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The Cincinnati Mom’s Guide to January Family Fun {2017}

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Through January 8
Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-5pm
$7, $4 children, free ages 4 and under

The 2016 Holiday Show at the Krohn Conservatory has a whimsical new twist on holiday tradition! A Whimsical Wonderland invites you to unwrap your wildest imagination and explore poinsettias of a different color! This show will feature poinsettias of royal blue, lively orange, and deep purple that will join the more traditional hues.

Holiday Toy Trains

Through January 15
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011
10am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm
$9, $8 ages 60 and up, $5 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under and museum members

Layout features Lionel trains and Plasticville. More than 250 feet of track. Patrons welcome to operate more than 30 accessories from buttons on layout.

Gratitude Jars Fill Us With Joy All Year Long

January 2
Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore
3054 Madison Road, Oakley, OH 45209
11am-12pm
$3, Call 731-2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited. (Ages 5-8)

As we begin the New Year, join us for this fun-filled event where we will be reading some of our favorite books that focus on counting our blessings. We’ll then make our own gratitude jars to fill up throughout the year to then open and read next Dec. 31st!

Astronomy Friday

Fridays through January 27
Cincinnati Observatory Center
3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208
7-8:30pm
$7, $5 ages under 18, Free for Observatory members; Please call 321-5186 for reservations.

Astronomy Fridays include short presentations on a wide variety of topics and plenty of time for your astro questions. Tour of the Cincinnati Observatory, which as a National Historic Landmark played an important role in the history of Cincinnati and our nation. Once dark, we will view the Moon, planets and deep space treasures through the historic 1845 telescope. (The program is held rain or shine; telescope viewing if clear skies). The topics and the night sky change week-to-week/month-to-month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Astronomy Friday admission is $7 adults, $5 under 18. Free for Observatory members! Family Friendly.

Cavalcade of Customs

January 6-8
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Friday 3-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
$17, $6 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under. Discounts available at KOI Auto Parts

The annual KOI Cavalcade of Customs Car Show brings hundreds of the coolest custom cars, hotrods, motorcycles, trucks, and more to the floors of the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, OH. The show also features special guest celebrity appearances, special events, activities, contests, great KOI deals, good food, and tons of fun.

Family First Saturdays: Fairy Tales in the Forest

January 7
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
12-4pm
FREE

Designed with the whole family in mind! Performances, artist demonstrations, storytelling, scavenger hunts, tours, and hands-on art making activities are just the start of the fun for the whole family. There’s a different theme each month, so be sure to come to everyone, and bring your best friends!

Amsoil Arenacross

January 7-8
U.S. Bank Arena
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
7pm
$15-$60

AMSOIL Arenacross is one of the most extreme racing environments in the world with unparalleled levels of competition and a fully engaging environment for fans. These fearless and highly talented athletes will compete on man-made dirt battlegrounds built inside the country’s most well-known arenas for 19 nights of high-speed, high flying fierce racing competition.

Second Sunday Family Showtime: The Magic Flute

January 8
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
2pm
FREE for all ages

ROKCincy, in partnership with Cincinnati Opera, brings their adaption Mozart’s beloved fairy tale opera, “The Magic Flute” to CCAC this January! The colorful, high-energy adaptation is appropriate for grades K – 6 and is 35 minutes long with a Q&A after the show.

Hats Off Series: Jumping Over the Moon, A Puppet Musical

January 14-15
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
1pm & 3pm
$8 non-members

Madcap Puppets will present a creepy and hilarious tale of two entertainers who must keep a baby monster in high spirits.

3rd Sunday Funday: Tall Tales

January 15
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
1-4 pm
FREE

Legends of the West abound at this Funday. Visit Picturing the West on its last day at the Taft to see this fantastic frontier as it was when America’s folk tales about the West were first told. Learn about the power of photography at the Art Cart, practice your own photographic skills, and make a craft to take home. Join us at 2 p.m. for folk tales and songs with Russ and Barb Childers.

Spend the Day the MLK Way

January 16
Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore
3054 Madison Road, Oakley, OH 45209
2-3pm
FREE, Call 731-2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Best for ages 4-7.

It’s Martin Luther King Day! A man who had a dream and moved forward in his pledge of non-violence… Join us today in reading about MLK and creating our own dream piece. Be prepared to get your hands moving and your brains thinking!

Peanut Butter & Jam Session: A World of Music

January 21
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
10-11:30am
$5 for an individual ticket (child or adult), $15 for a Flexible Ticket Book (4 tickets)

Explore the World through music! The Flute, cello, and harp will guide us on this noteworthy journey!

Wee Wednesdays: Glass, Wood and Ceramics

January 25
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-12pm
FREE

Your preschooler will learn about their local community through sensory play this Wee Wednesday. You and your toddler will wander through the galleries to find interactive art stops, as well as an art making activity.
This “Open house” program is recommended for preschoolers (ages 5 and under) accompanied by an adult.

Lollipops Family Concert: Green Eggs and Ham

January 28
Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10:30am
$10 Children 12 and under, $15 Adults

Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?
This adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic is a feast for the ears! Visit the Family Fun Zone to try orchestra instruments, make a craft and more! Open pre-concert starting at 9:30 am and immediately following the concert.

Around the World in 80 Days Family Theatre by Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill

January 28
Fort Wright Civic Club
115 Kennedy Road, Covington, KY 41011
7pm
$2 non-member adults, $1 non-member children, free to members

Join Phileas Fogg in the world’s most amazing race. Via rail, boat and even elephant, Fogg must travel the globe in just 80 days or he will forfeit a fortune. But a snooping detective, a possible human sacrifice and even the will of Mother Nature all conspire against Fogg’s adventure of a lifetime in this exciting adaptation of the Jules Verne classic. Just three actors portray 19 different characters to create a spirited, fast-moving, highly imaginative and hilariously entertaining comedy. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Maple Syrup Making and Guide Sap Collecting

January 28-29
Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150
Saturday 10am-3pm & Sunday 12-4pm
Free with admission ($9 adults, $6 seniors and active military, $4 ages 4-12)

Experience the process of producing liquid gold from maple sap. Bask in the warmth of the evaporator and its maple-scented steam. Drop by the sugar house near Krippendorf Lodge and join an interactive sap collecting maple hike.

Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

Through March 31, 2017
Newport Aquarium
Aquarium admission prices apply.

A new, interactive exhibit where guests can discover 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish. With a head like a horse, snout like an aardvark and belly pouch like a kangaroo- seahorses are anything but ordinary. The way the exhibit is designed; guests will be completely immersed in the world of seahorses with something new to experience around every corner.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Through April
Cincinnati Museum Center
$19.50 adult, $12.50 child, $12.50 adult member, $8.50 child member

Explore the rich, often-misunderstood Viking culture through a rare collection of artifacts and fresh insights revealed through new archaeological discoveries that gives you a real look into the lives of Vikings and shows why they continue to capture our imagination.

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