March Dayton Dozen :: Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2023}

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march 2023 things to do in dayton

There is so much for you and your family to do during March 2023 in Greater Dayton next month! Check out the roundup below for our recommendations we’ve curated just for our readers. For this Dayton Dozen, you get a special Baker’s Dozen!

Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures {COSI}

1) Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures

Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures is coming to COSI March 18, 2023, and tickets are on sale now. Celebrating 100 years of discovery, this fascinating exhibit will take you through his life and time. Experience the burial chambers and treasures of the King exactly as they were discovered in 1922. Tickets available online at

333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

2) Rock Your Homework with Dayton Metro Library 

Monday-Thursday 3-6pm Winter/Spring Session Jan-May 25

No appointment needed. Drop in (check website for locations) for students K-12 for homework, project or subject practice. Also available are free STEAM activities, games, reading coaching, computers and printing.

3) Shamrock Walk with New Carlisle Library 

Wednesday March 1 1-2pm at Smith Park

Guided nature walk through Smith Park looking for Shamrocks, listening to a story and playing a game.

4) Teddy Bear Clinic with Washington Centerville Library

Wednesday March 1 6:30-7:30pm Centerville Branch

Open House style hosted by Shriners Children’s Ohio, children ages 2-5 bring their stuffie for a check up. Older siblings welcome in this experience to lower possible doctor or hospital worries. 

5) The Great Pancake Pickup with Greene County Parks and Trails

Saturday March 4 8:30-11am GCPT Headquarters 635 Dayton-Xenia Rd

FREE event powered by donations, drive through Greene County Parks and Trails Headquarters for pancakes with local made syrup and a side of bacon. See map for best route.

6) Superhero Academy with Rachel Bakes & Co

Thursday March 9 6-9pm

For ages 3+ come dressed as a superhero and meet some in person. Games and coloring with pictures, too.

7) Make Art Like: Ed Emberly with Wright Memorial Library

Sunday March 12 2-4pm 

Recommended for ages 5-10, come explore the art style of children’s illustrator, Ed Emberly. Play clothes highly recommend.

8) It Comes Full Circle: Pi Day Hike with Centerville Washington Park Department

Tuesday March 14 5-6:30pm Forest Field Park

Follow a 3.14 or 1 mile hike with a limited amount of custom stickers and treats at the end. Walk-ups welcome, preregistration preferred.

9) Open Mic Nights with Clark County Public Library

Thursday March 16 5-7 Main Springfield Branch

Monthly on the third Thursday, come to share your acoustic talent for 15 minutes. Ages 13+ call ahead to reserve your spot on a first come first serve basis. 

10) Discovering Fossils with the Fossil Guy with Dayton Metro Library

Saturday March 18 2-3pm New Lebanon branch

Jim Carr, the Fossil Guy, presents fossils found in Ohio and throughout the United States.

11) Elementary Explorers: Cloud in a Jar with Greene County Library

Thursday March 23 4:30-5:15 Winters-Bellbrook Branch 

Children K-5 build a Cloud in a Jar experiment while learning about clouds and weather. 

*may fill. Registration opens Mar 2 at 8pm.

12) Plane Talks with National Museum of the United States Air Force

Saturday March 25 10:30-3:30pm

In honor of Vietnam Veterans Day, interact with experts in the galleries to their subject.

13) Paint Your Pet Portrait with Washington Centerville Library

Wednesday March 29 6-8pm Woodbourne Branch

Adult painting opportunity with your pet portrait sent electronically ahead of time.

*will fill quickly. Registration opens Feb 27 at 8am.