Events & Programs


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Fun for All!

Click on the program dates for pricing and full descriptions. All programs require preregistration and follow Cincinnati Nature Center's COVID Program Safety Protocol. 

Please bring your own mask. Whether indoors or outdoors, masks are required for all adults and children in Kindergarten through 12th grade at all Cincinnati Nature Center programs.  Masks are to be worn outside when one cannot consistently be spaced 6 feet apart. Masks are also required to be worn while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.).

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CLICK HERE to discover what's happening at our Nature PlayScape! 

CLICK HERE to sign up and be notified for various upcoming programs.

Front Desk Nature Moments

Native Fish and Red-eared Slider Turtle Feeding, Tuesdays, 11 am

Nature Discovery at the Nature Nook, Thursdays, 12 pm

Snake Handling and Feeding, Every Other Tuesday, 11 am

Join us at the Rowe Visitor Center for interactive programs presented by a naturalist. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission). Click here to register for your preferred program date and time.


Bluebird Monitoring

Every Friday, April 9 - August 13, 11-11:30 am

Join a naturalist for a hands-on bluebird learning experience. Discover how and why we monitor our bluebird boxes and then head out to the boxes to see which ones are occupied and by who. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission). Please CLICK HERE to register for your preferred date!


Bluebird Box Checking at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Saturday, April 24, 9:30-11 am

Hike with the bluebird box monitoring team and peer inside bird houses. Discover what the Nature Center is doing to encourage bluebirds, and how you can provide bird housing. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Get to Know Rowe Woods Hike

Saturdays in March, April, and May, 10-11:30 am

April 24 

May 8

May 22

Join us for a special tour starting at the Krippendorf Lodge, where you'll hear about our history and heritage. We’ll then trek along part of the Upland Trail where we'll see some of Rowe Woods’ best natural features. Along the way, you'll learn about our mission and how we work hard to protect and preserve our land and the wildlife that calls it home. Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).


Earth Month Family Quest

Saturday, April 24, 2-4 pm

Explore the trails with your family on a quest to be the ultimate conservationist. Journey through different habitats while completing tasks to help Mother Nature. Members $5; nonmembers $5 (includes daily admission).


Pawpaw Planting Project at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Saturday, April 24, 4-5:30 pm -- SOLD OUT

Celebrate Earth Month by giving back. During this family-friendly learn-by-doing volunteer project, you’ll help plant hundreds of baby pawpaw trees “way down yonder” by O’Bannon Creek at Long Branch Farm & Trails. Participants will receive five pawpaw seeds to take home to grow their own trees. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Get to Know Long Branch Farm & Trails Hike

Sunday, April 25, 2-3:30 pm

Sunday, May 16, 3-4:30 pm

This hike is for members who have never visited Long Branch Farm & Trails before, or for those who would like to know more about it. Come check it out! You’ll hear some history, fun facts, and see the natural treasures Long Branch has to offer. Members $5.


Full Moon Walks

Monday, April 26, 8:30-10 pm—Super Egg Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Wednesday, May 26, 8:30-10 pm—Milk Moon at Rowe Woods

Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon, natural history moments, and special readings. Recommended for adults and children 8 and up. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Wildflower Stroll with Noel                                           

Sundays in March, April, and May, 11-11:45 am

May 2 -- SOLD OUT

May 16 -- SOLD OUT

Join naturalist Noel for a Sunday stroll and learn what wildflowers are blooming. The stroll may take you back in time as you visit different parts of the Krippendorf Estate. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Painting with Nature

Saturday, May 8, 12-1:30 pm

Saturday, May 8, 2:30-4 pm

Sunday, May 16, 12-1:30 pm

Sunday, May 16, 2:30-4 pm

Capture spring colors as we transform nature into art supplies. Amid the awakening forest, we’ll harvest color, discover pigmented plant stories, and paint greeting cards with handmade inks and tools. Members $9; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).


Hike for Your Health with RRT

Sunday, May 23, 2-3:30 pm – Barred Owl Trail and Beaver Trail at Long Branch Farm & Trails -- SOLD OUT

Grab your Hike for Your Health passport and get hiking with Nature Center staff and a representative from Roads Rivers and Trails (RRT), a local adventure outfitter. Join us each month as we traverse our trails (approximately 2-3 miles each hike). Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).


Make a Hiking Stick

Saturday, May 29, 8:30-9:30 am

Saturday, May 29, 10:30-11:30 am

Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick using our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Members $7; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).


Spring Amphibian Quest


Journey through the woods in a guided night hike as we explore the fascinating sights and sounds of frogs and salamanders in spring. CLICK HERE to be added to the notification list. We will email you in advance when conditions are right. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).