5 things to do this weekend in NE Ohio Nov. 25-27

It's a long, four-day holiday weekend and you may have family and friends visiting. Take a look at some of the places that you can explore in Northeast Ohio.

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

What: Seasonal gardens, orchid gardens, a formal Japanese garden, and lots of Christmas bulb displays

Where: 750 E. 88th Street just off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit off Interstate 90 in Cleveland

When: Open daily weekends and holidays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: FREE

More info on the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Facebook page

Fantastic Beasts

Have you seen the latest J.K. Rowling movie "Fantastic Beasts"? Have you got a witch or wizard in your house? How about visiting the world of Harry Potter and learning more about some of the fantastic beasts? Hey, muggles are welcome and wands are optional!

What: Games, activities and displays for all ages

Where: Susan Hambley Nature Center in the Medina County Park District, 1473 Parschen Boulevard in Brunswick, Ohio

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 25 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 26

No registration needed and the admission is FREE

Get more information HERE

The Rink at Wade Oval in University Circle

If you love University Circle, this is the time of year that you can start enjoying another outdoor activity all the way until the beginning of March.

What: The Rink at Wade Oval

Where: University Circle in Cleveland

When: Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, March 5

Regular Admission: $2, skate rentals $3

Student Admission: $1, skate rentals $2

Hours: Fridays: 3:00-9:00 p.m. Saturdays: Noon-7:00 p.m.; Sundays: Noon-5:00 p.m.; and Wednesdays: 3:00-9:00 p.m. (in December only)

As an added bonus, after you're done skating, show your Rink wristband for special promotions at Cleveland Botanical Garden ($2 off), Cleveland History Center ($2 off and 2 free rides on the Carousel), Cleveland Museum of Natural History ($2 off), and The Cleveland Orchestra (10% off at The Cleveland Orchestra Store)

For more information,  CLICK HERE

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

We know you've heard of Santa Claus but do you know Scuba Claus? Meet him when the Greater Cleveland Aquarium partners with Big Fun starting Nov. 25 for 'Big Fun at The Aquarium'!

What: Big Fun toy-inspired stations throughout the Aquarium and get a chance to see Scuba Claus up close and personal. Check out Big Fun HERE

Where: Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore Street in Cleveland

When: 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. and again 1:30 – 2 p.m. Nov. 25 and Nov. 27, Dec. 3, 10, 11, 17 and 18; 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. ONLY Nov. 26, Dec. 4 and Dec. 24; and 1:30 – 2: p.m. ONLY Dec. 19-23

**It's the Seas 'N of Giving! During the first three Sundays in December, guests have the opportunity to visit SCUBA Claus and everything Big Fun at The Aquarium has to offer for just $10 to guests who donate to one of three non-profits during the holiday season. Here is the list of NON-PROFIITS

Get all the information HERE

Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen's Candyland

Do you remember playing Candyland when you were a child? Well, here's your chance to play the game in real life.

What: The Wild Days of Winter game is played just like the board game Candyland but with a twist. Children can also make a craft and go on scavenger hunts both indoor and outside!

Where: Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road in Kirtland, Ohio

When: Now through Jan. 1 (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve)

Admission: FREE

More information on the exhibit HERE

** In addition, Wildlife Chats are offered Sundays at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. and here are the special activities that are offered 1 -3 p.m. every Saturday while the Candyland exhibit is open:

• S'mores & campfire on Sat, Nov 26

• Fruit smoothies on Sat, Dec 3

• Train rides (weather permitting) on Sat, Dec 10

• Maple syrup on Sat, Dec 17


 


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