What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, January 24-26, 2020

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

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Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:45 AM – We Joy Sing Drop in Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a music class for babies and toddlers $5/first child, $3 for siblings.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Aladdin and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

10:10 AM – Our Village: Wanna Build a Snowman? at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy a Frozen-themed playdate and build a snowman to take home. The playdate is free and it follows a 9:00 AM workout with FIT4MOM Columbus North.

10:30 AM – We Joy Sing Drop in Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a music class for babies and toddlers $5/first child, $3 for siblings.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 tipping pizza and a drink pitcher.

6:00 PM – Winter Stargazing at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – look at the stars using telescopes and binoculars!

6:00 PM – Not-a-Full Moon Hike at Deer Haven Park – take a hike during the “new moon” and enjoy hot chocolate after the hike!

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School Dublin – all members are free for this family swim or $5/person ($15/family) for non members! Arrive early, pool space is limited!

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Dinosaur Adventure Columbus at Greater Columbus Convention Center – – this exhibit features realistic dinosaurs that come to life, fossil crafts, obstacle courses, a baby dinosaur meet and greet, a prehistoric playground and more!

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

9:00 AM – Mom 2 Mom Sale at Pickaway Place – shop for gently used clothing, household items, toys and more! 

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Aladdin and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Author Visit: Brian Wray at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – enjoy a story time featuring the book Max’s Box read by the author!

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

10:00 AM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard – this is a free family event featuring hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations!

10:00 AM – 2020 Winter Hike: Clear Creek at Clear Creek Metro Park – take a 1, 3 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and drinks will be served after the hike. Donate personal hygiene products or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive a collectors mug.

10:00 AM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg, OH – this is a free family event featuring hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations!

11:00 AM – Disney Movie Saturday at Westland Area Library – watch Honey I Shrunk the Kids at the library and enjoy a free treat. Ages 12 and under.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – Bison: Behind the Scenes at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn how the staff of the Metro Park care for the bison that live there.

1:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

2:00 PM – Warm FUZZIES!!!! at Dublin Toy Emporium – enjoy unlimited play the and a make 4 warm fuzzies. Check the link for options for stay-n-play or drop-n-go.

2:00 PM – Wildlife at the Library! With Ohio Wildlife Center at Sycamore Plaza Library – meet animal ambassadors from Ohio Wildlife Center and enjoy stores about the animal residents. Register online.

2:00 PM – Insects in Winter at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn how insects survive in the winter and look through leaves, logs and trees to find them!

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

3:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

5:00 PM – Parents Night Out! at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA – drop your kids off for a night out, dinner provided! Reserve your spot in person at the YMCA.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Dinosaur Adventure Columbus at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this exhibit features realistic dinosaurs that come to life, fossil crafts, obstacle courses, a baby dinosaur meet and greet, a prehistoric playground and more!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Aladdin and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Sensory Sunday Play Cafe at Community Grounds: Coffee & Meeting House – come in your PJ’s for a sleepover-themed party featuring crafts, popcorn, stories and more! All age welcome.

11:00 AM – Family Fun Day at Seventh Son Brewing – enjoy coloring, cartoons and face painting for the kids and drinks for the adults!

11:00 AM – Open Crafting Fun at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – stop in and choose a project from the large menu of craft ideas!

12:00 PM – Sunday Family Sunday at The Draft Room – enjoy free crafts for kids and beer specials for adults! Nando’s Tacos will be on site as well!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – Kids Skate Free Sunday at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – get free admission for kids 14 and under with the ticket provided at the link. Skate rental is extra.

2:00 PM – 2020 Winter Hike: Inniswood at Inniswood Metro Gardens – take a 1, 3 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and drinks will be served after the hike. Donate personal hygiene products or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive a collectors mug.

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

3:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

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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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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