What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 14-16, 2020: Featuring Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio for Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day 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, VALENTINE’s DAY:

6:30 AM – Valentine’s Day at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill – celebrate Valetine’s Day at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill with Chick-fil-A® Nuggets 30-count, Chick-n-Minis®* 10-count and Chocolate Chunk Cookies 6-count in a heart-shaped Chick-fil-A® red tin this Thursday and Friday. (Chick-n-Minis are only available during breakfast hours.) 

9:30 AM – Our Village: Valentine’s Day – We Love You a Latte! at Thompson Park – celebrate Valentine’s Day with FIT4MOM UA with a Valentine’s craft for the kids and coffee! The party is free and will take place after the Stroller Strides class.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – Seasons and Stories! at Rocky Fork Metro Park – listen to stories by the fire! Ages 1-8. Warm beverages provided.

10:00 AM – Young Explorers: Amorous Animals at Homestead Metro Park – learn about how animals take care of each other and make a craft! Ages 5-12.

10:00 AM – Valentine’s Fun Party at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – celebrate Valentine’s Day with crafts, music, snacks and a free goodie bag! This party is included in regular admission to the play cafe.

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

10:00 AM – Valentine’s Day Fun! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – take a coffee break and the kids can enjoy a Valentine’s themed puppet show! Decorate a cookie for $1.50, too!

10:00 AM – School’s Out Open Play at KSM Sports and Fitness Indoor Facility – enjoy sports, dodgeball, soft play and more! You must purchase a ticket in advance!

11:00 AM – Family Valentine’s Day at Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern – Rusty Bucket is holding their Family Valentine’s Day event. Kids ages 12 and under can get a free meal off the kid’s menu!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Young Explorers: Amorous Animals at Homestead Metro Park – learn about how animals take care of each other and make a craft! Ages 5-12.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:00 PM – Valentine’s Day $2.00 Family Roller Skating at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – wear pink or read to receive $2 admission per person. All ages welcome.

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 topping pizza and a drink pitcher.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

5:30 PM – Valentine’s Day Open Play at Blue Monkey Parties & Events – enjoy inflatables, basketball and cookie decorating! Purchase a ticket online!

6:30 PM – Pajama Jam Skate Party at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – wear your pajamas and get $2 admission! All ages, family friendly Hip-Hop R&B Skate.

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn Book Launch! at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – enjoy a storytime with author and illustrator Jason Tharp as he reads his book “It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn”.

10:00 AM – International Day of Women & Girls in Science: Panel Discussion at Blendon Woods Metro Park – listen to local women talk about their successful careers in the natural sciences. There will be a Q&A session following the talk. All ages.

10:00 AM – 2020 Winter Hike: Three Creeks at Three Creeks Metro Park – take a 1, 3 or 5.6 mile hike in the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

11:00 AM – Bad Kitty Party at Westland Area Library – help convince Bad Kitty to like Valentine’s Day with books, games, crafts and more!

11:00 AM – Sensory Friendly Films at Gateway Film Center – enjoy a sensory family screening of “The Secret Life of Pets” with lower volume and a “no-shushing” atmosphere. Tickets are free in conjunction with OSU’s Nisonger Center.

12:00 PM – Uptown Cookie Walk in Uptown Westerville – visit 24 locations in Uptown Westerville and receive a Cheryl’s Cookie at each location! Tickets available online.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Author & Artist Oge Mora at Upper Arlington Public Library – enjoy a presentation and Q&A with Oge Mora, local author and Illustrator of “Thank You, Omu!”. She will also be available to sell and sign her books.

2:00 PM – Lichen You Very Moss at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 1.5 mile hike to look for mosses and lichens. 

2:00 PM – FRIENDS & COOKIES! (Parent/Child) at Dublin Toy Emporium – decorate 3 cookies and go on a “Friendship Hunt” in the store. $2/child. Call to reserve your spot.

