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March 31, 2023

ARTS for the Littles

Lots of places around town offer free or affordable arts programs for introducing little kids to art.

Behringer Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road | 859-491-4003 |
Kids and caregivers can enjoy crafts, stories and more on Tot Tuesdays, held the third Tuesday of each month for $1 plus admission.

Blue Cocoon
9361 Montgomery Road | 513-791-1089 |
Mommy+Me-type classes available on a drop-in basis for a small fee.

Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore
3054 Madison Road | 513-731-2665 |
Storytime and crazy crafts (nominal fee) are always different. Visit the website as some events that require you to RSVP.

Boone County Library
Multiple Locations |
Storytimes, crafts, games and other fun.

Campbell County Library
Multiple Locations |
Stories, crafts, and fun and games are all on the calendar.

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive | 513-721-2787 |
Free stories, play time in the REC Center, and free Family First Saturdays, kicking off in September.

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Super Sprouts
1301 Western Ave. | 513-287-7000 |
Learn about art and cultures and create something fun (free with admission).

Cincinnati Symphony
513-381-3300 |
The Lollipops concerts — kicking off this fall — are an affordable way to introduce children to the wonders of symphony music. Meet-and-greets happen before each performance.

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E 6th St. | 513-345-8400 |
Thursday Art Plays and Family Saturdays allow art exploration in the unique UnMuseum.

Kenton County Library
Multiple Locations |
Paint a masterpiece, create a sock puppet or come for another fun activity at one of three local branches.

Mad Potter
7754 Camargo Road, #11 | 513-561-1888 |
6680 Tri Way Drive | 513-770-5585 |
Pick out a jewelry box or a cup, and create your masterpiece for a half-price studio fee for kids on Wednesdays.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Storytimes and Crafts
Multiple Locations |
Free storytimes and craft activities for all ages.

Red Balloon
6200 Montgomery Road | 513-620-8328 |
Let little ones’ imaginations run wild on Free Fridays at Red Balloon.

Washington Park
1230 Elm St. | 513-621-4400 |
Programs like Curiosity Saturdays let kids  explore their creative sides with groups like Happen, Inc., and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Photo: Kids can enjoy creative activities during the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Super Sprouts program. Photo by Lauren Kremer.

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