Events & Programs


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Adult Programs

Cincinnati Nature Center offers programs for the adult outdoor enthusiast. All programs require preregistration and follow Cincinnati Nature Center's COVID Program Safety Protocol.  Please register online well in advance of the class start date to ensure placement.

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 also required to be worn while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.). 


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


Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 27, 8 am-12 pm

Shake off the holiday humbug as you head outdoors for the nation’s longest-running community science bird project. You will be part of a team that counts every bird seen, so the more eyes, the better! Free for all preregistered.


Winter Bird Walks

Saturday, January 9, 9-10:30 am

Saturday, January 23, 9-10:30 am

Saturday, February 13, 9-10:30 am

Saturday, February 27, 9-10:30 am

Start your weekend off right by joining our friendly birding group for a winter walk. The cold season is the perfect time to sharpen existing birding skills as the leaves are off the trees and birds are easier to spot! Beginners welcome. Members free; nonmembers $9 (includes daily admission).


Winter Prose Hikes 

Sunday, January 31, 10-11:15 am 

Saturday, February 6, 10-11:15 am 

We are combining two of our favorite things, the joy of hiking and books! Following the footsteps of many before us, we’ll find delight in the woods this winter as we share Mary Oliver’s poems with our own observations in nature. A copy of the book will be provided for each participant. Members $20; nonmembers $29 (includes daily admission).


Conservation Impact! Why Your Efforts Matter and How to Take It to the Next Level

Tuesday and Thursdays, February 2-March 18, 6 – 8 pm

Many people volunteer or join nature centers and other conservation organizations because they want to help support conservation. This live online course will give you a foundation from which you can plan to go further in a strategic and intentional way to address conservation issues that matter to you! Through lectures, readings, discussions and projects, you’ll gain context for how your contributions fit into larger environmental goals. Members $125; Nonmembers $160. (Cost includes all 14 Sessions, 2 hours each.)


Backyard Birding for Adults

Thursday, February 11, 6:30-7:45 pm 

Winter is a fabulous time to learn how to bird! Join like-minded nature novices in this online class to learn common songbird identification and how to attract birds to your backyard. Members $8; nonmembers $8. 


Valentine’s Sunset Hikes

Saturday, February 13, 5-6 pm

Sunday, February 14, 5-6 pm

Love is in the air! Bundle up and bring your sweetie for a sunset walk in the woods this Valentine’s Day. Join us as we embark on a hike and learn about winter lovers of the wildlife world, all while the sun sets on the peaceful Ohio forest. Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).  


Woodcock Walk


Sometime in late February or early March, as dusk falls, join us in the fields to discover this secretive game bird and see its extraordinary mating ritual. 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.