2:00 PM – Wolves: Fact vs. Myth at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn the facts and fiction about wolves!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

3:30 PM – FRIENDS & COOKIES! (Parent/Child) at Dublin Toy Emporium – decorate 3 cookies and go on a “Friendship Hunt” in the store. $2/child. Call to reserve your spot.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

SUNDAY:

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Princess Breakfast at Skate Zone 71 – sing, dance and dine with Cinderella, Tianna and Snowy White. Plus roller-skate for free after the breakfast. Reservations required.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

2:00 PM – For Families: Birds of Prey at Highbanks Metro Park – meet owls and hawks from the Ohio Wildlife Center and learn about how they survive. This is a free program for ages 6 and up.

2:00 PM – 2020 Winter Hike: Slate Run at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – take a 2.5 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

2:00 PM – Blendon Ravines: Winter Tree ID at Blendon Woods Metro Park – explore the forest and learn how to ID trees by their bark. All ages welcome.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

5:30 PM – Sunday PM Open Play at Blue Monkey Parties and Events – enjoy open play including 5 bounces houses and 3 basketball hoops.  

6:00 PM – Night at the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – explore the living stream after dark. All ages welcome.

MONDAY, PRESIDENTS’ DAY:

9:00 AM – School’s Out Camps at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a day on the farm with forest activities. There will be outdoor games, a nature activity, free play, snacks and more. Register online.

10:00 AM – Monday Madness at Clay Street Ceramics – drop in any time for cookies and painting! Half-price studio fees will be offered all day! Free cookie cutter shape to paint for all kids with a pottery purchase – the shape will be made into a magnet! 

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – President’s Day at the Ohio History Center – this special day will include interactive programs exploring Ohio’s presidential heritage, special speakers, a presidential selfie station and more!

10:00 AM – Presidents’ Day Family Tour & Craft at the Doll Museum – take a 30 minute, family-friendly tour of the exhibits and then make a clothespin doll. Register in advance. 

10:00 AM – Homeschoolers: Animal Tracks and Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn how to identify signs of wildlife and make a track. Ages 6-12.

10:00 AM – $1 President’s Day Roller Skating at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – admission is just $1 on President’s Day featuring Family Top 40 Pop.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – Presidents’ Day – Free Admission at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – get free admission to the Zoo from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Parking is $10.

11:00 AM – KidX: Bestie Bash Hearts and Crafts at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy crafts, coloring, face painting, a balloon artist and more! 

11:00 AM – Rocket League Madden at KSM Sports & Fitness Facility – participate in this first ever e-sports tournament, bring a teammate or come on your own! Tickets available online.

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Homeschoolers: Animal Tracks and Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn how to identify signs of wildlife and make a track. Ages 6-12.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 15-18, 2019, President’s Day Weekend

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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 including President’s Day!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend and President’s Day:

FRIDAY

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

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!

10:00 AM – Kids “Drop-Off” at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – kids ages 15 mo to 5 years can be drop off for 3 hours of fun! Limited spaces available. $22/kid $10 for siblings.

10:30 AM – Mega Blok Pom Pom Sorting at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a free playdate following the Stroller Strides workout!

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 Beauty and the Beast this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

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

5:00 PM – Worthington KidsFest & Summer Camp Expo at Worthington Community Center – learn all about your summer options at this event that includes bounce houses, inflatables, activities, crafts and prizes!

6:00 PM – Owl Hike at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – search for owls on a 1 mile hike. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

6:00 PM – Kids Night Out at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – drop the kids off for a 3 hour session of crafting, board games and pizza!

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Cheryl’s 2019 Bake Sale! at Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building – this sale is one day only and offers up to 75% off the retail price of Cheryl’s Cookies!

9:30 AM – Project SKD Everyone Deserves Peace of Mind – this is a free event where families can learn about mental wellness through hands on activities and putting together a mental wellness kit to be donated to other kids and individuals struggling with mental health.

