Events & Programs

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Schott Nature PlayScape Programs

We offer a variety of programs in the Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape, recommended for children 12 and under with an adult. All programs are weather-dependent. 

Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 

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Weekly PlayScape Fun! 


  

Toddler Storytime in the Schott Nature PlayScape

Thursday, June 7, 10-10:30 am
Thursday, June 21, 10-10:30 am
Thursday, July 5, 10-10:30 am
Thursday, July 19, 10-10:30 am
Thursday, August 2, 10-10:30 am

Join us for a unique, outdoor storytime in the Schott Nature PlayScape. Our story expert will lead finger plays, songs and read nature-themed books. Each week is a new nature topic! No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

  

Crafty Thursdays in the Schott Nature PlayScape

Thursday, June 14, 10-11 am
Thursday, June 28, 10-11 am
Thursday, July 12, 10-11 am
Thursday, July 26, 10-11 am 

Spend the morning gathering inspiration from nature and creating something beautiful! Each week, we will do a new nature-inspired craft that each child can take home. All materials are provided. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

 

Bird Spotting and Nest Building

Sunday, June 17, 1-2:30 pm
Saturday, July 21, 10-11:30 am

Did you know that there is a special bird blind in the Schott Nature PlayScape just for spying on birds? Join us a we sneak a peek at our feathered visitors! Afterwards, we’ll use materials in the Nature PlayScape to build pretend nests for eggs. Perfect for ages 3 and up. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

 

Floating Garden

Friday, June 22, 10-11:30 am

Practice sink or float with natural materials in the Schott Nature PlayScape! We’ll spend time searching for interesting items and then use them to create a floating garden. Participants will likely get wet – please dress accordingly!  Great for all ages. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.


Mud Painting

Saturday, June 30, 10:30 am-12 pm

Celebrate International Mud Day with us! Drop by the Mud Zone in the Schott Nature PlayScape to craft a masterpiece out of mud! No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

 

Dig for Buried Treasure

Sunday, July 8, 2-4 pm

X marks the spot! Test out your map skills as we search for treasure in the Schott Nature PlayScape! Everyone will get his or her own map and each participant will get to take home one piece of the treasure...if they can find and dig it up!  Drop in anytime between 2-4 pm. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

 

Fairy House Building

Saturday, July 14, 10:30 am-12 pm

Help bring a little bit of magic (and mischief) to the Schott Nature PlayScape as we design fairy houses! Builders collect their own natural materials in the Nature PlayScape and then construct whatever their imaginations can dream up. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

 

Stick Sword and Wand Making in the Schott Nature PlayScape

Friday, July 20, 10-11:30 am

I wish, I wish, with all my heart, to fly with swords and wands of art! Drop-in to craft your very own wand or sword and then stay to play with your new creation. All supplies provided, wands and swords can be taken home. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

 

The Great Bug Hunt!

Friday, August 3, 10-11:30 am

Join us in the Schott Nature PlayScape for a search of invertebrates.  We will hunt for interesting creatures and then use our field guides to look up what we found. We’ll also make an insect mask to take-home! Perfect for ages 2 and up. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

 

Mud Pies

Sunday, August 5, 1-3 pm

Imagine your favorite pie and recreate a muddy version in the Mud Zone! We’ll make our pies with soil and water and then decorate them with flowers and other delights we find in the Schott Nature PlayScape. No preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.

For more information, contact:

NaturePlayScape@CincyNature.org, (513) 831-1711, ext. 137