If you are looking to keep the kids busy this month, we’ve got the list for you! January is full of free and cheap things to do with your family around Orlando, Florida like story times, craft activities and even more. Get your calendar out and block off your days for the best family events and kids activities this month!

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Museums on Us Weekend

Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including the Orlando Museum of Art. Jan. 4-5. Event details


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Build a Mini Hockey Game at Home Depot


Face off with fun in this Mini Hockey Game Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create and own their own game. Jan. 4. Event details

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Little Artisans on Sundays

Drop by the Hamlin Artisan Market every Sunday and enjoy a free, new "LITTLE ARTISANS" craft project perfect for the whole family. Event details

Check Out Over 400 Skeletons

Museum of Osteology celebrates vertebrate life by providing guests with an engaging adventure full of discovery, with the hopes that through education, we will help cultivate an appreciation of the natural world and ultimately lead to conservation for the future. Event details

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Mother Goose y Amigos Bilingual Story Time

Bienvenido to Mother Goose y Amigos! Journey with us as we explore the Spanish language in this unique bi-lingual Mother Goose Storytime. Event details

Free Family Funday at Mennello Museum of American Art

Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday! Join us at the museum for free admission, a free miniature fine art project and free docent touring. Jan. 12. Event details

Art & Music in the Park, Plus Food Trucks

While listening to the music, guests will be able to stroll through the park and shop at more than 15 local businesses and artisan booths selling jewelry, photography, paintings and an assortment of other unique gifts and services. Also, there will be 12 gourmet food trucks from The Food Truck Bazaar, offering delicious culinary delights that range from savory to sweet to spicy and everything in between. Jan. 12. Event details

See Incredible Hulk at Popcorn Flicks in the Park

This Popcorn Flicks in the Park series features classic films for the whole family. These films are usually held on the second Thursday of each month in Winter Park’s beautiful Central Park and they are FREE and open to the public. Jan. 9. Event details

Windermere Family Food Truck Night

Every fourth Friday the Town of Windermere Downtown Business Committee hosts Family Food Truck Night. The event is held on brick main street in front of Town Hall located in the heart of Downtown Windermere. Jan. 24. Event details

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Kids See Old Yeller for Free

Our Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film Series usually occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month. It is always family friendly and FREE for kids 12 & under. A special Kid’s Menu is also offered! Jan. 26. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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