Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Featured event

October 4, 2008 -- January 4, 2009

Sesame Street Presents:

The Body!

at COSI Columbus

COSI Columbus

333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 228-COSI


Admission is by day pass, $3 for members; $5 for non-members ages 2 and up with purchase of General Admission. Special offer - unlimited admission available with exclusive COSI member pass. Tickets may be purchased in advance and available at the COSI Box Office. Call or click here for more information.

Friday, October 17

Boo at the Zoo:

This delightfully haunting Halloween celebration at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers dozens of candy stations, spooky entertainment, special animal programs and even a haunted train ride and a "scareousel." Children are welcome to dress in costume; adults must have a child with them to be costumed. Fridays, October 17 and 24 from 5- 9 p.m., Saturdays, October 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sundays October 19 and 28 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 18

Fourth annual Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Red Nose Children's Run:

This marathon is not just for big kids! There's everything from a diaper dash for 1- to 3-year-olds to a full mile race for 12- to 14-year-olds. A wheelchair division is included for little ones plus, a Ringling Bros. clown will be in attendance to clown around and have fun. The first 500 kids who register receive a free voucher for a ticket to a weeknight performance to the circus when it comes to town in May, 2009.

The Children's Activity Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Children's Run starts at 1 p.m.; $8 registration fee ($4 each for groups of 25 or more). For more information or to register, visit and click on children's run.

Saturday, October 18

Franklin Park Adventure Center

1747 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43203

All Hallows Eve:

Visitors can come and experience a family-style, 19th century Halloween celebration at the Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Ave., located at 17th Ave. and First Ave. The event is from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. and again on October 25. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 children. Parking is $4 for non-members. Call (800) 686-1541 for more information.

Octagon Earthworks Open House:

Come visit Octagon Mound and learn more about the people that built this amazing structure through guided tours, lectures and hands-on activities. This free event is at the Newark Earthworks, N. 33rd and Parkview Rd. and is open during daylight hours. For more information, call (800) 600-1718.