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Animal Encounters

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Monday, May 1

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Zoo all month long.  Look out for pink and blue stork statues to lead you to all the cutest new faces.  Be sure to stop by the Zoo’s Gift Shop on May 6 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a poster signing with local fave, Loren Long!

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

Tuesday, May 2

Hueston Woods State Park

See spring migrants up close in the Bird Banding Station then enjoy birding throughout the park.

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

Happening thru:

Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods

Join a short story and activity about night and meet a nocturnal animal up close.

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Thursday, May 4

Cold Spring Branch, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring

Today, we will learn about the animals and culture of Australia in this fun program. We will be even be able to meet a kangaroo and other interesting animals. Grades 1-5.

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

Saturday, May 6

Newport Branch, Campbell County Public Library, Newport

Bring the kids for a day of fun, all while learning what you can about early childhood literacy.  Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Paddington Bear and Cam, crafts with Cincinnati Art Museum, tattoos and balloons with Cincinnati Circus, a petting zoo with Honey Hill Farm, and a live performance from everyone’s favorite, Zak Morgan!

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

Friday, May 12

Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound

Meet a live toad and discover some of its survival tricks.  

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Saturday, May 13

Scheben Branch, Boone County Public Library, Union

Read to one of the library’s therapy dogs. Call the Scheben Branch to schedule your 15-minute time slot.  

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

Saturday, May 20

Florence Branch, Boone County Public Library, Florence

Bring the family and enjoy world music, snacks, face painting, regional crafts and a petting zoo!

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

Sunday, May 21

Playground, Fernbank Park

Stop by to meet and learn about some local critters commonly found in the area.

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

Taft Museum of Art

Take a walk on the wild side and explore animal life in art, get your face painted, and meet some real animals from Cincinnati Zoo.  

Categories: Animal Encounters, Art, Museum Events Ages: All ages

Main Library, Boone County Public Library, Burlington

Read to one of the library’s therapy dogs. Call the Main Library to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

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

Friday, May 26

Happening thru:

Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Learn about some of Ohio’s favorite frogs and toads, meet some live animals, and enjoy a craft for a small fee.  

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

Happening thru:

Washington Park

Bring your pooch for live Bluegrass music, food, vendor info and tons of fun!

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

Saturday, May 27

Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods

Stop by to meet some of the critters that call the park home.

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

Sunday, May 28

Happening thru:

Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest

Explore the changes, big and small, of animals of the area.

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Raptor, Inc.

Meet some live avian ambassadors up close and learn about the important role they play in the environment.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Harbor, Winton Woods

Celebrate the beginning of summer with activities, an artist’s corner, and some live animals.

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

Tuesday, May 30

Happening thru:

Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens

Explore reptiles’ unique qualities and the role they play in the garden and in nature.  Programs held at 10:45 a.m., and 1 and 4 p.m. Tue – Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, May 30 – June 4.  

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