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


CMB Pick of the Month!

Looking for something new and exciting to do with the family?
Check out Kamikaze Fireflies at Memorial Hall in OTR. There are two showtimes to choose from – 1pm or 7pm

Kamikaze Fireflies

March 4
Memorial Hall OTR
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
1pm & 7pm
$25 adults, $15 students

The Kamikaze Fireflies are a Los Angeles based two person vaudeville smack down featuring Rob Williams (formerly of the renowned comedy troupe The Flaming Idiots) and Casey Martin (formerly of the acrobatic show Barely Balanced). Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter for the whole family.


Blooms on the Bayou 

Through March 17
Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-5pm daily, Closed Mondays
$4, $2 ages 5-17, FREE ages 4 and under

Blooms on the Bayou is inspired by the colorful culture of New Orleans which features both a fun, festive side of the ‘Big Easy’ as well as the eerie, yet enchanting swampy southern bayou.

Anne Frank: A History for Today Exhibit

February 27-June 9
Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
8401 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Mondays-Fridays 1-4pm, Sundays 11am-3pm
$10, $5 students

The life history of Anne Frank and her family is the leading thread running through this exhibition. The family’s story is juxtaposed against world events before, during and after the rise to power of the Nazi party. Throughout the exhibit, Anne’s own wonderfully candid writing provides a central voice to the exhibit narrative, bringing a poignant and truly beautiful perspective to the story.

Preschool Open Gym

Through March 30
Beech Acres Park RecPlex
6915 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
$2 per child per date

Parents and preschoolers can burn off steam during unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise children at all times.

Toddler Trail Time

March 3, April 7, May 5
Children’s Meeting House Montessori School
927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland, OH 45140
9-10am
FREE, Registration recommended

School naturalist leads hike especially designed for families with young children.

Family Performance Series: The Ugly Duckling

March 3
Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S. College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056
7-8pm
FREE

Join us for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati production of The Ugly Duckling. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, we tell the story of a down-trodden ducking who believes he is ugly and worthless because of his distinct appearance. Through his family and friends, he realizes his self-worth as he transforms into a beautiful swan. This timeless story offers a wonderful lesson in overcoming adversity and accepting our differences.

TheatreworksUSA: The Lightning Thief

March 3
Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014
7-8pm
$10 adults, $7 children 12 and under

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Musical with heroic battles and mythological beasties. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school – again. And that’s the least of his troubles.

Family First Saturdays: Paper Party

March 4
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!

Outdoor Archery

March 4 & 18
Winton Woods – Adventure Outpost
10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
1-2:30pm
$15/person, valid motor vehicle permit required to enter park, Registration required at least 3 days prior to event

Aiming for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors? Try out your skills with a little target practice! Our archery instructor will guide you through the basics of shooting a compound bow while explaining the archery steps to success. All equipment is provided. For adults and children ages 8 and up. An adult must be present for the duration of the program.

Madcap Puppets: Monkey See, Monkey Do

March 5
Blue Ash Recreation Center
4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
2pm
FREE

Max and Vinnie are expert zookeepers, but keeping rascally monkeys from getting into trouble is easier said than done.

Frisch Marionette Company: Puppets Kapow

March 9-12
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Various performances
$13, $10 advanced

Fast-paced, fun-filled show features puppets performing fantastic feats.

Curiocity Viking Mead-Up

March 9
Arnold’s Bar & Grill
210 E 8th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
7pm
$7 Members, $10 Non-Members

Spend an evening with some real life Vikings and learn about these legendary people. 

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME

March 10-12 & 16-19
U.S. Bank Arena
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Various performances
$15-$68

Enjoy unexpected circus spectacles for the circus’s final tour dates in Cincinnati.

Astronomy Friday

Fridays March 10-31
Cincinnati Observatory Center
3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208
8-9:30pm
$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. Family Friendly.

Families Create! Discover Drawing

March 11
Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-12pm
$5 per child, Reservations required

Families Create! Is a popular series of workshops designed to introduce art techniques and concepts to children ages 5-12 years and their families. Participants meet the exhibiting artist and explore the world of art through gallery talks, tours, and hands-on activities with take-home art projects.

Kite Making Workshop

March 11
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011
2pm
$8, $6 members, Reservations required

Learn to make plastic sled kite. All supplies included.

