The Columbus Museum of Art has quite the family-friendly Saturday planned and, with free admission throughout July and August (thanks to the PNC Arts Alive program), it's also wallet-friendly!

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., you and the kids can meet Scooby-Doo, the mystery-solving, legendary great Dane character and star of "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" CMA's fabulous Palette Express will serve their very own Scooby-Doo puppy-chow mix and dog-biscuit cookies. And you'll have a chance to learn Scooby trivia, take pictures with the big dog, and more.

Also going on will be a book signing at 1 p.m. in the Museum gift store with Susan Sachs Levine, the author of "Packard Takes Flight." This enchanting children's book follows a baby peregrine falcon chick as he visits Columbus landmarks (including CMA!) on his quest to return home. The book will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, with special member pricing.

And when you're done with all these fun activities, don't forget to check out CMA's still-newish Wonder Room and Center for Creativity. And the Aminah Robinson exhibition is guaranteed to give your budding little artists all kinds of great ideas for their own artwork.

The Museum is located at 480 E. Broad St. Parking in the lot to the north of the building is available for free. For more information, visit their website.