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The following programs are designed to meet the needs of school-age children in a safe outdoor setting. 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.
As of March 3, 2021, masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors. Children and adults may wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal levels of risk.
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Preschool Storytime in the Nature PlayScape
Tuesdays, June 7-August 2, 10-10:30 am — No registration needed. This is a drop-in program.
Join us for a unique, outdoor storytime in the Nature PlayScape. Our story expert will read nature-themed books and offer a special craft. Each week is a new nature topic. Perfect for ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary for this drop-in program. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission at the gate.
Wild With My Child: Drip Drop Drizzle Pop
During this meander-at-your-own-pace program, young children and their caregivers will explore “all things water.” Visit naturalists along a short trail for play-based nature discovery. Ideal for children ages 1-4 with an adult caregiver. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmember adult $11, nonmember child $7 (includes daily admission).
Nature Royalty Crafts
Transform into the ruler of a natural kingdom by creating a scepter and crown adorned with gathered treasures fit for royalty! Ideal for ages 5 and up with an adult caregiver. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmember adult $12 and nonmember child $10 (includes daily admission).
Sun Paper Art
Hunt for special nature objects in the Nature PlayScape and then make a unique print of your findings using solar print paper. Prints are free to make and take! Perfect for families with kids of all ages. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmember adult $12 and nonmember child $10 (includes daily admission).