Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 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. So Many Ways to Serve with Seeds of Caring
February always seems to come and go in the blink of an eye, but there are still a handful of days left to make a difference during this love-themed month! Seeds of Caring has three Anywhere projects wrapping up this weekend/early next week that could really use your hearts, hands, and minds: Petcare supply drive for Meals on Wheels clients, Standing Together Against Racism with Pint Size Protesters, and Hope for Hospitalized Kids with RMHC. It’s not too late to sign up and serve!
2. Preschoolers: Birds At Battelle Darby Creek
Visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on Friday February 25th from 11am-noon or 1pm-2pm to learn all about birds through fun activities and a short walk. This is an outside event, plan on dressing for the weather.
3. Art In The Park At Homestead
On Friday February 25th at 3pm visit the nature center at Homestead Metro Park for a fun arts and crafts activity! This event is recommended for ages 5 and up.
4. Blooms & Butterflies At Franklin Park Conservatory
Saturday February 26th is opening day for the Blooms & Butterflies exhibit! Visit the Pacific Island Water Garden to see those butterflies take flight! While visiting for opening day you can visit the Grand Atrium from 11am-1pm to enjoy a Butterfly Craft & Stilt Walker. These events are included with admission.
Related: Franklin Park Conservatory’s Children’s Garden is Unlike Anything Else in Columbus!
5. Happy Tails-N-Trails At Sharon Woods
Take a 2-mile hike at Sharon Woods Metro Park with your four legged friend on Saturday February 26th at 10am. Meet at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board.
6. Winter Day Hike At Battelle Darby Creek
Visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on Saturday February 26th at 10am for a winter day hike! This hike is 3.5-miles and has uneven terrain and tall grass, so be sure to wear hiking shoes and dress for the elements! Meet at the Little Darby Picnic Area.
7. Open Studio Featuring Artist Wendy Kendrick At Columbus Museum Of Art
Visit the Columbus Museum of Art on Saturday February 26th from 11am-2pm where the artist for this session is Wendy Kendrick, who will be focusing on the theme “Growth”. There will be a variety of materials available for use and the artist will provide creative instruction. This event is included with admission.
8. Scavenger Hunt At Scioto Grove
Visit Scioto Grove Metro Park on Saturday February 26th from noon-2pm to participate in a fun scavenger hunt! Meet at the Arrowhead picnic shelter to get instructions and an activity sheet. Find all of the missing pieces and win a prize!
9. Afternoon Bird Hike At Walnut Woods
Visit Walnut Woods Metro Park on Saturday February 26th at 3pm to take a 2-mile hike and explore for birds. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair. Meet in the Tall Pines area.
Related: Kid Friendly Trails at Columbus Metro Parks
10. Maple Syrup Tours at Dawes Arboretum
Visit Dawes Arboretum this weekend on either Saturday February 26th or Sunday February 27th for a maple syrup tour. Upon walking along the trail you will learn about the ways maple syrup has been made over the years, check out the inside of a log cabin and get to try a sample of this natural treat! These tours run every 15 minutes and are available from 1pm-3pm. Tours are included with admission.
11. Creative Critter On Canvas Painting Class For Kids At Terra Gallery
Visit Terra Gallery on Saturday February 26th or Sunday February 27th and make a one of a kind piece of art on canvas! All materials will be provided and no experience is needed. Prices, times and tickets are available in the link above.
12. Night At The Museum At The Ohio History Connection
On Saturday February 26th and Sunday February 27th visit the Ohio History Center after dark for a one of a kind event “ Night At The Museum”! This family friendly event will entertain all ages, where you will meet and learn about dozens of characters from moments in history. Autograph books will be provided to collect signatures from all of your favorite characters of history. Hands on activities will also be provided. Tickets, times and prices are available in the link above.
13. Russian Ballet Theatre Presents Swan Lake At The Palace Theatre
Saturday February 26th at 7:30pm visit The Palace Theatre for the Russian ballet’s new production of Swan Lake. Tickets and prices are available online.
14. Winter Hike Celebration At Blacklick Woods
Sunday February 27th from 11am-3pm visit Blacklick Woods Metro Park to celebrate all things winter! Borrow skates to glide around the skating rink, warm up by a fire, enjoy a hike along the paths of the Audubon Sanctuary Golf Course, collect your winter hike patch and enjoy a treat from a food truck.
15. Bison In The Winter At Battelle Darby Creek
Sunday February 27th at 1pm visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park to see the bison in their winter pasture. This is a 2-mile hike to visit the bison and to learn about how they adapt to the winter.
16. For Families: Winter Hike With Your Dog At Highbanks
Meet at the Highbanks Nature Center for a 1.5 mile hike with your family dog. This event takes place on Sunday February 27th from 1pm-2pm. A naturalist will guide you on your walk with plenty of stops for your four legged friend to get a drink and each pooch will receive a treat at the end.
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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!*