Things to do on Presidents Day in Northeast Ohio

Things to do on Presidents Day in Northeast Ohio

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Keep the kids entertained on their day off from school — and learn something new in the process — with these happenings in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.


Medina Ice Festival. Enjoy four days of frozen fun as one of Medina’s favorite events returns to the historic Medina Square. Events include a speed carving contest, individual and team competitions, Fire & Ice Tower, and carvings on display. Public Square,


Curiosity Carnival. Ignite your curiosity with stupendous science demonstrations and hands-on activities to help you shake off the winter blues. Saturday & Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland,


History Hike: Presidents Day & The Canal. Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus will lead you on a walk along the towpath and discuss its presidential connections along the way. 1-2:30 p.m., CanalWay Center, 4524 E. 49th St., Cuyahoga Hts.,



Afternoon of Fun. Spend the afternoon exploring nature through games, a hike, and other activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Trailside Program Center at Brecksville Reservation, 9000 Chippewa Creek Drive,

Games from Around the World. Have you ever wondered what kind of games kids from other countries play? Join for games of all ages from all around the world. CanalWay Center, 4524 E. 49th St., Cuyahoga Hts.,

Family Hike to the Overlook. Kids home from school today? Go for a hike with a naturalist! Adults and children will enjoy hiking to see some amazing views. Meet at the Forest Picnic Area parking lot. North Chagrin Reservation,

Farmer Monday. Bring the children to experience life on the farm making ice cream, meeting newborn animals and more. Children participate in hands-on activities and snowshoeing scheduled throughout the day in addition to the regular daily activities. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland,

Fun Day Monday. Free indoor and outdoor activities at interactive stations. Enjoy scavenger hunts, a nature craft, s’mores, X-Plorer packs filled with seasonal hands-on activities, animal encounters from the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center and more. Naturalists will be on hand to answer all of your nature-related questions and to help guide you through the day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Penitentiary Glen Reservation, 8668 Kirtland Chardon Road, Willoughby,

Science Day. Do you love science and experiments? Come and discover the secrets of the world around you through trials and hands-on tests. Come and go as you please. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Environmental Learning Center, 7250 Alexander Road, Concord Twp.,

Magic Show. Fun for all on Presidents Day. Enjoy the amazing tricks of Bill Gang. 2-3 p.m. Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road, Avon,

Presidents Day Kids Party. Kids ages 6-12 come for crafts, swimming and games. Participants must bring a lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Splash Zone, Court 4, 95 W. Hamilton St., Oberlin,

Cooking Class: French Macarons. Marla, the Chef in Red, will teach step by step how to make these delicious French cookies. You’ll sample in class and go home with a couple to share. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road, Avon,

Naturalists of the White House. Stop by this Presidents Day to learn about the presidents who were as passionate about nature as they were about the U.S.A. 1-2 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron,

Intro to Archery for Kids. Children ages 9 to 15 can learn international-style target archery and test their marksmanship at a temporary indoor range. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Firestone Metro Park, Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave., Akron,

Sentational Sensory Play. Children ages 3 to 5 can engage all their senses through play and nature. 10-11:30 a.m. Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg,


Museums & Attractions

Free Admission at Akron Zoo. Enjoy free admission all day long. Non-member parking is $3. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 500 Edgewood Ave.,

Open on Presidents Day. Normally closed on Mondays, the museum will be open on February 18, when kids are off school for Presidents Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd.,

Fairytales & Frogs. Come dressed as a prince, princess or frog and warm up in The RainForest, where it’s always 80 degrees. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way,

Family Snowshoe Hikes. Have you ever wondered how snowshoes work? Learn how to put them on, walk, turn and get back up once you fall down. Join to play some games and take a walk. 1:30-3 p.m. Holden Arboretum, 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland,

Make Believe Camp. A full day of fun! Your kids won’t be bored for a second. They’ll be too busy exploring Ballocity, climbing the ropes course, conquering the rock wall, mastering the Ninja Wall, letting loose with bumper cars, practicing mini bowling, playing arcade games, and battling for the laser tag championship. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Make Believe Family Fun Center, 8303 Day Drive, Parma,

Presidents Day Celebration. Free, family-friendly day at the museum. Participate in crafts and activities, plus explore the special exhibition, Israel: Then & Now, which features past presidents Truman, Carter and Clinton. From 1-2 p.m., you’ll have the chance to hear from past presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood,

Presidents Day Activities at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Celebrate Presidents Day with activities throughout the day, including McKinley Gallery focus tours celebrating Canton’s own President William McKinley, meet and greet President McKinley, and planetarium shorts running throughout the day. In Discover World, experience exciting animal and science shows. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW, Canton,

Ice Skating. The Rink is open from noon-7 p.m. Join the Cleveland Monsters at from noon-3 p.m. for special activities and giveaways. The Rink at Wade Oval, 10820 East Blvd., Cleveland,

Presidents Day Beach Party. Enjoy music, swimming and games, including the famous Big Kahuna Cannonball Classic. Please register by 2/15. 12:30-3 p.m. Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.,

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