Fun For All

Complete your Summer Bucket list with these upcoming FREE activities!

No registration is necessary for these drop-in programs. Members FREE; nonmember adult $10 and nonmember child $6 (includes daily admission).

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A father and his children pond dip at Matt's Pond.

Choose Your Adventure with Adventure Packs!

Ask a staff member at the Visitor Services Desk to check out one of our adventure packs! Options include:

  • Birding Backpack
  • PlayScape Backpack
  • Art Backpack
  • Hammocks
  • Fish & Turtle Food (Seasonal)
  • Pond Dipping Kit (Seasonal)

FREE Children's Program in the Nature PlayScape

Upcoming walk-in programs include:

  • Crafty Tuesdays on Tuesdays, July 16, July 30, 10–10:30 am
  • Toddler Storytime on Tuesdays, July 9, July 23, August 6, 10–10:30 am
  • The Great Color Hunt on Thursday, July 18, 10–11 am
  • Sun Paper Art on Sunday, August 25, 2–3 pm

No registration needed. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission at the gate.

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Visitor Center Nature Moments

Join us at the Rowe Visitor Center for 20–30 minute interactive programs presented by a naturalist. Programs include:

  • Wild Senses
  • Resident Raptors
  • Native Fish and Red-eared Slider Turtle Feeding
  • The Bert & Ernie Show! (Turtle Tales)
  • Under the Boardwalk: Fish and Turtle Feeding
  • Tick Me Off (NEW!)

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The Nature PlayScape

The Nature PlayScape is like a playground, but with natural features designed for open-ended creative play.

Plants, soil, and water can be touched and manipulated, not just observed, to stimulate the senses and promote a sense of wonder. Picnic on the grass or relax on a bench while your children play.

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Your next family adventure starts here!

No matter your age, time spent in the natural world leads to better health and happiness. With a membership to Cincinnati Nature Center, your family will enjoy these benefits:

• Daily access to 20+ miles of trails and endless nature adventures

• Daily access to our Nature PlayScape where children can freely and safely explore in a forest, field, and stream

• Discounts on programs that are fun for the whole family

• Reciprocal benefits at 150+ nature centers nationwide


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