Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to show our kids the importance of caring for our environment. Our FREE project packet, Be Kind to the Earth, challenges kids ages 4-12 with 5 different Earth Day tasks to take action in protecting our environment. Topics include litter prevention and clean-up, recycling, composting and more. We encourage families to explore these activities during the entire month of April!
Friday April 1st from 10am-noon visit the Miller Park Library for Play & Learn! Have Fun with play based activities that vary each month, this event is recommended for ages 2-5.
Friday April 1st visit the Columbus Children’s Theatre to enjoy a presentation of “Think Spring!” This show follows a bear waking up from hibernation as Mother Nature wakes up the rest of the world from winter. This show is geared towards ages 0-5. Tickets, times and pricing available in the link.
Friday April 1st at 1pm visit Sharon Woods for a Silly Scavenger Hunt! In honor of April Fool’s day there have been some silly things hidden along the trails to be found! See how many you can find, or will you be fooled?
Friday April 1st at 1:30pm visit Brush Crazy for Art Camp! You will have your choice of two art projects offered to let your creative energy flow. This class is intended for ages 8+ Registration, prices and details included in the link.
Friday April 1st at 6pm visit Busy Bees Pottery Studio and paint a chocolate bunny or any other animal that you would like to paint “Chocolate”! In this class students will also be taught how to paint candy eyes. This class is intended for ages 6+ Registration and details provided in the link above.
Visit The Schottenstein Center Saturday April 2nd or Sunday April 3rd to enjoy all of the big, muddy, roaring monster trucks! Tickets, times and pricing are available in the link!
Explore the world of geology as a family on Saturday April 2nd and Sunday April 3rd. Gold panning, kids silent auction, door prizes, games and activities will all be available at this event. Mineral, fossil and gem dealers will also be available to purchase some treasures from. Tickets, times and pricing available in the link.
Anytime on Saturday April 2nd visit the Lane Road library to acknowledge national poetry month. There will be a featured poet and activities to go with this event. All ages are welcome!
Saturday April 2nd from 9am-noon Hilliard Division of Police will host an open house featuring a sensory friendly touch-a-truck experience for families, children and adults on the spectrum. All are welcome to attend.
Saturday April 2nd visit the Tremont Library from 10:30-11am for Stories and More! An interactive storytime for the whole family to enjoy!
Visit Franklin Park Conservatory on Saturday April 2nd from 11am-2pm to create a butterfly or flower sand art! This event does cost an additional $3.00 to participate in.
Sunday April 3rd is Community Day at Franklin Park Conservatory! Bring the family to experience all of the beauty that the conservatory has to offer!
Drop into the Lane Road Library anytime on Sunday April 3rd for a Very Hungry Caterpillar scavenger hunt! This event is for all ages and is located in the youth department.
Visit Busy Bees Pottery Studio for an eggcelent time! Sunday April 3rd from 11am-4pm gather in the studio to create some very unique and beautiful eggs just in time for Easter! Tickets and pricing available in the link.
Sunday April 3rd enjoy a short free springtime performance featuring the Columbus Modern Dance Company. Performances will be held from 1-2pm in Derby Court.
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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*