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Animal Encounters

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Saturday, April 20

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

The most whimsical family tradition has fluttered it’s way back to the Queen City. Head to the Krohn Conservatory with the whole family to experience thousands of beautiful butterflies happily flying overhead; a butterfly might even land ON your head if you are lucky! Be sure to look within the pages of Cincinnati Family Magazine… Read more »

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Gather the family and head to Washington Park for a fun-filled day dedicated to our amazing planet! To celebrate Earth Day there will be vendors, hands-on learning opportunities, live music, inflatables, plus food and drinks. Help Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, in sponsorship with 3CDC. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, April 21

Taft Museum of Art , Cincinnati

Hop on over to Taft Museum of Art for a fun filled celebration of Spring! Make bunny ears and decorate a treat bag to fill with goodies, then head to the face painting station or visit Sunrock Farm’s petting zoo from 2 – 4 p.m. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Art, Crafts Ages: All ages

Thursday, April 25

Fernbank Park , Cincinnati

Slide, slither and make discoveries about snakes. Learn more about these misunderstood reptiles and meet animal ambassadors. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Learn all about trees during this program- who lives in them? why are they important? and so much more! There will be a craft, hands-on activities and a snack. 

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

Great American Ballpark , Cincinnati

Bring man’s best friend to the ballpark for a night of fun, bark bark! Ticket packages are available for dogs and their owners, including pet activities, samples and more in the Kroger Fan Zone. Presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish, Milkbone and Kroger. Dog packages must be purchased in advance of game day. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Sports Ages: All ages

Saturday, April 27

Gilmore MetroPark Gilmore Road Area , Hamilton

Gilmore MetroPark is a treasure trove of birds. With the rookery of cormorants, egrets and great blue herons, as well as, an abundance of spring warblers, this is a great park to visit!

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

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Newport Aquarium, Newport

Through May 23, experience an amazing animal encounter at Newport Aquarium for half off. Make friends with a waddling, tuxedo-wearing bird during a penguin encounter or enjoy one of the aquarium’s other exciting and educational backstage animal encounters. 

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits Ages: All ages

Summit Park, Blue Ash

Celebrate Earth Day with over 100 exhibitors, live music, vegetarian food options and environmental education sessions. Kids will love the inflatables, games, crafts and animals!

Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sharon Woods , Sharonville

Say hello to some animal ambassadors during this fun and educational program. 

Categories: Animal Encounters Ages: All ages

Walton Branch, Walton

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a day of festivities. Idlewild Butterfly Farm and My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus will be on site and there will also be crafts and refreshments available.

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

Indian Creek MetroPark Springfield Road Area , Oxford

Cerulean Warblers, Crested Flycatchers, and Waterthrush greet you when you bird here. All levels of birding experience welcome! Come and have fun!

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

Sunday, April 28

Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge , Hamilton

Take a relaxing stroll on the new paved trail at Forest Run Timberman Ridge while looking for beautiful birds! Grab your binoculars and boots to join us in the search! All levels of birding experience welcome!

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

Burnet Woods, Cincinnati

Find out more about the wonderful natural resources offered in Cincinnati’s city parks; wildflowers, diverse habitats, native plants and trees are all a spectacle to behold. Enjoy wild edible cooking demonstrations, live music, crafts, animal encounters and so much more during this family friendly event. 

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

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

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Learn the alphabet with a visit to the farm! This month’s program includes hands-on activities, crafts, meeting the farm animals and will focus on the letters “G – H”. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts Ages: All ages

Salamander Run Preserve, Hamilton

Visit one of the best birding locations around! In previous years, orioles and scarlet tanagers have been seen. Pre-registration and carpooling suggested as parking is limited. Look for the PROGRAM HERE signs on the south side of Layhigh Rd.

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

Monday, April 29

Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve Area , Hamilton

Forest Run MetroPark’s Wildlife Preserve has a variety of habitat: meadow, forest, pond and a stream. It is always a great place to bird. Meet in the back parking lot.

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

Tuesday, April 30

Hueston Woods State Park - Bird Banding Station , College Corner

Visit Dr. Dave Russell at the Hueston Woods State Park Bird Banding Station and see the spring migrants up close. Then, enjoy birding in the park! In the case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Thursday, May 2.

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

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Winton Woods , Cincinnati

Discover all the things that come from cows and goats, enjoy activities focused on the dairy world. Be prepared for lots of hands-on animal contact and meet barnyard animals and small the dairy air. There will be time to take a wagon ride and play in Parky’s playbarn. 

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

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