Center for International Studies and Programs

Family Fun Activities

UT Explorers Home

Activities and places to take your family for some Family Fun!


Toledo Zoo

 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609
Phone: 419.385.4040
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (holiday exceptions exist)
The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is over 100 years old and is considered one of the best zoos in the U.S.  The zoo has special events such as The Lights Before Christmas and an aerial adventure course.  The zoo also hosts concerts, many special animal exhibits, and behind-the-scenes tours.

 Imagination Station

Imagination Station

Address: 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419.244.2674
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. (Closed Monday. Holiday exceptions exist.)
Imagination Station is dedicated to promotion of science, technology, engineering, and math education. This science center has hundreds of activities for children of all ages.


Toledo Museum of Art

Address: 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620
Phone: 419.255.8000
Hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  (Holiday exceptions exist.)
Over 100 years old, the Toledo Museum of Art is a non-profit museum.  It has free admission and is open to the public. It is known for its collection of glass art.


Sylvania Playland

Address: 3620 Centennial Road, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: 419.517.9094
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. CLOSED on Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Sylvania Playland is the one and only indoor bounce house and playground in Sylvania. Come in and play on their five inflatables, four swing sets and toddler area. The glow-in-the-dark mini golf has 18 holes, 4 themes (underwater, pirates, dinosaurs, knights and dragons). Win prizes in the arcade and have a taste of Toft's ice cream.


 Tony Packo’s Café

Address: 1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605
Phone: 419.691.6054
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Holiday exceptions exist.)
Tony Packo's is a famous restaurant with Hungarian beginnings that offers sweet hot pickles and its original chili hot dog.


National Museum of the Great Lakes & Col. James M. Schoonmaker

Address: 1701 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605
Phone: 419.214.5000
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. (Holiday exceptions exist.)
The National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the incredible story of our Great Lakes through over 300 genuine artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits including the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. A lake freighter that served as a commercial vessel on the Great Lakes for much of the 20th Century, it is currently a museum ship in Toledo, Ohio.


Stranahan Theater
Address: 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419.381.8851
Hours: Vary by show.
The Stranahan Theater is a concert hall that hosts concerts, plays, and other theater events.

swan creek

Swan Creek Preserve Metropark

Address: 4659 Airport Hwy, Toledo, OH 43615
Phone: 419.407.9758
Hours: Open 7 a.m. until dark every day.

Toledo has many green spaces, and Swan Creek is a large park that has trails, a swinging bridge, and picnic and play areas.  It is also home to many birds, deer, and fox.  Explore all the Metroparks of the Toledo Area.


Sky Zone

Address: 1600 Albon Rd, Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419.491.1194
Hours: Monday-Thursday noon–8 p.m., Friday noon–11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday noon–7 p.m. (Holiday exceptions exist.)
Sky Zone is a park of fun general activities and party events.  The park includes a SkyLadder, Foam Zone, overnight lock-in and more.

Par 2

Par 2 Golf Course & Go-Karts

: 210 E. Alexis Rd. Toledo, Ohio 43612 (Between Detroit & Telegraph Rds.) 
Phone: 419.478.4477
The Alexis Rd. facility in Toledo, Ohio has been in operation since 1974 and has undergone extensive improvements over time. The popular Alexis Go-Kart track opened in 1998 and has been a big hit ever since. In 1999, Bumper Cars were added inside the main building. State-of-the-art batting cages are in the planning stages for 2010. Folks with a multi-recreational appetite really enjoy the fun and challenges that the Alexis Rd. facility has to offer!


Cinemark Franklin Park 16 and XD Movie Theater

Address: Franklin Park Mall, 5001 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623
Phone: 419.472.2117
Hours: Vary on movie times
Chain of movie theaters, some with multiple screens, stadium seats & self-service ticketing kiosks.

 KArt 2 Kart

Kart 2 Kart

Address: 42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: 586.997.8800
Hours: Monday-Thursday 2 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday noon-8 p,m.  (Hours may vary by season.) 
Competitive indoor go-kart track for drop-in & league racing plus a cafe with views of the track.


The 577 Foundation

Address:  577 East Front St, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: 419.874.4174
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 The Foundation, open to all, is an ecologically sensitive place that encourages diversity and seeks to foster exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education

Last Updated: 2/19/20