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The Works: Head to Newark for interesting, inexpensive, interactive science museum

Head to Newark for interesting, inexpensive, interactive science museum

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Central Ohio Fire Museum

Cheap Thrill Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Indoor Play Museum

Columbus Fire Museum

Slide down brass pole at downtown historic landmark With the ability to ride in noisy trucks and spray water hoses at fires, it’s no wonder that so many children are fascinated by firefighters. Youngsters in central Ohio have the perfect opportunity and place to meet the real men and women behind the profession at the Central Ohio Fire Museum &…

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Columbus Museum of Art

Cheap Thrill Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Indoor Play Museum

Children and art museum blend beautifully thanks to planned programs Two-year-old Max dips a paintbrush into blue watercolor and dabs the paint onto the frontside of a blank postcard. The little artist then blends in orange, purple and black. When he finally set his brush down for good, my son had created a beautiful postcard ready to be mailed to…

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Blooms & Butterflies

Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Indoor Play Museum

 Popular exhibit returns to Franklin Park Conservatory Blooms & Butterflies is back at Franklin Park Conservatory. The exhibit, which brings winged insects to the conservatory’s Pacific Island Water Garden, runs through September. Visitors of the beautiful indoor gardens near downtown Columbus can watch hundreds of exotic butterflies flutter among the conservatory’s permanent exhibition of tropical plants and fragrant flowers. Also…

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Ohio Statehouse

Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Free Indoor Play Museum

Young and old will enjoy romping around historic capitol building When I visit capital cities while traveling about the country I often make it a point to tour their statehouses. Doing so makes it feel as though I’ve stepped inside a state’s living room. Residing in a capital city myself, I sometimes forget what’s in my own backyard – the…

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