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What Should We Do This Weekend? January 18-21, 2019, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend and Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend and Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

FRIDAY

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a class with WeJoySing! $5/child and $3 for siblings. There are two class times: 9:45 and 10:30. You can preregister or drop in.  

10:00 AM – Our Village: Winnie the Pooh Play Date at Polaris Fashion Place – celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a play date with FIT4MOM Columbus North. Your first class is free and the play date is free. Appropriate for ages 5 and under. 

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 – Homemade Snow Craft at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a free craft time. They will be making homemade snow! (A FIT4MOM workout takes place beforehand. 

10:30 AM – Our Village: Winnie the Pooh Play Date at The Shops at Worthington Place – celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a play date with FIT4MOM Columbus North. Your first class is free and the play date is free. Appropriate for ages 5 and under. 

10:30 AM – Happy Birthday Chick-fil-A at Chick-fil-A at Grandview Yard – celebrate the 1 year birthday of Chick-fil-A at Grandview Yard by saying Happy Birthday when you order and you can get a free cookie!

10:30 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a class with WeJoySing! $5/child and $3 for siblings. There are two class times: 9:45 and 10:30. You can preregister or drop in.

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.

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

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

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

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 – Great Train Show at Ohio Expo Center – this model train show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, operating exhibits, activities for kids an more! Kids 11 and under are free. Adult admission is $10 on Saturday (good for both days) and $9 on Sunday. Save $1 of online tickets by using the code W11.

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 – Our Village: We Rock the Spectrum Play Date at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – join FIT4MOM Columbus North for a special playdate at We Rock the Spectrum. Kids 12 months and older can play for a discounted rate of $8/kid. All are welcome to attend!

11:00 AM – Author Story Time: Annie Martucci at Cub Shrub – autorh Annie Martucci will read her book, The Search For Your Best Furever Friend: An Animal Alphabet Adventure and there will be a craft after the story time! 

11:00 AM – Animals of the Night at Franklin Park Conservatory – Ohio Wildlife Center will be at Franklin Park Conservatory with a kid-friendly presentation about nocturnal animals featuring some of their animal residents!

11:00 AM – Logan Frozen Festival on Logan’s historic Main Street – head to Hocking Hills for this festival that includes over 25 ice sculptures, live sculpting demonstrations, ice games, iceless ice skating, live music, vendors, food trucks and more!

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 – Natural Play Area: Shelter Building at Three Creeks Metro Park – build a shelter out of materials found in the woods!

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

3:00 PM – Tinker Lab at Southwest Public Libraries (Grove City Library) – take part in a challenge for kids in grades 2-5. This month’s theme is Squishy Circuits and will involve the power of electricity and play dough!

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.

SUNDAY

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

10:00 AM – Winter Residents at Rocky Fork Metro Park – search for winter birds in the park!

10:00 AM – Great Train Show at Ohio Expo Center – this model train show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, operating exhibits, activities for kids an more! Kids 11 and under are free. Adult admission is $9 on Sunday. Save $1 of online tickets by using the code W11.

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.  (The Columbus Museum of Art is free on Sundays!)

12:00 PM – Shazzbots Pizza & PJ Party at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – this pajama-themed party includes an art activity, free pizza and live music by The Shazzbots! While you’re there you can tour the galleries!

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 – 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.

3:00 PM – The Moonbats Play The Beatles at Bexley Public Library – the band The Moonbats will be performing Beatles classics. Tea and cookies will be served!

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.

MONDAY – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

9:00 AM – MLK Art Camp at Picassos – create art inspired by the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. There is also an afternoon session at 2:00 PM.

9:30 AM – Our Village: Ice Sensory Play Date with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – join FIT4MOM UA for a sensory playdate featuring ice! The workout begins at 9:30 AM and the playdate begins at 10:30 AM. The playdate is free to attend.

9:30 AM – Calling all Kids: Owl Pellets at Three Creeks Heritage Nature Center – learn all about owls by dissecting an owl pellet!

10:00 AM – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Story Time and Craft at Cub Shrub (Grandview) – honor MLK Jr. with stories and a craft based on his life and message. Bring one non-perishable food item to be donated to Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

10:00 AM – Holiday Open Play at SuperGames – enjoy free play on MLK Day for $10/child!  

10:00 AM – Free Admission to the Columbus Zoo – The zoo is offering free admission on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

10:00 AM – Holiday Hours at Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center will be open on MLK Jr. Day from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM! This is the last day to see the juried art show Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms.

