Spending Spring Break in Columbus?

Sure, lots of folks head south this time of year, but there’s lots of fun to be had right here in Downtown Columbus! Businesses all around have planned special programs and events just for your kids!

Show your family this Spring Break Guide, let everybody pick the activity they’d like to do most, and then tackle each one over break. There is no limit to the memories you’ll make as a family in Downtown Columbus!

Download and print our guides at home, or stop by the Visitors Center to pick up a free copy.

Downtown Spring Break Guide!

David Zinn Art Guide!

Family Guide to Architecture!

How about a Spring Break Slumber Party with Miles at Hotel Indigo?!

Order room service and lounge around in your room watching movies.

Take a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub before walking over to your favorite downtown dining spot.

You don’t have to travel far to make Spring Break memories as a family!

Check out Hotel Indigo’s Spring Break Staycation package

Bartholomew County Public Library Spring Break Activities


Children’s Area

Spring Break Storytime, ages 3-8

  • Wed, Mar 18, 10:00 – 10:30 am
  • Join us for some special stories during your spring break

Spring Celebration

  • Celebrate the coming of spring by designing your own umbrella to use on rainy days. Registration required at mybcpl.org
  • Fri, Mar 13, 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Reading Time With Lottie the Great Dane, ages 5-12

  • Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane! You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children’s Desk.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 10 – 11 am
  • Thu, Mar 19, 10 – 11 am

Dramatic Play

  • Train Station / Mega Bloks & EverBlocks / Variety of Games



  • Tween Maker Space / Lego Wall / Variety of Games



St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Read-In

  • Tue, Mar 17, 1-4 pm

Pokemon Marathon Party

  • Wed, Mar 18, 1-5 pm

Super Smash Brothers Tournament

  • Thur, Mar 19, 1-4 pm

Variety of Games

Art Lab

Zaharakos 1900-style Ice-Cream Parlor

329 Washington Street
Wed – Sun 11 am – 7 pm (closed Mon/Tue)


309 Washington Street
Tue-Sat 10 am – 5 pm | Sunday 1 pm- 5 pm
General Admission – $7.00 | Climbing Wall – $3.00 + Admission

And don’t miss their special events happening during Spring Break!

17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Put on something green and join kidscommons for St. Patrick’s Day themed crafts and activities!

19 – First Day of Spring
Warm weather is on the way! Help us welcome the March Equinox with Spring themed activities, including the chance to plant your own flower.

20 – STEAM After Dark- Bugtastic

Viewpoint Books

548 Washington Street
Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm

Commons  Playground

300 Washington Street
Mon-Thur 7 am – 9 pm
Friday / Saturday 7 am – 10 pm
Sunday 10 am – 8 pm

Tri State Artisans

422 Washington Street
Open Wed – Sat, 11 am – 8 pm

Family paint : 2 pm on Mar 14, 15, 22

Lucabe Coffee Co.

310 4th Street 
Open Mon – Fri, 7 am – 6 pm
Open Sat, 8 am – 6 pm