Fun Things to Do When You Visit Columbus

Fun Things to do when you visit Columbus

Columbus, Ohio offers a lot for visitors to see and do. I’m sharing some of my favorite stops in Columbus that I would recommend checking out.

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Top Family Friendly Attractions in the Cincinnati Metro

Top Family Friendly Attractions in the Cincinnati Metro

When you visit the Cincinnati Metro area, there is so much to see and do for families.

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5 Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids

5 Things to do in Pittsburgh with Kids

My family fell in love with Pittsburgh during our visit. I loved the bridges and architecture but there were also lots of kid friendly things to do in Pittsburgh too. Click the attraction by each number to learn more.

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10 Reasons to Day Trip to Columbus, Indiana

10 Reasons to Daytrip to Columbus, Indiana

I take pride in knowing about little gems and attractions. That’s why I was floored to learn that I was unaware of a whole entire city that was only 1.5 hours away from me that is known for modern architecture.

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Night at the Museum – An Overnight at the Cincinnati Museum Center

An Overnight at the Cincinnati Museum Center

I’ve wanted to take my boys for an overnight at the museum for a few years. The movie “A Night at the Museum” made that desire even stronger.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

My boys and I attended the Super hero themed Sleepover that took place at the Cincinnati Children’s Museum.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

We met in the rotunda of Union Terminal which houses all three Cincinnati Museums in one building.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

The art deco design in the rotunda is so incredible.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Our group was guided through the Museum of Natural History to set up our sleeping quarters which were large carpeted classrooms. I recommend bringing an air mattress if you have one unless you are comfortable sleeping on the floor.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

I did bring a memory foam pad but I would still recommend the air mattress if you have one.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

The museum staff shared stories of superheroes and showed us animals that have some superhero traits.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

We moved into a classroom inside the Children’s Museum where the kids observed different covers of comic books and then were given the challenge to create their own superhero cover.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

The kids were also challenged to make their superhero with modeling clay.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

There was also a few science demos that the kids got to participate in.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Everyone was offered a healthy snack provided by the museum at around 9pm.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

The kids were given time to play at the Children’s Museum at their own leisure.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Like all good things, playtime had to come to an end and lights out was around 11:30.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

The next morning we packed up our items and took them out to our vehicles and then met in the rotunda for breakfast.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

Adults will appreciate coffee in the morning and kids can choose from boxed cereal or breakfast bars and a banana.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

After breakfast our group watched an Omnimax movie. We really enjoyed our overnight experience. It was a great combination of fun, education and play.

You can find out more about overnights at the Cincinnati Museum Center from their website.

Overnight at Cincinnati Museum

 

Disclosure: I received complimentary overnights for my family for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

Hours of Fun at the World’s Largest Children’s Museum – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was on my list to take the boys to for a while. During a visit to Indianapolis, we worked a visit into our schedule.

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Take Me There: China – at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

 

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My boys LOVE Asian food and culture! In fact it’s their favorite. They were really excited about the “Take Me There: China” exhibit that teaches kids more about Chinese culture at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

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“Fireworks of Glass” – A 43 ft. Glass Tower at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

"Fireworks of Glass" - A 43 ft glass tower at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

During a visit to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, I was in awe of one of the displays.  I loved the 43 ft Glass Tower “Fireworks of Glass” so much that I decided that it would be better to dedicate one blog post to showcase all of my pictures of it.

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Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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My family recently went to Pittsburgh on a hosted trip with Visit Pittsburgh to see what Pittsburgh has the offer for kids. Our first stop during our visit was the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

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