Plan Your Cincy Weekend 1/11 – 1/13

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Martin’s Dream

Friday, January 11


11 a.m.

Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center , 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison

Explore this quiet, cold and snowy season with a story time and craft at the park. For children ages 2 -4 years old.

$7.50 per child at the door + A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for more information; 513-367-4774 or

Saturday, January 12


8 – 9:30 p.m.

Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Avenue, Cincinnati

Investigate which stars illuminate the winter night sky with Great Parks and the Cincinnati Astronomical Society.

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for more information; 513-521-7275 or


10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street

It may be chilly outside, but many zoo animals are loving the winter weather. Visit the zoo all February long for half price admission and special animal encounters, including the popular penguin parade.  

Half price general admission, see website for more information.

Call 513-281-4700 or visit for more information.

Sunday, January 13


2 p.m.

CCAC At Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati

Get to know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  from his childhood in the Deep South to his historic “I have a dream” speech during this one-man show brought to life by Deondra Kamau Means. This performance is presented by TCT on Tour: A Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

$5 Adults, Free for Children

Visit for more information.


3 p.m.

Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati

Make predictions, experiment and have fun while learning at the museum. Today’s challenge is to light an LED bulb using scientific inquiry and a graphite circuit.

Program included with admission/membership: $14.50 Adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children 3-12, $5.50 toddlers 1-2, free for 1 and under.

Call 513-287-7000 or visit for more information.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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