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Weekend Events for Kids {May 26-28}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend for kids, May 26 – 28, 2017!

Weekend Events for Kids {May 26-28} | Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday, May 26, 2017


Family Fun Friday

Guests will enjoy STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) and physical activities. Admission $1!

Time: 5 – 8 p.m. 

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


Rhythm and Blooms

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and tune in to music and flowers after hours at Waterfall Junction. Enjoy live music while your kids explore Riverbanks’ 3-acre children’s garden. Food and beverages, including a cash bar, will be available for purchase. Guests also will have an opportunity to sightsee in one of America’s best public gardens. COST: Free for Riverbanks members / $5 general public.

Time: 6 – 9 p.m. 

Location: Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210


Saturday, May 27, 2017


Playful Learning

Children 3-5, Programs for Parents, Programs for Young Children

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Sandhills, Sandhills Steam Corner, 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, 29229


LEAP: Romp & Rhyme Babytime

Literacy, Enrichment and Play (LEAP) is an interactive program for babies and their caregivers that uses books, rhymes, games, fingerplays and songs to encourage literacy through learning. For more information, call 785-2630. (ages birth – 18 months)

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

Location: Lexington Main Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington 29072


Kids Club® Patriotic Cookies

They make; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a fun project. Sign up 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)


Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie Storytime

Join us as we read a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean where Pete the Cat is learning a new dance — the Cool Cat Boogie! Activities to follow.                           

Time: 11 a.m. 

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


Little Red Riding Hood

Big Bad Wolf can’t get any respect. He’s the laughing stock of the forest. He can’t even get the Three Little Pigs to answer the door. Just when he’s at an all time low, a little girl in a red hood happens by and he sees an opportunity! Will Big Bad live up to his name? Or will Little Red be able to outsmart him and make it safely to her Grandma? With a variety of puppetry techniques and plenty of humor, Little Red Riding Hood is an irreverent take on the classic fairy tale.

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

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


Summer Learning Challenge Kick Off

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

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


Sunday, May 28, 2017


Due to Memorial Day weekend, several businesses are closed in observance. Be sure to check your destination’s website prior to heading out to ensure they are open. Looking for something to do with the kids? Consider visiting one of the local parks or indoor play areas around Columbia!


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