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Animal Encounters

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Wednesday, May 1

Happening thru:

MetroParks

Enjoy the big week of birding and discover beautiful avians!    5/1 Rentschler Forest MetroPark- Reigart Road Area 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township OH 45011   5/2 Four Mile Creek MetroPark-Mill Race Area 5911 Morning Sun Road, Oxford OH 45056   5/3 Four Mile Creek MetroPark- Davidson Woods Area 1200 Hogue Road, Hamilton OH 45013

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

Thursday, May 2

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Celebrate May Day with a fun show and tell program at the farm. Listen to music, dance and meet the farm animals while learning all about the history of May Day. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Dance, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, May 4

Summit Park , Blue Ash

Run. Wag. Walk. Run a race with your pup and benefit regional rescue groups, too. The United Pet Fund is celebrating the 2nd annual Muttstache Dash this year as a chip – timed, family and pet – friendly event with prizes awarded for top finishers. After the race, stick around for on – site music,… Read more »

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

Winton Woods/Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

Strap on your boots and get ready to dig your hands into some farm chores. Explore the barnyard and learn how to care for different animals. Help feed the cow, clean out a horse stall and check on the rabbits. Programs available at 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

Reserve Run Family Farm, Oxford

Visit a working farm to discover where food comes from, learn about farm life and meet animals. 

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

Sharon Woods , Sharonville

Raptors are some of the most amazing animals in nature. Learn what makes hawks and owls the kings of the day and night skies then meet some live birds of prey. 

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

Sunday, May 5

Tower Park , Fort Thomas

Explore local vendors booths, learn from educators and participate in workshops to make the planet a greater place! The second annual FTFC Earth Day will also include tons of family friendly activities, entertainment and food available for purchase. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Classes, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Who is more athletic, kids or farm animals? Find out with this program full of farm games, then create crafts and enjoy a snack.

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

Thursday, May 9

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a visit to the farm! Create a craft, enjoy a snack and meet some of the furry and feathered farm animal moms.

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

Saturday, May 11

Dudley Woods Park

Enjoy a walk through the park and learn how to identify local birds! Bring binoculars and cameras to help capture the memories made. 

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

Sunday, May 12

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati

Mother’s will receive free admission to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens on Mother’s Day! Bring the family to the zoo to celebrate mom’s of all kinds- even furry, scaly and feathered moms, too. 

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

Jane's Saddlebag , Union

Celebrate Mom with a visit to Jane’s Saddlebag. There will be delicious lunch and dinner specials all day long and great live music from 3 – 6 p.m.; plus as a gift from JSB, mother’s will receive a free flower/plant and free admission to the petting zoo. 

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

Thursday, May 16

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Come and build a rainbow garden to share with family and friends. Help add more color to Chrisholm’s gardens and feed the animals, too.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Saturday, May 18

Harbin Park Overlook Shelter , Fairfield

Birds, birds, birds! It’s a very exciting time of year — spring migration season! Watch for the vibrant warblers and tanagers as they make their way North with the warming temperatures to begin their breeding season. 

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

Harbin Park , Fairfield

Birds, birds, birds! It’s a very exciting time of the year – spring migration season! Watch for the vibrant warblers and tanagers as they make their way north.

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

Sunday, May 19

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Through hands-on activities and a craft, learn about farm life while focusing on the letters “I & J”. A snack will be provided. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Thursday, May 23

Embshoff Woods , Cincinnati

Discover the hidden world of frogs, toads and salamanders while meeting some live animals. Then head on an amphibian hike to find some hidden in plain sight. 

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

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Buzz, Buzz! Come learn all about the busy live of buzzy bees with hands-on activities, crafts and a snack at the farm. 

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

Friday, May 24

Woodland Mound - Seasongood Nature Center , Cincinnati

Discover what kinds of animals live in your own backyard, and meet a few up close! 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Learn all about Ohio’s favorite frogs and toads; there will be hands-on activities, crafts (for a small fee) and even the opportunity to meet some amazing amphibians 

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

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