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Looking for a few hours of family fun but want to stay indoors? Findlay Ohio has plenty of family friendly activities for you and your family to enjoy!  •  VisitFindlay.com

We know it is cold out there – but don’t let the cold keep you at home!  Get out and enjoy all that Hancock County has to offer…indoors.  

Visit one of Hancock County’s Museums

Hancock County Museums

The Mazza Museum

The Mazza Museum is a playground, library, and art museum mixed into one and is a great place to spend an afternoon.  Children’s books line the shelves around the museum with corresponding illustrations above it.  Go around the museum and find favorite stories to read, and take time to really look at the illustrations.  As if that wouldn’t be fun enough, the Mazza Museum also has an indoor slide and fun room for extra enjoyment.  And don’t miss their monthly events, Funday Sunday as well as Tales for Tots!  Bonus – Admission is free!  MazzaMuseum.org

Looking for a few hours of family fun but want to stay indoors? Findlay Ohio has plenty of family friendly activities for you and your family to enjoy!  •  VisitFindlay.comChildren’s Museum of Findlay

The Children’s Museum of Findlay is a great place to start when looking for indoor family fun.  Hours of fun can be had while playing in all the different exhibits.  Children can be firefighters, work at the bank, perform on stage, be farmers, play house, go to school, play in an ambulance, go camping, play in the foam pit, build skyscrapers and more.  The Children’s Museum should be on your list to visit for anyone looking to entertain preschool to school age children!  CMFindlay.com

Hancock Historical Museum

The Hancock Historical Museum is a wonderful place to spend time on a chilly day.  Reopening in February for 2019 the Historical Museum has wonderful pieces that transport you back to the days of the past with all new exhibits.  The exhibit on Findlay Glass is beautiful, the information in the Oxley Government Center is educational, the Miller’s Luncheonette Sign will take you down memory lane, the information on the Underground Railroad and Findlay’s role is inspiring, and the story behind the Historical Museum’s ownership of the bathtub from the USS Maine is interesting, somewhat perplexing, and very entertaining.  Plus, the Hancock Historical Museum hosts several great events throughout the year, including several this winter!  HancockHistoricalMuseum.org

Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center

The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center is a hidden gem in Findlay.  It is open on Tuesdays and Thursday from 4 -6 p.m. and features exhibits highlighting diversity.  The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center is home to one-of-a-kind resources and exhibits.  It is the only location awarded the Smithsonian Institute’s Black Wings exhibit which features African American Aviators, including the Tuskegee Airmen and those involved in the space program and there is also an extensive exhibit highlighting Japanese culture.  BlackHeritageCenter.org

Get Active Indoors

Looking for a few hours of family fun but want to stay indoors? Findlay Ohio has plenty of family friendly activities for you and your family to enjoy!  •  VisitFindlay.com

The Links Indoor Golf

The Links is a great and unique option when looking for indoor fun for your family.  With over 70 courses on their golf simulators The Links gives you all the fun of golfing without the driving of a cart or the elements.  Not only can you play 18 holes of golf, but The Links also allows you to play games like skee ball and play putt putt golf, perfect for a family day!  TheLinksIndoorGolf.com

HD Lounge at Legends

HD Lounge at Legends is a great place to spend a day where the weather is found wanting.  With many simulators available to play golf, foot-golf, hockey, skeet shooting, and video games on the big screen there are plenty of opportunities for fun while enjoying the delicious food you’ve come to expect at Legends.  Reserve your screen online or call 567-250-9189.  HDLoungeAtLegends.com

AMF Sportsman Lanes

Bowling with your family is the epitome of family fun so head over to AMF Sportsman Lanes!.  Rent a lane, pick up your shoes, order a pizza and enjoy a few hours of fun!  AMF Sportsman Lanes also has specials on most nights, making this a great and affordable option. AMF.com

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Awakening Minds Art Studio

This winter, hone your artistic skills with Awakening Minds, with plenty of opportunities for both adults and kids.  AMA hosts weekly events for those of all ages, skills, and abilities.  From painting classes every week to Sensory Explorer classes AMA has you covered.  In fact, they even have you covered on Fridays when you want a date night!  Drop the kids off while you enjoy an evening in Downtown Findlay and when you pick them up they will have created a masterpiece and had a great time as well.  AwakeningMindsArt.org

The Cube

Looking for a few hours of family fun but want to stay indoors? Findlay Ohio has plenty of family friendly activities for you and your family to enjoy!  •  VisitFindlay.comLearn to ice skate this winter!  The Cube hosts skating lessons that take place throughout the year, this winter included.  If you’ve already mastered ice skating…or know enough not to fall down every time  you hit the ice then take part in one of the Public Skates that take place every day with evening hours on the weekends.  Burn off some of your child’s energy and encourage them to learn a new skill!  FindlayOhio.com

Painters’ Pottery

Being trapped indoors all day has kids begging for a way to burn off energy – including creative energy!  At Painters’ Pottery anyone of any age can get in on the action.  Pick your piece and get painting.  Create something for yourself or a sentimental gift – whatever you choose you’ll have fun and be cozy and warm!  PaintersPottery.com

Smarty Pants Findlay

If you haven’t already been to Smarty Pants in Downtown Findlay then you need to schedule a stop right away.  Not only is it filled to the brim with fun and educational toys and games that are sure to please parents and teachers alike (and with a play area to keep children occupied while their adult shops!), the owner, Jane Hassan, has scheduled story times and game nights throughout the week.  Make plans to get out of the house and into Smarty Pants for one of these great upcoming events!  SmartyPantsFindlay.com

This is just a small sample of things to do for families in Findlay and Hancock County.  See other options here!  Plus, Findlay is not only home to many family friendly attractions, there are also many events for you and your family to enjoy!  Check out our event calendar for a complete listing of what is going on in Hancock County and, specifically, check out these family fun events!

This post was originally published in 2016 and updated in January 2019