at Mirror Lake, Ohio State University Campus

Pack a picnic lunch, listen to the Orton bell tower chime and check out its gargoyles before your lil’ dinos stomp down to the “swamp” nearby. Actually, the historic Mirror Lake is now a beautifully-renovated wetland; it re-opened in August 2018. Little feet can’t resist a small, ground-level fountain; my sons’ shoes were swamped last visit so bring an extra pair and have fun exploring!  

3. Thompson Library

My kids haven’t met a library they don’t like, but OSU’s Thompson Library on The Oval was a real treat. By the front door, students rub the head on a bust of President Thompson for good luck on exams, so my kids followed suit and recited their ABCs over the nearby alphabet floor engraving.

kid looking out the window at Thompson Library, Ohio State University Campus

Next, we took the elevators to the 11th floor and tried our best to contain squeals of excitement – the views of landmarks like Ohio Stadium and Orton Hall (see above) are amazing!

4. Garden of Constants

If tummies are grumbling, try the library café or nearby “Oxley’s by the Numbers,” next to a fun-for-climbing outdoor numeral “Garden of Constants” (2055 Millikin Rd.) your young counters will love!

kid sitting at the Garden of Constants at Ohio State University Campus

If only pizza will do, park at Tommy’s at Lane and Neil; my kids like to split a slice there and play some Pac-Man. Pack some quarters and score a #momwin!

5. Olentangy River and Lane Avenue Gardens

Sometimes after lunch, we walk down to the Brutus and Woody Hayes statutes on Lane, or even across the restored Olentangy River to touch the floating sphere fountain and other features of the Lane Avenue Gardens (Survivors’ Park, Chadwick Arboretum).

6. OSU’s Museum of Biological Diversity

We’ve trekked quite a bit across the university in recent years, including west campus; each spring, OSU’s Museum of Biological Diversity (1315 Kinnear Rd.) hosts a one-day, hands-on open house that’s not to be missed! It’s free and your kids will be wowed when they get to go behind-the-scenes to interact with world-class collections of insects, animals, shells … and fossils from – where else?! – the Orton Geological Museum! This event is taking place on March 23, 2019!

What other OSU must-see’s do you know of that we’ve missed? Please share! If I leave it up to the kids, they’ll just keep asking to ride the escalators up to the second floor children’s area at The Ohio State Bookstore (the Barnes & Noble at 11th and High). Ha! Maybe this year we’ll finally check out the new Script Ohio monument … Buckeye Donuts … another sporting event … the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library … the planetarium … or the Wex! What does your family like to do on campus?


Erin Strouse and family at Orton Hall, Ohio State University Campus

Erin (Tate) Strouse is a former NBC4 reporter and media relations coordinator for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Now a stay-at-home “dino mom” to Garrett-saurus (6) and Nate-ceratops (4), she became an accidental fundraiser and ambassador for the Orton Geological Museum’s Cryolophosaurus crowdfunding campaign in early 2017. A quick first visit to the museum evolved into a kid-fueled “Dough for Dino” bake sale (and much more) to teach her preschoolers the rewarding fun of community service.

Erin’s family likes to serve in other ways, too, through their church, and play in all sorts of new places across Columbus. She’s always recruiting more “Friends of the Museum,” so jump on the dinosaur train at www.facebook.com/doughfordino and Twitter @o_h_di_no #OHDINO and @erin_strouse #DoughforDinoROCKS (where she hopes to soon release her lil’ rockers’ latest endeavor) … stay tuned for another wild ride!

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ICYMI: 25 Free Things to do with Kids this Winter in Columbus, Ohio


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, January 25-27, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – toddlers can enjoy sensory based play exploring stations around the store, a giant chalkboard and 2 arts and crafts tables. Free coffee for parents! Recommended for walkers through age 5. Crawlers are free. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:00 AM – National Popcorn Day/Week at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company – National Popcorn Day has been extended through Saturday! Free theater style popcorn for everyone and all bags of popcorn are BOGO!

10:00 AM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. 

10:15 AM – Music with Mr. Mark at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum – take a trip to Mansfield for a fun time of song and dance! Included in membership or admission.

10:30 AM – Playdough Snowman at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a free craft playdate! Make snowmen using glitter, dough and google eyes!

