What Should We Do This Weekend? April 6-8, 2018

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16 family friendly events in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

1. Free Petting Zoo at Olentangy Indian Caverns

When: Monday – Sunday, April 2-8, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1779 Home Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-548-7917

Enjoy free admission to the petting zoo all week at Olentangy Indian Caverns! See 10 Things to do at Olentangy Indian Caverns.

2. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus Ohio, 43211
Phone: 1-800-686-6124

Ohio History Center stays open for special hours on the first Friday of the month! Admission after 5:00 PM is just $6, kids ages 6-12 are $3 and kids under 6 (and members) are free! There will be crafts and a showing of the movie Willow at 7:00 PM. Tickets are first come first served. See all there is to do at Ohio History Center!

3. Preschool Open Lab at The Simplr STEAM Playground

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 710 Cross Pointe Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-860-5012

This new Open Lab is for preschoolers! Kids age 3-5 can “Learn. Build. Play” in this open environment that offers toys and gadgets where kids can learn about STEAM concepts. Drop in. $10/child. Adults must stay. Have older kids? Check out Open Lab on Friday night or Open Lab Saturdays for ages 5-14.

4. Mother/Son Adventure Night at Prairie Township Community Center

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 5955 W. Broad St., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-907-7990

Moms and sons can enjoy dinner together and then activities and games in the gym!

5. International Kids’ Yoga Day – Youth Yoga Project Class at Rise Yoga Ohio

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4032 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Phone: 614-506-7255

On International Kids’ Yoga Day, Rise Yoga and Youth Yoga Project are offering a class for kids ages 6-13. There will be breathing exercises, yoga practice, coloring and games! The class is donation based (suggested donation $20) and all donations will benefit the Youth Yoga Project which is bringing yoga into under-resourced schools.

6. Lady Tutu 5k and Little Princess Dash at Easton Town Center

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, OH 43219

This 5K run/walk and Princess Dash celebrates girls and women! Make sure to wear your tutu! Register online!

7. Spring Kiddie Consignment Sale at Grace Polaris Church

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: 8225 Worthington Galena Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-888-7733

This huge children’s consignment sale features children’s clothing for all ages, baby items, maternity clothes, toys, accessories and more! Half Price Sale begins at 1:00 PM!

8. Easter Adventure at The Farm at Walnut Creek

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200

Looking for a road trip? Enjoy food, a corn box, a scavenger hunt and several egg drops throughout the day! The animal park will also be open! See our trip to The Farm at Walnut Creek.

9. Window Birdhouse Workshop at Home Depot

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: your local Home Depot

Kids can build a birdhouse and decorate it with paint and stickers. Parents must accompany child. Kids receive a free certificate of achievement, an apron and commemorative pin.

10. Spring Break Special: Kids Fishing at Three Creeks Metro Park

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 3860 Bixby Road Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-208-2874

Kids ages 15 and under can meet at Heron Pond to catch fish!

11. Open House 2018 at Museum of Biological Diversity at Ohio State University

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1315 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-292-7773

View collections of plants and animals, participate in activities for kids and adults, pet insects, see a giant outdoor fish tank and more!

12. Family Fun with Chris Rowlands at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000
Nature educator Chris Rowlands will perform original songs about nature and animals with his puppet friends! Shows at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Included in admission or membership.

13. Natural Play Area Adventures: Fairy, Elf & Bug Houses at Sharon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-315-5520

Gather natural items and plants to build fairy, elf and bug houses in the Natural Play area! Ideal for ages 5-12.

14. Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

The Columbus Zoo visits Franklin Park Conservatory once a month bringing different animals to visit!

15. Free Family-friendly Library Concert w/ ProMusica Woodwind Trio at Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-645-2275

All ages are welcome to explore music from a different time period during this free family concert by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra!

16. Family Paint Class: Creative Peacock at Art With Anna

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave, Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Paint together as as a family! This week’s project is a Creative Peacock.  Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

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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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