Find fun activities in Columbus for your toddler.

Toddler Activities in Columbus, GA

by Erica Loop

Whether you are looking for a science adventure, a fun way to combat the rainy day blahs, ways to cool off in the summer heat or an artistic endeavor fit for a mini-Monet, several toddler activities are available in Columbus, Georgia. Columbus moms and dads can keep their little ones busy for hours with many awesome outings.

Indoor Play

If your toddler is climbing the walls -- literally -- on a rain day, consider a day at an indoor play area. Columbus' Monkey Joe's indoor slides and bouncers will provide plenty of safe fun for your little one, including the Mini Monkey Zone, which is designed for toddlers. Parents who are looking for a more structured activity might want to try out a toddler class at My Gym Columbus. The Waddlers class for 14- to 22-month-olds provides one hour of indoor tumbling and jumping.


Cater to your curious toddler's need to explore the world around her. The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus not only boasts a number of fun-filled traveling exhibits, but also features the Little Kidspace area for preschoolers. Toddlers can explore and investigate to their hearts' content, learning about everything from nature to medical science. As an added bonus, this little-kids-only area features its own lunch space, a private nursing room and family restrooms. Spend the day enjoying uninterrupted free play or sign your toddler up for one of COSI's workshops for 18- to 36-month-olds.

Summer Swimming

Cool off on a hot Georgia day at one of the Columbus Parks and Recreation swimming pools. Take your toddler to one of the city's four pools: Double Churches, Psalmond Road, Shirley Winston or Rigdon Park. With a low cost -- young residents are only $1 and nonresidents are $2 -- it's almost impossible to beat this outdoor option for a summer day. This budget-friendly recreational activity will entertain your little one while keeping her from getting cranky in the heat.

Art Adventures

Do you have a pint-sized Picasso on your hands? If your toddler can't get enough of her own drawings and paintings, take her out for a day at the Columbus Museum. Enjoy an afternoon of looking at the bright colors and bold patterns in the art on display, get hands-on in the kids' Transformations discovery gallery or take in a specially designed kids' class such as the Toddler Time workshop (it includes art viewing and studio art making experiences) for people from 2- to 4-years-old.

About the Author

Based in Pittsburgh, Erica Loop has been writing education, child development and parenting articles since 2009. Her articles have appeared in "Pittsburgh Parent Magazine" and the website PBS Parents. She has a Master of Science in applied developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education.

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