MINDFULNESS IN NATURE FOR YOUTHS (register)
Explore nature as a de-stressor and investigate how seasonal transitions can reflect life changes. This program is designed for ages 13 – 18. Cincinnati Nature Center , 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $5 per child, includes daily admission; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.
TODDLER TUESDAY @ BLOOMS & BERRIES FALL ON THE FARM 2021
There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through corn and straw mazes, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin, meet petting zoo friends, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more! Toddler Tuesday is back! Children ages 2 -4 receive half-off admission with a paying adult. Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or http://bloomsandberries.com/check-out-our-fall-fun-festival.
GARDEN ADVENTURES: HARDLY CREEPY GARDEN’S (register)
Make discoveries about the not-so-creepy crawlies that call the woods their home. Glenwood Gardens Highfield Discovery Garden , 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; $8 non-member child, $5.25 non-member adult, $7 member child- includes one adult with child; 513-771-8733 or http://greatparks.org.
CHIPPIE’S SENSATIONAL SCIENCE LAB: EDIBLE EXPERIMENTS
Youngsters aged 3 to 5 and their caregivers will be delighted to taste edible experiments and other science-related snacks in this episode of BCM’s monthly series, which provides an hour of educational experiments and S.T.E.A.M.-based fun. (Due to the prevalence of allergies, nuts will not be used in any of the activities. Behringer-Crawford Museum , 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 1 p.m.; in-person cost: admission $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children, free for members + $3 lab fee for all; virtual cost: $5 non-member/free for members + $3 lab fee for all; 859-491-4003 or http://bcmuseum.org.
FREE OCTOBER THURSDAY ART PLAY
Join the CAC every Thursday morning for creative playtime at Washington Park’s Porch. This family program uses hands-on activities and yoga to excite and educate the youngest art enthusiasts. Camp Out: Embrace Fall with a camp out themed Art Play. Pitch a tent on the porch, create a night sky collage, paint with marshmallows and make a star meditation bottle. Washington Park’s Front Porch, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 513-345-8400 or https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/programs/family-programs/thursday-art-play.
COUNTRY PUMPKIN’S FALL FESTIVAL
Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin’ pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.
SPOOKY TALES ON THE TRAILS: A JOURNEY TO THE STARS (register)
The Walk of Fame has nothing on us! Join Great Parks for a journey to the stars. Meet some of the constellations and rocket through the stories behind them. Then, explore the night skies with the Cincinnati Astronomical Society. Mitchell Memorial Forest , 5401 Zion Road, Cleves; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.; $5 per person + valid vehicle permit required for entry; 513-521-7275 or
FARM ENCOUNTERS (register) Taste farm fresh vegetables, join the animals in the pasture, learn to feed chickens and walk through GHF’s historic buildings during this guided farm tour. Gorman Heritage Farm , 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; $7 – 10; 513-563-6663 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166559894127.
HALLZOOWEEN 2021 Ghouls and boos can visit trick-or-treat stations featuring local sponsors, watch animals enjoy enrichment, see Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Show and SO much more. HallZOOween is presented by T-Mobile and takes place October 16 – 17, 23- 24 and 30 – 31.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781 or https://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/.
FALL FUN AT BURWINKEL FARMS
Pick a pumpkin, snap a selfie with sunflowers, navigate through a corn maze, go on a Halloween scavenger hunt and meet some farm animals, too! Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; $8 hayride option or $5 walking option- both options include a small pumpkin and access to farm fun; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.
FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: APPLES GALORE
Apple fun at the farm! Come on out and learn about different apples through fun activities and a craft, then visit the farm animals and see if they like to eat apples, too. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.; walk-ins welcome; valid vehicle permit required for entry; 15138675835 or http://Yourmetroparks.net.