Animal Encounters

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Saturday, August 25

Happening thru:

Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Stop by to learn about Ohio’s reptiles and meet some scaly ambassadors up close. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, August 26

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Run or walk a 5K course that winds past the animals of the Zoo, and be sure to bring the kids for a FREE Cub Run for ages 12 and younger in this annual event that supports the oldest non-profit in the city. 

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Fundraisers, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Learn about different sunflowers, meet some farm animals, and take a few flowers home. 

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

Main Library, Boone County Public Library, Burlington

  Practice reading to a certified therapy dog and have a barking good time! Call 342-BOOK to schedule your 15-minute time slot.  

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Thursday, August 30

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Learn who tastes food with their feet, then explore the gardens and meet some farm animals. 

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

Saturday, September 1

Happening thru:

Glenwood Gardens Gatehouse, Cincinnati

A variety of local native raptors will be on exhibit. Cameras and sketchpads are welcome. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, September 2

Winton Woods Harbor , Cincinnati

A variety of local native raptors will be on exhibit. Cameras and sketchpads are welcome. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Monday, September 3

Lake Isabella Boathouse , Loveland

Can your kiddo catch the fish that weighs in closest to the mystery weight? Every kid who catches a fish receives a trophy, and prizes will be rewarded to the kids who come closest to the mystery weight in each age group. For children 15 and under, accompanied by an adult. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Montgomery Community Pool, Montgomery

The dog days of summer are coming to an end, so bid them farewell with your dogs at Montgomery’s Annual Dogfest and K-9 Kerplunk event. This event is sponsored by Puppywood Pet Resort, Pet People and Peoples Bank; there will be contests, vendors and more! Families and their dogs of all breeds and sizes are… Read more »

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

Tuesday, September 4

Happening thru:

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/ Ellenwood Nature Barn, Cincinnati

A variety of local native raptors will be on exhibit. Cameras and sketchpads are welcome.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Wednesday, September 5

Happening thru:

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

Come celebrates mammals with us as we learn all about our favorite warm blooded, four-legged friends! For children ages 3-6. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Thursday, September 6

Norwood Branch , Cincinnati

The Great Parks of Hamilton County will be joining us to showcase education animals from their collection. See some amphibians, reptiles, and maybe even an avian friend up-close and personal! 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead

Join MetroParks for a fun-filled  show and tell down on the farm! Make a craft, enjoy hands-on activities, and eat a tasty snack! Be sure to visit the petting zoo animals, and explore the Nature Playscape while you are here!  Check out these fantastic farm themed programs:  9/6 Who’s tracks are these? 9/9: Colors on… Read more »

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

Saturday, September 8

Sharon Woods , Cincinnati

Rise and shine! It’s time to take an early bird hike with an interpreter to learn about the feathery friends you encounter. Don’t forget your binoculars. For children ages 8 and up. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Fitness, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Enjoy an old fashioned fun day on the farm! Feed the petting zoo animals, visit the farmers’ market, dance in the barn, and taste some delicious food samples of open hearth cooking; then take a tour of the 1874 Amish-Mennonite Augspurger Home.  

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

Sunday, September 9

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Join Friends of Chrisholm and MetroParks of Butler County for an exhibition on the historical importance of pigs and pork to the Greater Cincinnati Area. Open Doors, a statewide event, promotes the opening of landmark buildings, so be sure to check out the Augspurger House at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead during your visit for a tour! 

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

Monday, September 10

Newport Aquarium

In recognition of Patriots Day, on September 11, 2018, First Responders recieve FREE admission to the Newport Aquarium.  Family members and friends who accompany police, firefighters and first responders at the Newport Aquarium ticket window can also receive discounts of $3 off adult and $2 off child (ages 2-12) admission.

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

Thursday, September 13

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Join Friends of Chrisholm and MetroParks of Butler County for an exhibit that explores the historical importance of pigs and pork to the Greater Cincinnati Area. 

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

Friday, September 14

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

This annual fundraiser is wonderfully wild! Guests enjoy food provided from over 60 restaurants, music and dancing, animal encounters, and more. This year’s theme is “An Arctic Journey”. Don’t be left out in the cold, reserve your tickets today! 

$$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Dance, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Sunday, September 16

Gorman Heritage Farms , Cincinnati

Join us as we learn all about bees, plants, and farm life at Gorman Heritage Farms!   Please register by September 14th

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

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