Make special plans with dad or the father figure in your life with these local happenings in the greater Cleveland/Akron area:
Daddy & Me: June Bugs. Celebrate Father’s Day the nature way with a morning of fun. See the stars in the planetarium, meet some creepy crawlers, and go on a bug hunt. 10-11:30 a.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, 440-871-2900, lensc.org
Father/Son Best Ball. Friendly father and son scramble tournament. Tee times start at 9 a.m. Black Brook Golf Course & Practice Center, 8900 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, 440-974-5720, cityofmentor.com
Tool Time with Dad. Learn about tools, then measure and build in the library’s STEM stations designed for you and your dad. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick, medina.lib.oh.us
Father’s Day Weekend. Half-price admission for the special man in your life plus free activities including make-and-take duck tape bow ties and design and build a putt putt course. Weekend also features the debut of the final phase — Move It! — of the brick-tastic exhibition Build It!, presented by ArcelorMittal; and a Take Two! Double Features at the DOME that includes “Finding Nemo” at 6 p.m. and “Finding Dory” at 8 p.m. on June 17. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com
60th Annual Father’s Day Car Show.
View classic and collector cars, explore historic gardens popping with colorful flowers, and listen to live music. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-836-5533, stanhywet.org
Darts for Dads. Every dad will get one chance to bowl a strike or three tries to score a bulls-eye. Nail it and win a prize! Brunch and drink specials all day long. Call 216-239-1508 for reservations. Punch Bowl Social, 1086 W. 11th St., Cleveland, punchbowlsocial.com
Father’s Day Hero Hike.
Celebrate the special male in your life while hiking to learn about dads in nature. Then, enjoy a doughnut and beverage. 9:30-11 a.m. Deep Lock Quarry, 5779 Riverview Road, Peninsula, summitmetroparks.org
Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, tea and milk. $5-10. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Road, Painesville, lakehistorycenter.org
Father’s Day 5K & 1K Fun Run. Celebrate Father’s Day with a race starting and finishing at Lock 3 Akron. Free t-shirts given to the first 200 registrants. 7 a.m. 200 S. Main St., Akron, active.com
Free Admission on Father’s Day:
Akron Zoo. Celebrate the special guy in your life with a day at the zoo. Dads and grandpas get free admission. 505 Euclid Ave., Akron, 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Enjoy Father’s Day with a free day at the zoo for dad, with a paid child’s admission. 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, 216-661-6500, clevelandmetroparks.com
Greater Cleveland Aquarium. The first 150 dads will receive a pin. Dads get in free all day and can participate in a craft with the kids. 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com