ROKCincy Opera for Children: The Magic Flute

March 11
Arts Center at Dunham
1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238
2pm
FREE

ROKCincy in partnership with Cincinnati Opera is thrilled to announce our 2016-2017 tour of Mozart’s beloved fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute. Our colorful, high energy adaptation is appropriate for grades K-6 and is 35 minutes long with a Q&A after the show.

Second Sunday Family Showtime: Cincinnati Boychoir’s Concert Choir

March 12
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
2pm
FREE for kids, $5 per adult

Family performance series features special reception after the show.

Follow the Rainbow

March 14 & 15
Parky’s Farm (Winton Woods)
10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
9:30am & 1pm
$6/child, $4/adult, Register by 3/12 ; Valid motor vehicle permit required to enter park

The farm animals have reported seeing leprechauns hiding around Parky’s Farm. Follow the rainbow clues and help find the pot of gold. Program includes a wagon ride and time in Parky’s Playbarn. For ages 2-5.

St. Patrick’s Day Family Swim with Goldfish Swim School

March 17
Goldfish Swim School West Chester
7058 Ridgetop Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
6:30-8:00pm
$5 per swimmer ($15 max per family)

Enjoy open swim in the 90 degree pool plus arts and crafts! *For your safety and comfort, please RSVP to 513-857-1700, via e-mail or at the front desk. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied in water, by an adult during family swim.

3rd Sunday Funday: Blinged-Out Art

March 19
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
1-4pm
FREE

Get ready for a glittering Funday! Create your own blinged-out accessory, see how a touch of gold or sparkle can glam up a painting, and learn about the materials artists use to create these beautiful works of art at the Art Cart. At 2 p.m., join OTRimprov for a hilarious performance of sketch comedy.

Ballet Toybox: Swan Lake, Jr.

March 19
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
2pm & Sensory-friendly show at 5pm
$20

Cincinnati Ballet’s annual performance specifically designed to introduce children to dance, returns with a new twist. This season’s program is a retelling of the classic ballet, for kids! The adapted ballet runs less than one hour, features a narrated storyline, and fun interactive moments throughout. You’ll enjoy beautiful music and memorable characters like Prince Siegfried, the swans Odette and Odile, and the Four Little swans — all while introducing your kids to the beauty, humor and joy of dance. Recommended for children 10 an younger.

A March 19, 5:00 pm Sensory-Friendly performance will be offered for children and families with specific needs. Tickets for the Sensory-Friendly performance are only available via phone at 513.562.5282 or in person at the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office. Call the Box Office with questions!

International Butterfly Show: Majestic Monarch

March 25-June 18
Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-5pm daily
$7, $4 ages 5-17, FREE ages 4 and under

Welcome to the Cincinnati Parks Krohn Conservatory 2017 Butterfly Show, The Majestic Monarch!. Grab your Butterfly Show Field Journal and flutter along with us and our imaginary character “Mona” through the Krohn showroom resembling fields and forests that “Mona” and her Monarch friends would likely visit on their long journey across North Americas. Experience what it’s like to be a butterfly surrounded by towering fir trees, giant flowers, and islands of color as you fly by beautiful hydrangeas, marvelous marigolds, and gorgeous celosia.

Day of Puppetry

March 25
Happen Inc.
4201 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223
10am
FREE

Watch puppet videos while enjoying pancakes, watch short puppet acts and see puppets on display. Children can make puppets to keep.

Welcome Spring Hike

March 25
Miami Whitewater Forest – Timberlakes Program Shelter
9001 Mt. Hope Road, Crosby Township, OH 45030
10am
FREE; Valid motor vehicle permit required to enter park

Join the naturalist to see what’s stirring in the forest. We will go for a relaxing hike along a woodland trail to welcome in the spring season.

Family Festival: Sing, Paint, Dance and Play

March 25
Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
12-3pm
FREE

Let’s celebrate the UnMuseum’s tuneful artwork with a music themed festival! We’ll have guests from Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Music Lab bringing different orchestral instruments for families to try out! Stick around to build an instrument of your own and experiment with music, paint and movement. Don’t miss out on a special performance at 1:00pm from the Constella Festival. A young boy named Beethoven will take audiences to a magical world where adventure awaits!

Wee Wednesdays: Colonial Kids

March 29
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.

Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

Through March 31
Newport Aquarium
10am-6pm
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 23
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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