Everything that we have comes from the Earth, one way or another. Celebrate those gifts and give back with these Earth Day specials and events in Columbus, including volunteer opportunities, free food, parties, kids' activities, and so much more! Earth Day in Columbus Volunteer with Green … [Read more...] about Specials and events for Earth Day in Columbus
If you're fascinated with the night sky, stars, and the rest of space out there, the Astronomy Department at The Ohio State University has some fun programs for you! While they used to host free public programs at The Arne Slettebak Planetarium, they are currently suspended for health and … [Read more...] about Planetarium at Ohio State is closed; explore Space with at-home programming!
Enjoy spring at one of 400+ National Parks during National Park Week, April 17-25, 2021. You’ll enjoy free admission on April 17, 2021, so plan your trip to visit one of these great parks! Many National Parks are just a car ride away. You can plan your visit by what you want to do, or where … [Read more...] about Free admission and events for National Park Week
The Ohioana Book Festival will stay with an online format for 2021 for health and safety. The 15th Annual Book Festival is ONLINE Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25, 2021. This free event celebrating Ohio authors has events for book lovers of all ages. In addition to author … [Read more...] about Book lovers: Don’t miss the (online) Ohioana Book Festival
Even if you aren't Ivy League material, you can take a course at Yale for free! The Science of Well-Being is Yale University's most popular class in the history of the University, with over 2 million people already enrolled. It's the ultimate self-help course, and now is the perfect … [Read more...] about Take Yale’s most popular course for FREE: The Science of Well-Being
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
Have you heard about Safety Town Camps for kids? Safety Town camps are typically available for kids ages 5-7 to teach them how to be safe in their community. My son attended New Albany Safety Town when he was 5 and had a blast! It was his first camp experience, and he learned so much. There are so … [Read more...] about Safety Town Camps in Columbus
Want to go on a virtual tour of the Met Museum with a top-tier Columbia art professor? Or learn about the history of the Olympics from a professor at UNC Chapel Hill? How about discover the science of intelligence with Amherst’s top professor of psychology? Now you can whenever the mood strikes … [Read more...] about Get One Month Free Trial! One Day University Now Helps You Get Smarter Year-round With New Online Format.
ProMusica is reaching out to kids to bring them two of their favorite things - books and music - in a safe and engaging way, with Musical Storytimes. Musical Storytimes with ProMusica is a FREE program tailored for preschool-aged children. Each Storytime is co-hosted by a ProMusica … [Read more...] about Virtual Musical Storytimes with ProMusica
Maple trees are truly a hero in the tree world. They provide shade in the hot weather, beautiful leaves in the fall, and when winter seems like it'll never end, they can be tapped for their sap. The sap is boiled down to produce maple syrup, and then it's pancake time! Who would think something … [Read more...] about Maple Syrup tours and events in Columbus
The Kelton House Museum stands as a snapshot of 19th century life and a station on the Underground Railroad. It is a treasure trove of Victoriana, containing everything from lavishly embellished Victorian silverware to unusual items such as a woven-hair brooch worn by Kelton family … [Read more...] about Kelton House Museum: 19th Century Life and Underground Railroad Stop
Shepherd's Corner, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a 160 acre farm and ecological center in Blacklick, Ohio. In addition to chemical-free gardens, chickens, sheep, a llama, a turf labyrinth, greenhouses, beehives, and a system of walking trails, Shepherd’s Corner offers events … [Read more...] about Maple Syrup Tours at Shepherd’s Corner
February is Black History Month, and there are lots of events and activities honoring the significance and celebrating the achievements by Black Americans in U.S. history. For 2021, most events will be held virtually to keep everyone safe and healthy. 2021 Black History Month The Ohio … [Read more...] about Black History Month events in Columbus
The Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware is celebrating Maple Sugar Season with a few special events that you don't want to miss! Maple Sugar Days Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food. Your small group will learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap and learn about the … [Read more...] about Maple Sugar Season at Stratford
Join Ohio History Center online for Wild Ohio Week from January 25-30, 2021 for a fun, family-friendly learning experience from home! Enjoy a week of natural history talks and activities and learn more about the plants and animals that call Ohio home. Registration is required for … [Read more...] about Virtual Wild Ohio Week at Ohio History Center