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For Kids & Teens

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 August 23, 2021, masks are required in all our buildings for all vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Masks are not required outdoors or under pavilions and tents.

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

Nighttime Trail Fest (For Kids!) 

Friday, October 29, 7-9 pm —SOLD OUT

Spiders, bats, and bones, oh my! Don your costumes for this non-spooky woodland Halloween adventure. Enjoy on-trail nature crafts, activities, and festive treats as the sun sets on the autumn forest. Members $8; nonmembers $8 (includes daily admission).


Homeschool Field Trip: Under Our Feet 

Tuesday, November 2, 9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, November 2, 1-3 pm

Explore the rock and soil under our feet with a naturalist, including a hike to the stream.  We'll unearth fossils, examine how our land changes, and dig into what our soil is made of. Members $7; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission). 


S’mores in the Nature PlayScape 

Sunday, November 7, 3-4 pm

It’s never too late in the year to enjoy s’mores! Come to the Nature PlayScape to make a free campfire treat and get fueled up to play. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission). 


Fireside Storytime in the Nature PlayScape  

Join us for an outdoor winter storytime in the Nature PlayScape. Cozy up by our fire and get lost in nature-themed tales and movements led by our story expert. Each week will feature a new nature topic.  Members free; nonmember adults $10, nonmember children $6 (includes daily admission). 


Homeschool Maple Tree Tapping  

Experience the process of producing liquid gold from maple sap from the very beginning! Tap trees with us and learn how we’re measuring the health of our maples with community science. Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission). 

Homeschool Maple Sugaring                      

Join a naturalist for a hike into the sugarbush with your family to collect “liquid sunshine” and see how it’s turned into sweet maple syrup. Look at how sugaring has changed throughout history and visit the Sugar House. Help with sugaring work and sample warm maple syrup right off the evaporator. Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission). 


Valentine Gnome Hunt in the Nature PlayScape  

Gnomes have taken over the Nature PlayScape, and we need your help finding them! Join us for some Valentine’s Day fun as we seek out our new hidden residents. See if you can find them all and solve the gnome’s riddle to win a prize!  Members free; nonmember adults $10, nonmembers children $6 (includes daily admission).