March Family Fun in Cincinnati & NKY {2018}

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical 

February 21 – March 25
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Various morning, afternoon, and evening performances

Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for the world, reminding us that our differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

A Garden of Pure Imagination 

Through March 11
Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-5pm daily, Closed Mondays
$4, $2 ages 5-17, FREE ages 4 and under

Get a taste of spring at the 2018 Spring Show A Garden of Pure Imagination! The show room will be blossoming with the vivid colors of cherry, lemon, grape, orange, blue raspberry, and sour apple! This candy inspired exhibit will display vibrant tulips, cheerful daffodils, fluffy hydrangeas, and fragrant hyacinths that will dazzle your imagination with all the sweet flavors of spring! Lollipops, licorice, and gumdrops, oh my! Giant candy props sprinkle the landscape to make you feel as if you were in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory! Join us in a world of pure imagination and enjoy an early spring at Krohn Conservatory!

ArtsWave Days 

February 3 – April 21
Multiple Venues around Cincinnati

Each Saturday from February 3rd through April 21st, ArtWave Days will feature a set of curated events with a different theme, focus and venue. Visit website for information on time and venue.

Taft Jr.: Splish Splash 

March 1
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
11:15am-12:15pm$10 non-members in advance (includes Museum admission), $12 day of program, FREE for Taft member; Information & registration: [email protected] or (513)684-4517.

Did you know you can make cool art with water? Make your own colorful waterfall painting, find the different bodies of water in the Taft’s art collection, and hear a story about a cat’s first time playing in water.

Read Across America Storytime 

March 2
Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore NEW Location!
3094 Madison Road, Oakley, OH 45208

Celebrate “Read Across America Day” with a story time consisting of stories that span across our country! Free event for all ages.

Astronomy Friday 

March 2, 9, 16, & 23
Cincinnati Observatory Center
3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208
$7, $5 ages under 18; FREE for Observatory members; Please call 513.321.5186 for reservations

In awe with the beauty of the night sky? Have questions about the Universe? This is where you can get the answers. 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.

Oasis Succulent Garden Make & Take

Make and Take Garden Workshops 

March 3-24
Delhi Garden Center
6282 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044
2pm or 6pm, depending on the class
Prices vary by the activity and the plants you include.

Looking for a little me time? Or some girlfriend time? Or maybe you have a little one who would love to play in the dirt and create something beautiful? There’s something for everyone happening at Delhi Flower & Garden Center this month. We’re loving the low-maintenance oasis garden of succulents, and the teacup fairy garden (adorable!) plus the variety of baskets with both flowers and herbs (for a living Easter basket – so sweet!). You make it, you take it, and you leave the mess – that’s our kind of fun!  Space is limited and registration is required. Or, swing by their potting bar any time they’re open to create your own container gardens on your own or with expert help!

Family First Saturdays: My Hometown 

March 3
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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! This month investigate the invaluable contributions of African American artists represented in the museum’s collection.
Additional performances this day will be featured as a part of ArtsWave Days.

Madcap Puppets: The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack 

March 4
Blue Ash Recreation
4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

Caw Lumbo, child crow and amateur sleuth extraordinaire, is on the case! Billy the Racoon misplaces his backpack… or was it stolen? Everyone is a suspect in this hilarious musical-puppet-whodunnit!

Preschool Open Gym 

Through March 22
Beech Acres Park RecPlex
6915 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-11:30am
$2 per child per date

Parents and preschoolers (ages 4 years and younger) can burn off steam during unstructured playtime. Parents must remain on-site and supervise children at all times.

Golden Dragon Acrobats 

March 6
Aronoff Center 
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The company’s reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.

REC Reads 

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Bring your toddlers or preschoolers to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed storybooks, songs, and sensory activities. This 30 minute program will get your little one excited about art in a fun and interactive way.

Into the Woods & The Jungle Book 

March 8-11
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45211
6 performances including Friday & Saturday matinees

The king cordially invites you to our Fairy Tale Festival, where children can meet favorite fairy tale characters in person! Festival goers will be treated to games, juggling, stories, face painting, and snacks, and then head into the theater to enjoy the performance. The Festival begins at 1:00pm on Friday and Saturday, prior to the matinee performances. The purchase of a Festival package includes admission to the festivities and your choice of seating for the show.

The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice 

March 8-11
U.S. Bank Arena
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Various performances

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on an inspiring walk down memory lane in celebration of magic and family fun.

Cirque de la Symphonie 

March 9-11
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Friday & Saturday: 8pm & Sunday: 2pm
Kids tickets start at $15

How can you top the drama of Ride of the Valkyries, the pulse of a Sousa march, or the terror of the Jaws theme? You call in Cirque de la Symphonie to add aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and dancers! Experience high-flying heroics paired with epic music from Phantom of the Opera, Spider-Man, and more.

