Fun For All

Fun for All!

Preregistration is required for most programs. For programs requiring registration, please register online well in advance of the class start date to ensure placement. Cincinnati Nature Center may update the status or format of programs based on conditions at the time of the program. 

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Photo of naturalist with a snake

Visitor Center Nature Moments

Join us at the Rowe Visitor Center for interactive programs presented by a naturalist. No registration necessary for these drop-in programs. 

Members free; nonmember adult $10 and nonmember child $6 (includes daily admission). 


Wild Senses
Tuesday, October 3, 11 am 
The Bert & Ernie Show! (Turtle Tales)
Thursday, October 511 am 
A photo of the full moon

Full Moon Walks

Witness the night's magic transform the trails as we marvel at the full moon and reveal natural history happenings on this guided hike. Full Moon Walks provide rare opportunities to hike Nature Center trails when we’re normally closed. These nighttime walks utilize level upland trails—we avoid steep hills, steps, and stream crossings for safety. Recommended for 12 and up. Preregistration required. Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission).

Marigold seed paper.

Make and Take: Seed Paper

Saturday, September 30, 4-5 pm - CANCELED! 

Grab the family or a friend and join us for an afternoon of paper-making fun! During this hands-on program, we’ll recycle paper scraps into something new and full of life (and native wildflower seeds!). Preregistration required. Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission).   

Noel walking with a walking stick.

Make a Hiking Stick 

Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick with our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Preregistration required. Members $8; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).

Butterfly milkweed with green bee.

Sunday Stroll with a Naturalist 

Join a front desk naturalist for a Sunday stroll and learn what is happening in the natural world. The stroll may take you back in time as you visit different parts of the Krippendorf Estate. Preregistration required. Members $6; nonmembers $12 (includes daily admission). 

Quilted image of a colorful butterfly.

Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Arts Show 

Friday, October 20 through Monday, October 22, open daily from 9 am-5 pm

Immerse yourself in color and pattern, become inspired by the whimsical images, and view a variety of contemporary quilts and fiber artworks during this exhibition. The Rowe Visitor Center Auditorium is adorned with over 100 colorful artworks created by more than 25 local quilters and fiber artists.  

Meet the Artists on Sunday, October 22, 11 am-2 pm 

Flashlight shining over tall grass at night.

Family Flashlight Scavenger Hunt at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

What could be more fun than a night hike? A scavenger hunt at night! During this night hike, we’ll use our senses and our flashlights to experience nature in a new way. Preregistration required. Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission). 

Create-Your-Own-Tile Workshop

Handmade is heARTfelt! Great for families, enjoy creating with your out-of-town, holiday guests. Make a special gift or keepsake. Plus, meet local Ceramic Artist Bonnie Mitchell and get a chance to work with her while learning how to carve your own tile! During this special hands-on workshop, you’ll have 45 minutes to work with Bonnie Mitchell to sgraffito, a decorative technique, by drawing your own image into a damp clay tile. Preregistration required. Member $35; nonmember $40 (includes daily admission).

Will Hillenbrand illustration featuring mice characters on a snowy tree.

Meet the Author & Storytime

Sunday, November 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Sunday, November 26, 1-2 pm

Join us for a meet-and-greet with Will Hillenbrand, an award-winning author and illustrator of over 70 children's picture books, through a visual presentation including his art and writing processes. PLUS enjoy listening to him read his newest books, "The Voice in the Hollow” and “Little Red”.

Charlie Harper art featuring a variety of wildlife and birds.

Woodland Wonders 

Saturday, December 9–Saturday, January 6, 10 am–5 pm daily (except Christmas) 

This holiday tradition features the artwork of renown American artist and illustrator, Charley Harper, and many other local artists who are inspired by our Woodland Wonders. Free print with $50 Charley Harper purchase. No registration required. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission at the gate.