Enjoy our list of free things to do in January around Dayton this January! See what we found to do for free this month.
Fairborn Library, 4:00 pm
Start your weekend on a positive note by joining us for a fun family movie! This month: the Disney classic “The Lion King.”
Animal Tracking Excursion
Hills & Dales MetroPark, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
What does a beaver track look like? What’s the difference between a coyote and dog track? Does opossum scat look like raccoon scat? If youve ever wanted to get started becoming an animal tracker, come out and explore these questions. AGEs: 3-13
Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 3:30 pm
In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader, Danielle Richey, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Registration is required. Age Range: 18 months-5 years
Fairborn Library, 10:30 am
Read-aloud stories, crafts, activities, and hints to help your child become a reader! Ages 3-5 with caregiver)
Sweet Arrow Reserve- Bellbrook, 2:30- 4:00 pm
Join an adventure through the trails at Sweet Arrow Reserve. Plan to discover historic trees and critters near the creek, and along the way climb hills, rocks and logs to explore new paths leading to all sorts of adventures. (Registration required until minimum of 8 participants is met) Ages 6-12
Centerville Library, 4:00- 5:00 pm
Drop in for a chance to play a life-sized version of Candy Land. Have fun and win candy while identifying colors! For Preschool – Grade 5.
Centerville Library, 10:30- 11:30 am
Boogie to some of our favorite storytime songs and fingerplays! For 6 – 36 months. Space is limited. No strollers, please.
Centerville Library, 11:00 am
If you have trouble telling them apart, join us for some stories and a craft that will help you understand the difference! For the family.
Centerville Library, 6:30- 7:30 pm
Read to a therapy dog to improve reading skills! Schedule a 15-minute slot today with a librarian at the Children’s Desk or call (937) 433-8091 opt. 3. For Kindergarten – Grade 5. Must be able to read independently.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 7:00 pm
Bring your personal telescope to the Boonshoft Museum and receive assistance operating it from members of the Miami Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS). Free astronomy observing materials will be available, and visitors will also have the chance to ask questions of experienced amateur astronomers about using and/or purchasing binoculars, telescopes, and other accessories.
Robots Among Us- Family Day
National Museum of the US Air Force,9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Demonstration and activity stations, located in the second and fourth buildings, teach fun science principles, such as the role of robotics in the Air Force, examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more. “Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the 4th building. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to stories about robots and make a paper craft. During this month’s Aerospace Adventure from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the center of the second building, participants can make their own robotic “hand” end effector.Sometime during the event, we are expecting the appearance of a very special robot!
Fairborn Library, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 pm (Also on FRI 26 for grades 6-12)
Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test. Registration required.
Possum Creek MetroPark, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
With towering grasses, but no ticks, prairies are great places to play in winter. Join local families in the best nature games! Weather Dependent. AGE: 3-13