Kids and teens can bowl for free for one hour including free shoe rental!
Plus there will be $1 hot dogs and soft drinks. Special Kids Fest discounts for adults, too!


During August all children 13 & under eat FREE at Madison’s when ordering from the expanded “Kids Menu.” Dine in only. Must be accompanied by an adult.


Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Barnes & Noble’s Picture Book of the Month, Touch the Brightest Star. In this interactive bedtime story, touch, tap, blink and whisper to make magic happen in the nighttime sky.

  • 279997020Where: Barnes and Noble, Columbia
  • When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 | 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Event Location: Barnes & Noble in Columbia
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar


Capital 8 in Jefferson City and Forum 8 in Columbia will feature 9 weeks of summer movies for kids! All movies start at 10:00 a.m. and run Monday through Friday. Tickets are just $1 for all ages!



 6/22 – 6/26 | SMURFS 2


 7/6 – 7/10 | ANNIE (2014)


7/20 – 7/24 | ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

7/27 – 7/31 | NUT JOB

8/3 – 8/7 | PADDINGTON

8/10 – 8/14 | LEGO MOVIE

  • Where: Forum 8 in Columbia & Capital 8 in Jefferson City
  • When: Weekdays, June 15 – August 14, 2015 | 10 a.m.
  • Cost: $1.00!
  • Event WebsiteGoodrich Quality Theaters
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar


On the second Saturday of June, visit the planets with CPS Planetarium.

At 2:00 pm, The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket show takes visitors on a tour of our solar system.  Along the way, kids learn planet facts from a rather unusual tour guide.  This show is great for elementary school aged kids.

At 3:00 pm is a show called The Planets.  Narrated by Kate Mulgrew, (Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Janeway) this show is geared for a more mature audience.  Beginning with the formation of the solar system, this show examines components that make up the solar system in which we live.

A constellation tour is included in each presentation.

Doors open at 1:45 pm.

2:00 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

3:00 pm – The Planets

Planetarium shows are free although donations of $2 per person are encouraged.  To reserve a seat for a specific show, please visit our website:

CPS Planetarium is located within Rock Bridge High School at 4303 S Providence Road in Columbia Missouri.  The planetarium is open for public shows on the second Saturday of each month.   During the school year, groups can reserve a weekday show by phone (573-214-3148) or email:



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Don’t miss out! Courtyard Early Learning Center is currently enrolling for ages 2, 3, 4, and 5 for an August 24, 2015 start date!

1919665_835703289825232_2348442405291540586_nMy kids have attended Courtyard Early Learning Center since they were 10 weeks old.  I have been so impressed by the loving, structured learning environment. They keep the parents informed with daily repots of accomplishments and beautiful artwork! Teachers also hold parent-teacher conferences to make sure your little ones are staying on-track.


The teachers are incredibly caring and dedicated. Each teacher designs creative lesson based on the child’s developmental needs.

At Courtyard, kids are treated with respect, compassion, and TLC from the owner, director and all teachers.  Courtyard Early Learning Center strives to provide a safe, comfortable, fun-loving and educational environment for each and every child.  A healthy breakfast snack, lunch and an afternoon snack is served daily ~ and each child gets plenty of rest time to ensure they can focus on play and learning.  Don’t wait! These openings will not last long!



The students of Courtyard Early Learning Center will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for our school. The color run is open to EVERYONE in the community and we encourage you to join us.

This 1-mile color fun run/walk will take place on July 11th at Memorial Park! Though out the course, participants will experience color splash zones where you will be doused in color. Be prepared to get wet! The registration fee includes run/walk registration, individual color packet, race bib and pins, and a My School Color Run T-shirt (guaranteed if you signup before 6/20/15).


You can register or donate online by visiting:

Early registration (4/13-6/19) is $25

Late registration (6/20-7/11) is $30

Check-in is at 8:00 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. The course will be set up for three hours. No timing is provided, so if you’d like your time be sure to wear a watch.

Note: For the safety of all participants, skateboards, scooters and skates of any kind are prohibited in this event (strollers welcomed). Waiver of Liability: In consideration of my entry being accepted, I waive any and all claims for myself, my administrators, and my heirs against all officials, sponsors, and organizations connected with the myschoolcolorrun Fun Run/Walk for injury or illness that may directly or indirectly result from my participation in this event. I attest that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this event, and am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event.


Tons of Trucks at Columbia Mall: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 12, 2015

Trucks and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes will be on display for admiring, climbing, sitting in, and horn honking! This event is held rain or shine and is FREE for all. Where: Target wing parking lot at Columbia Mall When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 4-7 p.m. (rain or shine) Cost: Free! Event Website: Website [...]

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Mid-Mo Kids Easter Guide 2015

March 23, 2015

Peter Cottontail loves to make a few stops in mid-Missouri at Eastertime! Find out what fun events are happening in Columbia, Jefferson City & beyond to celebrate Easter! Thursday, March 21 – April 4, 2015 Photos with the Easter Bunny Capital Mall, Jefferson City Saturday, March 28, 2015 – April 5, 2015 Free Bunny Photos [...]

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Columbia Public Schools Planetarium Shows: March 2015

March 12, 2015

Dinosaurs & Cave Men and Our Changing Planet At CPS Planetarium on March 14, 2015. Doors open at 12:00 pm. Shows at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, & 4:15 Sixty five million years ago, an asteroid impact contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs.  Twenty thousand years ago, much of a cooling Earth was covered in ice. These are [...]

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