What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, March 8-10, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 45 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the home stretch before the weekend! I wanted to add a few personal notes this week! First of all, I am celebrating reaching 10,000 followers on Facebook with a giveaway for tickets to Disney on Ice, Piada and Goldfish Swim School! You can enter here!

Also, I have been nominated for best blogger/social media account and if you love my blog, I would love your vote! Vote here! (You don’t have to choose something in every category to vote!) Thank you so much!

You’re also invited to a fun event I’m planning with McDonald’s on Sunday! Read on for more info!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – join WeJoySing for a drop in music class! $5/first child, $3/sibling. Class is recommended for ages 1-23 months.

10:00 AM – Drama Kids KinderKids Playtime at Delaware County District Library – toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy fun, dramatic activities with Drama Kids!

10:00 AM – The LEGO® Movie™ DAYS at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – LEGOLAND Columbus is celebrating The LEGO Movie 2 with special building activities, character appearances, photo opps and more!

10:30 – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – join WeJoySing for a drop in music class! $5/first child, $3/sibling. Class is recommended for ages 2-4 years.

12:00 PM – The Rooms at Easton, presented by COSI at Easton Town Center – explore 5 rooms of fun featuring optical illusions and audience participation. This is a free exhibit that will be in the Station Building at Easton until May 19, 2019.

1:00 PM – Columbus Pet Expo at the Bricker Building Ohio Expo Center – the largest indoor Pet Expo in the USA is in town this weekend with a focus on responsible pet ownership. Pets are welcome! There will be contests, games, shows and a Kids World with giant bouncers, crab races and a craft area!

3:00 PM – Jurassic Quest at Duke Energy Convention Center – head to Cincinnati for Jurassic Quest featuring ridable dinosaurs, rides, life sized dinosaurs, fossil digs, a dino petting zoo, crafts, science stations, bounce houses and more! It’s recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.

6:30 PM – Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School – check out all 3 Goldfish Swim School locations for a night of family fun including free swimming in the 90 degree pool!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop your kids off for a night of hands on cooking! This week’s theme is Mac and Cheese Makeover. Ages 5 and up. $35/child.

7:00 PM – Sleeping Beauty at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – see Sleeping Beauty performed by the New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra this weekend only!

7:00 PM – Babe, The Sheep Pig at Columbus Performing Arts Center – CATCO for Kids presents Babe, The Sheep Pig, based on the movie Babe. Adult tickets are $15 and kids are $10.

7:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

7:30 PM – Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Palace Theatre – enjoy a modern take on the classic tale of Cinderella. The show is 2 hours and 10 minutes long including a 20 minute intermission.


You’re Invited to Breakfast for Dinner!

Join local bloggers Nikki Seeley of SweetlyCBUS and Julie Miller of What Should We Do Today Columbus (that me!) for an exceptional breakfast for dinner event featuring McDonald’s newest breakfast item, Donut Sticks!

This family-friendly event is being held in the new play area of the Dublin (Sawmill Road) McDonald’s where you will have the chance to sample the brand new product in addition to other breakfast items plus coffee and juice!

There will be giveaways, raffle prizes, a family-friendly DJ and fun photo opportunities! RSVP here!


SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Mom2Mom Children’s Resale at St. John’s Lutheran Church – shop gently used maternity, baby and kids clothing plus toys, furniture and more! Cash and check only.

9:00 AM – Magical Creations Family DIY Fun at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – families can create an art project together! Recommended for ages 6 and up. The theme is Disney Magic. Check the link for a discount code and to register!

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at Duke Energy Convention Center – head to Cincinnati for Jurassic Quest featuring ridable dinosaurs, rides, life sized dinosaurs, fossil digs, a dino petting zoo, crafts, science stations, bounce houses and more! It’s recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.

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

10:00 AM – Columbus Pet Expo at the Bricker Building Ohio Expo Center – the largest indoor Pet Expo in the USA is in town this weekend with a focus on responsible pet ownership. Pets are welcome! There will be contests, games, shows and a Kids World with giant bouncers, crab races and a craft area!

10:00 AM – Meet the Critters at Sharon Woods Metro Park – drop in between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM to meet turtles, toads, frogs, salamanders and snakes!

10:00 AM – The LEGO® Movie™ DAYS at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – LEGOLAND Columbus is celebrating The LEGO Movie 2 with special building activities, character appearances, photo opps and more!

11:00 AM – Vernal Pool Celebration at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – celebrate the wetlands while visiting displays from local organizations, seeing live animals and taking part in children’s activities. There will be a hike to an active vernal pool at 2:00 PM.

12:00 PM – The Rooms at Easton, presented by COSI at Easton Town Center – explore 5 rooms of fun featuring optical illusions and audience participation. This is a free exhibit that will be in the Station Building at Easton until May 19, 2019.

