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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 17-20, 2023

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Family-Friendly Things to do This Weekend in Columbus, Ohio:

1. Kids Dream Winter Film Series At Marcus Theatres

Starting January 13th through April 2nd visit Marcus Theatres for Kids Dream Winter Film Series. This event features a line up of family films and an opportunity for free tickets when you redeem vouchers through American Family Insurance. See link for tickets, times and pricing.

2. Riverside Crossing Park And Coffman Park Seasonal Ice Rink

Visit one of these two great ice rinks in Dublin for some winter time fun while skating! See link for times and pricing.

3. The SpongeBob Musical At Lincoln Theatre

It’s opening weekend for The SpongeBob Musical at Lincoln Theatre! Take a trip to bikini bottom with this fun and comical live presentation featuring all of your favorite characters! See link for tickets,times and pricing.

4. Family Night At Worthington Community Center

Friday February 17th at 6:30pm visit the Worthington Community Center to connect as a family with exciting crafts, activities and games. This week Mardi Gras will be featured in the activities.

5. Exploring Aminah Robinson At Kings Art Complex

Saturday February 18th starting at 8:30am visit the King Arts Complex for a fun day  of creating art! See link for registration.

6. Beginning Birding At Sharon Woods Metro Park

Saturday February 18th at 9am visit Sharon Woods Metro Park for a course on beginning birding. Bring your binoculars and take a short hike to learn about these feathered friends.

7. NASA STEM Kids Virtual In-Person Event At Hilltop YMCA

Saturday February 18th at 9:30am visit the Hilltop YMCA for a family friendly event featuring hands-on explorations of all things space and NASA related. See link for registration.

8. Nature Crafts At Blendon Woods Nature Center

Saturday February 18th at 10am visit Blendon Woods Nature Center for nature crafts! This event is intended for ages 3-12.

9. Maple Sugar Tours At Stratford Ecological Center

Saturday February 18th at 10am visit Stratford Ecological Center for a 1-hour hands on tour to learn about sugar maples and how maple syrup is produced. See link for tickets and registration.

10. Open Studio: Glass Fusing At The Works

Saturday February 18th at Noon visit The Works to design your own fused glass masterpiece. This class is for ages 4+ and supplies are limited. See link for pricing.

11. Maple Time At Slate Run Metro Park

Saturday February 18th at 1pm visit Slate Run Metro Park for Maple Time! This event will have tree tapping, sap collecting and a short hike with a sweet treat.

12. Beauty And The Beast At Upper Arlington HIgh School

Saturday February 18th at 7:30pm visit Upper Arlington High School for a live production of Beauty And The Beast. 

13. Beauty Belle Mother Daughter Valentine Tea At Paulettes Princess Parties 

Sunday February 19th at 11am visit Paulettes Princess Parties for singing, dancing and tea with Belle! See link for list of full details, tickets, times and pricing.

14. Wild Things: Maurice Sendak, His Art And Vision At Columbus Museum Of Art

Sunday February 19th at 2pm visit the Columbus Museum Of Art for an afternoon of listening to historian Leonard S. Marcus who  will discuss his knowledge of children’s literature and what his twenty-year-long friendship with Maurice Sendak was like. See link for tickets.

15. Mommy & Me Fairy Princess Tea Party At Columbus Metropolitan Library

Sunday February 19th at 2pm visit Columbus Metropolitan Library for Mommy & Me Fairy Princess Tea Party! This event will feature crafts, photoshoot and fairy gift boxes. See link for tickets and pricing.

16. Milkweed Workshop At Blendon Woods Metro Park

Sunday February 19th at 2pm visit Blendon Woods Metro Park for Milkweed Workshop! Bring your own gallon jug to make your own mini greenhouse to get your milkweed started!

17. Wildlife Winter Adaptations At Highbanks Metro Park 

Sunday February 19th at 2pm visit Blendon Woods Metro Park for learning about how wildlife adapts to winter. This event is for all ages.

18. Let’s Cheer On Ohio’s Special Olympics Athletes with Seeds of Caring

In this Anywhere Project from Seeds of Caring, kids 4-12 will learn about the importance of inclusion through a video and age-appropriate discussion. Then helping hands will pack Good Luck Kits and decorate cheer cards to encourage Special Olympics Ohio athletes on competition day. Families and groups can participate any time until the project ends March 27. 

19. President’s Day at Ohio History Center

Visit Ohio History Center on Monday from 10am – 4pm to create your own campaign memorabilia, enjoy presidential-themed activities and to meet and meet several Presidential presenters on the museum floor. Presenters will be available between 11am and 2pm.

20. COSI is open for President’s Day

COSI is open on President’s Day (Monday) from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Regular exhibits will be open during this time! Don’t miss the Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit included with regular admission!

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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!*