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March

Free Family Movie Night: Super Mario Bros. – March 1, 6 pm – 9 pm. KFC Yum! Center, The KFC Yum! Center and Norton Children’s are proud to partner and offer a free screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on Friday, March 1, 2024. Doors open at 6PM. Guests can enjoy free activities before the movie begins at 7 PM. 


The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical within a ComedySat 01 Mar 2024 07:30P – 09:45P Sun 02 Mar 2024 07:30P – 09:45P Sun 03 Mar 2024 02:00P – 04:15P Sat 08 Mar 2024 07:30P – 09:45P Sun 09 Mar 2024 07:30P – 09:45P Sun 10 Mar 2024 02:00P – 04:15P, New Albany High School, 1020 Vincennes St., New Albany, IN 47150. The Drowsy Chaperone pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920s and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness. $8 to $13 Adults: $13, Seniors: $11, Students: $8.


Palmetto Moon Grand Opening Celebration at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass – March 9, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Palmetto Moon, a Southern lifestyle retailer, is thrilled to announce its grand opening at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass on March 9th. Join us for a weekend of festivities, including giveaways, hourly prizes, sweet treats, live music, and more! Celebrate with us in Simpsonville and beyond!


StageOne Family Theatre presents March Storytellers Performance – March 9, 10:00 & 11:30, NoCo Arts & Cultural District (628 Michigan Ave. Jeffersonville, IN 47130). SThis 40-minute storybook program takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life in a way that’s as unique and exciting as the stories themselves. At these events, caregivers and little ones sit on the floor around the performers for a truly immersive theatre experience. Audiences help tell the story through music, interaction, and LOTS of imagination! The March Storytellers includes: The Day the Crayons Quit (by Drew Daywalt) The Adventures of Beekle The Imaginary Friend (by Dan Santat) Snippets (by Diane Alber)
 

Family Fun Day – March 16, 9a-12p. Owl Creek Community Gym (off Dorsey Lane). Join us for a Family Fun Day filled with vendors, inflatables, games, refreshments and most importantly – FUN! All are welcome, so send an invite to all of the great families you know! There is no entrance fee for this, it is completely FREE! See you there! 

StageOne Family Theatre presents “Nate the Great – Saturdays, March 16, 23 & 30, Times: 11am & 2pm* (*sensory friendly performance at 2pm), Kentucky Performing Arts in the Bomhard Theater. Ticket prices: $17.55 – 23.40 (discount for groups of 10 or more). A delightful and interactive children’s play based on the beloved book series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Nate is a boy who loves detective work, eating pancakes and calls himself “Nate the Great.” Nate is thrust into solving not one but two mysteries involving a cat, a dog, two friends and a missing painting. Full of quirky characters and fun, this production brings the popular book series to life! The playwright, John Maclay, who holds a Masters Degree in creative writing from Spalding University, will be on hand for a talkback on March 23 at 1:15 p.m. in the Bomhard Theater. Ticket holders for the 2 p.m. performance are invited to attend. 

Connect the Dots Powered by the PNC Foundation– How do people who are blind read? – March 30, 10 A.M. – 1 P.M., Highlands Shelby Park Library – 1250 Bardstown Road | Louisville, KY 40204. Embark on an adventure with Connect the Dots—an educational series making the history and innovation of blindness and low vision exciting for kids! Being blind isn’t about what people can’t do – it’s about what they can do! Instructors who are blind will demonstrate how they read and more.
Illustration with green plants, bees, butterflies and logos of: The PNC Foundation, The Dot Experience, and Louisville Free Public Library. Includes the following text: Connect the Dots powered by PNC Foundation. Join us monthly to discover the magic of inclusivity through the power of play!

April 

Frazier’s Believe It or Not! Spring Break CampApril 2nd-4th, 2024, 8:45AM-4:00PM, Frazier Kentucky History Museum. Did you know there is a word for the act of throwing someone out a window? (Defenestration.) Or that the mayor of NYC banned artichokes to fight the mob? Or that Abraham Lincoln was recognized by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992? We can’t make this stuff up! Join us as we spend the week uncovering some of the past’s most unbelievable stories… as well as some of its biggest fakes and phonies! Mummy powder, mermaid hoaxes, petrified giants? Believe it or not, history still gets stranger. Grades K – 6th.

