Events & Programs

 

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Unplug your kids with these nature-based programs  

The following programs are designed to meet the needs of school-age children in a safe outdoor setting. All programs will be held outside. In the event of severe weather predicted for program times, Cincinnati Nature Center will cancel the program two hours in advance.

Please bring your own mask. Whether indoors or outdoors, individuals grade Kindergarten and up are required to bring a mask to all Cincinnati Nature Center programs. Masks will be worn outside when participants are not able to consistently be spaced 6 feet apart during tranquil or sedentary activities. Masks are also required to be worn while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restrooms, etc.).

Click on the program dates for pricing and full descriptions. All programs require preregistration and follow Cincinnati Nature Center's COVID Program Safety Protocol. 

Preregistration is required at least three (3) days in advance of each date for these programs.

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After-School Nature Club 

Designed for Grades 1 – 5!

Select Thursdays from 4:30-6:15 pm

Session 1 – March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15

Session 2 – April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13

Inclement (Severe) Weather Make-Up Date: Thursday, May 20

Join a small group for weekly after-school adventures in the natural world! Guided by passionate hike leaders, children will experience the joys of nature which support their minds, bodies, and mental wellness. Each meeting will have a new theme/activities through both sessions. Preregistration is required.  All programs will be held outside. In the event of thunderstorms or severe weather predicted for program times, Cincinnati Nature Center will cancel the program two hours in advance, as this is an outdoor-only program. Series Pricing (Series includes 4 classes in session): Members $95; Nonmembers $100. (All pricing includes daily admission.) Please note registration for these programs takes place in UltraCamp. If you do not have an UltraCamp account, you will be prompted to make one. 

 

Wild with my Child

Designed for ages 1-2 years with a caregiver!

Select Thursdays from 10–-11 am

Session 1: April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22 -- SOLD OUT

Session 2: April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 

Inclement (Severe) Weather Make-Up Date for both sessions: Thursday, May 27

During each hour-long session, caregivers and young children can discover nature together using simple sensory experiences and fun outdoor play. We’ll meander the trails and explore small wonders together while practicing social distancing with other pairs of adults and children. New activities, sights and sounds will be explored each meeting. Series Pricing Only (Series includes 4 classes in session): Members $60 per child (1 adult free per child); Nonmembers $70 per child (1 adult free per child). (All programs include daily admission).

 

Kindergarten Curiosity Hikes

Designed for current Kindergarteners.

Select Fridays from 9–11 am OR 1–3 pm:

Session 1: April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30

Session 2: May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28

Inclement (Severe) Weather Make-Up Date for both sessions: Friday, June 4

For Kindergarteners looking for a small flock of nature friends this fall, this program offers a first step into a before/after-school experience without their caregivers. Our enthusiastic hike leaders will lead children through sensory fun on the trails, games, hands-on experiences outdoors, and finding “curiosities” in the world around them. Each meeting will have a new theme/activities through both sessions. Preregistration required and includes full series of four meetings. Each small group will meet together weekly. Series Pricing Only (Series includes 4 classes in session): Members $95; nonmembers $100 (includes daily admission). Please note registration for these programs takes place in UltraCamp. If you do not have an UltraCamp account, you will be prompted to make one. 

 

Mind and Body Hike Series

Designed for children 9-13 years!

Select Wednesdays from 4:30-6:15 pm: April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19

Inclement (Severe) Weather Make-Up Date: Wednesday, May 26

Does your child have a case of cabin fever? We’ve got the cure! During this hiking series, we’ll focus on both physical and mental fitness on the trail. Short cardio challenges will blend with mindfulness practices like yoga, deep breathing, journaling and more. We’ll provide everyone a Hike for Your Health passport to start during this series. We’ll divide into small, age-appropriate groups and tackle each day with new challenges. Preregistration is required and includes all six sessions. In the event of thunderstorms or severe weather predicted for program times, Cincinnati Nature Center will cancel the program. Series Pricing Only (Series includes 6 classes in session): Members $95; nonmembers $100 (includes daily admission). Please note registration for these programs takes place in UltraCamp. If you do not have an UltraCamp account, you will be prompted to make one. 

 

Early Childhood Mind and Body Hike

Designed for ages 2-7 years with a caregiver!

Sunday, May 23, 10:00-11:15 am

Do you and your young child have a case of cabin fever? We’ve got the cure! During this hike, we’ll focus on both physical and mental fitness on the trail. Short cardio challenges will blend with mindfulness practices like simple yoga and deep breathing to help care for our minds and bodies. Preregistration is required. In the event of thunderstorms or severe weather predicted for program times, Cincinnati Nature Center will cancel the program. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).