Things to Do in Ohio for Kids

Things to Do in Ohio for Kids
With its tremendous geographic diversity--including the Great Lakes, plains, hills and forests--Ohio has a number of opportunities for any family inclined to the outdoors. With its long, warm summer, there's plenty of time to cram in exciting activities across the state of Ohio. While it may be only the 34th largest state, Ohio still packs a wealth of opportunities.

Center of Science and Industry

The Center of Science and Industry, more commonly known as COSI, is located in Columbus, Ohio. It can give your kids an expansive view of science and their roles in the natural world. One of the best educational museums in the country, COSI features over 300 interactive exhibits that encourage curiosity in the natural world and increased awareness about the difficulties the environment faces. If your kid doesn't care about science, animals or nature, bring them to COSI; take the first step in opening his mind.

Center of Science and Industry
333 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-2674

Holden Arboretum

One of the largest botanical gardens in the United States, Holden Arboretum is perfect for families looking for a relaxing day of walking and enjoying nature. With 9,400 species of plants, the arboretum is a wonderfully diverse mix of colors, shapes and sizes. Bring a picnic, and you may find yourself having trouble leaving.

Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
(440) 946-4400

AuGlaize Village

This recreated 19th century village features over 40 restored buildings from the decades during and immediately after the Civil War. Give your children a sense for the pastoral nature once known our ancestors. Learn how people of over one hundred years ago interacted with the land. The reconstructed town features historical actors and plenty of interactive activities.

Krouse Road
US 24
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-7255

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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