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Animal Encounters

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Sunday, May 28

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:

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, Cincinnati

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

Thursday, June 1

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Don your best orange and blue gear and head to the Zoo where you’ll catch some familiar faces from the field as you explore the exhibits.  

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

Friday, June 2

Happening thru:

Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Join the naturalist at the wet playground to meet a few live animals.  

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

Saturday, June 3

Mitchell Memorial Forest, Cleves

Check out paddle sports, slacklining and mountain bike demos, trail races, gear swap, orienteering, a climbing wall, animal encounters and more in this fun fest that also includes local food trucks, beer and bands.  Some activities require a small fee.  

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Music, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

The Carnegie Center for Visual + Performing Arts, Covington

Kick off summer with a musical performance from the Camp Carnegie All-Stars, then enjoy a birthday party with cupcake decorating, a petting zoo, water balloon activities and more.  

$$ Categories: Acting & Theater, Animal Encounters Ages: All ages

Main Library, Boone County Public Library, Burlington

See live sharks up close and personal with the Aquarium’s traveling shark tank, presented by the WAVE Foundation.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: All ages

Sunday, June 4

Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Learn all about turtles and meet a live one in person during this open house.  

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Red Dog Pet Resort, Cincinnati

Humans and canines of all ages are invited for a day of fun in the sun planned and organized by the Mayerson JCC. Lots of dogs to play with and plenty of dog park activities!

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters Ages: All ages

Tuesday, June 6

Happening thru:

Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Ssssssee and learn about several of Ohio’s native snakes and make a craft for a small fee.

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Wednesday, June 7

Middleton Mills Park, Covington

All ages are invited to visit with some animals from Sunrock Farm.  Be sure to arrive early and stick around for some pre- and post-program fun!

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

Saturday, June 10

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

Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati

Cheer on FC Cincinnati as they take on the Charlotte Independence, and have a wild time on the Sheakley Lawn to meet some special animals from the Cincinnati Zoo.  

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

Sunday, June 11

Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison

The naturalist will roam the Harbor with some native animals that call the park home.  

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities 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

Tuesday, June 13

Happening thru:

Parky's Farm at Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP two days in advance. Learn how animals “talk” to each other and to us, then opt in for a wagon ride and time in the Playbarn.

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, Campbell County Public Library, Newport

Presenter and biology teacher Marc Frevola, will be bringing his scaliest friends to visit and discuss the natural history and adaptations of snakes in this hands-on, educational program. Ages 12-18. No need to register.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: Teens

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