Learning Rocks! Education Expo 2016

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November 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM


Lausche Building
Ohio Expo Center
Columbus, OH 43211

Sunday, November 6th • 10 am - 4pm
Lausche Building @ Ohio Expo Center

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KidsLinked's Learning Rocks! Education Expo presented by Kumon. Explore education options, enjoy fun & brainy competitions, book fair, family workshops, character breakfasts, local resources and much more!

Scroll down to find all of the exciting events, activities and competition that Learning Rocks! has to offer the whole family!

Questions about paying for college?

Do you have questions about paying for college? Learn important college financial aid information from I Know I Can at Learning Rocks!

All central Ohio families are invited to attend I Know I Can’s college financial aid overview at 1:30pm on the main stage. Additionally, if your student attends Columbus City Schools, he or she can complete the FAFSA during the event with help from a trained I Know I Can advisor – just visit iknowican.org to register!



Dress up as your favorite  Pokemon character or that special outfit  & enjoy fabulous flying pancakes. Walk-ins welcomed as space allows. 10:30 am & 11:30 am seatings.  Tickets start at $7.

School Rocks! 5K and PokéFun Run

Come out to the School Rocks! 5K and PokéFun 2M, 1M and 1/2M Runs Presented by Subway. You and family can get some exercise, catch some Pokémon and eat Flying Pancakes!

Pokémon GO-Fest! Lure Events at Learning Rocks!

Three different opportunities to catch 'em all! Register for the race or the breakfast or make a donation to Children's Hunger Alliance and spend time in Poké-Zone to meet and take selfies with Pokémon.


Spelling Challenge 

presented by Kumon of Columbus

Students from first to eighth grade will spell their way through challenging words competing with students within their grade to the spelling championship.

Math Mania Game Show Challenge

presented by Mathnasium

First through eighth grades will compete by grade to answer challenging math questions in a “Game Show” format. The winner for each grade will be crowned the Math Maniac!

LEGO Robot BattleBot Competition

Presented by Robot Academy

Just like the traditional Japanese sport, the combatants try to force each other out of the ring.

Kids Drawing Contest

Come out and learn to draw from a local artist, Jordan Melsoner, then put those skills to the test in our Drawing Competition. Prizes include trophies, medals, and a free drawing lesson from Rick Isbell at i4ni Studio!.

Candy Land Tournament

presented by Rocket Fizz Columbus

Candy Land, the fun game for all the ages is coming to Learning Rocks! Players of all ages will get the chance to play this game and have the opportunity to be crowned the Candy Land champion!

Minecraft Tournament

presented by Game U

Players from Kindergarten to 12th grade can compete in age groups challenging their mind and building skills in this Minecraft tournament.

Paper Airplane Challenge

presented by Engineering for Kids

For this contest, students will be tasked with designing and building an aerodynamic paper airplane using paper provided at the event. Airplanes will be judged on distance traveled.


Bookfair presented by Usborne Books

Usborne Books will be there with their latest inventory of books for all ages from pre-reading to pre-teen.


Mr. Game Room mobile video games will be there to provide all kids with video game fun and adventures!

Schedule of Events

Activities and Entertainment on the BMI Federal Credit Union Main Stage:

BMI Federal Credit Union Family Bingo with prizes between acts throughout the day!

  • 10:00 KidsLinked & Kumon Welcome & Announcements
  • 10:15 BMI Federal Credit Union Hula Hoop Contest
  • 10:30 Let’s teach our Kids to Save! – presented by BMI Federal Credit Union
  • 10:45 Fall Fest Fun! with Paulette's Princess Parties
  • 11:15 BMI Federal Credit Union Family Bingo
  • 11:30 Math Mania Game Show Challenge - presented by Mathnasium
  • 1:10 Tiger Woo's World Class Tae Kwon Do
  • 1:30 Financial Aid 101 Seminar - presented by I Know I Can
  • 1:45 BMI Federal Credit Union Family Bingo
  • 2:00 Spelling Bee - presented by Kumon of Columbus

Seminar Descriptions:

Let’s teach our Kids to Save! – Presented by BMI Federal Credit Union:

Start your child on the habit of saving! Learn how to open and maintain a no cost saving account for you child, and how to set in place family traditions that encourage your child to become a saver and not a spender in today’s consumer culture.

Financial Aid 101 - presented by I Know I Can:

Are you worried about paying for college? Attend this presentation from I Know I Can to find out how financial aid can help you afford college! Discover how you can apply for financial aid and what types of financial aid are available. This is a presentation 11th and 12th grade families can’t afford to miss. Plus, Columbus City Schools students may be eligible for additional grants and scholarships from I Know I Can!


  • 10-4: Paper Airplane Contest
  • 10:30-2: Lego Robot Battlebot Competition
  • 11:30-1:30: Math Mania Game Show Challenge
  • 12-4: Minecraft Competition
  • 12:30-2: Drawing Contest
  • 2-4: Spelling Bee
  • 2:30-4: Family Candy Land Board Game & Costume Contest

Learning Rocks! Presentation Space

  • Schedule TBA soon!


November 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM


Lausche Building
Ohio Expo Center
Columbus, OH 43211