Events, activities, and ideas for living and learning this summer in Southeast Ohio! Please note – these links leave the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery website and we cannot guarantee their contents. If you have more ideas that you would like to see on Round 2, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make homemade bubbles
Here’s a link to our favorite recipe – don’t forget the glycerin! PBS bubble activity
Run through a sprinkler
(or fill up a kiddie pool to conserve water!)
Attend a concert Under the Elms
with the OU “Communiversity” Band! Calendar Here.
Children under 16 are free; more Ohio regulations here.
Check out the programs at your local library
We humbly suggest the OVMoD Discovery Club: Monday, 06/19 at 3:00-5:00pm, Athens – Get Wired |Tuesday, 06/27 from 4:00-6:00pm, Albany – Movie Making Madness | Monday, 07/10 at 3:00-5:00pm, Nelsonville – Make it: 3D Printing | Monday, 07/17 at 3:00-5:00pm, Chauncey – Get Wired. More library fun at myacpl.org
Take everyone out to a Copperheads baseball game
Here’s a link to the Copperhead Calendar.
Go for a family bike ride
Start with the Adena Hockhocking Trail or take it off-road at Stroud’s Run.
Pack a picnic lunch
Bring it to Lake Snowden, Dow Lake, or one of these spots in Athens County.
Make something amazing with the Athens Makers
6-8pm Thursday nights in Clippinger 036 – Ohio University Athens campus all summer.
Catch a movie at Athena Cinema
For family friendly films, see the Beat the Heat $2 Days
Cool off in the Athens City Pool...
...or the Nelsonville Aquatic Center
Make a splash!
Walk, run, stroll, or roll your way through a 5K to support the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery. Part of the Athens Fabulous Fourth Celebration. Register today!
Celebrate Independence Day
Parades and Flags and Fireworks, oh my! Plus, the science of fireworks.
Download some family-friendly podcasts
Especially great for those long car rides to your summer destination. Lots of good recommendations at kidslisten.org
Build a solar oven
Cook up some s'mores!
Make a bug keeper
Catch, examine, and release insects! Re-use an oatmeal container, screen, and tape, or try out this design.
Play a round (or two or three) of mini golf
Support Havar and have fun at Putt People First.
Tons of Trucks
Free event on Saturday, June 24 at the Hocking County Fairgrounds.
Camp Watershed with Rural Action
With the Athens County Community Singers at Arts West!