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!
Pack your garden gloves and visit Highbanks Metro Park on Friday April 22nd at 2pm. At this event you will help celebrate Earth Day by planting trees, cleaning up litter and helping pull invasive plants. Take home a free shrub at the end of the program! This event is intended for ages 8+ and pre-registration is required.
Friday April 22nd at 3pm bring your garden gloves to help clean up trash, all while hiking through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park to learn about different species of trees. At the end of your hike you will receive a free tree of your own to take with you to plant.
Starting at 10am on Saturday April 23rd stop by Sharon Woods Metro Park to help plant trees throughout the natural play area to celebrate Earth Day! You can even decorate a flag to mark where you planted your tree!
Visit Club Lincoln on Saturday April 23rd at 10am for PBJ & Jazz Jammies Jam! Saxophonist Robert Dove will be playing the tunes to get your dance party on! Tickets are $5.
Saturday April 23rd at 10:30am visit Miller Park Library to build a house fit for a fairy! Feel free to bring some of your own natural building materials from home! All other materials will be provided. These little fairy houses will be displayed in the woods near Miller Park. Advanced registration is required.
Saturday April 23rd at 11am and 2pm at Franklin Park Conservatory there will be a performance by naturalist Chris Rowlands where puppetry and singing along will celebrate Earth Day! Tree saplings will be available for free at this event!
Join Seeds of Caring on Saturday, April 23 at the Ohio History Center anytime between 11am and 3pm to celebrate the planet that gives us so much! Learn how to be kind to the Earth and create environmentally-friendly things like PLARN and BIRD FEEDERS. Includes FREE admission to OHC for families!
On Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th IKEA Columbus will host a weekend long Earth Day Festival showcasing how to be more sustainable at home! There will be a Little Sustainable Artists Take-And-Make Craft Kit, a Recycling Solutions event and a Reduce Food Waste event. Pre registration and times are available in the links.
Saturday April 23rd visit Genoa Park starting at noon to celebrate Earth Day at this family friendly event! There will be bike rides along the trails, guided walks, food & drinks and great giveaways.
Saturday April 23rd at 1pm head over to the The Ohio History Center to learn about species from the Ice Age that roamed our area. There will be actual fossils and casts from the ice age. Tickets and pricing available in the link.
Saturday April 23rd at 3pm pack your garden gloves and head over to Battelle Darby Creek where you will learn and help pull invasive garlic mustard. Receive a free tree at the end of the program to plant on your own!
Visit Sunrise Sanctuary for Open Barn Days from 1-3pm. Meet and interact with rescued farm animals. Sunrise Sanctuary hosts these events once a month to help care and support these rescued animals. Tickets and pricing available in the link above.
Sunday April 24th at 9:30am visit The Dipped Donut for a sweet treat and a fun storytime all about unicorns and donuts! 3-4 books will be read during this story time and all ages are welcome!
Sunday April 24th at Noon head on over to Shelter 5 at Infirmary Mound Park for some hands-on fun with STEM activities and experiments. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
Sunday April 24th at 2pm visit Blacklick Woods to create your own firestarter made of recycled materials to take with you. Afterwards there will be a fire built to make smores. This event will be held at the snack bar in the ProShop facility.
Sunday April 24th at 4pm visit Sharon Woods to learn all about the high tech world of geocaching. This event will show you how to use your gadgets to find hidden items right here in our own metro parks.
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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!*