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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.
Unvaccinated people, including children kindergarten and up, are required to wear masks while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.). Masks are not required outdoors.
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Front Desk Nature Moments
Join us at the Rowe Visitor Center for interactive programs presented by a naturalist. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).
Bluebird Monitoring, Fridays, 11 am
Native Fish and Red-eared Slider Turtle Feeding, Tuesdays, 11 am
Nature Discovery at the Nature Nook, Thursdays, 12 pm
Snake Handling and Feeding, Every Other Tuesday, 11 am
Nature’s Fireworks! A Firefly Evening Program
Did you know there are many species of fireflies in Ohio, and some of them are cannibals while others don’t even light up? Join us for a leisurely hike as we learn about these delightful creatures and discover the magic of an evening firefly light show. Members $6; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission).
Full Moon Walks
Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon, natural history moments, and special readings. Recommended for adults and children 8 and up. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).
Summer Solstice Trail Run for Women & Girls
Celebrate the summer solstice at the Cincinnati Nature Center. Join us on our award-winning trails as we “unplug“ from our daily lives and “plug in“ to nature. This two-stage 5-mile run is meant for intermediate to experienced trail runners only. Join us for stage one only or stay on for full the experience. Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).
Healthy in Nature Trail Run
Get to Know Rowe Woods Hike
Join us for a special tour starting at the Krippendorf Lodge, where you'll hear about our history and heritage. We’ll then trek along part of the Upland Trail where we'll see some of Rowe Woods’ best natural features. Along the way, you'll learn about our mission and how we work hard to protect and preserve our land and the wildlife that calls it home. Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).
Herb Wall Garden Open House: A Look Back in Time
Stroll through our Herb Wall garden to enjoy the blooms, butterflies, and themed gardens as docents help you peer back in time to the garden’s heyday in the early 1900’s. Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 pm. Members free; nonmember adults $9, nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).
Make a Hiking Stick
Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick using our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Members $7; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).
After-Dinner Creek Romp at Long Branch Farm & Trails
Enjoy exclusive access to aquatic wonders at Long Branch Farm & Trails. Search for mussels, crayfish, and snakes, net minnows, pursue green heron and kingfisher, hunt fossils, and look for signs of beaver. Don’t miss this guided, in-the-stream hike! Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).
Hike for Your Health with RRT
Grab your Hike for Your Health passport and get hiking with Nature Center staff and a representative from Roads Rivers and Trails (RRT), a local adventure outfitter. Join us each month as we traverse our trails (approximately 2-3 miles each hike). Members $5; nonmembers adult $10 (includes daily admission).
Get to Know Long Branch Farm & Trails Hike
This hike is for members who have never visited Long Branch Farm & Trails before, or for those who would like to know more about it. Come check it out! You’ll hear some history, fun facts, and see the natural treasures Long Branch has to offer. Members $5.