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Need a Reason to Visit Indy? We’ve got four!

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Just under two hours away, Indianapolis is a perfect travel destination for Cincinnati families. There is a huge variety of attractions to keep every member of the family happy during your visit. Here is my top three list of Indy Family activities, followed by my recommendation for the trendiest spot to stay overnight, Ironworks Hotel…. Read more »

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Mom Report: Ring of Fire

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Ready to explore something new with your family at the Newport Aquarium? Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus recently made its public debut.  The former jellyfish room has been artfully remodeled to house this breathtaking exhibit. Lights and sounds will immerse you in the thunderous world that the Japanese Spider Crab, Moon Jellyfish, and… Read more »

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Mom Report: Highfield Discovery Garden

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March offers some unpredictable weather so while the forecast is looking sunny and dry take advantage of the programming at Highfield Discovery Center at Glenwood Gardens (10397 Springfield Pike)! The current program is all about Maple Sugar and how it is tapped from trees and made into delicious maple syrup. The classroom is set up… Read more »

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Mom Report: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

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Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (3455 Poole Road) is a hidden treasure off of Colerain Avenue that many people may drive by each day without even realizing it is there! This small nature preserve boasts big activities. For example, this past weekend it hosted Maple Sugar Days. There were demonstrations of how trees are tapped and how… Read more »

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Spring Time is For the Birds

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A big sign that weather is warming up is the increase in bird activity, from raptors to robins. Here are some free opportunities where you can get out and experience our fine feathered friends for yourself. Birds of Prey, Sun 3/4, 1 p.m. at Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center Explore raptors during this live animal program. Heron Rockery… Read more »

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It’s a Play Party!

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Head to the Contemporary Arts Center (44 East Sixth St.) on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 12 – 3 p.m. to celebrate the UnMuseum’s newest installation, Please Play! Designed by educator Leslie Kochanowski, the installation invites visitors to create and collaborate using re-purposed materials. Families will play and make musical instruments using recycled objects throughout the… Read more »

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Mom Report: Madagascar, A Musical Adventure

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“I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it We like to move it!” The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has put together another fantastic show! As soon as my kids saw Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria, they quickly made the connection of the… Read more »

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Mom Report: Dart Rush

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During a recent clean-up battle with my son, he blurted out an extremely hurtful statement. “All you do is clean. You are boring; Dad is the fun parent.” I don’t think he realized how hard his words hit me, how utterly crushed I felt, mostly because his statement had become true. I stopped dead in… Read more »

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Mom Report: Syrian Shrine Circus

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The Syrian Shrine Circus is a one of a kind event. There are acts of all sorts and not a dull moment goes by! The circus starts off with the National Anthem and a warm welcome from the Ringmaster. Some of the exciting acts include Bengal Tigers and an impressive routine where they all lay… Read more »

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Scout Appreciation Days

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Scouts are invited to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force every day in February and March to celebrate Scout Appreciation Days! The Museum will offer a special Scouts-only package, which includes two tickets to ride any of the simulators or for a film in the Air Force Museum Theatre, and one set of… Read more »

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