Membership

Rules for Visiting Cincinnati Nature Center

To optimize your experience and safety, all visitors to Rowe Woods must register online for a specific timed ticket before coming. Links to the registration pages are at the bottom of this page.

Long Branch Farm & Trails remains open to members only. Visits to Long Branch no longer require registration.

Important Registration Details

  • Registration opens three days in advance with a new day opening every day at 9 am.
  • Register the total number of people planning to visit. All children and adults of any age must be registered.
  • You are registering for a “timed ticket” and your visit needs to occur within this time frame. Please leave the Nature Center when your time is up.
  • Registration closes 30 minutes before the time slot begins or when no more openings for reservations are available. "Sold out" will appear in the upper left corner of the page when no more reservations are available.

Statewide Mask Order and Visiting the Nature Center

On July 23, Gov. DeWine issued a statewide mask mandate, requiring individuals to wear facial coverings in public at all times. This means Cincinnati Nature Center visitors must wear a mask:

  • Inside all indoor facilities (Rowe Visitor Center, Krippendorf Lodge, Groesbeck Estate, restrooms).
  • Outdoors, when unable to maintain a six-foot distance from people who are not members of your household. We recognize that our trails are not more than six feet wide. To comply with regulations and to safeguard everyone’s experience, everyone must mask up when passing others on our trails.

Here are some other ways you can help maintain physical distancing:

  • Step Aside: When encountering others on a trail, please respect one another by stepping aside. You can do this on most trails easily while still staying on the trails. If you must go off trail, be careful of the wildlife and plants–especially the three-leaves of poison ivy!
  • Announce Yourself: If you wish to pass another person, please announce yourself and your intentions so that other person may move out of your way.
  • Avoid Group Gatherings: Walk in groups of 10 or fewer and distance your group six feet from others at pavilions, picnic areas, and all other spaces.

Restrictions in Place

  • At Rowe Woods, restrooms are available at the Nature PlayScape and at the Rowe Visitor Center. All other restrooms on that property remain closed. At Long Branch Farm & Trails, restrooms are open.
  • Water fountains remain turned off.
  • Benches and picnic tables are available, however, when you are near others who are not members of your household, you must maintain at least six feet of space. Only groups of 10 or fewer may sit in close proximity.
  • Please pack-in/pack-out.

For the safety and courtesy of all

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after your visit.
  • Dogs are allowed, but you must abide by all current pet rules.
  • Please do not register to visit every day to allow time for others to visit.
  • Grounds may close if unsafe weather conditions arise.
  • Gate opens at 8 am and is locked at 9 pm at the exit for security.

The health and safety of our members, volunteers, and staff is our first priority. Mandates and recommendations from government officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may change our ability to follow this new limited opening plan. If we find that guests are not following appropriate physical distancing or other guidelines, we may be forced to completely close. Please check our website and social media sites for any changes or updates.

Registration for Members ONLY 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Please use caution while visiting.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is no longer required at Long Branch Farm & Trails, which remains members-only access. Registration is still required to visit Rowe Woods.  

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.).  

REGISTRATION FOR EACH TIME SLOT CLOSES 30 MINUTES BEFORE THAT TIME SLOT BEGINS.

For instance, registration for the 8 am time slot closes at 7:30 am. 

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Visit Date: Friday, September 18

Registration opens Tuesday, September 15, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Saturday, September 19

Registration opens Wednesday, September 16, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Sunday, September 20

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Monday, September 21

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Tuesday, September 22

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Wednesday, September 23

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Thursday, September 24

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Friday, September 25

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Saturday, September 26

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Sunday, September 27

Registration is now open. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Monday, September 28

Registration opens Friday, September 25, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Tuesday, September 29

Registration opens Saturday, September 26, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm 

 

Visit Date: Wednesday, September 30

Registration opens Sunday, September 27, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-7:30 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm