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

SAT, JAN 26

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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