Second Sunday Family Showtime: Bee Happy 

March 11
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
FREE for kids, $5 for adults

Wump Mucket Puppets & Terrence Burke are known for a performance that is high energy, fun and appropriate for ages 3 – 10 and parents too! This lively performance features two new puppet skits featuring puppet stars Coleman the Sasquatch, Unka Unka, and Space Princess G’Wizzl visiting The Queen Bee, to learn how bees help us, and how we can help them. Bee Happy includes audience participation, a short dance break, and lots of puppet fun through the magic of live puppetry!

St. Patrick’s Day Party 

March 17
Fountain Square
Fifth & Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202
FREE admission

Festivities run throughout the day. Enjoy live music from Celtic rock bands, face painting, Irish food, green beer and, of course, Guinness.

Archery Accuracy & Apple Challenge 

March 18
Winton Woods – Adventure Outpost
10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
$17, valid motor vehicle permit required to enter park, Registration required at least 3 days prior to event

Have you already taken a Great Parks’ outdoor archery class and want to further improve your shot? Then this program is right on target! After quickly reviewing the steps to archery success, archers will aim towards increasing accuracy and test their skills with the apple challenge. For ages 8 and up.

3rd Sunday Fundays: Spring In Bloom 

March 18
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Have a blooming good time at this funday! Get ready for the first day of spring at the Taft. Learn about the tools a painter uses at the Art Cart, and create your own springtime craft to take home. Wump Mucket Puppets will perform at 2 p.m. and have you laughing and looking forward to the return of flowers and bees. At 3 p.m., meet animals from Sunrock Farm.

Parenting Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up 

March 19
Cooper Creek Event Center, Blue Ash
4040 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
$25 per person or $20 per person for multiple tickets
Register HERE

The world is fast-paced, so what’s a parent to do with a student who processes at a slower pace? Maybe you’ve pushed them and challenged them to be faster only to be met with anger and frustration (from them and yourself)? Our friends at the Springer School and Center invite you to join Dr. Ellen Braaten from Massachusetts General Hospital as she shares expertise about how to support your bright child who faces the challenges of a world that moves at break-neck speed.

Family Festival: Shadows and Illusions 

March 24
Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The artist Glenn Kaino turns magical illusions into art! We’ll be creating some illusions of our own with the help of a special magician from Cincinnati Circus. Join us as we experiment with invisible paint, construct large mosaics out of playing cards and design magic wands inspired by Kaino’s Wands Bygone series. The Mini Microcinema will be joining us with a collection of illusion inspired short films for children playing in the UnMuseum.

Autism Family Exploration Day 

March 24
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This program is designed for families with children who have autism or other developmental disabilities to discover the art museum in a comfortable environment. Each month we explore different galleries through multisensory learning centers, led by specially trained docents. Be sure to stop by the Rosenthal Education Center to participate in an all-ability art making activity.

Madcap Puppets: The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack 

March 24 & 25
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
$8 general admission, FREE for children under 1, Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

Caw Lumbo, child crow and amateur sleuth extraordinaire, is on the case! Billy the Racoon misplaces his backpack… or was it stolen? Everyone is a suspect in this hilarious musical-puppet-whodunnit!

International Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Madagascar 

March 24-June 16
Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-5pm daily
$7, $4 ages 5-17, FREE ages 4 and under

The 2018 Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar” celebrates the exotic flora, fauna, and extraordinary landscape of this unique African country. Giant baobab trees, remarkable stone forests, and illustrious lemurs of Madagascar set the stage for the thousands of bright, beautiful butterflies flying amidst the striking collection of fiery orange bidens, vivid red celosia, purple salvia, and punches of lime green ipomoea! Help us celebrate the vibrant life of the “Island of Rainbows” and the Butterflies of Madagascar!

Opening Day Celebration

March 29
Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
FREE admission

Enjoy drinks, over-sized yard games, cornhole and more! This family-friendly celebration leads up to the big game shown at 4:10pm

Opening Day Celebration 

March 29
Fountain Square
Fifth & Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202
FREE admission

Enjoy a fun-filled Opening Day Celebration with live music and food trucks. The game will be shown on the LED board starting at 4:10pm

Science in play2go 

Through March 4
Boone County Pulblic Library – Scheben Branch
8899 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091
Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm, Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 1-5pm

FREE hands-on exhibit designed by Kentucky Science Center specifically for ages 8 and under. A whole new way to see play! Science in Play2GO makes science personal, fun, participatory, and relevant – empowering kids and adults to learn together, for life, and all through the power of PLAY!

  • Build Your World
  • Build Your Own Rollercoaster
  • Light Bright
  • Ball Fall
  • Shapes and Stuff Store
  • Science Depot

, ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply