Free and Cheap Things to Do in Cincinnati – February 2018

February may be a short month but it’s long in its list of free things to do! Enjoy this list of freebies in Cincinnati for the month of February.

Free things to do in Cincinnati for February

And don’t miss the lists of month long free and reduced admission events at the end of the list!

 

February 1:

NKU’s Haile Planeterium – “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” , recommended age: 4-8 (Anyone who likes Sesame Street), free but make reservations

NKU’s Haile Planeterium – “”IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System”  Recommended age: Middle school and up, free but make reservations

 

February 2:

NKU’s Haile Planeterium – “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” , free but make reservations

 

February 3:

Cincinnati Art Museum hosts Family First Saturday: Black History Month Celebration

CAC @ 21C – tours of Contemporary Arts Center and 21C

 

February 4:

Chocolate in the Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Enjoy the sounds of the Chamber Music Series at the Taft Museum of Art (which is free on Sundays). Due to popularity of these concerts, reservations are required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

 

February 6:

Music Live at Lunch – Christ Church Cathedral

 

February 10:

The Mardi Gras Grand Parade will be in Mainstrasse (NKy) Saturday, February 10th, at 8:00 p.m. Cappel’s will be selling beads on the street before and during the parade. The parade route is down Main Street from 9th Street to 5th Street. Main Street will be closed for the duration of parade.

CAC @ 21C – tours of Contemporary Arts Center and 21C

 

February 11:

Cincinnati Art Museum hosts Family ARTventures: Art Stop

Pinocchio – Second Sunday Family Showtime at Clifton Cultural Arts Center, recommended for grade 1+ (free for kids but $5 for adults)

 

February 13:

Music Live at Lunch – Christ Church Cathedral

 

February 15:

NKU’s Haile Planeterium – “Secret Lives of Stars” Recommended age: 5th grade and up, free but make reservations

NKU’s Haile Planeterium –  “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”  Recommended age: K – 4th grade, free but make reservations

 

February 16:

NKU’s Haile Planeterium –  “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”  , free but make reservations

 

February 17:

CAC @ 21C – tours of Contemporary Arts Center and 21C

 

February 18:

Take the family to Third Sunday Fundays – Celebrate Tiffany at the Taft Museum of Art

Art on Vine is at Rhinegeist

 

February 19:

Presidential Connections Presentation lecture at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (must register)

 

February 20:

Insights Lecture:  Conflict on the Ohio: The 1858 “Colored” Convention in Cincinnati

Music Live at Lunch – Christ Church Cathedral

 

February 22:

NKU’s Haile Planeterium –  “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”  Recommended age: K – 4th grade, free but make reservations

NKU’s Haile Planeterium – “Secret Lives of Stars”   Recommended age: 5th grade and up, free but make reservations

 

February 23:

NKU’s Haile Planeterium –  “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”, free but make reservations

 

February 24:

Maple Sugar Days: Take your family to Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve* to celebrate the awakening of the trees as they prepare for spring. This delicious weekend features tastes, crafts, maple sugaring demonstrations and hikes. Noon – 4. Free, crafts for a fee.

CAC @ 21C – tours of Contemporary Arts Center and 21C

Don’t miss the Family Festival: Play Party at the Contemporary Arts Center’s Unmusuem

 

February 25:

Maple Sugar Days: Take your family to Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve* to celebrate the awakening of the trees as they prepare for spring. This delicious weekend features tastes, crafts, maple sugaring demonstrations and hikes. Noon – 4. Free, crafts for a fee.

Cincinnati Art Museum hosts Family ARTventures: Art Stop

Learn all about the process of Maple Syrup Tapping at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (registration required)

 

February 26:

NKU’s Haile Planeterium – “Fixing Hubble” and “Two Small Pieces of Glass” Recommended age: 4th grade and up, free but make reservations

 

February 27:

Music Live at Lunch – Christ Church Cathedral

 

February 28:

Take the toddlers to experience the Cincinnati Art Museum during Wee Wednesday: Art Safari

 

FREE THINGS TO DO ALL MONTH LONG:

The Cincinnati and Hamilton County Library systems offers way too many classes and activities to list here. Take a look at their calendar of events here.
Storytimes can be found here.

Free admission: Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center

Taft Museum of Art is free on Sundays.

 

Save with these reduced admissions in February:
Cincinnati Zoo = half price admission (through March 9, 2018)
Newport Aquarium = one kid free with paying adult (through Feb. 28, 2018)
Highfield Discovery Garden (at Glenwood Gardens*) has $2 admission for winter months (see site for details)

*Great Parks for Hamilton County requires a Motor Vehicle Permit for entrance to the parks.

About Bridgett Raffenberg 820 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.

3 Comments

  1. Bridgett, I am a long time follower of this website and I love it!! Just wondering about the activities in calendar form, is that no longer an option or am I looking in the wrong place? Thanks Kathi

    • Hi Kathi, We decided to remove the calendar from our site. It is a LOT of work and I just can’t seem to keep it current. I am (basically) a one person operation and found myself spending entirely too much time on it which took time away from other things. It was a “something has to go” moment. We may bring it back again but, for now at least, it’s no longer available.

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