Check out these family-friendly, local happenings!
Blast Off to Kindergarten: Welcome Spring!| Kenton County Library Erlanger, 401 Kenton Lands, Erlanger, Ky | kentonlibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/events | 859-962-4000
March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; transition into the spring season and learn new skills that are beneficial for children heading to Kindergarten. Ages 3-5 are recommended.
Cincinnati Zoo Blooms; 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Oh | cincinnatizoo.org/events/zoo-blooms | 513-281-4700
April 1 – 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; admission- $19/adults; $13/youth; free for children under two. Parking- $10; celebrate spring with picture-perfect blooms as they take over the Cincinnati Zoo. Don’t forget the camera – you won’t want to miss the beauty of it all! Zoo Blooms is included in general admission.
EnterTRAINment Junction: Spring Celebration | 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester Township|entertrainmentjunction.com | 513-898-8000
April 1 – May 26; Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; admission- $16.95/adults; $12.95/youth; free for children under two; start off spring by visiting the largest train exhibit in the world. Purchase a Do-It-All ticket ($19.95) to get the whole experience. The A-Maze-N FunHouse is worth it with a mirror maze, curtain chaos, vortex tunnel and more!
Kings Island Opening Day | 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island | visitkingsisland.com | 513-754-5700
April 15, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; online Admission- $49.99/adults; $39.99/youth; free for children under two. Parking- $25; take spring to new heights and be the first to experience new rides, attractions and restaurants! This year, there are two new rides: Sol Spin and Cargo Loco.
Krohn Conservatory: Butterfly of the Meadows | 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati | cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks/visit-a-park/find-a-parkfacility/krohn-conservatory
March 25 – June 18, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; admission- $10/adults; $7/youth; free for children under 4; explore the beautiful, lush greenery while watching the whimsical butterflies flutter all around. Some may even land on your shoulder! It’s a magical, educational experience!
S is for Springtime Kinderbridge | Cincinnati Public Library Harrison, 10398 New Haven Road., Harrison, Oh | cincinnatilibrary.bibliocommons.com/events | 513-369-4442
April 10, 17; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; this activity is perfect for children transitioning to Kindergarten with fun songs and activities. Ages 4-6 are recommended.
Springtime in the Village | 979 Bebb Park Ln, Okeana | reservations.yourmetroparks.net/programs/3029 | 513-867-5835
April 22, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; check out this village with cabins you can explore with the family. Have any questions? Find a dressed interpreter to help answer! Registration is encouraged; but, not required.
Wildflower Walk with Noel | Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, Oh | cincynature.org
April 16, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.; registration- $5/members; $11/non-members; learn about the beautiful wildflowers in bloom as a naturalist guides the way. Meet at the Rowe Visitor Center in the lobby. This activity is great for all ages!