You're never too old to be a Buckeye at The Ohio State University! Ohio residents age 60 or older can take FREE courses and connect with The Ohio State University community through the Program 60. Program 60 participants attend courses on an instructor permission, space-available, audit basis … [Read more...] about Program 60 at OSU: Free college courses for seniors
Summer reading programs are a great incentive to keep kids reading during the Summer months. Students who read over the summer break tend to avoid the "Summer Slide", or Summer learning loss. Students should be reading at least 10-20 minutes each day, and adults should be reading to non-readers for … [Read more...] about Over 15 Free Summer Reading Programs
CAP4Kids (Children’s Advocacy Project for Kids) Columbus is a website that has made it easy to quickly connect kids and families to 1,000+ resources around the community. Their mission is to help bridge the gap between local social service agencies and the families that need their help. Now … [Read more...] about Children’s Advocacy Project: CAP4Kids Community Resources
If your kid loves technology and learning, or is just brimming with creativity, check out the FREE Apple Camps at Home this Summer via Online Webex Session. These FREE three-day camps are for kids ages 8 to 12. Each project takes about an hour, but Campers can create and work at their own … [Read more...] about Free Apple Camp at Home for kids
Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Explore The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, with over 9,000 acres of open range habitat for rare and endangered species. Go on a Wilds Tour via open air safari, horseback, and more! They have plenty of adventures and even some free … [Read more...] about Safari in Ohio: Take a Wilds Tour!
Train enthusiasts of all ages will love The Ohio Railway Museum in Worthington! Not only can you check out the amazing collection of trains, you can take a two mile round trip demonstration ride on one of the museum's streetcars or interurbans! The Ohio Railway Museum reopens on July 5 with … [Read more...] about Take a train ride at The Ohio Railway Museum beginning in July!
The Ohio History Center is having their first at-home Historian in Training program geared toward kids ages 3-6. They'll send the at-home Historian in Training kit to your home full of activities to celebrate that galaxy far, far away. A historian is curious and never stops learning. A historian … [Read more...] about At -home Historian in Training with Ohio History Center
Back to school shopping is never cheap, but Ohioans can save a little more this year with a one weekend per year sales tax holiday from the Ohio Department of Taxation. Plan ahead, because from Friday, August 7, 2020 until Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., you can do some tax free back to school … [Read more...] about Ohio Sales Tax Holiday for Tax Free Back-to-school Shopping
Wexner Center for the Arts, located on campus at Ohio State, is a multidisciplinary research laboratory for the arts with programming featuring performing arts, exhibitions, and media arts. Once they reopen, the Wex is a great place to get lost inside for a few hours by yourself, with friends, or … [Read more...] about Explore virtual offerings at Wexner Center for the Arts
Half Price Books is hosting a virtual “Feed Your Brain” Summer Reading Program to encourage kids of all ages to keep up with reading during these summer months. Virtual Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program Kids 14 and under should print off a Feed Your Brain Reading Log from the … [Read more...] about “Feed Your Brain” Virtual Summer Reading Program with Half Price Books
Sometimes it's nice to take your gaze from your glowing screen to the glowing night sky instead. Whether you're serious about astronomy or just love gazing up at the stars and the moon, there's no doubt that stargazing is relaxing and makes you feel part of something bigger than what's going on in … [Read more...] about Planetariums and Astronomy: Best places to see the stars in Ohio
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Ohio wants to make sure that youth of Central Ohio have access to programming - even when they are at home. Their Virtual Club Experience (VCE) is a FREE online program for kids ages 6-18 offering fun, educational and meaningful programs. VCE … [Read more...] about Boys & Girls Club Virtual Club Experience
The Franklin County Fair will be a very modified format for 2020 from July 18-25, 2020 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard. The Franklin County Agricultural Society board members have voted to proceed with a modified Junior Fair exhibition. In adherence to current state … [Read more...] about Franklin County Fair Changes for 2020
Kids can learn to code, create and play at free youth workshops with Microsoft stores! These free programs get kids of all ages coding games and apps, creating digital art, powering up their study skills - and they'll have so much fun they won't know they are learning. Stores are currently … [Read more...] about Virtual: Free youth workshops at Microsoft stores
Public libraries are a huge resource for free and cheap events and resources in any city, but the Columbus Metropolitan Library wants to reward everyone just for reading this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge runs from May 30 though August 1 to encourage people of all ages to read, from … [Read more...] about Online Summer Reading Challenge at Columbus Metropolitan Library