Things To Do

FREE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

@ Used BookStore at the Warehouse , Cincinnati

Browse thousands of used books, audiobooks, VHS, DVD’s, Vinyl and more. All purchases help fund programs at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

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PENGUIN DAYS

@ Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati

FREE PLAY CAFE!

@ Contemporary Arts Center , Cincinnati

CINCINNATI CYCLONES WIZARDS WEEKEND

@ Heritage Bank Center , Cincinnati

FREE THINGS THAT FLUTTER: ROOKERIES (register)

@ Gilmore MetroPark Bilstein Boulevard Area , Hamilton

Arts Entertainment →

DANCING WITH THE STARS

@ Taft Theatre , Cincinnati

FREE 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAY: SCIENTIFIC ART

@ Taft Museum of Art , Cincinnati

FREE YOUNG ADULT LAB: MAKE IT MINI

@ Contemporary Arts Center , Cincinnati

FREE GET ARTISTIC WITH MS. MELINDA

@ Elmwood Place Branch , Cincinnati

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FREE ART DAY: ALMA THOMAS (register)

@ Greenhills Branch , Cincinnati

FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB AT CAREW TOWER

@ Carew Tower , Cincinnati

FREE VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING (register)

@ Monfort Heights Branch , Cincinnati

FREE CARDBOARD LOOM WEAVING (register)

@ Monfort Heights Branch , Cincinnati

Classes & Activities →

Check out the ongoing events and classes happening in Middle Tennessee every day!

The Dailies

Sunday, January 26

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati

It may be chilly outside, but many zoo animals are loving the winter weather. Visit the zoo discounted admission and special animal encounters, including the popular penguin parade (weekends at 11 a.m.). 

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

Enjoy the beauty of Spring, even if it is chilly outside! Step into a colorful, whimsical world inspired by children’s imaginations at the conservatory;  Krohn is popping with Spring colors from delightful daffodils and terrific tulips during Bloom and Grow. 

$ Categories: Exhibits, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Newport Aquarium, Newport

Step into an underwater world of learning and fun at the Newport Aquarium; families can enjoy Shark Bridge, Stingray Hideaway, Surrounded by Sharks and more at a discounted rate during Winter Family Days. Offer valid through March 1, Open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with extended hours some weekends, see website for details. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Findlay Market , Cincinnati

Join Findlay Market for the 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off and 2nd Annual Hot Sauce Boss Competition! Amateur chefs will compete for the titles of Chili Meister and Hot Sauce Boss. In addition to the competitions, participants can purchase and sample chili and chili-themed items from their favorite Findlay Market merchants!

Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

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EnterTrainment Junction

Celebrate the New Year with EnterTrainment Junction! Do-It-All tickets are available online for only $14.95.

$$ Categories: Exhibits, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Recreations Outlet, Milford

Stop in to test out the showrooms; kids will love the bouncy trampolines, awesome swing sets, basketball hoops and so much more! Open Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sun 12 – 6 p.m.

$ Categories: Fitness, Playgroups Ages: All ages

Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Burn off some energy and learn about nature with recess style games. 

Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

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Mayerson JCC , Cincinnati

Bring the family to the J for a hands-on, interactive workshop to learn key emergency preparedness tips. Together, families will learn about safety procedures for everything from severe weather to fire safety and stranger danger. Then kids and parents will head to separate classes to get more in-depth information and practice their new safety skills…. Read more »

RSVP Categories: Classes Ages: All ages

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Heritage Bank Center , Cincinnati

Don’t miss Axel during it’s Cincinnati run; this amazing Cirque ice show will wow audiences with acrobatics, visual effects and beautiful live music.

$$ Categories: Dance, Music, Parents' Night Out, Sports Ages: All ages

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Aronoff Center , Cincinnati

Hakuna Matata! Elaborate costumes, breathtaking sets, amazing choreography, majestic music and a truly beloved story will transport audiences to the Pride Land during this fabulous family-friendly show. 

$$ Categories: Acting & Theater, Dance, Music Ages: All ages

Gorman Heritage Farm , Cincinnati

Join GHF gardener Jason Kamp to learn the basics of home gardening including: building raised beds, creating healthy soil, when and what to plant, garden tools and more! 

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Nature, Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Cincinnati Art Museum , Cincinnati

Watch as zany court jesters Winx and Jinx tell some hilariously twisted fairy tales including Hansel and Gretel, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs.

$ Categories: Acting & Theater, Art, Museum Events Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Discover what Nature Preschool is all about at Cincinnati Nature Center. Teachers will show you what a typical day looks like at the preschool and will answer your questions about enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

$ Categories: Nature, Parent Education Ages: All ages

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Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/ Ellenwood Nature Barn , Cincinnati

Join the Great Parks for a meeting of the book club. Purchase a book or borrow one from the library. Hang out by the fire, enjoy a tasty snack and share in good conversation. Adults welcome; bring a snack to share if you would like. Call 513-385-4811 for each meeting’s book title.  

Categories: Classes, Nature, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

It is chilly- head to MetroPark’s to learn all about ice and how it was harvested before refrigeration was invented. Children will enjoy hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and a snack. 

Categories: Crafts, Nature, Storytimes Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Art Museum , Cincinnati

Families can explore the CAM and enjoy hands-on-activities at an interactive art cart. 

Categories: Art, Crafts, Exhibits, Museum Events Ages: All ages

, Cincinnati

A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK CCM Steel Drum Band Russell Burge, music coordinator An annual favorite! CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of traditional music from Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.

$$ Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Monday, January 27

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Cincinnati Museum Center- Duke Energy Children's Museum, Cincinnati

Little one’s can stop by the museum to create a masterpiece each week; young artists will have fun, make friends and develop fine motor skills. This program is available on Mondays and Thursdays with a new theme offered each week! 

$ Categories: Art, Crafts, Museum Events Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Hyde Park Branch , Cincinnati

January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day! Waddle into the library and celebrate this holiday a few days early by making a penguin snow globe.

Categories: Crafts, Library Events Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Tuesday, January 28

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Blue Manatee Literacy Project, Cincinnati

Bundles of joy can come to Blue Manatee for a special storytime just for infants up to 3 years old. 

Categories: Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years

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