Plan Your Cincy Weekend 6/14 – 6/16

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Happy Father's Day Weekend, Cincy Dads! Have a wonderful time with the family with some of these great programs, including checking out some Zoo Babies on Sunday :)

Friday, June 14

FREE CINEMA AT STANBERY

Take in a movie at the park! This month, view  Spider-Man Into the Spider Verse with the family.  Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Cincinnati; 8:30 – 10 p.m.; 513-352-4080 or cincinnatiparks.com.

SENSORY SOLDIERS

Sensory preschoolers will love making discoveries with hands-on crafts and activities; kiddos can also run their way through obstacle courses, bounce on large trampolines, explore open gym mats and so much more! 1 Cinchris Drive, Fairfield; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $10 for 1 child, $5 per each additional child. ; 513-767-5994 or sensorysoldiers.org/events.

 

Saturday, June 15

SUMMER FUN AT ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION

Chugga chugga, choo choo! Chug on over to EnterTRAINment Junction to enjoy two popular outdoor train rides opening for the summer, the hand-cranked locomotives and the family train ride (weather permitting). Plus, visitors purchasing a special Do-It-All ticket through June 23 will get a free admission ticket to Coney Island’s classic rides.  EnterTrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; $16.95 Do-It-All admission, includes FREE Coney Island classic rides ticket; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com

 

FREE QUEEN CITY SCALE MODEL BOATERS REGATTA

Ships ahoy! Set sail with the family this afternoon and visit the Village Green Park; Queen City Scale Model Boaters Club will have historic scale replica boats operating on the pond. Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield; 1 – 7 p.m.; 513-867-5348 or fairfield-city.org/calendar.aspx?eid=836&month=6&year=2019&day=9&caltype=0.

 

Sunday, June 16

FREE 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAY: ART AROUND THE WORLD

Travel all across the globe without ever leaving Cincinnati. Celebrate world cultures while exploring the Taft art collection and visiting the L’Affichomania exhibition, then create a necklace in the fashion of the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania and enjoy lots of live musical and dance performances! Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 1 – 4 p.m.; 513-241-0343 or taftmuseum.org/experience/families-children/fundays/.

BUTTERFLIES OF ECUADOR

The most whimsical family tradition has fluttered it’s way back to the Queen City. Head to the Krohn Conservatory with the whole family to experience thousands of beautiful butterflies happily flying overhead; a butterfly might even land ON your head if you are lucky! Be sure to look within the pages of Cincinnati Family Magazine for a $1 off admission coupon. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 to 17 years old, Free for children 4 years old and under.; 513-421-4086 or cincinnatiparks.com/krohn

 

EGYPT: THE TIME OF PHARAOHS

Egyptologists of all ages will enjoy learning about the daily life of Egyptians during the time of Pharaohs. Step back in time with over 350 original artifacts (including some more than 4,500 years old), impressive scale models of cities and interactive hands-on components. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; $19.50 Adults, $17.50 Seniors, $12.50 Children ages 3 – 12, Member Adults, $12.50, Member Children $8.50. ; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE FATHER’S DAY AT CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS

Dads, ever feel like your wild ones belong at the zoo with the other cubs, pups and chicks? Today Dads will enjoy free admission to Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens to see all of the amazing animal families at the zoo! Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Free admission for DAD’S only.; 513-281-4700 or cincinnatizoo.org/events/fathers-day/.

 

FREE FATHERHOOD COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Talbert House wants to recognize and thank you for all that you do for your kids. Head to Sawyer Point for a day full of fun including games, entertainment, live music, sports, arts and crafts and food and drinks. The Talbert House Fatherhood Project is funded in part by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 513281 or talberthouse.org/news/events-2/fatherhood-community-event-10/.

 

FREE SUNDAY SUN-DAY SUNDAE

The Sun is the shining star of this stellar program. Learn all about the Sun, tour the Observatory’s historic buildings and safely view sunspots and solar flares using the 1845 telescope. AND enjoy a free ice cream “sun”dae!  Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati; 1 – 4 p.m.; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

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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