Sunday, February 27, 2011

151. Maple Sugaring Weekend

Now that the weather is getting warmer, a sure sign of spring is the tapping of maple trees in Kirtland at Lakepark Farms Metropark.  The park has 27 acres of of maple woodlands. It's an amazing network of around 900 trees that are tapped for the maple sugaring collection process.

Hands-on activities
  • Hand tree tapping
  • Horse-drawn sap gathering.
  • Make a model mokuk (bark bucket)
  • Maple leaf craft.
  • Sample maple syrup and maple sugar
  • Learn how to make maple syrup
    in your own backyard.
  • Maple flavored ice cream making.
  • Sugar bush and maple conservation tours
  • History of maple sugar exhibit
  • Silver dollar pancake samples
March 12 & 13, 2011
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

General admission: $6
Ages 60 and older: $5
Ages 2 - 11: $4
Children younger than 2: Free

Lake County resident free days: First Sunday and third Tuesday of each month. 


8800 Chardon Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

(440) 256-2122 · 800-366-3276 

Monday, February 21, 2011

150. Federal Reserve Bank Museum

Hours and Admission

  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed bank holidays).
  • Admission is Free!
  • Public parking lots and garages are available on East 9th Street.
  • The Bank cannot validate parking passes.



1455 E 6th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

Thursday, February 17, 2011

148. Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

Cleveland's Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, located just off of Martin Luther King Blvd near University Circle, is a wonderful collection of exotic and native plants. Admission to the greenhouse is free and highlights include the extensive orchid and tropical plant exhibits as well as the spring bulb and December holiday plants displays.

The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is open daily, including weekends and holidays, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Parking and admission are free.


750 E 88th St.
Cleveland, OH 44108
216 664-3103

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

147. Whole Foods Storytime

"Love and Friendship" Kids' Storytime with Crafts & Snacks

6:30 p.m. | Thursday, February 17th

Presented by Heights Libraries, it's our FREE monthly kid's event, featuring fun crafts, family-friendly stories, and wholesome treats for all attendees to enjoy!  This month's theme: "Love and Friendship."  Ideal for ages 4-10.  Parents welcome.  Seating is limited - arrive early!  (Café)

More Info!

13998 Cedar Rd.
University Heights, OH 44118

Saturday, February 12, 2011

146. International Womens Air and Space Museum

The International Women's Air and Space Museum (IWASM), located inside the lobby and west wing of downtown Cleveland Ohio's Burke Lakefront Airport, celebrates the contribution of women in air and space flight with a rotating schedule of temporary exhibits. The museum is open seven days a week and admission is free. 8:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.

  • February 19, 2011:  Paper Airplane Workshop – Learn how to make a paper airplane and experiment with some different designs to see if you can make yours go the farthest. Program ends with a paper airplane race in the concourse. Price: $2 per person        Family Member Price: $1.50
  • April 16, 2011:  Go Fly a Kite! – Make and fly your own kit. Cost includes supplies and tutorial. Price: $10 per person     Family Member Price: $7
  • May 21, 2011:  Astronaut Cooking Class – Learn about what people eat aboard the International Space Station and make cookies that require no baking. Price: $10 per person     Family Member Price: $7
More Info!

Burke Lakefront Airport
1501 N. Marginal Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216 623-1111

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

145. New Shanghai Circus

Saturday, February 5, 2011

144. The Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum

Have a little guy or gal who LOVES trains?  Take them to the FREE, indoors Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum!!

Museum Hours of Operation

                             Monday              10:00am - 9:00pm
                            Tuesday               3:00pm - 9:00pm
                            Wednesday         10:00am - 9:00pm
                            Thursday              3:00pm - 9:00pm
                            Friday                  Closed
                            Saturday              10:00am - 6:00pm
                            Sunday                10:00am - 6:00pm

7230 Justin Way
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Friday, February 4, 2011

143. Cleveland Museum of Art

Got cabin fever?  Our beautiful art museum is FREE!!  Will you be able to spend all day there? Probably not but stop in for an hour and then catch some lunch in Lil Italy :)
 Below are some great tips from the museum's website!

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays 


Visiting with young children

What’s that?
Preschoolers are curious! Exploring treasures together will excite that curiosity and set the stage for the most amazing conversations! Our staff members understand children’s exuberance and are happy to answer your child’s questions.
I want to touch it! Children can easily grasp the concept that an art object could be damaged if everybody touched it. Preparing them ahead of time to speak in calm voices and look with eyes and not hands helps them to understand how special our art treasures are.
What is that made of?This question can lead to a discussion of different materials you may have in your home, and how artists use many ordinary things to make extraordinary works of art.
Why is the sky blue (red, yellow, etc.)? Explain to your child that artists use their imaginations when creating their works, so we can be free to use our imaginations when viewing them.
I’m tired! Small children tire easily. Strollers are welcome in the galleries and we have a limited supply at the coat check in the north lobby if you have forgotten yours. Try to time your visit when your child is fresh and rested. Plan to stay no more than 45 minutes, so you will leave before interest lags. Rest on a bench or the floor in a gallery and talk about a special object. All levels are accessible by elevators. Parking is safe, close, and convenient.
I need to go to the bathroom! Convenient facilities, including changing tables, will help make your visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art a pleasant one. Just ask the closest guard.
I’m hungry!
When you and your child are ready for a break, our Museum Café is stocked with child-friendly treats. High chairs are available.
I want to go back! Come as often as you like! Admission to the galleries is free, except for certain special exhibitions. There is always more to see at the Cleveland Museum of Art! 

11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

142. Crawford Auto Aviation Museum

I loved it here when I was a kid, it could be because my dad was obsessed with cars, but it's still a nice afternoon!

Admission: includes entry to the History Museum, Library and Crawford Auto Aviation Museum. The fee to park in the museum lot is $5. Members of the WRHS and children 2 years and younger are admitted free.
Adult $8.50
Senior $7.50
Youth (17 and under) $5
Veteran $6.50
Active Military save 50% off general admission.

The Crawford Auto Aviation Museum Hours:
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday:  10am-5pm  

More Info

10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 721-5722
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