Events & Programs

 

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Fun for All!

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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CLICK HERE to discover what's happening at our Nature PlayScape! 

CLICK HERE to sign up and be notified for various upcoming programs.

Front Desk Nature Moments

Native Fish and Red-eared Slider Turtle Feeding, Tuesdays, 11 am

Nature Discovery at the Nature Nook, Thursdays, 12 pm

Snake Handling and Feeding, Every Other Tuesday, 11 am

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.

 

Bluebird Monitoring

Every Friday, April 9 - August 13, 11-11:30 am

Join a naturalist for a hands-on bluebird learning experience. Discover how and why we monitor our bluebird boxes and then head out to the boxes to see which ones are occupied and by who. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission). Please CLICK HERE to register for your preferred date!

 

Painting with Nature

Sunday, May 16, 12-1:30 pm

Sunday, May 16, 2:30-4 pm

Capture spring colors as we transform nature into art supplies. Amid the awakening forest, we’ll harvest color, discover pigmented plant stories, and paint greeting cards with handmade inks and tools. Members $9; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).

 

Wildflower Stroll with Noel                                           

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

May 16 -- SOLD OUT

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).

 

Get to Know Long Branch Farm & Trails Hike

Sunday, May 16, 3-4:30 pm

Sunday, June 6, 3-4:30 pm

Sunday, July 18, 3-4:30 pm

Sunday, August 15, 3-4:30 pm

This hike is for members who have never visited Long Branch Farm & Trails before, or for those who would like to know more about it. Come check it out! You’ll hear some history, fun facts, and see the natural treasures Long Branch has to offer. Members $5.

 

Get to Know Rowe Woods Hike

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

Saturday, May 22, 10-11:30 am

Saturday, June 5 at 10-11:30 am 

Sunday, June 13 at 2-3:30 pm

Saturday, June 19 at 10-11:30 am

Sunday, June 27 at 2-3:30 pm

Saturday, July 3 at 10-11:30 am

Sunday, July 11 at 2-3:30 pm

Saturday, July 17 at 10-11:30 am

Sunday, July 25 at 2-3:30 pm

Saturday, July 31 at 10-11:30 am

Sunday, Aug 8 at 2-3:30 pm

Saturday, Aug 14 at 10-11:30 am

Sunday, Aug 22 at 2-3:30 pm

Saturday, Aug 28 at 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).

 

Hike for Your Health with RRT

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

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).

 

Full Moon Walks

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

Thursday, June 24, 9-10:30 pm—Raspberry Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

Friday, July 23, 9-10:30 pmBuffalo Moon at Rowe Woods 

Sunday, August 22, 8:30-10 pmDog Days Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

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).

 

Tree Frog Family Hike at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

Friday, May 28, 8-9:30 pm 

Saturday, May 29, 8-9:30 pm 

Saturday, June 5, 8-9:30 pm 

Monday, June 7, 8-9:30 pm 

Monday, June 14, 8-9:30 pm 

Saturday, June 19, 8-9:30 pm 

In the daylight, tree frogs are so well hidden they’re invisible. As dusk falls at Long Branch Farm & Trails, we’ll venture into their world, letting them reveal themselves as their trills ring out from all around us. Members $6; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission). 

 

Make a Hiking Stick

Saturday, May 29, 8:30-9:30 am

Saturday, May 29, 10:30-11:30 am

Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick using our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Members $7; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).

 

Spring Amphibian Quest

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Journey through the woods in a guided night hike as we explore the fascinating sights and sounds of frogs and salamanders in spring. CLICK HERE to be added to the notification list. We will email you in advance when conditions are right. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission). 

 

Nature’s Fireworks! A Firefly Evening Program  

Thursday, June 10, 9-10:30 pm

Friday, June 11, 9-10:30 pm

Thursday, June 17, 9-10:30 pm

Friday, June 18, 9-10:30 pm

Thursday, June 24, 9-10:30 pm 

Friday, June 25, 9-10:30 pm 

Friday, July 1, 9-10:30 pm 

Did you know there are many species of fireflies in Ohio, and some of them are cannibals while others don’t even light up? Join us for a leisurely hike as we learn about these delightful creatures and discover the magic of an evening firefly light show. Members $6; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission). 

 

Make a Hiking Stick 

Saturday, June 12, 8:30-9:30 am

Saturday, June 12, 10:30-11:30 am 

Saturday, July 3, 8:30-9:30 am

Saturday, July 3, 10:30-11:30 am 

Saturday, August 7, 8:30-9:30 am

Saturday, August 7, 10:30-11:30 am 

Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick with our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Members $7; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).

 

Hike for Your Health with RRT

Sunday, June 13, 2-3:30 pm – Fernwood Trail at Rowe Woods 

Sunday, July 18, 2-3:30 pm – Upland Trail at Rowe Woods 

Sunday, August 22, 2-3:30 pm – Salamander Trail and Mayapple 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 $5; nonmembers adult $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Summer Solstice Trail for Women & Girls 

Saturday, June 26, 9-10:30 am  

Celebrate the summer solstice at the Cincinnati Nature Center. Join us on our award-winning trails as we “unplug“ from our daily lives and “plug in“ to nature. This two-stage 5-mile run is meant for intermediate to experienced trail runners only. Join us for stage one only or stay on for full the experience. Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission). 

 

Healthy in Nature Trail Run 

Sunday, June 27, 9-10 am

Saturday, July 24, 9-10 am

Saturday, August 28, 9-10 am

Get healthy in nature by running our trails. Each month, we’ll explore the changes in nature. This is a beginner to intermediate trail run for adults and ages 12 and up with an adult. Trail run will be 2-3 miles. Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).
 

 

Herb Wall Garden Open House: A Look Back in Time 

Sunday, June 27, 1-5 pm 

Sunday, July 11, 1-5 pm 

Stroll through our Herb Wall garden to enjoy the blooms, butterflies, and themed gardens as docents help you peer back in time to the garden’s heyday in the early 1900’s. Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 pm. Members free; nonmember adults $9, nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission). 

 

After-Dinner Creek Romp at Long Branch Farm & Trails  

Thursday, July 15, 7-8:30 pm

Friday, July 16, 7-8:30 pm

Thursday, July 22, 7-8:30 pm

Friday, July 23, 7-8:30 pm

Thursday, July 29, 7-8:30 pm 

Friday, July 30, 7-8:30 pm 

Enjoy exclusive access to aquatic wonders at Long Branch Farm & Trails. Search for mussels, crayfish, and snakes, net minnows, pursue green heron and kingfisher, hunt fossils, and look for signs of beaver. Don’t miss this guided, in-the-stream hike! Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).