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Weekend Events for Kids {February 3 – 5}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend for kids, February 3 – 5, 2017!

Weekend Events for Kids - February 3 - 5 - Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday, February 3, 2017


Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo

Residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to the park every Friday during the months of January and February. Guests will be asked to provide a valid driver’s license, property tax statement or vehicle registration as proof of residency.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29201


Discovery Day: Panda Party

Pandas may just be the life of the party! But what do they eat? Where do they live? Let’s find out together. Ages 2-5. COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29201


Hands On Art

Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Age Group(s): 3-5

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library – Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223


Homeschool Friday

On the first Friday of each month, an informal, experiential, hands-on education specialized is offered for homeschool students. Come enjoy our programs on-site here in one of Columbia’s biggest and brightest classrooms. Perfect for ages 3-12, this programming gives your student a chance to enjoy EdVenture in a whole new way! Enjoy EdVenture-led special activities on the first Friday of each month from 2:30–3:30pm. Homeschool groups receive a discounted rate; $8 per child with a free admission for one parent/guardian; $5 for each additional parent/guardian.

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


Tween Extreme: Lego Club

Join the block party — use your imagination, curiosity and problem-solving skills to build different Lego creations. The Lego Club enhances learning with hands-on activities that promote reading and critical-thinking at all ages. Registration required. For more information, call 345-5479. (grades 4 – 6)

Time: 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

Location: Chapin Branch Library, 129 N.W. Columbia Avenue, Chapin 29036


Secret Keeper Girl – Purple Party Tour

Secret Keeper Girl coming to Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church Friday February 3rd, 2017 (6:30 – 9:00 pm)! The Purple Party is a Bible-based, relationship-building experience for moms and their tween daughters (typically ages 7-12). The two and a half hour event assaults the lie that a girls’ most valuable asset is her beauty, but strongly asserts that each girl is a “masterpiece created by God.” The event refuels moms with conviction to train their daughters to embrace modesty & true beauty! This two and a half hour event features a fun fashion show that demonstrates modesty, biblical teaching on the concept of being a princess, incredible balloon sculptures, bouncing beach ball competitions, mother/daughter conversation time and colorful confetti cannons!

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Children’s Ministry is proud to host the only tour location in South Carolina and we welcomed a sellout crowd when SKG visited here in 2014.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door (that evening) for $20 per person or in advance online at http://www.itickets.com/events/370375.html for $18 per person. If you have other questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly via phone (803.359.7770, ext. 28) or email ([email protected]). For more details visit our website at www.saxegotha.org.

Time: 6 – 9 p.m. 

Location: Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington 29072


Seussical Jr.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Ave, Lexington 29072


Saturday, February 4, 2017


Valentines Photo Box

Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a Valentine-themed photo box, perfect for keeping photos of loved ones front and center. Once the box is built, your child can decorate it with paint and The Home Depot stickers. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin. Registration required.

Time: 9 a.m. – noon (drop in)

Location: Home Depot-various locations


Teddy Bear Clinic

Enjoy a fun morning of learning with your favorite furry friend! Visit our Teddy Bear Wellness Stations and learn how to stay healthy by checking your teddy bear’s pulse, listening to their heart beat, checking their vision and more! You can bring your own stuffed animal or purchase one at our store, EdCetera!

Time: 10 a.m. – noon (drop in)

Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


Kids Club® designed by Sprout: Valentine Treat Bag

They craft; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a Valentine Treat Bag project designed by Sprout. Sign up in-store, online or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Time: 10 a.m. – noon (drop-in)

Location: Michael’s (locations vary)


Disney Reads Day

Celebrate the Magic of Storytelling on Disney Reads Day! Join us as we read popular Disney stories and do fun activities to inspire kids’ imaginations. Plus, giveaways including stickers, bookmarks and mini-posters (while supplies last).         

Time: 11 a.m. 

Location: Barnes and Noble, Midtown at Forest Acres, Richland Fashion Mall, 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia 29204


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete with silver slippers, flying monkeys, runaway hot air balloons, and even a trip to Quadling Country (a leg of the journey that is skipped in the movie).

Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Location: The Columbia Marionette Theatre, 401 Laurel Street, Columbia 29201


 Say “Hola” to Stories

Come enjoy bilingual stories and Songs in English and Spanish. Age Group(s): Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families.

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.  

Location: Richland Library North Main, North Main Small Meeting Space, 5306 North Main Street, Columbia 29203


Stuffies Making

Come and enjoy the excitement of making your own stuff animal. Learn how to sew a running stitch and a whip stitch. In no time at all you will have a wonderful stuff animal to call your own or give as a gift. Age Group(s): Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families.

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.  

Location: Richland Library Eastover, Eastover Meeting Room, 608 Main Street, Eastover 29044


Seussical Jr.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Time: 3 & 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Ave, Lexington 29072


Sunday, February 5, 2017


Sensory Sunday

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences are invited to join us for exclusive Sensory Friendly Days the first Sunday of each month from 9 – 10 a.m., first hour the museum opens! They’ll have the opportunity to explore the museum in a safe and accepting environment, and enjoy interactive, hands-on activities. 
 
This exclusive event will also provide:

  • A comfortable, protected and accepting environment.
  • An opportunity for parents to make connections with other families.
  • Special needs information for parents.

Time: 9 – 10 a.m. 

Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


Scooper Bowl Sunday

EdVenture will be scooping up some delicious ice cream to celebrate the big game. Children will receive a free scoop of ice cream while supplies last. Guests are invited to wear their team’s colors as we scoop up some fun.

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


First Citizens First Sunday at SC State Museum

General admission and is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy a 4-D movie and/or a planetarium show for only $5 each!

Time: noon – 5 p.m.

Location: South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


Free Admission Columbia Museum of Art

Visit the CMA and pay no admission! Engage your mind and enrich your spirit at the Columbia Museum of Art. Free days are offered in appreciation of the City of Columbia and Richland Country for their investments in the CMA and are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia 29201


Seussical Jr.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Time: 3 p.m. 

Location: Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Ave, Lexington 29072


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