11:00 AM – Schools Out! with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory – rock out with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory! Included with membership or admission. (Second performance is at 2:00 PM).

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. Monday’s deal is free mini cookies with any purchase!

11:00 AM – Calling all Kids: Owl Pellets at Three Creeks Heritage Nature Center – learn all about owls by dissecting an owl pellet!

12:00 PM – Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the Nature Center and return it for a prize and hot chocolate!

2:00 AM – MLK Art Camp at Picassos – create art inspired by the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.

2:00 PM – Natural Play Area Adventures: Fort Building at Sharon Woods Metro Park – build forts and tree tee pees in the Natural Play Area!

2:00 PM – Schools Out! with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory – rock out with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory! Included with membership or admission.

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ICYMI: Story Times for Kids in Columbus, Ohio


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, January 11-13, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 30 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:30 AM – Our Village: Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Craft and Play Date with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – create a snowflake craft out of pipe cleaners and beads! Playdates are free and take place after the Stroller Strides workout!

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.

10:30 AM – Cardboard Parking Garage at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for this playdate, bring a pizza box to let your kid turn it into a parking garage for cars! 

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 – Ohio Home + Remodeling Show at Greater Columbus Convention Center – find fresh inspiration, helpful renovation tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, décor and outdoor spaces! At the Recreations Outlet KidZone, kids can whoosh down the slides, soar on the swings or jump to the sky, enjoying some good old-fashioned playground fun. (Kids 5 and under are free!) What Should We Do Today Columbus? followers can save $5 when they use promo code WSWDTC.

3:45 PM – Friday Arts & Crafts at Art with Anna – do arts and crafts after school! For kids ages 3 and up, $15/artist, $6 for siblings. 

6:00 PM – SuperGames Open Play! – enjoy open play at SuperGames! Availability is for the first 150 children so make sure to arrive early! $10/child.

7:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays in the Franklinton Arts District – explore the arts district of Franklinton by visiting local businesses, enjoying live music and more!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – West Gate Lodge Community Breakfast – a large breakfast is served, $6 per adult and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:30 AM – Our Village: Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Craft and Play Date with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – create a snowflake craft out of pipe cleaners and beads! Playdates are free and take place after the Stroller Strides workout!

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Anthony Stanco Ensemble at the Lincoln Theatre Complex – enjoy a kid-friendly jazz concert! For $5/person ($20/family max) kids get a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie. 

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 – Preschool Expo at City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department – – if you live in Hilliard you may want to check out this expo featuring local preschools all in one location! Other vendors will be on site, too.

10:00 AM – Ohio Home + Remodeling Show at Greater Columbus Convention Center – find fresh inspiration, helpful renovation tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, décor and outdoor spaces! At the Recreations Outlet KidZone, kids can whoosh down the slides, soar on the swings or jump to the sky, enjoying some good old-fashioned playground fun. (Kids 5 and under are free!) What Should We Do Today Columbus? followers can save $5 when they use promo code WSWDTC.

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

10:00 AM – Sharon Woods: Winter Hike at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a hike through fields and forests. Hot soup and drinks will be provided. Bring 4 non perishable items (or $5) to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and you will receive a Metro Parks mug!

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. 

11:00 AM – Manivic’s Dance Company Polynesian Dance at Franklin Park Conservatory – watch a traditional Polynesian dance performance! Performances are at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Included with admission.

11:00 AM – Saturday Play Cafè – Dinosaur Romp at Marysville Public Library – this activity is geared toward kids ages 3-5 and features crafts and activities with a dinosaur theme!

12:00 PM – Disney’s Ohio Connections at Ohio History Center – learn about the connections between Disney and the Buckeye State!

12:00 PM – Ice Cream Rollery’s 1 Year Anniversary at Ice Cream Rollery – celebrate the one year anniversary of Ice Cream Rollery with BOGO free between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and Buy two get one free between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Story time with Snow White! at Barnes and Noble Pickerington Ohio – enjoy a special story time with Snow White!

1:00 PM – Monthly STEM Workshop Grades 3-5 at STEM U – kids can work on various STEM projects. Drop in for $30 or register for the 9 month series.

2:00 PM – Free Family-Friendly Library Concert w/ ProMusica at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Whetstone Branch – enjoy a free concert featuring music from all over the world!

