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Friday, April 26

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

The most whimsical family tradition has fluttered it’s way back to the Queen City. Head to the Krohn Conservatory with the whole family to experience thousands of beautiful butterflies happily flying overhead; a butterfly might even land ON your head if you are lucky! Be sure to look within the pages of Cincinnati Family Magazine… Read more »

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

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Glenwood Gardens , Cincinnati

April is alive with puddles, rainbows, flowers, frogs and birds! Head outdoors and explore nature in spring. 

$ Categories: Classes, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center , Cincinnati

Nature has many stories to tell; hear one of them in this nature themed story time. 

Categories: Nature, Storytimes Ages: All ages

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Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Help create beautiful artwork to display for trees in the park. Decorate a clay pot to display through the end of May- or purchase yours and take it home for a small fee. 

Categories: Art, Crafts, Nature Ages: All ages

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YMCA Camp Kern, Oregonia

Campers ages 7 – 15 years old can enjoy traditional Camp Kern activities like archery, hiking and a big game during this fun-filled weekend. Campers will be dropped off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and picked up on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. Kids will make memories and lasting friendships during a seasonal camp weekend… Read more »

$$$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Huffman Park, Fairfield

The Cincinnati Astronomical Society is back for another season! Look through their telescopes and get an up-close look at the moon, planets and stars that fill the night sky.

Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: All ages

Saturday, April 27

Gilmore MetroPark Gilmore Road Area , Hamilton

Gilmore MetroPark is a treasure trove of birds. With the rookery of cormorants, egrets and great blue herons, as well as, an abundance of spring warblers, this is a great park to visit!

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

Summit Park, Blue Ash

Celebrate Earth Day with over 100 exhibitors, live music, vegetarian food options and environmental education sessions. Kids will love the inflatables, games, crafts and animals!

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

The Arlington Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati

Celebrate Earth Day with an afternoon of great games and awesome activities at Arlington Gardens Memorial Gardens. The Cincinnati Zoo will be on hand; there will be sac races, seed planting, a bubble station, bracelet making, yoga and so much more. Families can learn about protecting the planet with Rumpke’s recycling mascot and about the… Read more »

Categories: Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Indian Creek MetroPark Springfield Road Area , Oxford

Cerulean Warblers, Crested Flycatchers, and Waterthrush greet you when you bird here. All levels of birding experience welcome! Come and have fun!

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

Sunday, April 28

Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge , Hamilton

Take a relaxing stroll on the new paved trail at Forest Run Timberman Ridge while looking for beautiful birds! Grab your binoculars and boots to join us in the search! All levels of birding experience welcome!

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

Triple Creek Pond, Cincinnati

Spend the day fishing with friends! Children 16 and under who catch a fish will receive a certificate, all participants will receive a derby button.  

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Withrow Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Photojournalist Malinda Hartong will be on hand to show everyone how to capture beautiful spring wildflowers in all their glory. 

Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

Burnet Woods, Cincinnati

Find out more about the wonderful natural resources offered in Cincinnati’s city parks; wildflowers, diverse habitats, native plants and trees are all a spectacle to behold. Enjoy wild edible cooking demonstrations, live music, crafts, animal encounters and so much more during this family friendly event. 

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

Voice of America MetroPark Lake and Surrounding Area

Become one with nature and celebrate Earth Day with a variety of activities at the park. There will be educational lectures, art exhibitions, demonstrations, vendors, service projects around the park and so much more. 

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

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Hike the Pin Oak Trail to see how many kinds of spring wildflowers are in this area.  

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Woodland Mound , Cincinnati

Children can celebrate spring by making up to two crafts to take home. 

$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Sharon Woods , Sharonville

Love dinosaurs? Cincinnati is famous for it’s ancient geology; join a nature interpreter to look for fossils in the Sharon Woods Gorge! 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Salamander Run Preserve, Hamilton

Visit one of the best birding locations around! In previous years, orioles and scarlet tanagers have been seen. Pre-registration and carpooling suggested as parking is limited. Look for the PROGRAM HERE signs on the south side of Layhigh Rd.

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

Monday, April 29

Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve Area , Hamilton

Forest Run MetroPark’s Wildlife Preserve has a variety of habitat: meadow, forest, pond and a stream. It is always a great place to bird. Meet in the back parking lot.

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

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