Tired of freezing cold temps and icy roads? Ready to get out with the kids this weekend and have some fun? There are a lot of great activities going on around town this holiday weekend. Whether you want to stay outside and visit Perfect North for some snow tubing fun, or have a quiet afternoon at the UnMuseum, we have the scoop for you! Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Cincinnati and Northern KY!
Friday Night Flora and Fauna Kenton County Public Library – Erlanger Branch Library – 401 Kenton Lands, Erlanger 7:00pm FREE Ages 6 to 12 are invited to participate in activities built around plans and animals that thrive in frigid temps. This STEM program will include activities designed to encourage inquiry and creativity. Registration required by calling 962-4003
Kids CrossFit Saturdays at noon NewCov Cross Fit classes for ages 4-12 Saturdays at noon! The classes are only $5 each or you can get a whole month unlimited for $35.
Calling all mascot fans! Fountain Square’s seventh annual Mascot Broomball Exhibition Match returns to the U.S. Bank Ice Rink Saturday, January 17, at 11:00am. Produced by 3CDC and presented by Northern Kentucky University, this family-friendly event features an epic broomball showdown between some of Cincinnati’s favorite mascots. This free 30-minute match promises to provide plenty of comical thrills and spills, so bundle up and come prepared to cheer. See below for a list of participating mascots.
This is the last weekend to see the holiday train display at the Behringer Crawford Museum in Devou Park! With 250 feet of train track, over thirty push buttons, countless miniature buildings, several zooming trains, and a layer of fluffy fake white snow, the Behringer Crawford Holiday Toy Train provides families with a great day of fun.
Perfect North Slopes ~ Do you love this winter weather? Take the family to Perfect North for skiing, snow-boarding or tubing. Read this post about Perfect North by FFC’s Phyllis M. to see why we love to take our families there.
Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo ~ From now until the end of February you can visit the Cincinnati Zoo and pay half price for admission! What a deal! Bundle up and go see what the animals are up to during the winter months.
Visit the UnMusuem for FREE ~ The CAC is offering FREE admission through March 12th because of their lobby renovation, so take advantage of this deal and take the family to explore the Contemporary Arts Center and have some hands-on fun at the UnMuseum. It’s one of our favorite places to explore with the kids downtown! Visit the Contemporary Arts Center website for more details.
Winter Family Days at the Newport Aquarium ~ from Jan. 7 through March 1 ~ Kids 12 and under get in FREE (two children get in free with each paying adult). Tickets can be purchased at the Aquarium, online or by phone. The Aquarium will open one hour earlier (9 am) on Saturdays & Holiday Weekends through March 1st. Visit theNewport Aquarium Website for all of the details.
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical will play the Aronoff Center for a limited engagement from January 6 – 18, 2015. Tickets for CINDERELLA can be purchased at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. Family Friendly Cincinnati writers were in the audience the night Cinderella opened and we all loved it, as did our children! Don’t miss this new spin on a classic fairy tale…get your tickets now!
2015 Krohn Spring Show “Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature” Saturday, January 17 – March 22, 2015/10 am – 5 pm CLOSED MONDAYS Krohn Conservatory www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn Adults $4, Children 5-12 $2, 4 and under FREE The 2015 Krohn Conservatory Spring Show, Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature, presented by Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control, will open on Saturday, January 17, 2015, and will harmonize design principles as influenced by nature. Bright spring flowers, fragrant bulbs, and weeping trees will surround water features made of wood branches, platforms and geometric shapes. This novel architectural display celebrates spring and the limitless possibilities of the imagination. The designers of the Spring Show, Krohn florists Bethany Butler and Allison Maume, draw their design inspiration from key aspects of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Show closes March 22, 2015.
The 58th annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, presented by Ram®, returns to Duke Energy Convention Center January 16-18 and 21-25, 2015. The top source for everything outdoors in the Midwest, the Show features more than 400 displays and exhibits including boating and marine services, adventure sports, fishing and hunting, RVs and camping, golf, travel destinations and more.
- Friday, January 16: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 17: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Sunday, January 18: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Cincinnati Golf Show® (January 16-18) and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®(January 21-25) are included with paid admission and will run in tandem with the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County 2:00 Main Library, Children’s Learning Center free Celebrate the life of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starting at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Learning Center in the Main Library. Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati actor Deondra Kamau Means will perform “Martin’s Dream,” a one-man show that explores the real person behind the historic figure. Afterward, children can make an inspirational craft. No registration required.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Blue Ash Branch 4911 Cooper Road. Join us to at 1:30 p.m. to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday. Hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For school-age children and their caregivers. No registration required.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave.In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday stop by at 4 p.m. to listen to stories, decorate a cupcake and paint your own dream. For ages 5-11.Registration is required.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave. Listen to “Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport at 2 p.m. and learn about Dr. King and his dreams for the future. Then participate in a balloon launch of your own dreams. No registration required.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Avondale Branch Library, 3566 Reading Road To celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., children are invited to listen to stories at 3 p.m. and decorate a paper peace symbol to be displayed in the branch throughout Black History Month. No registration required.