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Animal Encounters

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Thursday, February 21

Happening thru:

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati

It may be chilly outside, but many zoo animals are loving the winter weather. Visit the zoo for half price admission and special animal encounters, including the popular penguin parade. 

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

What kind of native friends are there down on the farm? Find out through live animal demonstrations, hands-on activities, craft and a snack.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, February 24

Main Library BCPL, Burlington

Practice reading to a certified therapy dog, and have a good barking time! For children in grades k-5, please call to schedule your 15 minute time slot. 

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Celebrate the ABC’s of farm life through fun experiments, games, a craft and a snack. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Thursday, February 28

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Learn all about the health benefits of growing a garden and create a mini-garden to take home. Make a craft and enjoy a snack, too!   

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Saturday, March 2

Happening thru:

Winton Woods/Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

What do Daisies, goats and chicken have in common? Find out while learning about fun farm animals, seeing them play and doing your part to care for them.  Please register 2 days in advance of program. 

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Classes, Nature Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

BCPL Main Branch, Burlington

With over 40 vendor booths, discover great Boone County programs and opportunities offered to children 5 years old and younger. There will be vision and development screenings, information on services, door prizes, lots of fun activities and more. Kids will love meeting Tales the library dragon, visiting with animal friends from Cool Critters Outreach and… Read more »

Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Library Events, Parent Education Ages: All ages

Sunday, March 3

Sharon Woods , Sharonville

With powerful wings, large sharp talons and a frosty demeanor, seeing raptors up close is something to behold. During this program, meet some of Ohio’s grandest birds of prey. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Wednesday, March 6

Westwood Branch , Cincinnati

The WAVE Foundation of Newport Aquarium will be visiting the library for a turtle-y awesome program. Discover the differences between a turtle and tortoise then learn about conservation, adaptations and more. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Thursday, March 7

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Go on a farm adventure with a scavenger hunt to learn all about food. Which foods are fast, and which foods are slow? Enjoy tasty snacks and see the farm animals along the way. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Playgroups Ages: All ages

Saturday, March 9

Salamander Run Preserve , Hamilton

Meet one of Ohio’s most well-known herpetologists, Jeff Davis, to search for salamanders and amphibians. Be sure to wear muck boots for this springtime adventure. 

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: All ages

Sunday, March 10

Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Many animals awaken in spring, search for some amphibian friends in pools of water to learn about migration. Wear sturdy shoes or boots that can get wet; a small number of nets and buckets will be available. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Monday, March 11

Northside Branch , Cincinnati

Encounter 3 live avian ambassadors and learn about the adaptations which make birds of prey supreme hunters in the sky.  

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Thursday, March 14

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Learn about nesting wreathes, make one to share with the animals at the farm and one to take home. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Friday, March 15

Mt. Airy Forest , Cincinnati

During this time of year woodcocks perform a fascinating courtship ritual at dusk. Look and listen for their “sky dance” and mating calls as we walk along a road closed for the winter season. Also find out why it has so many other intriguing names like Timberdoodle, Labrador Twister, Pop-eyed Shot Dodger and Mud Snipe…. Read more »

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, March 16

Huffman Park , Fairfield

Bluebirds are a common favorite of Ohioans. On this hike, observe bluebirds and their nesting boxes, while learning about nest box monitoring and the role in their habitat. Meet at Shelter A.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Carol Ann's Carousel, Cincinnati

Hooray, Spring is coming!  “Bee” inspired and learn all about pollinators, meet live amphibians, play games and make a fun springtime craft. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, March 17

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day with a visit to the farm. Create a leprechaun trap, learn who eats clover and plant some lucky clover of your own. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Tuesday, March 19

Happening thru:

Winton Woods , Cincinnati

The farm animals have reported seeing leprechauns hiding around Parky’s Farm! Follow the rainbow clues and help find the pot of gold. This program includes a wagon ride and time in Parky’s playbarn for children ages 2 – 5 years old. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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