Plan Your Cincy Weekend 1/4 – 1/6

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Friday, January 4

PENGUIN DAYS

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street

It may be chilly outside, but many zoo animals are loving the winter weather. Visit the zoo for half price admission and special animal encounters, including the popular penguin parade.  

Half price general admission, see website for more information.

Call  513-281-4700 or visit cincinnatizoo.org/events/penguin-days/ for more information.

Saturday, January 5

NEW YEAR’S NATURE WALK

1 p.m.

Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road

Celebrate the New Year with a refreshing walk outside on the beautiful Gorge Trail. Dress for the weather for this rain or shine walk.  

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for details.

Call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org for more information.

SEW WHAT?! BEADED EMBROIDERY

2 p.m.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum KidSPACE, 1301 Western Avenue

Learn about texture, patterns and art during this fun sewing project that combines beads and embroidery.

$14.50 Adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children 3-12, $5.50 toddlers 1-2, free for 1 and under and members.

Call 513-287-7000 or visit cincymuseum.org for more information.

Sunday, January 6

SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: BIRD BEAK BUFFET

2 – 4 p.m.

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton

Learn how a birds beak size and shape determines their diet through hands-on games and activities. Then make a bird buffet to share with the farm chickens.  

A valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for details.

Call 513-867-5835 or visit yourmetroparks.net for more information.

TOYS OF YESTERYEAR

1 p.m.

Glenwood Gardens Highfield Discovery Center, 10397 Springfield Pike

Go back in time when many toys were made from things found in nature. Have a little fun playing together with old timey toys and games.  

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for details.

Call 513-771-8733 or visit greatparks.org for more information.

WINTER SCAVENGER HUNT

1 – 3 p.m.

Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Road

Brrr, it’s cold outside! Come and warm up for this winter-themed scavenger hunt.  

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for details.

Call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org for more information.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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