Looking for something to do with the family this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 13 family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!
1. Virtual Nature Story Time from Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory has begun to offer virtual story times for free for families! They will be released on Thursdays. Click the link for Faery Garden in Winter.
2. Half Priced Admission at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
From January 4-February 28, 2021, admission is half priced to Columbus Zoo! The Zoo will be open from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM daily. At this time, timed tickets are not required though capacity is limited.
3. Virtual Storytimes from ProMusica
ProMusica has many Musical Storytime episodes on their YouTube channel! These are for young kids and include stories and musicians who play instruments along with the stories! When you click the link you will also find links to their virtual family concert that was recorded in March.
4. Columbus Symphony Orchestra Kids Korner
Check out the Kids Korner website where you can take a virtual tour of Ohio Theatre, print coloring pages of instruments and composers, learn how to read music, learn about composers and play games!
5. DIY Winter Hike with Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks
Winter Hikes are happening at your own pace this year and each month different parks are featured. Pick up a Winter Hike Passport from a staff member and collect a patch for completing 7 hikes. There is a selfie station this month at Scioto Audubon Metro Park!
6. Free Dinner Family Skate at Skate Zone 71
Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM $12 includes admission, skate rental, a slice of cheese pizza and a drink.
7. Blooms and Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory
Beginning February 20, 2021, the butterflies will be back in the Pacific Island Water Garden biome at Franklin Park Conservatory! Daily butterfly demonstrations will not be taking place but there will be virtual opportunities to watch the butterflies be released!
8. Handmade Hat and Scarf Giveaway at Southwest Public Libraries
In need of a hat or scarf? Stop by the Grove City or Westland libraries to pick up a hand made hat and/or scarf on Saturday between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM while supplies last.
9. Fluffy the Cat Virtual Paint Party with Kym’s Kanvas
Sing up for a virtual art class to paint fluffy the cat on Saturday at 12:00 PM! $10/per participant plus supplies. Register online.
10. Skate Around the Town at Easton Town Center
From February 20-March 20 ice skating will be offered at Easton’s Town Square from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Skates are available to borrow and skating is free! There will be 15 skaters on the rink at a time and masks are required.
11. Mouse Sweethearts Meet and Greet with Paulettes Princess Parties
Reserve a 10 minute time slot with your favorite Sweetheart Mouse friends! These are private time slots available on Sunday afternoon. There will be singing, dancing and fun!
12. Kids Skate Free Sunday at United Skates of America
Claim your ticket online for free kids admission (ages 12 and under) on Sunday at 1:00 PM. While supplies last.
13. Amped for Amphibians with Cleveland Metroparks
Register online for this virtual event on Sunday at 2:00 PM featuring a presentation where you can learn all about amphibians of the Cleveland Metroparks.
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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!*