Things to Do in Central Ohio

From rich history to lively art to exciting entertainment, there’s something for everyone in Central Ohio. Explore some of the best attractions the area has to offer, from animals and nature to science to arts and history.

columbus library

Columbus Metropolitan Library

What: Books, events, classes and training, convenient locations
Where: Throughout Central Ohio
Contact: (614) 645-2275

cat and rabbit adoptions

Capital Area Humane Society

What: Volunteer at special events, animal care and training, and more.
Where: 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct | Hilliard, OH 43026
Contact: (614) 777-7387

dog adoptions

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

What: Volunteer to help animals, training for pets, and more.
Where: 4340 Tamarack Blvd | Columbus, OH 43229
Contact: (614) 525-DOGS (3647)

zoo exhibits

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

What: Amazing animals, outstanding events, unbeatable education.
Where: 4850 Powell Rd | Powell, OH 43065
Contact: (614) 645-3400

innovation and technology


What: Science center featuring fun events, movies, a planetarium, dinosaur gallery, and more.
Where: 333 W Broad St | Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: (614) 228.COSI

historic sites

Ohio Historical Society

What: 33 historic sites, 4 natural history sites, 12 museums, 5k acres of land, and more.
Where: Various locations
Contact: (614) 297.2300

yoga and other events

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

What: Tours through stunning gardens, educational events, yoga, and more.
Where: 1777 E. Broad Street | Columbus, OH 43203
Contact: (614) 715-8000

live theatrical performances

CAPA Live Entertainment

What: Eight theatres offering world-famous shows, comedy, music, dance, and more.
Where: 55 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4264
Contact: 1-800-745-3000

columbus museum of art

Columbus Museum of Art

What: Stunning exhibits, music, book clubs, workshops, and more.
Where: 480 East Broad Street | Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: (614) 221.6801

trees and gardens

Inniswood Metro Gardens

What: Native wildflowers, wildlife, waterways, scenic landscaped gardens and lawns.
Where: 940 S. Hempstead Rd | Westerville, OH 43081
Contact: (614) 895-6216


Ballet Met Columbus

What: Moving performances, studios and classrooms, costume and scene shops.
Where: 322 Mt. Vernon Avenue| Columbus, Ohio 43215
Contact: (614) 229.4860

live musical performances

Columbus Symphony

What: Musical performances, historic theatre venues, and a Downtown setting.
Where: 55 East State Street | Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: (614) 469.0939

art programs at wexler

Wexner Center for the Arts

What: Film and video, art exhibitions, performing arts, public programs, and more.
Where: OSU 1871 North High Street | Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: (614) 292-3535

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