If you're staying in the Columbus area for Muscogee County's spring break, be sure to check out some of these family-friendly activities geared toward those out-of-class kids.
Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. Holly Stevenson shares the world of Beatrix Potter in "Over the Garden Wall." Kids will explore the whimsical world of Hunca Munca Mouse, Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. The free program mixes biographical facts with excerpts from Potter's tales, told with puppets, songs and mischief. Kids can create a take-home art project after the show.
Thursday, April 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to make decoupage boxes. This one's free, too.
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Watch IMAX films
The IMAX theater at Patriot Park, National Infantry Museum hosts the Spring Fling film series next week. Screenings are free. Tuesday's (April 3) films are "How To Train Your Dragon" at 9:15 a.m. and "Howl's Moving Castle" at 11:15 a.m.
On Wednesday, April 4, "Despicable Me" screens at 9:15 a.m. and "Howl's Moving Castle is at 11:15 a.m.
Thursday's (April 5) films are "James and the Giant Peach" at 9:15 a.m. and "The NeverEnding Story" at 11:15 a.m.
The Columbus Ice Rink has extended public skating hours during spring break. Times are 1-7 p.m. Monday, 1:30-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 4-9 p.m. Friday-April 8. Cost is $7, $5 for children 10 and younger; $3 skate rentals.
Columbus State University's Spring Break Activ8 Camp has a session for kids ages 4-7 and another for ages 8-12. Fun enrichment programs will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $159. Camp is at Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center for Continuing Education.