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

10:00 AM – 2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show at Ohio Expo Center – Bricker & Celeste Buildings — the Dispatch Spring Home and Garden Show takes place February 16-24th and has special programming for families on February 18th and February 23rd. This Monday February 18th features Pete the Cat author Eric Litwin and The Shazzbots plus other kids activities. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

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

10:00 AM – Maple Sugar Tours at Stratford Ecological Center – join experienced Sugar Cookers as they teach participants how to tap a maple tree, collect sap and explain how the process works. $4/person. Registration required.

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!

10:00 AM – Feb Sketchbook Saturday: Hand Hearts at Art with Anna – kids ages 8 and up can learn a new drawing technique. $15/artist.

10:00 AM – Three Creeks: Winter Hike at Three Creeks Metro Park – Take a 1, 3 or 5.6 mile hike in the park. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

11:00 AM – The Bubble Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory – Sue, The Bubble Lady will create amazing bubble creations! Included in admission or membership.

12:00 PM – STEMfest! at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology – The Works is hosting STEMfest, a free event focused on hands on exploration of career and education opportunities in the STEM field! 

12:00 PM – Saturday Morning Storytime at Never Grow Up Boutique – this story time includes a fun craft and coffee for the parents! Space is limited.

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

2:00 PM – Maple Sugaring at Homestead Metro Park – learn how maple trees produce syrup and how sap is collected and made into syrup. Ages 5 and up.

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

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Westland Area Library – drop in to make a LEGO creation! 

3:00 PM – Tinker Lab at Grove City Library – kids in grades 2-5 can learn about hologram projectors through a hands on, creative project.

4:00 PM – Ohio State Buckeyes Women’s Gymnastics vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Gymnastics at St. John Arena – OSU and Nebraska compete in this women’s gymnastics competition. Kids under 6 are free. Tickets are available online.

4:00 PM – $6 Saturday Pony Rides & Petting Zoo at Horse -N- Round Fun – this event features $6 pony rides and a free petting zoo!

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

6:30 PM – Game Night with The Heart of the City Foundation at Broad Street United Methodist Church Columbus OH – this event features a family friendly game night in pot luck style!

7:30 PM – Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo – Let’s Rodeo Columbus! at Nationwide Arena – this rodeo event includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding! During the pre-show from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM fans can meet and greet cowboys and cowgirls and get autographs and take pictures! There is also a post-rodeo cancer by Chris Lane.

SUNDAY

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

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 — 2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show at Ohio Expo Center – Bricker & Celeste Buildings — the Dispatch Spring Home and Garden Show takes place February 16-24th and has special programming for families on February 18th and February 23rd. This Monday February 18th features Pete the Cat author Eric Litwin and The Shazzbots plus other kids activities. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

11:00 AM – Princess Poppy & Princess’ Brunch at Skate Zone 71 – meet Princess Poppy and other characters at a breakfast brunch. There will be prizes for costumes, sing a longs and more. Skate for free afterwards. Tickets can be purchased online.

12:00 PM – STEMfest! at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology – The Works is hosting STEMfest, a free event focused on hands on exploration of career and education opportunities in the STEM field!

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

2:00 PM – Slate Run: Winter Hike at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – take a 2 or 5 mile hike through the park. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

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

MONDAY, President’s Day

8:00 AM – Mommy & Me – Valentine’s Hearts & Owls at Sunny Street Café (Sawmill) – bring your kids for breakfast featuring $1 dino pancakes and toppings plus Valentine’s themed crafts and candy! 

9:00 AM – School’s Out Program – Frosty Fun at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids can go on a winter scavenger hunt, make a take home project and bake homemade pretzels! This program runs from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM with aftercare available. $40/child, ages 5-12.

10:00 AM – Dollhouse Camp at Picassos – this drop off program includes painting and designing your own dollhouse, furniture and accessories. All supplies are included in the cost. Register online.

10:00 AM – Geocaching Hide & Seek at Sharon Woods Metro Park – search for items in the park using a GPS unit!

10:00 AM – SuperGames Holiday Open Play at SuperGames – kids can play at SuperGames for $10/child. 

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!

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

10:00 AM – President’s Day at Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center will have special hours on Presidents Day (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and during the day there will be special programming including a story time, a visit from the author of Young Lincoln and more!

