Summer is filled with warm-weather opportunities to get outside with your family, but if you’re looking for something to do indoors, Ohio is full of museums for you and your whole family to enjoy. Find new and entertaining ways to keep your children learning this summer, and find something interesting for you at the same time! This summer in Ohio, check out the exciting exhibits coming to Ohio’s cities, including adventures in space and artistic explorations.
The Cincinnati Museum Center: Star Wars and the Power of Costume
May the Force be with you this summer when you visit Cincinnati Museum Center’s Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit. See costumes from “a galaxy far, far away” and be amazed as the iconic films come to life before your eyes. The exhibit shows the creative process through concept drawings, final costume designs and the costumes themselves! Featured costumes include jedi robes, Stormtrooper gear, fierce armor and more! The exhibit opens May 25.
The Toledo Museum of Art: Color Across the Spectrum
Take your art lovers to northern Ohio this spring and summer for an exciting new exhibit! Opening May 13, Color Across the Spectrum brings color and light to the Toledo Museum of Art. This exhibition looks at color through a selection of artists from the 19th century onwards, and admission is free! Featured artists include Joan Miró, Barnett Newman and Josef Albers, and the exhibit runs until the end of July.
COSI: Cosmic Summer
Experience the magic and science behind space travel this summer at COSI! The museum is opening three different adventures: the Be The Astronaut exhibition; the Journey to Space giant screen film; and the Asteroids: Mission Extreme planetarium show. Children and parents will be amazed as they explore space in exciting and educational ways right in the heart of downtown Columbus. The exhibit opens May 27 and runs until September 4, making it the perfect rainy day adventure for your family this summer.
The Cleveland Museum of Art: Reeds and Geese: Art from the Collection of George Gund III
Learn more about Japanese art close to home in Cleveland, Ohio! This collection of art bequeathed to the museum by George Gund III features zen monks, tea masters, shoguns and more. This exhibition is the first major showing of these works of art since 2000 and includes the rare Japanese ink painting “Reeds and Geese” created by Yishan Yining between 1314 and 1317. This exhibit opens on May 21 and runs until early September.