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Weekend Events for Kids {January 13 – 15}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend, January 13 – 15, 2017!

Weekend Events for Kids {January 13 - 15} | Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday, January 13, 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


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


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


Mulan Jr.

The Huns have invaded, and it is up to Mulan and her dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy to spare her father from serving in the army. As the battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her identity as a girl or saving China.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech, 7300 College St, Irmo 29063 


Saturday, January 14, 2017


Kids Club ® Fingerprint Snowman

They craft; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a winter themed project. 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


Lego Block Party

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 798-7880, ext. 3. (all ages)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212


Mulan Jr.

The Huns have invaded, and it is up to Mulan and her dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy to spare her father from serving in the army. As the battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her identity as a girl or saving China.

Time: 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech, 7300 College St, Irmo 29063 


How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? Storytime

Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s bestselling ‘How Do Dinosaurs…’ series. Join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?                                                    

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


Craft Café

With a pinch of inspiration and a dash of imagination, join the staff at North Main for an afternoon of crafts. Age Group(s): 13 – 18, Programs for Teens

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

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


Changing Faces: The Art of Chinese Opera

A brief introduction to Chinese opera’s history, plots, role types and painted faces as well as music and performing skills. The program may conclude with Chinese opera face painting on paper and basic opera performing skill training for teens. Age Group(s): Adults, 13 – 18, Programs for Adults

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

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


Sunday, January 15, 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


Dollar Sunday | Hampton-Preston Mansion

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! This month, visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion for Dollar Sunday. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! The Hampton-Preston tour is available at 2:30 p.m. Other house tours are available at the regular times. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

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


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