Winter brings a whole new season of outdoor and indoor adventures in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Find some family-friendly fun at the following places in the region.
Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center offers classes at the Lakewood campus, as well as online, in dance, theater, visual arts, and private music lessons. Students of all ages and abilities learn as they create unique works of art, discover hidden talents and have fun. They have something for every interest and every skill level. Looking for entertainment? Beck Center is streaming virtual productions. 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood 216-521-2540, ex. 10, beckcenter.org/education-programs
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is pleased to offer a mix of virtual programming presented by museum scientists, researchers and educators and in-person attractions. Visitors will enjoy the new wildly interactive traveling exhibit, Wildlife Rescue: Miracles in Conservation, and the new permanent gallery, Current Science. 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland 216-231-4600, cmnh.org
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Observe an octopus. Meditate with moon jellies. Peer at poison dart frogs. Wonder over weedy seadragons. Stroke stingrays and stand under a sandtiger shark. Get up-close views of amazing animals (but not other guests) at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Limited capacity; advance tickets. Interactive online family tours & programs also available. 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com
Lakewood Music Collective
The Lakewood Music Collective is proud to provide music lessons and services to the community. LMC’s premier staff excels at teaching music. Each lesson is tailored to fit students’ specific needs and goals. Whether you’re preparing for music school or dabbling with music for the first time, LMC’s instructors will make sure you leave knowing music, living music and loving music. LMC accommodates students of all abilities and in all styles in person, virtually and in ensembles. 16426 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-227-2886, thelakewoodmusiccollective.com
Lorain County Metro Parks
The Lorain County Metro Parks is the place to be this winter. Hide from the stress of the world and escape to the outdoors to explore the sights of the season. With sledding hills, snowshoe rentals, miles of trails and a chance to see wildlife in winter — there’s something for everyone. Come enjoy nature nearby. For more information on programs, events, opportunities for take-home crafts and virtual programming, visit loraincountymetroparks.com or follow on Facebook.
The Rink at Wade Oval
10820 East Blvd., Cleveland,216-791-3900, universitycircle.org/rink
Pinstripes is a unique dining and entertainment venue with exceptional Italian/American cuisine and indoor bowling and bocce. Pinstripes offers indoor/outdoor patio space and spacious private meeting and event spaces. Enjoy weekend brunch, lunch or dinner specials and our contactless curbside takeout. They look forward to welcoming you to Pinstripes soon. 111 Park Ave., Beachwood 216-415-8010, pinstripes.com/cleveland
Winter Fun at Parks
From skiing, snowshoeing, sled riding, winter hikes and programming, find fun that fits your family!
Cleveland Metroparks — clevelandmetroparks.com
Geauga Park District — geaugaparkdistrict.org
Lake Metroparks — lakemetroparks.com
Lorain County Metro Parks — loraincountymetroparks.com
Medina County Park District — medinacountyparks.com
Portage Park District — portageparkdistrict.org
Stark Parks — starkparks.com
Summit Metro Parks — summitmetroparks.org