11:00 AM – Grand Opening Celebration at Zoup! (Tuttle Crossing) – Zoup is celebrating their grand opening at Tuttle Crossing with a deal for each day. Friday’s deal is Half Sandwich Friday – Get any half sandwich for $2.99 with any soup purchase.

11:24 AM – Imagination Station at Bexley Public Library – kids can use their imagination at LEGO and art supply stations at the library!

12:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

12:15 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

2:30 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

4:45 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

5:00 Family Friday Night at COSI – explore COSI from 5:0o PM to 9:00 PM with special reduced pricing!

6:00 PM – Wildlife Observation Night at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – watch nocturnal animals through the viewing windows at the Nature Center!

6:30 PM – Family Swim at Goldfish Swim Schools – families can enjoy the 90 degree water at all three Goldfish Swim School locations from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM every Friday. $5/person for non members or $15/family. 

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

SATURDAY

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10:00 AM – Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature based story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. 

10:00 AM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Summer Camp Program Launch at PAST Foundation – preview the upcoming Summer Program at The Past Foundation! AT this event you can demo some the featured programs and receive 20% off if you sign up for the program at this event! Activities include Minecraft Mathematics, LEGO League, Techno Fashion and more! Concessions and Giveaways will be available.

11:00 AM – Grand Opening Celebration at Zoup! (Tuttle Crossing) – Zoup is celebrating their grand opening at Tuttle Crossing with a deal for each day. On Saturday, Check-in using their local Facebook page and show the cashier to earn a prize!

11:00 AM – The Bubble Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy huge bubbles with The Bubble Lady! Included with admission or membership.

12:00 PM – Mozart’s 24th Annual Open House and Birthday Celebration at Mozart’s – this event includes live music, pastry samples, a piano-shaped birthday cake, “Little Mozart”, and you can learn more info about Directions for Youth and Families!

12:00 PM – Food for Thought: Kids Baking Class – Scones! at 1400 Food Lab – kids of all ages can learn how to make scones! Kids ages 7 and under must have parental supervision.

12:15 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

2:00 PM – The Bubble Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy huge bubbles with The Bubble Lady! Included with admission or membership.

2:30 PM – Food for Thought: Advanced Cooking Class for Ages 12+ – Let’s Make Dinner! at 1400 Food Lab – this is an advanced cooking class for kids ages 14 and up. Kids will learn to make Roast Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Brussels Sprout Salad.

2:30 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Southwest Public Libraries (Westland Area Library) – use your imagination to build with LEGOS!

3:00 PM – Disney Movie Saturday at Southwest Public Libraries (Westland Area Library) – kids 10 and under can enjoy a Disney movie and popcorn!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

4:45 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

5:00 PM – Waffle Bar! Breakfast For Dinner at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – enjoy a waffle bar with unlimited toppings and juice or coffee. $5/person.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Celebrate Tu B’Shevat at Franklin Park Conservatory – make a tree cookie necklace and go on a scavenger hunt to find unique trees. There will also be stories celebrating trees and nature.

10:00 AM – Enchanted Princess Ball of Columbus at The Exchange at Bridge Park – this event includes your favorite princesses and characters. There will be singing, dancing and musical performances. $35/person. Tickets can be purchased online. Only one time slot is available as of the publishing of this post.

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. On Sundays, admission is free!

10:00 AM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – 400 Market at 400 West Rich – visit the art studios at 400 West Rich. Vendors will be available to purchase artwork!

11:00 AM – Sunday Family Sunday at The Draft Room – this event includes free crafts for kids and beer specials for the adults including brunch from Broke Johnny Food Truck!

12:00 PM – Kidzapalooza at Polaris Fashion Place – this event includes games, prizes, a talent show, visitors from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept and Columbus Fire Department, and giant games! Plus lots more!

12:15 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

1:00 PM – Bison: Behind the Scenes at Battelle Darby Nature Center – learn how the staff take care of the bison! Meet at the Nature Center.

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday bookings at The Escape Room USA!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

2:00 PM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Powell – kids can take part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities! this is a free event.

2:00 PM – Inniswood: Winter Hike at Inniswood Metro Gardens – take a 2 mile hike along the trails and paths at Inniswood Metro Park! Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive one Metro Parks mug!

2:00 PM – Tracks Off the Trails at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – go on an off-trail hike to search for signs of animals in the woods!

2:30 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

4:45 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

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