Events & Programs


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For Teens

Click on the program dates for pricing, registration information and full descriptions. Programs are limited in space, and preregistration is required for all programs. 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 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 sign up and be notified for various upcoming programs.

Night Hike and BUGS

Friday, August 14, 7–10 pm


Hike through slightly spookier trails and see a different side of the Nature Center that not many get to see. We’ll explore the nighttime woods before meeting up with the famous Bug Chicks to see how these entomologists hunt for bugs with their insect lures and lights. Hang out with friends then get up close and personal with some very cool insects like moths and praying mantids! RSVP by emailing Jeremy Garlock, Teen Program Coordinator, at

For ages 13–18; $5 suggested donation at the door


Nature Watch: A Digital Media Blast with The Bug Chicks

Saturday, September 26, 9 am-4 pm 

Show the forest, fields, ponds, and streams from a bug’s eye view with the power of technology and the intensity of hands-on exploration! Make nature fun and accessible for all by learning the art of digital nature storytelling with Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker, professional entomologists and educators known as The Bug Chicks. They use their equipment and technical skills to help you see nature in a whole new way! You’ll leave with skills, tricks and ideas to create conservation-focused nature shorts that show your audience why nature is worth protecting. You can share your videos with family, friends, and maybe even college recruiters!

An experience with The Bug Chicks is not to be missed! These world-traveling scientists and sci-comm specialists are bringing their enthusiasm for bugs—big and small—to Cincinnati. They specialize in working with teens on conservation studies and have even led explorers ages 13–17 in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Don’t miss this unique chance to work side-by-side with these nationally recognized entomologists.