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Stuff to Do in Ohio

That's Quinn's Outline(needs serious formatting, but Megan wanted to see it)


We have visited COSI because it was local, but decided recently to branch out a bit.  We drove down to Dayton to the Boonshoft museum.  It was really a lot of fun.  I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner.  It made me wonder what other cool things are here in Ohio for us to do with the kids.  Here is the list that I created.  Have you been to any of these?  Opinions? Tips?




AHA! A Hands-On Adventure

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Museum Location:
315 S. Broad St.
Lancaster, OH 43130

Phone: 740.653.1010

General Admission:
$5 All Ages


The Works

55 South 1st Street in downtown Newark, one block south of the Licking County Courthouse Square.

Regular Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
Additional Hours of Operation January – March:
Open Sundays from Noon – 5:00 p.m.
January through March

The Works General Admission Fees:

Children Under 2 years: Free
Child (2-17 years): $3
Adult (18-54 years): $7
Senior (55+ years): $5

The Works is proud to honor ASTC reciprocal Passport Memberships for general admission fees.

Early Television Foundation and Museum

5396 Franklin Street, Hilliard, Ohio

Museum Hours:
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 12-5

American Whistle Corporation
“Tour the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. See how a whistle is made from coils of brass, soldered and packaged. Also, see the same whistle presented to the Super Bowl referees each year. For groups of 15 people or more, everyone receives a free whistle at the end of the tour.  For more information please call 1-800-876-2918.”

Phone: (614) 846-2918
Contact: Raymond Giesse
Location: Off I-71 & State Route 161, 6540 Huntley Road, Columbus, OH 43229
Admission: Groups 15 + ($4.00/person)
Open: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Number of Coaches Accepted: tours per day
Reservations Required: Yes
Length of Tour: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Location of Parking: Rear of building
Comp Policy: Groups 15 + 1 driver and 1 escort receive complimentary admission

Old Rectory Doll Museum
The Doll Museum offers a fine permanent collection of nineteenth-century dolls and toys. Among them are German chinas, Parian bisques, French fashions, Milliners’ models and French bébés. American dolls include the work of maker Ludwig Greiner, Izannah Walker and Joel Ellis. Self-guided or docent led tours are available, as are special children’s programs. Also housed in the elegant Greek Revival headquarters of the Worthington Historical Society are the gift shop, library archive, and appointed parlor.

Phone: (614) 885-1247
Contact: Mindy Mace, Worthington CVB
Location: Olde Worthington – State Route 161 & State Route 23, 50 West New England Avenue, Worthington, OH 43085
Admission: $1.50/person
Open: Year-round, by appointment only
Number of Coaches Accepted: 1 at a time
Reservations Required: Yes
Length of Tour: 30 minutes
Location of Parking: Public parking lot, south end of Methodist Church, High Street
Restrooms Available: Yes
Comp Policy: For driver and escort


Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm | Sat-Sun 1-4pm (during exhibitions)
Admission to the Ohio Craft Museum is free


Wyandot Popcorn Museum

169 E. Church St.
Marion, OH 43302

Winter Hours:
November 1 thru April 30
Saturday and Sunday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Adults: $4
Seniors: $3
Children 6 years to 17 years: $1.50
Groups rates: $3 per person


NE Trip

In Akron next to the library

Sunday  2-5 or call


Mazza Museum of Children’s Book Illustration

(gift shop!)

The Mazza Museum is open to the public on
Wednesday-Friday, noon-5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m.)


Invent Now Museum

Museum Info:
221 S. Broadway, Akron OH
(234) 678-6692

Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm
Closed weekends and holidays




Cincy Trip

American Sign Museum

Closed because of move.


Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village

Hours of Operation
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. (Closed Closed Wednesdays, January thru March,  and Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  Early closing on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

EnterTRAINment Junction is off I-75, 30 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati and 25 minutes south of downtown Dayton, at the Tylersville Rd. exit (#22). Go East.  Right on Kingsgate.  Right on Squire Court.  7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio, 45069

SE Ohio

Marietta Soda Museum

109 Maple St.
Marietta, Ohio



Children’s Museum of Cleveland


10730 Euclid Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44106

(In University Circle)


$7.00 per person (Child & Adult)

Infants 11 months and under are FREE!

Monday – Sunday

10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

*Exhibit areas close 15 min


Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Hours of Operation

Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: noon to 5 pm

Closed: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Museum will close at 4 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Driving Directions

General Admission Tickets

Adults (ages 19 and up): $10.00; $6 after 5 pm on Wednesdays
Youths (ages 7 through 18): $8.00
College students with ID: $8.00
Seniors (60 and up or with a Golden Buckeye Card): $8.00
Accessibility (wheelchair) rate: $7.00
Children (ages 3 to 6): $7.00
Toddlers (age 2 and under): FREE


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame



Merry-Go-Round Museum’s 2011

Weekends – Saturday (11 – 5 pm) Sunday (12 – 5 pm)
Spring (March – May))
Wed. – Sat. (11 am – 5 pm) Sunday (12 – 5 pm)
Summer (June – Sept. 6
Mon.. – Sat. (10 am – 5 pm) Sunday (12 – 5 pm)
Fall (Sept. 7 – Dec.)
Wed. – Sat. (11 am – 5 pm) Sunday (12 – 5 pm)
  The Last Admission To The Museum Is At 4:15
Seniors(60 and over)
Children(Ages 4 – 14)
Children 3 & Under Are Free



Unoffical LEGO Museum in Bellaire OHIO

4597 Noble Street, Bellaire, OH
Admission is 8.00/adult, 6.00/child/senior


Quinn’s St. Patrick’s Day school hair

That was supposed to be a shamrock, but she ran out of hair. She (and Jude, who is on the other side of her) both got gold glitter hair paint.

Blogroll experiment

Starting a blogroll again.  Wondering who is still blogging…

Yeah, I’m NaBloPoMo-ing.

NaBloPoMo 2011

I really want to get back into blogging and NaBloPoMo will hopefully get me back into the habit.  The November goal of blogging for blogging’s sake seemed appropriate.  Here are my goals:

I want to do a couple more felt-food compilation posts.  There are so many excellent tutorials out there.

I want to get some of my patterns in an electronic format and online.  Perhaps I will even make a few items so that I can put together some good tutorials.  I’m thinking challah, baked potato and broccoli to start because I haven’t seen anyone else make items like my patterns of these.  Preferences anyone?

I am trying to come up with origami-based gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season, so I might share a few of my test items.  Last year I made gift boxes.  It would be really easy to do an ornament or a wreathe.  There are so many neat patterns, but I always think it kinda sucks when you you get a decoration for a holiday as a gift on the day of the holiday.

I need to get the Halloween pics off of the camera.

I suppose that should keep me busy for a while.  Are any of you doing it this November?  I’d be happy to have a buddy.

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