2:00 PM – The LEGO Movie 2 the Second Part: Meet and Greet at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – Meet Emmet, Lucy and General Mayhem from the upcoming The LEGO Movie 2. There will also be special movie prizes!

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Ohio Home + Remodeling Show at Greater Columbus Convention Center – find fresh inspiration, helpful renovation tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, décor and outdoor spaces! At the Recreations Outlet KidZone, kids can whoosh down the slides, soar on the swings or jump to the sky, enjoying some good old-fashioned playground fun. (Kids 5 and under are free!) What Should We Do Today Columbus? followers can save $5 when they use promo code WSWDTC.

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.  The museum is free on Sundays.

12:00 PM – Sunny Sunday Family Day at Seventh Son Brewing – this family-friendly event includes face painting, art projects and other activities for kids! A portion of beer sales will be donated to Godman Guild.

12:00 PM – Anniversary Celebration! at Freeze Style Ice Cream – Freeze Style Ice Cream is celebrating their one year anniversary by offering BOGO ice creams and drinks! (Show the FB event photo on your phone to redeem!)

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

2:00 PM – Family Fun with The Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit with animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! Included with admission.

2:00 PM – Prairie Oaks: Winter Hike at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – take a hike through the prairie! Bring 4 non perishable items (or $5) to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and you will receive a Metro Parks mug!

3:00 PM – Free Maple Syrup Demo at City Folk’s Farm Shop – watch a demo of maple syrup tapping and learn how to make maple syrup. No registration required.

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ICYMI: Explore the Scioto Mile with Your Kids on the Smart Circuit


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, January 4-6, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 20 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

10:00 AM – Winter Break Play Date at KSM Sports and Fitness Indoor Facility Join Columbus Moms Blog for an indoor play date for kids of all ages! There will be space for kids to run around, play, and explore. The facility will have sports equipment, building blocks, and Nerf wars available. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – this morning includes a 30 minute nature activity plus free play time in the woods! Recommended for ages 2-5. $5 donation suggested.

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

12:30 PM – Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Sycamore Plaza Library – no registration is required for this overnight event for your favorite stuffed animal! Drop off your furry friend between Wednesday and Friday for a special overnight adventure. Pick them up on Saturday morning and enjoy stories and a craft together.

3:45 PM – Friday Arts & Crafts at Art with Anna – do art with a Happy New Year theme! For kids ages 3 and up, $15/artist, $6 for siblings. 

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – New Albany Indoor Farmers Market at Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany – this indoor market includes live music, vendors, food trucks, and locally grown produce and goods!

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

10:00 AM – Blacklick Woods: Winter Hike at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 2 or 4 mile hike through the woods. Hot drinks and snackswill be provided. Bring 4 non perishable items or a $5 donation to Mid Ohio Food Bank and receive a Metro Parks mug!

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – this play date includes a 30 minute nature activity and a free play time in the woods. Recommended for ages 5-8. $5 donation suggested.

10:00 AM – Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange at Old Worthington Library – bring a jigsaw puzzle to trade in for a new one!

10:00 AM – Kids Club Fuzzy Snow Friends at Michaels Stores – kids 3 and up can make a fuzzy snowman. $5/project.

11:00 AM – Sensory Storytime at Sycamore Plaza Library – this is a class specifically for children with special needs that will feature dim lights, quite music, fidget toys and more accommodations. It will include books, songs, movement and other sensory activities!

11:00 AM – Ready for Kindergarten Family Storytime at Main Library – the whole family can enjoy books and activities that will help get your preschooler ready for Kindergarten!

1:00 PM – MAKEBREAK Snowman Mason Jar at Michaels Stores – buy a jar and supplies will be provided to make a snowman!

2:00 PM – Feed the Stream at Battelle Darby Nature Center – give the fish worms and crickets and watch them eat! Meet at the Nature Center.

2:00 PM – Go WILD! Kids Club: Off-trail Hike at Sharon Woods Metro Park – explore the Natural Play area on a 1 mile hike! Recommended for ages 5-12 and their caregivers.

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop – explore the art district of The Hilltop with featured artists, live music, coffee, snacks and more! 

6:30 PM – For Families: Lantern Stroll at Highbanks Metro Park – carry lanterns on a 1 mile hike on the Dripping Rock Trail.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory – on the first Sunday of each month, Franklin Park Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours.

11:00 AM – Simon + Friends Sensory Friendly Open Play at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – this special play time will be sensory friendly with dim lights, quiet play and a less busy environment. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!


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