The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.
EnterTRAINment Junction's train-themed family entertainment center features 80,000 square feet of fun for adults, children and groups, all under one roof! Marvel at the world's largest (25,000 sq. ft.) indoor train display, featuring 90 locomotives, 2 miles of track and 1,200 large-scale train cars! Then bounce, climb and crawl your way through an interactive children's play area. Learn at an imaginative American Railroading Museum, engineer a locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car, and explore a walk-through maze with funhouse surprises around every corner!
Ohio's oldest public market offers over 30 locally owned merchant stands specializing in hand-cut meats, seafood, specialty sausages, ethnic foods & artisan cheeses. Weekend & Thursday local farmer's market plus arts & crafts shopping. Open year-round.
Experience the outdoors at Five Rivers MetroParks reservable facilities. Open-air shelters in beautiful, natural settings are excellent for BBQs, family reunions, birthday parties and more, or plan an overnight camping adventure with numerous park amenities nearby!
Spend quality time outdoors with your family in your MetroParks with fun and family friendly activities to help you unplug and tune in to Mother Nature. Explore your local natural, historic and cultural treasures together and make lasting memories.
Full Throttle Adrenaline Park is the tri-states only indoor amusement park that offers indoor karting with karts that reach up to 40 mph, fully enclosed virtual reality experiences, and a Smash Room! Book your next birthday party or private event here! For ages 3 to 103!
Activities: Indoor Karting, Virtual Reality, Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, Axe Throwing, Smash Room, Full Bar and Food
Gorman Heritage Farm is a non-profit educational working family farm. We provide countless opportunities for exploring the natural world, food systems, sustainability and local history. Programs are designed to be hands-on, multidisciplinary, and multi-sensory. All programs address Ohio State standards and are led by passionate, well-trained volunteers and staff.
Great Parks of Hamilton County’s 21 parks and preserves provides the perfect environment to enjoy activities that help you and your family stay healthy! Discovery programs (for children, adults, scouts and more) available year round, as well as recreational activities, including bicycling, boating, paddling, sports, golf, horseback riding lessons, trails and playgrounds, and more! Check our calendar to see what's going on today!
From Summer Camps to guided outings and school programs, your Parks Naturalists and Programmers spend their time finding amazing ways to enjoy the Greene County outdoors.
From exploring our area’s natural world – plants, animals, the beautiful Little Miami River – to our rich, culture heritage, there’s so much to explore and discover.
Heritage Village Museum, an historical village located in Sharon Woods Park, offers a wide variety of field trips for all grades. Students get a hands-on look at how life was lived in Southwest Ohio during the 1800s. Programs based on Academic Content Standards. Scouting programs also available.
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place, a non-profit organization, serving the Greater Cincinnati Region, makes learning exciting by providing engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs to schools, families and the community. Participants explore robotics, rocketry, and more. They engage in active, hands-on problem solving and team-based projects, building the skills and confidence they’ll need in their future and as they join our region’s workforce with careers in manufacturing, technology, research, health care, etc.