Members $60 per day ($65 non-members)

Spring Break Ceramic Experience

April 2, 2024 – April 4, 2024, 10am-2pm. KMAC Contemporary Art Museum, 715 W. Main Street. During JCPS’s Spring Break, teens (ages 11-16) can learn basic hand-building techniques as well as how to throw on a potter’s wheel. This three-day workshop is great for beginners. All pieces made will be glazed, fired, and available for pickup after the workshop. $110.

TreeFest 2024Saturday, April 13th, 11:00am – 3:00pm. Petersburg Park. TreeFest is Louisville’s annual Arbor Day celebration that provides community members with information on the roles trees play in our lives through creative, informative, and fun-filled activities and events for people of all ages.


Connect the Dots Powered by the PNC Foundation- Career: SportsApril 13, 10 A.M. – 1 P.M., Iroquois Library – 601 W Woodlawn Avenue, Louisville, KY 40215. Embark on an adventure with Connect the Dots—an educational series making the history and innovation of blindness and low vision exciting for kids! Blind athletes and health professionals will help families learn about the intersections of disability and play and explore accessible recreation technology and paralympic sports.
Illustration with green plants, bees, butterflies and logos of: The PNC Foundation, The Dot Experience, and Louisville Free Public Library. Includes the following text: Connect the Dots powered by PNC Foundation. Join us monthly to discover the magic of inclusivity through the power of play!

ThunderBlast – April 20, 2pm-10pm

KY Science Center. Kentucky Science Center’s ThunderBlast, Saturday, April 20th, is our annual family-friendly event during Thunder Over Louisville. $50

Earth Day Home School Program at Waterfront Botanical Gardens – April 22,10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Waterfront Botanical Gardens, 1435 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206. Home School families are invited to spend Earth Day with Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Drop-in anytime between 10:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m. to visit our learning stations focused on how you and your family can care for our planet. If weather is poor, all stations will be moved indoors. The event will not be canceled. The program is free with a suggested donation of $5/learner. Participants must pre-register for the program before Monday, April 15th.

Long Running Events

KY Science Center MakerPlace Family Workshops – March 9th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 27th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 29th, 1 pm – 3 pm, KY Science Center. Tinker, hack, design, and build – the Maker movement empowers the next generation of inventors and MakerPlace gives them the tools to explore their creative ideas. MakerPlace blends together science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a space centered around creativity and endless possibilities. The basis of all scientific endeavors is the cycle of curiosity, tinkering, discovery, mistakes, and problem-solving. These skills are vital to our 21st-century workforce as we collaborate to solve real-world problems. Workshops are designed for ages 8 and older. $20 members/$30 non-member


Sonic Sensation: Visiting Mini Exhibit Sponsored by ENT Care Centers – February 29- Now through May 21st, 9:30am-5pm, Kentucky Science Center. Sonic Sensation is a 1,500+ square feet hands-on interactive museum exhibition that will introduce children and their families to the science of sound and hearing.  Through the use of open-ended exhibits, visitors will better understand the physical and mathematical principles governing sound and gain a better understanding on how we interpret sounds.  The exhibition will serve to inspire and educate visitors through their interaction with the exhibits and each other.


STEAMboat Kids Cruise

5/29/24, 6/1/24, 6/5/24, 6/8/24, 6/12/24, 6/13/24, 6/19/24, 6/21/24, 6/26/24, 6/27/24, 6/28/24, 7/3/24, 7/10/24, 7/11/24, 7/17/24, 7/19/24, 7/24/24, 7/25/24, 7/31/24, 8/2/24, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Belle of Louisville. Our 2024 Kids Cruises will be packed with so many activities that your children won’t even realize they are learning. Onboard learning experiences throughout the boat draw from science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). And just for fun – and because it’s a tradition (we are a 109-year-old national landmark, after all) – every excursion will end with an optional dance party.
$14.99/person

Recurring Events:

Louisville Free Public Library has story time events all around the city. You could go to different ones each week. Sometimes they have crafts and other activities to go along with the story time. It’s one of the best free family fun activities in the city!


