Fun For All

Fun for All!

Preregistration is required for most programs. For programs requiring registration, please register online well in advance of the class start date to ensure placement. Cincinnati Nature Center may update the status or format of programs based on conditions at the time of the program. 

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Photo of naturalist with a snake

Visitor Center Nature Moments

Join us at the Rowe Visitor Center for interactive programs presented by a naturalist. No registration necessary for these drop-in programs. 

Members free; nonmember adult $10 and nonmember child $6 (includes daily admission). 

Upcoming:

Tick Me Off
Saturday, July 13, 10 am
 
Resident Raptors
Saturday, June 13, 3:30 pm 
 
Wild Senses
Tuesday, July 16, 11 am
 
Under the Boardwalk: Fish and Turtle Feeding
Thursday, July 18, 10 am
 
Native Fish and Red-eared Slider Turtle Feeding
Saturday, July 20, 10 am
 
The Bert & Ernie Show! (Turtle Tales)
Thursday, July 2511 am 

Click here to view all upcoming dates!

 

Noel walking down trail with hiking stick.

Make a Hiking Stick 

Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick with our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Preregistration required. Members $8; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission). 

Seed paper with yellow accents.

Family Make and Take: Seed Paper 

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of paper making fun! During this hands-on program, we’ll give new life to old paper scraps by recycling them into one-of-a-kind seed paper. Keep yours simple or add an artistic touch with leaves and flower parts. This program has potential to get a little messy—attendees are encouraged to wear old clothes. Best for adults and children ages 7 and up with an adult caregiver. Preregistration required. Members $8; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission). 

Ice cream sundae in a bowl with a straw and strawberry.

Foraged Sundae Sundays 

Bring your sweet tooth to one or all of these tasty programs! Join us on a food adventure where we’ll put a forager’s spin on a classic ice cream treat. Each session we’ll use new foraged ingredients to create mini one-of-a-kind sundaes. Our treats may contain egg and dairy. Preregistration required. Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission). 

Krippendorf Lodge with yellow daffodils in the foreground.

Stroll with a Naturalist 

Join a front desk naturalist for a Sunday stroll and learn what’s happening in the natural world. The stroll may take you back in time as you visit different parts of the Krippendorf Lodge. Preregistration required. Members $6; nonmembers $12 (includes daily admission). 

A photo of the full moon

Full Moon Walks

Witness the night's magic transform the trails as we marvel at the full moon and reveal natural history happenings on this guided hike. Full Moon Walks provide rare opportunities to hike Nature Center trails when we’re normally closed. These nighttime walks utilize level upland trails—we avoid steep hills, steps, and stream crossings for safety. Recommended for 12 and up. Preregistration required. Members $8; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).

Fresh water mussel in hand.

Creek Romp: Mussel Madness at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

Friday, July 26, 7-8:30 pm 

Friday, August 2, 7-8:30 pm 

Let's go creekin'! On this guided, in-the-stream hike at Long Branch Farm and Trails, we’ll visit with the Ohio River Foundation and meet and hold rare native mussels. Mussels are incredible and complex creatures that support the health of our local rivers and streams. On our stream hike, we will search for indicator species like mussels, aquatic bugs, crayfish, and fish as well as snakes, green herons, kingfishers, fossils, animal tracks, signs of beaver, and a variety of other water wonders. This program is best for ages 7 and up. Children should attend with an adult caregiver. We will be going over uneven surfaces, and occasional slippery rocks. Please wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes that can get wet. No rain boots or crocks please.  Preregistration required. Members $8; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission). 
 
For 24 years, the Ohio River Foundation has worked diligently to protect and improve the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its watershed. We have succeeded in reaching our goals through advocacy, habitat restoration, and school education and youth programs.
Eastern red bat hangs in tree with eyes open.

Bat Night for Families at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

Meet a live bat up close and personal as we explore these mysterious nocturnal flying mammals, why they’re protected, and how you can help them. We’ll then head out and use high-tech equipment to listen to bats as they search for food. Preregistration required. Members $10; nonmembers $16 (includes daily admission).