Celebrate President’s Day in Ohio

Looking for something to do this President’s Day weekend?  Here are a few family friendly ideas:



Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – Fairytales & Frogs 
Date:  February 19, 2018
Time:  10am – 1pm
Location:  3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH  44109
Zoo admission applies
Come dressed as a prince, princess or frog and warm up in The RainForest where it’s always 80 degrees! Enjoy crafts in our Lily Pad Lounge with the Fairy Godmother, and get-close encounters with live frogs. Guests will have the opportunity to meet their fairy tale favorites and attend a dance party with one of the princesses! Children 11 and under receive FREE admission to the Zoo & The RainForest with a paid adult admission. FREE for all Cleveland Zoo Society members.


Presidents’ Day at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Date:  February 19, 2018
Time:  11am – 5pm
Place:  2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH  44122
Admission:  FREE
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opens its doors at no-cost for Presidents’ Day, with crafts and activities, exhibition tours, and a chance to “Meet the Presidents.” The FREE event will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 11AM to 5PM, with special presentation “Meet the Presidents” from 1PM to 2PM, followed by photo opportunities with the presidents, at the Museum (2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood, OH; Registrations encouraged: 216-593-0575 or www.maltzmuseum.org).




FARMER MONDAY – Lake Metroparks
Date: February 19, 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm
Admission: Farmpark Admission applies
Address: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

Bring the children to experience life on the farm making ice cream, meeting newborn animals and more at Lake Metroparks Farmpark during Farmer Monday. Children participate in hands-on activities and snowshoeing scheduled throughout the day in addition to the regular Farmpark daily activities.

FUN DAY AT THE GLEN – Lake Metroparks
Date: February 19, 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm
Admission: FREE
Address: Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

Free indoor and outdoor activities with a Winter Olympic theme. Travel from station to station, both inside and outside, and record your speed and distance on the various events. As they progress, they can compare their stats to common native Ohio wildlife. 

Enjoy scavenger hunts, a nature craft, s’mores, X-Plorer packs filled with seasonal hands-on activities, animal encounters from the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center and much more! Naturalists will be on hand to answer all of your nature-related questions and to help guide you through the day.

Presidents Day—A Fee-Free Day!
February 19, 2018
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor.
(440) 255-8722
Admission: FREE
February 20 is Presidents Day, and what better way to celebrate than visiting a presidential home? James A. Garfield NHS will be open for tours of the Garfield home, presidential trivia, kids’ activities, crafts, and more! We might even get a visit from a president or two! The Site will be free of charge today, so come out, learn, and enjoy at the home of Mentor, Ohio’s favorite son: President James A. Garfield!


Medina Ice Festival
Dates:  February 16-19, 2018
Place: 32 Public Square, Medina, OH
Admission: FREE plus free parking

Enjoy four days of frozen fun as one of Medina’s favorite events returns to the historic Medina Square. Over 50 sponsored carvings will be on view starting Friday afternoon and through Monday afternoon.

Each day, more works of frozen art are added to the Square during the competitions. Visit during the day and see the carving take place. Visit during the night, and see each sculpture illuminated with multi-colored LED lights. It’s a magical time to walk through the Square.


Hold presidential artifacts; meet legislators and more for Presidents’ Day at 
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Dates:  February 19, 2018
Time:  Noon – 5pm
Location: Spiegel Grove, Gremont, OH  43420
419.332.2081 | www.rbhayes.org

Hold a piece of presidential history, take a horse-drawn sleigh or trolley ride and meet some of your legislators during Presidents’ Day activities on Monday, Feb. 19, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will have a variety of activities from noon to 5 p.m. Admission rates to the home and museum also will be discounted for the holiday.




McKinley Presidential Library & Museum – Presidents’ Day Activities
Date:  February 19, 2018
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: McKinley Presidential Tomb and Library Museum
800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708
(330) 455-7043 | www.mckinleymuseum.org

On Monday, February 19 the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will celebrate President’s Day with activities throughout the day. There will be McKinley Gallery focus tours celebrating Canton’s own President William McKinley at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Meet and greet President McKinley at 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM.

There will also be planetarium shorts running throughout the day. In Discover World experience exciting animal and science shows.

There is fun for the whole family at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum!

Regular admission will be charged.

President’s Day Walk – Stark Parks
Date:  February 19, 2018
Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location:  West Branch Trail, Stark Metroparks
Admission:  FREE (reservations required)
Did you know Ohio is sometimes called “The Mother of Presidents”? Eight have called this great state home. Did you also know that the West Branch Trail is located near President McKinley’s tomb? Join our walk along this trail to honor the presidents that have made this country great.

Canton Museum of Art Observes Presidents’ Day with Free Admission
Date:  February 19, 2018
Time:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:  Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Ave., Canton, OH  44702
330.453.7666| website
Free art acitivites for all ages will be available in the lobby, one of which will be inspired by the legacy of president Abraham Lincoln.




Akron Zoo Presidents’ Day

Date:  February 19, 2018
Times:  11am-4pm
Place:  500 Edgewood Ave.,  Akron, OH
Admission: FREE
The Akron Zoo will be offering free admission on Presidents’ Day, February 19, 2018. The event is free to all visitors and parking is $3.00.