1:00 PM – Monthly STEM Workshop at STEM U – kids can take part in various STEM activities. Drop in available. $30/child.

1:00 PM – Babe, The Sheep Pig at Columbus Performing Arts Center – CATCO for Kids presents Babe, The Sheep Pig, based on the movie Babe. Adult tickets are $15 and kids are $10.

1:00 PM – See the BUGS! at Oakland Nursery’s Spring Fling! at Oakland Nursery – at Oakland Nursery’s Columbus Garden Center, Spring Fling will include Bugmania – a celebration of bugs and insects and Bugman Education and Science show!

1:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

2:00 PM – Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Palace Theatre – enjoy a modern take on the classic tale of Cinderella. The show is 2 hours and 10 minutes long including a 20 minute intermission.

2:00 PM – Sleeping Beauty Sensory Friendly at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – see Sleeping Beauty  in a sensory friendly performance by the New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra!

2:30 PM – Babe, The Sheep Pig at Columbus Performing Arts Center – CATCO for Kids presents Babe, The Sheep Pig, based on the movie Babe. Adult tickets are $15 and kids are $10.

3:00 PM – Musicologie Dublin Grand Opening Party! at Musicologie – celebrate the grand opening of the newest location of Musicologie: Dublin! There will be a raffle, music from The Shazzbots, face painting, snacks and more!

4:30 PM – Advanced Junior Chefs Weekend Workshop at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – This weekend workshop is for kids ages 10 and up. Learn kitchen safety, culinary techniques and more! $50/child.

5:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

7:00 PM – Sleeping Beauty at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – see Sleeping Beauty performed by the New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra this weekend only!

7:30 PM – Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Palace Theatre – enjoy a modern take on the classic tale of Cinderella. The show is 2 hours and 10 minutes long including a 20 minute intermission.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at Duke Energy Convention Center – head to Cincinnati for Jurassic Quest featuring ridable dinosaurs, rides, life sized dinosaurs, fossil digs, a dino petting zoo, crafts, science stations, bounce houses and more! It’s recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.

10:00 AM – The LEGO® Movie™ DAYS at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – LEGOLAND Columbus is celebrating The LEGO Movie 2 with special building activities, character appearances, photo opps and more! 

11:00 AM – Columbus Pet Expo at the Bricker Building Ohio Expo Center – the largest indoor Pet Expo in the USA is in town this weekend with a focus on responsible pet ownership. Pets are welcome! There will be contests, games, shows and a Kids World with giant bouncers, crab races and a craft area!

11:30 AM – Intro to Tiny Tots Tumble at Kidz Corner – check out an introduction class for ages 18 months – 4 years. RSVP required.

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit Ohio Wildlife Center to explore the grounds and meet the resident animals! There will be an animal enrichment activity at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

12:00 PM – The Rooms at Easton, presented by COSI at Easton Town Center – explore 5 rooms of fun featuring optical illusions and audience participation. This is a free exhibit that will be in the Station Building at Easton until May 19, 2019.

1:00 PM – Grand Opening Event! at Kiddie Academy of Gahanna – celebrate the grand opening of Kiddie Academy of Gahanna. There will be games, face painting, food, giveaways and more!

1:00 PM – Babe, The Sheep Pig at Columbus Performing Arts Center – CATCO for Kids presents Babe, The Sheep Pig, based on the movie Babe. Adult tickets are $15 and kids are $10.

1:00 PM- See the BUGS! at Oakland Nursery’s Spring Fling! at Oakland Nursery – at Oakland Nursery’s Columbus Garden Center, Spring Fling will include Bugmania – a celebration of bugs and insects and Bugman Education and Science show!

1:00 PM – Think Spring at Northwest Library – learn about area wildlife and explore options for outdoor activities.

2:00 PM – Salamander Search at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – explore the trails of the park looking for salamanders!

2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – the Columbus Zoo will visit Franklin Park Conservatory with some animal friends!

2:00 PM – Eagle Walk at Highbanks Metro Park – go on a 3 mile hike to look for bald eagles! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

2:30 PM – Babe, The Sheep Pig at Columbus Performing Arts Center – CATCO for Kids presents Babe, The Sheep Pig, based on the movie Babe. Adult tickets are $15 and kids are $10.

3:00 PM – Sleeping Beauty at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – see Sleeping Beauty performed by the New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra this weekend only!

3:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

4:30 PM – Breakfast For Dinner at McDonald’s – you’re invited to join me and Nikki of SweetlyCbus for Breakfast for Dinner at the McDonald’s at 7190 Sawmill Rd featuring McDonald’s new menu item: Donut Sticks! There will be a ton of raffle prizes (see the whole list here), a family-friendly DJ, giveaways and free food!

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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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