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Nature

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Tuesday, August 4

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Boone County Arboretum , Union

Volunteers looking to get their hands dirty can join Arboretum Staff every Tuesday (April through October) to help “dig in the dirt” and maintain the plant collection.

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Volunteer Opportunities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods location, Milford

Join the Nature Center for a unique, outdoor storytime in the Nature PlayScape. There will be super fun finger plays, songs and nature – themed books. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

Beautiful rainbows kiss the sky after down pours; say goodbye to rain clouds with a bright, happy visit to Krohn Conservatory as they re-open to the public. Vivid flowers and a peaceful pond are sure to awaken families senses during this colorful Summer show! 

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

Wednesday, August 5

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Marmalade Lily, Loveland

Wednesdays and Saturdays, bring a vase from home and get ready to create beautiful floral arrangements; Marmalade Lily will have clippers and baskets on hand as well as gorgeous u-pick flowers like zinnias (.50  each) and huge hydrangeas ($4 each).  *Senior and immunocompromised guests may visit half an hour early (6 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m…. Read more »

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, August 6

Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Drop by the Nature Playscape to get to know the creatures that call the great outdoors home; feel the wiggling of worms or even see small salamander toes while making crafts, exploring and playing together. 

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

Friday, August 7

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Animal-loving adults, head to Zoo La La and party with a purpose; enjoy dinner-by-the-bite, cocktails, live entertainment and even meet animal ambassadors. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Fundraisers, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Saturday, August 8

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods , Milford

Choose a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch, cut and smooth it using hand tools, and finally embellish it to make it unique! Then take it for a spin on one of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s beautiful hiking trails. 

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

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Stonelick State Park , Pleasant Plain

If the skies are clear, venture just far enough away from the city lights to see beautiful starlit skies, planets, galaxies and more at Ohio’s Stonelick State Park.  At the Friends of the Observatory’s Dark Sky Viewing Site, amateurs are welcome to ask questions, learn more about the fascinating world of astronomy and to bring… Read more »

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

Thursday, August 13

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Grown-ups, get ready for a wild night out! This year’s Wild About Wine event offers a larger selection of wines to sample, extended hours and more access to the zoo (meaning more animals).  

RSVP $$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Fundraisers, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Friday, August 14

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park , Hamilton

Get away from light pollution and enjoy an amazing Meteor Shower Party at Pyramid Hill park’s Age of Stone. There will be concessions and themed drinks available for purchase, private picnic’s are also welcome (no alcohol). New this year, families can camp overnight at Pyramid Hill during this exciting event! 

RSVP $$ Categories: Art, Exhibits, Museum Events, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, August 22

Woodland Mound/ Elderberry Pond, Cincinnati

Bait the hook and be patient! Everyone who catches a fish will receive a trophy; a special prize will be given to the kids who catch the fish closest to the mystery weight. 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Gorman Heritage Farm , Cincinnati

Pick up a delicious meal grown right on the farm with this festive and unique in-car meal pickup event; there will be visits from farm animals and toe-tapping music by Ricky Nye.  Meals will be cooked up by Gabby’s Cafe, Tela Bar + Kitchen and Sweets and Meats BBQ, dessert will be provided by Piebird…. Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out Ages: All ages

Saturday, August 29

Cincinnati Nature Center/ Nature PlayScape, Milford

Calling all budding artists and nature loving kiddos: head to the Nature PlayScape to use natural brushes and paints to create a BIG painting- it is sure to be BIG fun! 

$ Categories: Art, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Tuesday, September 1

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Cincinnati Nature Center , Cincinnati

Gather at Rowe Woods Visitor Center Lobby for an amazing animal demo; visitors will learn all about red-eared sliders, meet one and even see what they like to eat. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Wednesday, September 2

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Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

What lurks beneath the boardwalk? Come meet these critters, see them get fed and learn all about them from a Nature Center Naturalist.

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

Thursday, September 3

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Parents, enjoy an adults-only night out on the town to help benefit the zoo! Tickets for this fun-filled evening include 12 drink-sampling tickets, a wide variety of animal chats and encounters, live music and entertainment, access to animal habitats until twilight and so much more. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Fundraisers, Music, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Monday, September 7

Lake Isabella Boathouse , Loveland

Spend Independence Day together while fishing! Each child who catches a fish receives a trophy; prizes will be awarded to children 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

Saturday, September 19

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Join the Zoo as they celebrate their second annual Monarch Festival! Honor nature’s perfect pollinators with education booths, activities, monarch tagging and releasing and even a pollinator parade. 

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

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Long Branch Farms & Trails , Goshen

Experience nature in a new way; liven up your senses with a night hike and flashlight scavenger hunt.

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Friday, September 25

Big Bone Lick State Park , Union

Learn all about the wonders of the sky with staff from Northern Kentucky University at Big Bone Lick State Park. Go on a Solar Journey at 1 p.m. using a specialized telescope for viewing the sun, then come back at 9:30 p.m. to Tour the Stars and see galaxies, stars, planets and the moon! 

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

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