10:15 AM – Parachute Play! at The Sanctuary – join FIT4MOM East for a free playgroup after Stroller Strides. The theme of the playgroup is Parachute Play!

11:00 AM – – Schools Out! Columbus Children’s Theatre presents Balloonacy at Franklin Park Conservatory – Columbus Children’s Theatre will perform Balloonacy, a story about The Old Man who prepares to celebrate his birthday alone! There will be puppets and interaction from the audience! Included with admission or membership.

11:00 AM – Library Day at the 2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show at Ohio Expo Center – Bricker & Celeste Buildings — the Dispatch Spring Home and Garden Show takes place February 16-24th and has special programming for families on February 18th and February 23rd. This Monday February 18th features Pete the Cat author Eric Litwin and The Shazzbots plus other kids activities. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

11:00 AM – School’s Out Skate on Presidents Day at Worthington Community Center – try out “ice-less ice skating” for free at the Worthington Community Center from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

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

2:00 PM – February Fun Day at Homestead Metro Park – this event includes hot chocolate making, snow experiments and an outdoor scavenger hunt. Ages 3-13.

2:00 PM – Schools Out! Columbus Children’s Theatre presents Balloonacy at Franklin Park Conservatory – Columbus Children’s Theatre will perform Balloonacy, a story about The Old Man who prepares to celebrate his birthday alone! There will be puppets and interaction from the audience! Included with admission or membership.

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


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33 family-friendly events in Columbus, Ohio this President’s Day weekend!

There were so many events this weekend, including President’s Day, so I shortened the info to be able to offer more – please click the link for all the important details!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday:

10:30 AM – Kindermusik with Emily – kids ages 0-7 are welcome to try out their first Kindermusik class for free! Classes include diving into the concept of up and down, having fun with tempo changes, and enjoying bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games! Register for a FREE preview at learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com

5:00 PM – Open Lab at The Simplr STEAM Playground – learn, build and play with the greatest STEAM toys and cadets in a free play environment! Parents can drop their kids off at 5:00 and pick them up at 7:00 PM. Ages 5-14. $15/child. Register online.

5:00 PM – KidsLinked.com’s Worthington KidsFest at Worthington Community Center – browse summer camp options for your kids and enjoy a free KidFest with bounce houses, video games, character appearances, crafts, face painting, swimming and much more!

7:00 PM – Suessical The Musical Jr. at Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School – this is a free performance of the musical put on by the 3rd to 6th graders. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

Saturday:

8:00 AM – DC Superhero Breakfast at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – have breakfast with your favorite DC Superheroes! There will be a breakfast buffet, meet and greet, a take-home activity and early access to COSI’s exhibits! Purchase tickets online for a specific time slot.

9:00 AM – Powell Book Sale at Powell Library – bargain prices available at this book sale at the Powell Branch!

9:00 AM – Market Sprouts at Worthington Farmers Market – check out seasonal and healthy eating activities for kids at the information table every third Saturday at the Worthington Farmer’s Market!

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art: Winter Woods at Art With Anna – Kids 4 and up can be dropped off to make an art project with a winter theme!

10:00 AM – Maple Sugar Tours at Stratford Ecological Center – learn how to tap a maple tree, collect sap and learn about making maple syrup. Each tour is an hour long and you can register for a time slot online. $4/person.

10:00 AM – COSI’s Winter Movie Series: The Lego Batman Movie at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – watch The LEGO Batman Movie on the big screen at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday AND Sunday!

10:00 AM – 2nd Annual A Breakfast with Characters at Limited Brands D3 Cafe – have breakfast with your favorite characters! This event includes a full breakfast buffet, activities, a silent auction and benefits the Adopt-A-Backpack for Children Project, providing local children with school supplies!

10:00 AM – Super Movers! – Monster Edition at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – Kids ages 3-5 can enjoy this introduction to dance through stories and acting out characters with props and costumes!

