15 things to do while your kids are off school on Presidents Day

February brings another opportunity for winter fun — and a four-day weekend smack in the middle of the month! Presidents Day is Feb. 17, and whether you have to work all day or are just plain out of ideas, we’ve got you covered. 

Here are 15 things to do while your kids are off school on Presidents Day:


Presidents Day Camp at Full Throttle

Feb. 17 from 8 am to 5 pm at Full Throttle Adrenaline Park

Do you have to work on President’s Day while your kids are out of school? Drop them off at Full Throttle for day camp! We will keep them moving and provide the food and entertainment for the day. Drop off is between 8-9 am and pick up is between 4-5 pm.

February Day Camp at USA Ninja Challenge

Feb. 17 from 9 am-12 pm

Reserve your spot for Presidents Day Camp (ages 6-12) ASAP — space is limited! Only $35. Visit ninjacincinnati.com for details and call Steve at 513-739-5528 to reserve a spot! Save time by filling out the waiver online ahead of time.

Presidents Day School Break Camp at the JCC

Feb. 17 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the Mayerson JCC

When school is out, the J is in! The JCC offers School Break Camps and Snow Day Camps when many area schools are not in session. Bring the kids for a fun day of swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and more! Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit, lunch, and towel! For grades K-6.

Cincinnati Parks Maple Themed Day Camp

Feb. 17 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at Cincinnati Parks’ Marian and Charles Lindberg Nature Center

Help us maple syrup from sap and learn all about the other animals that love maple sap too in this day camp for kids in grades K-3. We’ll hunt for maple trees, tap them for sap, watch it boil down over a hot fire, and taste the syrupy goodness. Learn aboutand meet animals that use sap, too. Play games, explore in the woods make a craft and end the day inside with songs and stories. Cost is $30/camper. Register online by Feb. 13 at https://explorenature.regfox.com/schoolbreakcamp. Email [email protected] orcall 513-231-8678 for more information and to inquire for availability of camp slots after the deadline.

Ninja Warrior President’s Day Camp

Join us for camp on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Nati Ninja in Blue Ash. This camp is for ages 10-14 and the cost is $70 per child and includes a pizza lunch and snacks. Registration available beginning Jan. 2. Space is limited to 40 students with a minimum of 20. Instructed by American Ninja Warrior contestant James Wilson at Nati Ninja Gym, this camp will help kids develop upper body strength, core stability, balance and most importantly the confidence to take on life’s mental and physical challenges. For more information, contact Sarah Fink at [email protected] or 513-792-8317.

President’s Day Camp at the Zoo

Looking for a way to keep your kids busy on President’s Day – Monday, Feb. 17th? Sign them up for a one-day Zoo Camp! Complete with a hike in the Zoo, visits from animal friends, crafts and more, this camp is sure to be a wild time. Sign your kids up today.


Lazer Kraze Mason

Open Monday, Feb. 17 from 12-6 pm

Take advantage of special hours on President’s Day from 12-6 pm — and enjoy all-you-can-play laser tag for just $16/person.

Kids’ Maple Day at the Park

Monday, Feb. 17 at 11 am at  Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn

Celebrate this day with a class for kids about the sweet tradition of maple sugaring. Kids will see a movie, take a hike, taste some yummy maple syrup and more! Program us $7.50, at the door.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Monday, Feb. 17, 10 am-5 pm

Pining for a little road trip? The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is offering FREE admission on President’s Day!

Presidents Day Skate

1-5 pm on Feb. 18 at Beechmont Rollarena

Open special hours on President’s Day — 1-5 pm — with $7 admission. Skate rental extra.

Newport Aquarium

Open Feb. 17 from 9 am to 7 pm

If you’re just over the cold, enjoy a day indoors at Newport Aquarium! Right now, it’s their annual Winter Family Days promotion, where kids get in FREE with a paying adult. Details here.

Penguin Parade

Feb. 17 at 11 am at the Cincinnati Zoo

Haven’t seen the cutest parade in America yet? This is the perfect time to do so during this special President’s Day parade. Plus, Zoo admission is half-off as part of Penguin Days!


Open Feb. 17 from 10 am to 5 pm

Check out COSI’s newest exhibit: super-STEM-powered DC Superheroes! Read all about this action-packed attraction here.

The Cincinnati Museum Center

Science Interactives Gallery

From the Science Interactives Gallery and the Dinosaur Hall to the OMNIMAX and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, you can’t go wrong at Cincinnati Museum Center. And President’s Day (Feb. 17) is the *final* day for Destination Moon — don’t miss this out-of-this-world, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

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