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The Nature Shop

Open daily 10 am-5 pm in the Rowe Visitor Center.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

100% of proceeds go to support Cincinnati Nature Center's mission.


Amazing holiday gifts for everyone on your list at The Nature Shop! Hand-glazed ceramics, jewelry, handmade bird feeders and unique, holiday ornaments. See above photos then come in to check them out for yourself!



The Nature Shop carries a variety of items, many of them locally made:

  • Giftware, including kitchen and tableware
  • Art prints by local artists
  • Rookwood Pottery
  • Charley Harper stationery and gift items
  • Bird feeders and seed as well as bird, bat and mason bee houses
  • Food, including locally made peppermint tea, jellies and spreads
  • Birds & Beans™ coffee, that is shade-grown in a diverse, rich habitat—the best choice for birds and certified “Bird Friendly”® by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Buy a bag or purchase freshly brewed coffee at The Nature Shop. Bring your own mug and save 50₵!
  • BPA-free CamelBak and stainless steel water bottles. Fill up in the Rowe Visitor Center where there are drinking fountains with filtered water.
  • Books for children and adults
  • Children's toys
  • Apparel for adults and children
  • Jewelry and accessories
  • Dog leashes and collars

Fascinating Lives and Landscapes:
The History Behind Cincinnati Nature Center

This published book vividly recounts the stories of the three properties—the Krippendorf Property, Long Branch Farm and the Groesbeck Estate—which make up today’s Cincinnati Nature Center. Brett Harper’s captivating narration brings historical details and memories from descendants to life with more than one hundred rare and previously unpublished photographs. From pioneer days to modern times, the history of each property eventually intersects to establish one of America’s preeminent nature centers.

  • 100+ pages
  • Hard cover with dust jacket
  • Limited quantities

Purchase a copy of the book at The Nature Shop or online now! (Shipping fees apply)

Engaging Your Child in Nature Play

Purchase a copy of our book, Engaging Your Child in Nature Play at The Nature Shop. Discover evidence for the benefits of play in nature and find activities to help your child learn to engage with the natural world. All proceeds support the Nature Center.

"Rock the BowTie"

We’re partnering with the BowTie Cause to offer bow ties and scarves featuring our exclusive monarch design. Milkweed to Monarchs is a signature initiative of the Center for Conservation & Stewardship at Cincinnati Nature Center, with the intent of educating the community on the fragile plight of the monarch butterfly and promoting the widespread planting of milkweed in Southwest Ohio and beyond. All proceeds from the sale of these bow ties and scarves will support our conservation and education efforts.

Purchase your bow tie or scarf at our Nature Shop daily from 10 am-5 pm!