Events & Programs

 

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Fun for All!

Click on the program dates for pricing and full descriptions. All programs require preregistration.

Please bring your own mask. Whether indoors or outdoors, masks are required for all individuals ages 10 and up 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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Everlasting Summer Evening Hikes

Thursday, August 13, 8-9:30 pm

Friday, August 14, 8-9:30 pm

Thursday, August 20, 8-9:30 pm

Friday, August 21, 8-9:30 pm

Thursday, August 27, 8-9:30 pm

Friday, August 28, 8-9:30 pm

The forest is alive with the colors and sounds of summer’s final days. Join us for a fun evening of seeking out the summer cacophony of sounds including cicadas, katydids, frogs and more. We’ll also see if we can spot fireflies and owls as we meander through the woods. Members $5; nonmembers $10.

 

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Saturday, August 15, 10 pm-1 am

Every year, around this time, the sky comes alive with the Perseid meteor shower. Discover why Perseus has a meteor shower named after him! Bring a lawn chair, a snack, and your curiosity as we spread out (social distance) to watch for meteors. Members $8; nonmembers $12 (includes daily admission).

 

Nature Painting Extravaganza at the Nature PlayScape

Saturday, August 29, 11 am-12 pm 

Bring your budding artist outdoors for some BIG painting fun! We’ll create large paper paintings while experimenting with natural brushes and paints. Free to members; nonmember adult $9, nonmember child $4. Online tickets purchased for nonmembers  include admission.  Nonmember tickets may also be purchased at the gate. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).

 

Hike for Your Health with RRT

Sunday, August 30, 2-3:30 pm — Salamander & Mayapple Trails at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Sunday, September 27, 2-3:30 pm — Far Ridge Trail at Rowe Woods

Sunday, October 18, 2-3:30 pm — Lookout Trail at Rowe Woods

Sunday, November 22, 2-3:30 pm — Woodpecker 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).

  

Get to Know Long Branch Farm & Trails Hike

Sunday, August 30, 4-5:30 pm

Sunday, September 20, 2-3:30 pm

Sunday, October 11, 2-3:30 pm

We also offer an introductory hike of Long Branch Farm & Trails, our members-only location in Goshen. It's a great way to get to know the history, heritage, and natural treasures Long Branch Farm has to offer. Members $5.

 

Full Moon Walks

Wednesday, September 2, 8:30-10 pm—Calf Hair Moon at Rowe Woods

Friday, October 2, 7:30-9 pm—Harvest Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Saturday, October 31, 7:30-9 pm—Micro Blue Moon at Rowe Woods

Monday, November 30, 7:30-9 pm—Beaver Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Full Moon Walks provide rare opportunities to hike Nature Center trails when we’re normally closed. These night time walks utilize level upland trails—we avoid hills, steps and stream crossings for safety. While each full moon walk varies, we generally stop periodically for natural history moments, special readings or simply to admire the shadows cast by the full moon. As it’s night time, the pace is slower. Leaders adjust the walking speed based on their group. Full moon walks generally go for 1.5 hours with our goal being to maximize time on the trail. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

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 

Drop into 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 choose your date and time for the program you want to preregister for.

 

Wildflower Stroll with Noel 

Sundays, 11 am–12 pm

September 6

September 20

October 4

October 18

November 1 

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).

 

Pawpaw Hunting at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

Wednesday, September 9, 6–7:30 pm 

Saturday, September 12, 6–7:30 pm 

Wednesday, September 16, 6–7:30 pm 

Friday, September 18, 6–7:30 pm

Venture “way down yonder” to treasure hunt for ripe pawpaw fruits. We’ll explore the history, science, and lore of the “Ohio Banana.” Members $6; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission).

 

Family Flashlight Scavenger Hunt at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

Saturday, September 19, 8:30–10 pm 

Friday, October 16, 7:30–9 pm 

What could be more fun than a night hike? A scavenger hunt at night! During this night hike, we’ll use our senses and our flashlights to experience nature in a new way. Members $7; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission).

 

Fall Equinox Run for Women and Girls 

Sunday, September 20, 9–10:30 am 

Celebrate the fall equinox with us! Join us on our award-winning trails as we mindfully “unplug” from our daily lives and “plug into nature.” Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Members, ages 12 and up, $5; nonmembers, ages 12 and up, $14 (includes daily admission).

 

Sun Paper Art in the Nature PlayScape

Saturday, September 26, 10–11 am

Capture the fall sunshine to make unique nature designs on sun paper! All materials provided. Good for ages 5 and up. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).

 

The Great Long Branch Scavenger Hunt! 

Saturday, September 26, 2–3:30 pm 

Celebrate Great Outdoor Weekend with an adventure through Long Branch Farm & Trails! Each family will receive a scavenger hunt quest and off they go! Participants will receive a small prize for their hard work at the end of their journey. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Homeschool: Food Chains 

Monday, October 12, 10 am–12 pm 

With a naturalist, students will hit the trail to observe examples of food chains and webs, ecosystem interactions, niches, and adaptations specific to “eat or be eaten.” Members $7 per child; nonmembers $11 per child (includes daily admission).

 

Fall Collage Crafts in the Nature PlayScape

Saturday, October 17, 10–11 am

Collect your favorite fall nature inspirations and then build a collage to take home! Good for all ages. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).

 

Autumn Trees Dusk Hike for Families 

Saturday, November 7, 4:30–5:30 pm 

Saturday, November 14, 4:30–5:30 pm 

Experience the glow of fall colors in the evening as we take a leisurely hike through Rowe Wood’s oldest trees. This naturalist-led hike will include discussion on the history of our forest and the science behind the array of fall leaf colors. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

 

Create Your Own Tile Hands-On Workshop

Saturday, November 21, 11-11:45 am

Saturday, November 21, 12-12:45 pm

Saturday, November 21, 1-1:45 pm

Saturday, November 21, 2-2:45 pm

Saturday, November 21, 3-3:45 pm

Saturday, November 21, 4-4:45 pm

Sunday, November 22, 11-11:45 am

Sunday, November 22, 12-12:45 pm

Sunday, November 22, 1-1:45 pm

Sunday, November 22, 2-2:45 pm

Sunday, November 22, 3-3:45 pm

Saturday, November 28, 11-11:45 am

Saturday, November 28, 12-12:45 pm

Saturday, November 28, 1-1:45 pm

Saturday, November 28, 2-2:45 pm

Saturday, November 28, 3-3:45 pm

Saturday, November 28, 4-4:45 pm

Sunday, November 29, 11-11:45 am

Sunday, November 29, 12-12:45 pm

Sunday, November 29, 1-1:45 pm

Sunday, November 29, 2-2:45 pm

Sunday, November 29, 3-3:45 pm 

Make a special gift or keepsake! Meet local ceramic artist, Bonnie Mitchell, and learn how to carve your own image into a tile using the sgraffito technique during this workshop. Members $25; Nonmembers $30 (includes daily admission).

 

Nature Crafts and Merry Snacks 

Thursday, December 3, 3-4 pm 

Saturday, December 5, 3-4 pm 

Sunday, December 6, 10-11 am 

Leave the hustle and bustle of the season behind for an easy day of holiday crafting and snacking. Join the fun as we use natural and recycled materials to make wintery decorations. Popcorn, cider, and all supplies included. This class will have varying crafts appropriate for ages 3-10. Children should attend with an adult caregiver. Members $8; nonmembers $13 (includes admission).