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Upcoming Family Events

Whether you’re a local or experiencing the city as a visitor, there are plenty of fun events to do with families in Columbus. With kid-friendly cultural institutions, outdoor adventures, sports, festivals and more, you’re sure to find fun that’s right up your family’s alley. Try seasonal activities like pumpkin patches and science festivals or experience interesting art exhibits and classes all year round.

Family favorites — for the young and young at heart alike — include the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, COSI (voted best science museum in the nation three times!), Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and more. Try other unique local activities like the indoor ninja courses at Play: CBUS, or head to LEGOLAND, ZipZone Outdoor Adventures or the Columbus Museum of Art. Don’t forget to check out our suggestions on Things to Do with Kids for even more ideas for spending time with your children in Columbus.