10:00 AM – 2018 Aminah Robinson Family Day at King Arts Complex – celebrate the life of one of Columbus’ well known artists! Her work will be on display and there will be a variety of artistic activities for the whole family.

11:00 AM – Sensory Friendly Films: An American Tail at Gateway Film Center – watch this classic movie at a lower volume and the lights kept up. This is a free event!

11:00 AM – Winter Weekend Survival at High Banks Metro Park – come to the Nature Center for activities that will teach kids how animals survived the cold. These activities will also be available on Sunday!

11:00 AM – Kids on the Move at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – kids ages 6-9 can learn basic dance steps, play games and learn other skills to exercise their bodies, minds and imaginations!

2:00 PM – Skate with a Cop – Skate with a Fire Fighter at The Chiller, Easton – meet, greet and skate members of the teams preparing for the First Responder Face Off! There will be a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog! Purchase tickets online.

2:00 PM – Maple Sugaring at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – learn how trees are tapped to collect sap and make maple syrup!

3:00 PM – Cozy Storytime at Bexley Public Library – Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade can practice mindfulness and breathing techniques, read Zen stories and enjoy light snacks.

6:15 PM – Owl Prowl at Rocky Fork Metro Park – all ages are invited to take a 1.5 mile walk and use recorded calls to try to attract barred and screech owls.

Sunday: 

10:00 AM – COSI’s Winter Movie Series: The Lego Batman Movie at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – watch The LEGO Batman Movie on the big screen at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday AND Sunday!

11:00 AM – Winter Weekend Survival at High Banks Metro Park – come to the Nature Center for activities that will teach kids how animals survived the cold.

4:00 PM – Local Artist Sunday at Picassos – kids can meet a local artist and learn about their techniques through a unique project. All supplies included. Ages 8-14. This week’s artist is Bryan Moss.

Monday:

10:00 AM –President’s Day Art Camp at Art With Anna – kids ages 4 and up can be dropped off for a 3-hour mini art camp! Pack a lunch and register online.

10:00 AM – Library Day at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – it’s library day at the Home and Garden Show! There will be two appearances by Eric Litwin, author of the Pete the Cat series and a local author spotlight. K-12 teachers get free admission and library card holders get two-for-one pricing! There will be several authors available to meet and buy their books!

10:00 AM – Happy Family Presidents Day Play date at Olde Gahanna Sanctuary – join FIT4MOM Columbus East for a President’s Day playdate! The playgroup is free!

10:00 AM – President’s Day at Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center has special hours and activities for President’s Day including making your own campaign ribbon, presidential trivia, an interactive photo booth and more!

10:00 AM – Free Admission at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – admission to the Zoo is free on President’s Day from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

10:00 AM – Special Hours at COSI – COSI is open on President’s Day 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM!

10:30 AM – Kindermusik with Emily – kids ages 0-7 are welcome to try out their first Kindermusik class for free! Classes include diving into the concept of up and down, having fun with tempo changes, and enjoying bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games! Register for a FREE preview at learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory  – Columbus Children’s Theater presents The Snow Queen, a fairytale about true friendship!

11:30 AM – February Kids Art Afternoon-Starry Night, Friday Lights! at Ol’ 42 Grub House  – Kids can paint a Starry Night canvas while enjoying pizza, soft drinks and cookies! Recommended for ages Kindergarten and up! Register online.

1:00 PM – Frosty Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – kids ages 3-10 can enjoy a winter scavenger hunt! Pick up your scavenger hunt at the nature center and turn it in for a prize!


A BIG Thank You to Kindermusik with Emily for sponsoring this post!

Experience a Kindermusik music class with your child and see why we’re the leading music-and-movement program for your child in early childhood. Each class provides research-based activities that stimulate your child’s growing mind and body.

Your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and new friends and you’ll love helping them practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. And the learning will continue after you leave the classroom! We’ll provide practical tools, tips and ideas to continue supporting your child’s development through singing and playing once class is over.

Visit the website at: learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com and follow Kindermusik with Emily on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnSingAndGrow/ to keep up to date on all her classes!


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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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