Events & Programs

 

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Click on the program dates for pricing and full descriptions. All programs require preregistration and follow Cincinnati Nature Center's COVID Program Safety Protocol. 

Please bring your own mask. Whether indoors or outdoors, masks are required for all adults and children in Kindergarten through 12th grade at all Cincinnati Nature Center programs.  Masks are to be worn outside when one cannot consistently be spaced 6 feet apart. Masks are also required to be worn while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.).

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Nature Moments

Red-eared Slider Turtle Feeding, September–November, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10 am

Under the Boardwalk: Fish & Turtle Feeding, September–October, Wednesdays, 2:30 pm 

Join us at the Rowe Visitor Center for interactive programs presented by a naturalist. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission). Click here to register for your preferred program date and time.

 

Maple Syrup Making and Guided Sap Collecting Hikes in the Sugarbush

Saturdays and Sundays in January and February. Click here for the full list of dates and times and to register. 

Hit the trail for a guided interactive maple hike. Collect sap in the sugarbush and see the steaming evaporator as we boil down to “liquid gold” maple syrup. Members free; nonmember adult $9; nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).

 

Tools of the Sugar House

Saturday, January 30, 8:45-9:45 am

Saturday, February 6, 8:45-9:45 am

Sunday, February 7, 10:45-11:45 am

Saturday, February 20, 8:45-9:45 am

Saturday, February 27, 8:45-9:45 am

 Sunday, February 28, 10:45-11:45 am

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience designed for all ages. On this tour, we’ll take a look at the maple syrup evaporator and sugaring tools like skimmers, filters, and thermometers. You’ll be able to see inside the sap storage tanks, help set up for the day’s programs, and help prepare the materials to fire up the evaporator. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Sunset Sap Hikes

Thursday, January 28, 4:30-5:45 pm

Thursday, February 11, 4:30-5:45 pm

Thursday, February 25, 4:30-5:45 pm

The sun sets in the sugar bush and opens a new sensory world as the drip drop of sap hits the pails. Join us to collect sap at dusk for these special evenings. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Full Moon Walks

Friday, January 29, 7:30-9 pm—Wolf Moon at Rowe Woods

Saturday, February 27, 7:30-9 pm—Raccoon Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Sunday, March 28, 8-9:30 pm—Crow Moon at Rowe Woods

Monday, April 26, 8:30-10 pm—Super Egg Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Wednesday, May 26, 8:30-10 pm—Milk Moon at Rowe Woods

Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon, natural history moments, and special readings. Recommended for adults and children 8 and up. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Maple Sugaring Storytime Hikes

Tuesday, February 2, 9:30-10:30 am

Tuesday, February 2, 11 am-12 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 9:30-10:30 am

Tuesday, February 9, 11 am-12 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 9:30-10:30 am

Tuesday, February 16, 11 am-12 pm

Tuesday, February 23, 9:30-10:30 am

Tuesday, February 23, 11 am-12 pm

Build a fun outdoor routine with your young child this winter by engaging in maple-related stories on the trail! Check sap pails each week and explore small wonders together. Member $5; nonmember $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Intro to Tracking

Saturday, February 6, 10-11:30 am

Learn the basics of becoming a tracker. We’ll go through the basics on tracking and venture outside to see what stories we can find along the trails. Dress for the weather and be ready to experience and discover the secrets tracking has for us! Members $10; nonmembers $15 (included daily admission).

 

Hike for Your Health with RRT

Sunday, February 7, 2-3:30 pm -- Blue Stem Trail and Firefly Trail at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Sunday, March 14, 2-3:30 pm – Redwing Trail at Rowe Woods

Sunday, April 18, 2-3:30 pm – Wildflower Trail at Rowe Woods

Sunday, May 23, 2-3:30 pm – Barred Owl Trail and Beaver Trail at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Grab your Hike for Your Health passport and get hiking with Nature Center staff and a representative from Roads Rivers and Trails (RRT), a local adventure outfitter. Join us each month as we traverse our trails (approximately 2-3 miles each hike). Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).

 

Valentine’s Day Family Hike 

Saturday, February 13, 3-4 pm  

Celebrate love and togetherness with us this Valentine’s Day as we enjoy a stroll through the woods. We’ll beat the winter blues as we learn about Ohio’s winter ecology and enjoy time with the ones we love. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission). 

 

Finding Frogs and Salamanders

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In early spring when the weather is just right, salamanders and frogs move to ponds and vernal pools to breed. Discover what to look and listen for, then we'll head outdoors to search for these amphibian creatures. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission). CLICK HERE to be added to the notification list. We will email you in advance when conditions are right.

 

Hootin’ in the Holler

Friday, March 5, 6-8 pm

Whooo’s hootin’ at whoooo? Learn the different species of owls in our area and take a hike to visit our neighbors down in the holler.  RAPTOR Inc. will provide us with a behind-the-scenes tour where we can meet these beautiful night sentinels. We’ll take a challenging night hike and learn to “call” our feathered friends. It’ll be a hoot! Members $20; nonmembers $25 (includes daily admission).

 

Wildflower Stroll with Noel                                           

Sundays in March, April, and May, 11-11:45 am

Join naturalist Noel for a Sunday stroll and learn what wildflowers are blooming. The stroll may take you back in time as you visit different parts of the Krippendorf Estate. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

March 7

March 21

April 4

April 18

May 2

May 16

 

Get to Know Rowe Woods Hike

Saturdays in March, April, and May, 10-11:30 am

Join us for a special tour starting at the Krippendorf Lodge, where you'll hear about our history and heritage. We’ll then trek along part of the Upland Trail where we'll see some of Rowe Woods’ best natural features. Along the way, you'll learn about our mission and how we work hard to protect and preserve our land and the wildlife that calls it home. Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).

March 13

March 27

April 10

April 24 

May 8

May 22

 

Build a Mason Bee House at home! (Online)

Sunday, March 14, 1:30-3 pm

Create a home for native mason bees in this family-friendly, virtual workshop. Learn where mason bees like to live, what they eat, and how their offspring grow so you can attract and take care of your backyard buddies. Members $15; nonmembers $15. 

 

Owl Prowl

Thursday, March 16, 7-8:30 pm

Join us as we search for owls whooo nest at Rowe Woods. We’ll begin our prowl by digging our talons into fun and interesting facts about these amazing raptors. Then we’ll take flight to call and seek these silent hunters on the trails. Our evening will conclude with some wise words from our neighbors, RAPTOR Inc. Members $10; nonmembers $15 (includes daily admission).

 

Family Owl Fun

Saturday, March 20, 6:30-8 pm

Learn how the nighttime session of owl watching can be fun with your family and the signs you can spot during daylight. Our evening will include with some wise words from our neighbors, RAPTOR Inc., and include a short walk at night. Members $10: nonmembers $15 (includes daily admission).