Barnes & Nobles Bookstore
Offers readings of children's books throughout
the year - offered both on weekends and during the week. Call any of the
following locations for information on upcoming children's events:
3802 Paxton Ave.
Hyde Park Plaza
7800 Montgomery Road
7663 Mall Road
895 E. Kemper Road
The Blue Marble
1356 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue,
Ft. Thomas, KY, 41075
Borders Books and Music
11711 Princeton Road
Borders offers Wee Read for ages 2-4 every
Monday at 10a.m., and Kids Storytime every Saturday at 11a..m., plus many
more children's educational events. Call for more information.
Children's Theater of Cincinnati
2106 Florence Ave.
One of Cincinnati's Best kept secrets, the
Children's Theater has announced a terrific upcoming 1998-1999 season.
Performances include the world premiere of "Thanksgiving Eve", "Charlotte's
Web", and the fairy tale favorite "Jack and the Beanstalk" starring former
Bengal Anthony Munoz. This is the fifth season under Artistic Director
Jack Louiso, who will direct all three productions. Performances are at
the Taft Theater downtown. Call for more information.
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Located in historic Union Terminal, Cincinnati
Museum Center is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum, the
Museum of Natural History and Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX
Theatre, the Cincinnati Historical Society Library and the Children's Museum.
Meet the people of Cincinnati's past through recreations of the wild frontier
and our bustling river town. Step back 19,000 years ago to Cincinnati's
ice age, or walk through a re-created cave. Call about museum shops, group
tours, programs, day camps, birthday parties and seasonal activities.
Cincinnati Nature Center
Three separate sites make up the Cincinnati
Nature Center - Rowe Woods in Milford; Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale;
and Long Branch Farm in Goshen. Admission is free to members; non-members
pay an admission charge. Call any of the following locations for more specific
Gorman Heritage Farm
3035 GHF Lane
Long Branch Farm
6926 Gaynor Road
4949 Tealtown Road
3400 Vine Street
Your great Zoo always has a great set of
family events like the "Halloween Happening" which includes the "Great
Pumpkin Patch", hay rides and trick-or-treating. Also, the annual "Festival
of Lights" runs from Nov. 21 through Jan. 3 at the Zoo with more than two
million lights and many other attractions. Please call the Zoo for further
With two Cincinnati locations, this perennial
children's favorite play area offers enclosed slides, a separate play area
for small children, fun birthday party packages and much more. The two
8057 Beechmont Ave.
1140 Smiley Ave.
2028 Florence Mall Road
Join the Florence Mall Kids Club! Kids Club
membership includes two events per month at the mall for Kids Club members.
Events feature games, songs, story-telling, crafts and other interactive
activities. The mall stores offer specials for Kids Club members only.
Great Time Family Fun Center
756 Cincinnati Batavia
Old State Route 74
This indoor family fun center has a soft
play discovery zone, miniature golf, batting cages, go karts, and video
and redemption games. Also, the center features Slam-Dunk basketball with
a heigh-adjustable hoop and Krazy Kars (bumper cars). Party packages and
group rates are available.
Hamilton County Park District
The park system is always offering an extensive
set of activities for the family.
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
3455 Poole Road
10174 Loveland Madeira Road
Little Miami Golf Center
3811 Newtown Road
Miami Whitewater Forest
8801 Mount Hope Road
Mitchell Memorial Forest
8499 Buffalo Ridge Road
11450 Lebanon Road
2008 Lawrenceburg Road
2700 Buell Road
10073 Daly Road
8250 Old Kellogg Road
Joseph Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road
Joseph-Beth has a terrific set of ongoing
kid's readings and educational events, including a regular preschool story
hour each Wednesday morning at 10:30a.m. Call for more information.
3821 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati-based Madcap Productions is a
non-profit touring children's theater which combines giant puppets with
actors to create a unique style of puppet the theater. Upcoming features
include "Teddy Bear Island", "Jackie and Beanstalk", and "Granny Perkins
and the Will O' the Wisp". Call for showtimes and further information.
Odyssey Learning Center
7791 Cooper Road
Odyssey Learning Center offers a wide variety
of weekly enrichment activities including Toddlers, Too, Stepping with
Stories (three and four years), Building with Books (pre-K and K groups),
Spanish, French, German, Computers, and Saturday Morning Eye-Openers. Please
call for more information.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton
800 Vine Street
Your downtown public library offers the Children's
Learning Center, which has an excellent selection of ongoing events for
children. These include Story Time Friday, Read Alouds and Toddler Story
Time. Call for further information.
Sports of All Sorts
This indoor/outddor family fun center features
miniature golf, slam dunk basketball, batting cages and bumber boats. Sports
of All Sorts also features party packages for children's parties. Facilities
are located at:
25 Cavalier Blvd.
5170 Delhi Road
10138 Transportation Way
316 Pike Street
From the Federal-period building to the masterpieces
of art inside, the Taft Museum encompasses a wealth of opportunities for
adults and children to learn, create, discuss, and have fun together. Call
for further information.