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Animal Encounters

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Wednesday, August 21

Middleton-Mills Park

Say hello (or “neigh”) to 3 ponies from Dream Maker Farm and learn all about these equestrian friends. Children eighty pounds and under can enjoy free pony rides.  

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

Thursday, August 22

Embshoff Woods , Cincinnati

Learn all about Ohio’s majestic owls and meet some amazing avian animal ambassadors. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Roots, tubers and shoots are the topic for this show and tell. What can be stored in the cellar? Through hands-on activities, craft and a delicious snack, explore cellar foods and then visit the farm animals.

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

Saturday, August 24

Sharon Woods , Sharonville

Raptors are some of the most amazing birds around, learn all about them and meet some in person. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Bicentennial Commons River Center , Middletown

Let’s learn how to build a garden to support beautiful butterflies. Join MetroParks at the River Center for a fun program on How to Build a Butterfly Garden including a craft.

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

Monroe Community Park, Monroe

Bark, woof, arf! At this dog-friendly event, guests can watch pup demos, browse vendor booths, learn training methods and meet some adoptable pups, too. 

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

Sunday, August 25

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Run or walk a 5K course that winds past the exotic animals and unique gardens of the Zoo. Be sure to bring the kids for a FREE Cub Run for ages 12 and younger, all Cub Run participants receive a ribbon as they cross the finish line; how roar-some! 

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

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Learn all about goober peas (aka peanuts) and soybeans through songs and a craft. Children will enjoy a snack and even take home a peanut plant. 

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

Tuesday, August 27

Glenwood Gardens, Highfield Discovery Garden , Cincinnati

Join Dr. Madeline C. Munsford and assist with ongoing field trials of roly-polies, grasshoppers and worms! 

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

Thursday, August 29

Fernbank Park , Cincinnati

Learn all about Ohio’s owls and even meet some, too. 

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

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Design a musical instrument and make some fun noises while boot n’ scooting around the farm. Be sure to say “hello” to the farm animals and play at the Nature PlayScape, too. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Music, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Friday, August 30

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Get transported to Africa during this brand new tented camp overnight experience at the Zoo! Built on the edge of the newly expanded Giraffe exhibit Twiga Tented Camp offers an intimate, high-end, authentic adventure at the Zoo including special encounters with African animals, behind the scenes tours, comfortable cots in safari tents, a continental breakfast… Read more »

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

Saturday, August 31

Glenwood Gardens, Cincinnati

View a variety of local, native raptors; cameras and sketch pads are welcome. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Zoo & 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, Exhibits, Science Ages: All ages

Sunday, September 1

Winton Woods Harbor Pavilion, Cincinnati

A variety of local, native raptors will be on exhibit during the holiday weekend. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Monday, September 2

Lake Isabella Boathouse , Loveland

Each child who catches a fish receives a trophy; prizes will be awarded 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

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

A variety of local, native raptors will be on exhibit during the holiday weekend. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Wednesday, September 4

Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati

Celebrate National Wildlife Day and test your animal knowledge by identifying unique animals. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Museum Events Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Thursday, September 5

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Humans smell with their noses, what animal smells with their feet? Go on a tour of the gardens to find this interesting animal, make a craft, enjoy a snack and more. 

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

Saturday, September 7

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Woodland Mound - Seasongood Nature Center , Cincinnati

Discover what kinds of animals live in local backyards, and meet a few up close! 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

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