Speed Art Museum has drop in family programs on Sundays. Sunday admission is free. The family tour is every Sunday at 2pm and recommended for families with kids ages 5-10 years old. 

Photo credit: Speed Art Museum

Early childhood programming (ages 0-5) is back at Speed Art Museum. Baby Playdate is 1st Wednesday of each month, 10 AM – 12 PM. Toddler Takeover is 1st Wednesday of each month, 10 AM – 12 PM. Each month we baby-ify a gallery with floor mats, board books, toys, and soft music. Babies (and their adults) engage with the artworks and each other at their own speed. All the programming is included in your ticket to the Museum for that day. Check their website for upcoming dates and themes. 


Tiny Art Tales – KMAC Museum, 10:30-11:15am, Join us  Friday every month from 10:30-11:15 am for movement, music, and art making. It’s free. 

All About Kids has open gym and swim at both their Oldham and Louisville locations. Times and days of the week vary based on location or activity. You can get a punch card if you plan to go often and want to save some money. 

LOUISVILLE LOCATION

Monday – Friday: 10am-2pm (Includes Preschool Open Gym Mon-Fri) (Ages 5 & under)
Monday – Thursday: 5pm-8pm (10 & under)
Saturday: 9am-12pm (10 & under)

indoor fun in Louisville open gym


SIGS in New Albany has several open gym style options that recur. From tot-spot to bounce time. You can go once or get a pass that will basically get you one free visit when you purchase more visits all at once. 


Kentuckiana Parkour in Clarksville, IN has parents night out every Saturday night and you do not have to be a member to send your child. It’s for children ages 5 and up from 6-8pm. Kids can get active in the ninja and parkour courses. $20


Defy has Kid Jump every Monday- Friday from the time they open until noon. It is for kids ages 6 and under and their adult. It is $15 and parents jump free. You select a 90 minute jump spot. Those kiddos will be tired for their naps and you got your exercise in for the day!


Kids can make bath bombs for free at Buff City Soaps. Pick a location near you and just pop in during normal business hours, you don’t need to sign up. Click here to read more about it. 


Drop in and paint at Whet Your Palette. Leave the mess at home and let your kids get creative. The best deal is Tuesdays, all day canvases are half off. 


Saturday Farm Animal Feeding – Blackacre State Nature Preserve And Historic Homestead. The volunteer animal feeders discuss feeding and caring for farm animals, will take place May through September on Saturdays at 9:00am. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate shoes or bring spare shoes for the ride home, as we may get dirty, especially if it has been raining recently.  Feed will be provided, but Visitors are always welcome to bring their own treats to feed the animals. Apples, carrots, and bread are farm animal favorites. Meet in the barn for this fun opportunity!

FARM FEEDING


There are some drop-in opportunities at The Little Loomhouse. Isn’t it so great things are opening up for family fun? Get creative with weaving and learn some unique history. 
Click here and scroll down for their upcoming events. 


Wednesday Wonders at The Parklands of Floyds Fork -Every Wednesday from Feb. 8 – Dec. 20, 10:30am-11:30am, Ben Stout House, Turkey Run Park.

Wednesday Wonders are interactive programs designed to spark the curiosity of young children. This session is for elementary aged (recommended ages 5-9) learners. Offering a different natural history wonder each week, we will cultivate critical thinking, scientific literacy, and stewardship of our natural surroundings. This hour long program emphasizes learning through exploration and discovery outdoors combined with science experiments, activities, play, and art. Come prepared for the weather as we go outside for hikes, creekwalks, and activities during all seasons. For a full list of topics go to our website.

*There will be no Wednesday Wonders on March 8, April 5, July 5, September 20, November 22, and December 27

Free for members / $5 for non-members

 

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