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Weekend Events for Kids {February 16-18}

Weekend Events for Kids - February 16 - 18, 2018 | Columbia SC Moms Blog**Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time**

Friday | February 16, 2018


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: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210


Hands on Art

Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Age Group(s): Programs for Young Children, 3-5

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Cooper, Cooper Children’s Area, 5317 North Trenholm Road, Columbia 29206


Toddlertime

Storytime is a fun way to introduce preschoolers to literature. It includes books, storytelling, poetry and songs. For more information, call 785-3519. (ages 2 – 5 years)

Time: 11 – 11:20 a.m.

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


Kid’s CrafterNoon

Join us for a crafternoon of fun just for kids. Learn creative skills and techniques with interesting hands-on projects. All materials provided. For more information, call 345-5479. (grades K – 5)

Time: 3 – 3:45 p.m.

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


AstroKids Space Party

Our first AstroKids Space Party is nearly here and it is going to be out of this world! This special night is just for AstroKids Club members and includes night-sky observing, hands-on activities, a new planetarium show and more.

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Location: SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


Alice in Wonderland Jr

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Time: 7:30 p.m.

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


Saturday | February 17, 2018


EdLympics 2018

Calling all EdLympians! Come and prepare yourself for the games by traveling through different stations to train your entire body. If you complete them all, you might just go home with the gold!

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


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


Backyard Bird Bonanza

This family workshop is great for parents and kids to learn a little about our feathered friends! Join the flock for the Great American Bird Count as we do some citizen science with our backyard birds! We will learn to identify a few common types of birds both visually and through their calls. Afterward, we will try to do a quick count of the birds we see in the Garden, and we will teach you how you can help scientists by counting local bird populations at home. Each family will work together to build a bird house to take home for their own backyards, too! COST: $20 per family, (Each family registered will get one birdhouse, although we recommend 4 people per birdhouse so larger families may want to place two registrations.) Plus admission for general public.

Time: 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210


Kids Club®

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)


Mother Bruce Storytime

Join us for a hilarious Storytime featuring Bruce the curmudgeonly bear who likes to keep to himself. When Bruce’s goose eggs hatch, leaving him with four live goslings who are convinced he is their mother, he tries to get the geese to fly south. Will Bruce be able to rid himself of his new companions? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

Time: 11 a.m. 

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


Jack and the Giants

Giants are supposed to be big, mean, and nasty. They eat anyone who crosses their path. But Flinch isn’t like other giants. He’s constantly picked on by his bigger brothers for being sweet, caring, and… a vegetarian! When he sneaks away from his home in the mountaintops to the valley below, he befriends a poor young boy named Jack. Soon he’s found a new home, but his bigger brothers won’t let him go that easily.

CMT’s production is a twist on the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Featuring some of our largest puppets, this show is also big on heart! 

Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

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


Alice in Wonderland Jr

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Time: 3 & 7:30 p.m.

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


Sunday | February 18, 2018


Alice in Wonderland Jr

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Time: 3 p.m.

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


 Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.

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