Family Programs

Visit the Ohio History Center on for a variety of weekend programs. All programs are free with admission and last approximately 30 minutes.


September 6 and 7, 20 and 21

Rock and Minerals Cart: Get hands on with some truly Ohio made objects.

Columbus Mural: To celebrate the opening our new exhibit, Emerson Burkhart: Reflections of an Artist, help us make our own mural. Use markers and crayons to tell us what Columbus and Ohio mean to you!


 

American Indian Week 

September 27

11 am – How the Plants Came to Be

Join a special story time for young children and their families. In one of the galleries, gather in a circle and hear American Indian stories of how different foods came to be. Beans, corn, clams, rice and more - legends are mixed with sensory activities like touching, smelling, and tasting. Great for kids and families.

12 pm – The Pre-contact Diet

This hands-on activity will introduce families to some of the grains and nuts that were part of the pre-contact diet in Ohio. Everyone in the group will get to participate by touching, identification, and tasting some American Indian staple foods! For all audiences.

1:30 pm – Tools of Transformation

Moving through several galleries, this tour will look at tools used in agriculture and harvesting from some of our earliest stone objects to their 19th century counterparts that kept rich agricultural traditions alive. For all audiences

2:30 pm – What’s for Dinner? Mastodon Cart

A human-focused spin on our classic Conway Cart will focus on how Mastodons were hunted and used by American Indians, how we study this, and introduce some of the tools used to butcher such a giant creature. For all audiences

 

Sept. 28

12:30 pm – How the Plants Came to Be 

Join a special story time for young children and their families. In one of the galleries, gather in a circle and hear American Indian stories of how different foods came to be. Beans, corn, clams, rice and more - legends are mixed with sensory activities like touching, smelling, and tasting.Great for kids and families.

1 pm – The Pre-contact Diet 

This hands-on activity will introduce families to some of the grains and nuts that were part of the pre-contact diet in Ohio. Everyone in the group will get to participate by touching, identification, and tasting some American Indian staple foods! For all audiences. 

2 pm – Tools of Transformation

Moving through several galleries, this tour will look at tools used in agriculture and harvesting from some of our earliest stone objects to their 19th century counterparts that kept rich agricultural traditions alive. For all audiences

3 pm – What’s for Dinner? Mastodon Cart

A human-focused spin on our classic Conway Cart will focus on how Mastodons were hunted and used by American Indians, how we study this, and introduce some of the tools used to butcher such a giant creature. For all audiences