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Weekend Events for Kids {January 6 – 8}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend, January 6 – 8, 2017!

Weekend Events for Kids {Jan. 6 – 8} | Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday, January 6, 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


ISS Expedition 50 Spacewalk Mission Live Stream

The current crew, Expedition 50, of the International Space Station will be completing 2 spacewalks to upgrade the station’s power. Join us live in the theater where we will watch NASA’s coverage of the mission and discuss the ongoing’s of space exploration. Bring all of your space related questions for us to answer! Programs for Families, Adults, 13 – 18

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Main – Theater, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201


Homeschool Friday: The Robert Mills House as Seminary

Few people realize that the Robert Mills House was never used as a private residence; shortly after it was completed, the home was turned into a seminary!  This program will explore the history of the site as a seminary and as other religious and educational institutions, and students will get the opportunity to explore a new exhibit focused on the seminary. Activities will also incorporate some of the key individuals associated with the seminary, including Woodrow Wilson’s father, Dr. Joseph Wilson.

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia 29201


Main Street ICE

Enjoy a winter wonderland in the heart of the capital city this holiday season! Main Street ICE, the City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, will return for its fifth season Thanksgiving Day at Boyd Plaza (corner of Main and Hampton streets).

Fees
Monday through Wednesday (Discount Days)

  • $8 for adults
  • $5 for children ages 12 and under

 Thursday through Sunday (Regular Price)

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for children ages 12 and under

 Active Duty Military with ID and Seniors age 55 and up

  • $8 (Monday through Sunday)

Groups reservations will be accepted for parties of 20 people or more. Gift certificates will be available for purchase.

Time: 4 -10 p.m.

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia 29201


Saturday, January 7, 2017


Crate Toolbox

Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a wood toolbox they can use for keeping anything from art supplies to toys neat and portable. Once the toolbox is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color. 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.

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Location: Home Depot – various locations


Kids Club® Kindness Box designed by Sprout

They craft; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a fun project designed by Sprote. 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)


Main Street ICE

Enjoy a winter wonderland in the heart of the capital city this holiday season! Main Street ICE, the City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, will return for its fifth season Thanksgiving Day at Boyd Plaza (corner of Main and Hampton streets).

Fees
Monday through Wednesday (Discount Days)

  • $8 for adults
  • $5 for children ages 12 and under

Thursday through Sunday (Regular Price)

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for children ages 12 and under

Active Duty Military with ID and Seniors age 55 and up

  • $8 (Monday through Sunday)

Groups reservations will be accepted for parties of 20 people or more. Gift certificates will be available for purchase.

Time: 10 a.m. -10 p.m.

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia 29201


Clifford’s Good Deeds and Clifford the Big Red Dog Storytime

For this fun, classic Storytime, young readers are invited into the happy world of Clifford the Big Red Dog and his friends. We will read favorites Clifford’s Good Deeds and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Activities and coloring to follow.                                                   

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


Sunday, January 8, 2017


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


Main Street ICE

Enjoy a winter wonderland in the heart of the capital city this holiday season! Main Street ICE, the City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, will return for its fifth season Thanksgiving Day at Boyd Plaza (corner of Main and Hampton streets).

Fees
Monday through Wednesday (Discount Days)

  • $8 for adults
  • $5 for children ages 12 and under

Thursday through Sunday (Regular Price)

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for children ages 12 and under

Active Duty Military with ID and Seniors age 55 and up

  • $8 (Monday through Sunday)

Groups reservations will be accepted for parties of 20 people or more. Gift certificates will be available for purchase.

Time: 1 – 9 p.m.

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., Columbia 29201


Know of a kid-friendly event not listed? Comment below.

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2 Responses to Weekend Events for Kids {January 6 – 8}

  1. Dacey January 8, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    Main street Ice shut down on the 1st and yet there are postings after posting on your website, freetimes, etc saying it is open. Why can’t anyone agree whether or not it’s still happening?

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles January 10, 2017 at 10:40 am #

      I drove by yesterday and it was still happening! Families were happily skating around enjoying the ice. Did you read somewhere that it shut down? We can confirm it is still going on for sure!

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