Animal Encounters

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Tuesday, February 25

Happening thru:

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati

It may be chilly outside, but many zoo animals are loving the winter weather. Visit the zoo discounted admission and special animal encounters, including the popular penguin parade (weekends at 11 a.m.). 

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

Happening thru:

Newport Aquarium, Newport

Step into an underwater world of learning and fun at the Newport Aquarium; families can enjoy Shark Bridge, Stingray Hideaway, Surrounded by Sharks and more at a discounted rate during Winter Family Days. Offer valid through March 1, Open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with extended hours some weekends, see website for details. 

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

Cincinnati Nature Center , Cincinnati

Gather at Rowe Woods Visitor Center Lobby for an amazing animal demo; visitors will learn all about red-eared sliders, meet one and even see what they like to eat. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Thursday, February 27

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

Cincinnati Nature Center , Cincinnati

Meet at the Rowe Woods Visitor Center Lobby for this exciting drop-in program; visitors can meet a snake, learn all about it and even discover what it eats. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Friday, February 28

Summit Center , Cincinnati

Cultures all over the world consume insects as a tasty and healthy treat! Kids can open their minds during this program by tasting some samples; they can even meet some live insects, too. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Saturday, February 29

Winton Woods/ Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

What do Daisies, goats and chickens have in common? Find out while LEARNing about fun farm animals, SEEing them play and DOing your part to care for them. Programs at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Classes, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, March 1

Wednesday, March 4

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

Have fun exploring clouds, rain, sunshine and all things weather relate during this exciting meteorology class for children ages 3-6. 

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

Thursday, March 5

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

Newport Aquarium , Newport

Meet the region’s leading wedding vendors at the Newport Aquarium Wedding Show; visit tasting stations from local catering companies, learn about how your wedding could be officiated by an underwater diver and enter to win tons of raffles. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits Ages: All ages

Friday, March 6

Happening thru:

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden , Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Zoo is one of only two institutions outside of Florida that rescue and rehabilitate manatees. Come experience a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover with these gentle giants! During the overnight, enjoy two sneak peeks behind the scenes, hike the Zoo at night, play games, experience animal encounters and fall asleep with the zoo’s resident manatee, swimming… Read more »

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Saturday, March 7

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

Happening thru:

Winton Woods/ Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

What to daisies, goats and chickens have in common? Find out while learning about fun farm animals, seeing them play and doing your part to care for them.

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

Miami Whitewater Forest , Harrison

They move silently and strike their prey without warning; necessity has shaped these birds into master hunters! Experience these ninjas of nature up close and personal to explore their specialized characteristics that make them such potent hunters. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, Crestview Hills

Meet and greet some adorable, adoptable retired greyhounds from Race Place Retire, a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to finding loving homes for retired racing greyhounds in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.

Categories: Animal Encounters Ages: All ages

Fernbank Park , Cincinnati

They move silently and strike their prey without warning; necessity has shaped these birds into master hunters! Experience these ninjas of nature up close and personal to explore their specialized characteristics that make them such potent hunters. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages:

Sunday, March 8

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Through hands-on activities and a craft, learn about farm life while learning the letters of the alphabet. A snack will be provided. 

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

Tuesday, March 10

Hyde Park Branch , Cincinnati

Learn all about the supreme hunters of the sky, birds of prey, with Raptors, Inc. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events, Nature Ages: All ages

Wednesday, March 11

Greenhills Branch , Cincinnati

See cool critters up close with a naturalist from Great Parks of Hamilton County.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events, Nature Ages: All ages

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