Dec
25
Mon
Cincinnati Nature Center is CLOSED
Dec 25 all-day

Cincinnati Nature Center, including all grounds and buildings, will be closed on December 25.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Apr
15
Sun
Brett Harper History Talk and Book Signing @ Cincinnati Nature Center
Apr 15 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Brett Harper will be providing a visual presentation and book signing for Cincinnati Nature Center’s historic book, Fascinating Lives and Landscapes: The History Behind Cincinnati Nature CenterThis book vividly recounts the stories of the three properties—the Krippendorf Property, Long Branch Farm, and the Groesbeck Estate—which make up today’s Cincinnati Nature Center. Brett Harper’s captivating narration brings historical details and memories from descendants to life with more than one hundred rare and previously unpublished photographs. From pioneer days to modern times, the history of each property eventually intersects to establish one of America’s preeminent nature centers.

Reservations are encouraged.

Please click HERE to register.

 

May
6
Sun
Heritage Walk: Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates @ Cincinnati Nature Center
May 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Heritage Walk:

Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former

Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates

Sunday, May 6, 2-4:30 pm

The Rowe Woods property boasts two estates that are on the National Registry of Historic places. Join us for a two-and-a-half-hour docent-led walking tour of both the interior and exterior of the homes built in the early 20th century by Carl Krippendorf and Grace Groesbeck. By exploring architectural style, horticulture and landscape design, we’ll see the ties between the two families, how they both sought to blend the natural world with the designed human world with influence from the British designer Gertrude Jekyll and how their efforts set the stage for the property that would become Cincinnati Nature Center.

Knowledgeable docents will be available in and around both Krippendorf Lodge and Groesbeck Lodge to share stories of the history of this unique place and answer your questions. This experience includes a revealing 20 minute self-guided walk between the two historic homes.  Participants may opt to drive between the two homes.

  • Experience a special viewing of the family homes at both estates, normally not open to the public.
  • Deepen your understanding of the land by learning about what happened in the past.
  • Hear stories of the Krippendorfs and Groesbecks within the context of the history of the Cincinnati area.
  • Enjoy light refreshments while viewing artifacts from our colorful history.
  • Discover the history in objects that you might have walked by 100 times while hiking the trails.
  • Limited spaces available.  Preregistration required.  Register online by clicking on the orange link below.
  • Members $20; nonmembers $29 (includes daily admission).
  • Click HERE to register.

Testimonial regarding our Heritage Walk:

“Thank you so very much for all your time in planning and executing this wonderful experience. I’ve been coming here most of my life but this was the first class I’ve taken. History is so fascinating to me and learning about the incredible families who set the groundwork for this marvelous place was awe inspiring. You all did a great job.”     ~ Kathleen B.

 

May
12
Sat
Back to Nature – Enchanted Evening in the Woods @ Cincinnati Nature Center - Rowe Woods
May 12 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Join us at Krippendorf Lodge for our annual gala featuring live music, cocktails, a sumptuous dinner and both silent and live auctions.

$175 per person. Tables of eight available.

Please CLICK HERE for more information.

 

May
19
Sat
Art Party in the Woods @ Cincinnati Nature Center - Rowe Woods
May 19 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for an ART PARTY amidst the beautiful backdrop of Rowe Woods!

You don’t need to be an artist to enjoy this fun class for adults. Our art teacher will lead you step-by-step in discovering your inner artist. Create a painting to take home. Feel free to bring an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage and snacks for a not-too-serious artistic adventure. All materials are supplied.

Members $30; nonmembers $39 (includes daily admission).

Click HERE for more information or tickets!

Jun
8
Fri
Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course – Fridays in June
Jun 8 @ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Join certified interpretive trainer Jason Neumann for a four-day course about techniques and tips for effectively interpreting information to lay people in a way that is personally relevant and engaging. If you work for, or hope to work for, a nature center, museum or other organization where docents and guides are used, this training may be for you. Also relevant for high school and college professors who want to better inspire and engage their students. Curriculum, certification, and registration are through National Association for Interpretation (NAI). This course will meet on consecutive Fridays (June 8, 15, 22, and 29).

Registration Cost: $230 (Certification is an additional $150)

Preregistration (through National Association for Interpretive) is required. For more information and to register, please visit:

Click HERE for more information or to register.

Jun
10
Sun
Heritage Walk: Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates @ Cincinnati Nature Center
Jun 10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Heritage Walk:

Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former

Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates

Sunday, June 10, 2-4:30 pm

The Rowe Woods property boasts two estates that are on the National Registry of Historic places. Join us for a two-and-a-half-hour docent-led walking tour of both the interior and exterior of the homes built in the early 20th century by Carl Krippendorf and Grace Groesbeck. By exploring architectural style, horticulture and landscape design, we’ll see the ties between the two families, how they both sought to blend the natural world with the designed human world with influence from the British designer Gertrude Jekyll and how their efforts set the stage for the property that would become Cincinnati Nature Center.

Knowledgeable docents will be available in and around both Krippendorf Lodge and Groesbeck Lodge to share stories of the history of this unique place and answer your questions. This experience includes a revealing 20 minute self-guided walk between the two historic homes.  Participants may opt to drive between the two homes. A full Heritage Walk will take about two and one half hours.

  • Experience a special viewing of the family homes at both estates, normally not open to the public.
  • Deepen your understanding of the land by learning about what happened in the past.
  • Hear stories of the Krippendorfs and Groesbecks within the context of the history of the Cincinnati area.
  • Enjoy light refreshments while viewing artifacts from our colorful history.
  • Discover the history in objects that you might have walked by 100 times while hiking the trails.
  • Limited spaces available.  Preregistration required.  Register online by clicking on the orange link below.
  • Members $20; nonmembers $29 (includes daily admission).
  • Click HERE to register.

Testimonial regarding our Heritage Walk:

“Thank you so very much for all your time in planning and executing this wonderful experience. I’ve been coming here most of my life but this was the first class I’ve taken. History is so fascinating to me and learning about the incredible families who set the groundwork for this marvelous place was awe inspiring. You all did a great job.”     ~ Kathleen B.

 

Jun
16
Sat
Couples’ Date Night: “Native or Not?” at Long Branch Farm & Trails @ Cincinnati Nature Center - Long Branch Farm & Trails
Jun 16 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fall in love with natives!

What says love more than friendly competition with other couples? Grab your mate’s hand and walk the trail in search of answers to the question “native or not?” Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while feeding your mind and soul. From mini-cooking classes to foraging, we will excite your senses. One lucky couple will win a native plant from the Nature Center’s nursery.  Will it be you?

Member couples $40; nonmember couples $55 (includes daily admission).

Click HERE for more information or tickets!

Couples’ Date Night: “Native or Not?” at Long Branch Farm & Trails @ Cincinnati Nature Center - Long Branch Farm & Trails
Jun 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fall in love with natives!

What says love more than friendly competition with other couples? Grab your mate’s hand and walk the trail in search of answers to the question “native or not?” Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while feeding your mind and soul. From mini-cooking classes to foraging, we will excite your senses. One lucky couple will win a native plant from the Nature Center’s nursery.  Will it be you?

Member couples $40; nonmember couples $55 (includes daily admission).

Click HERE for more information or tickets!

Couples’ Date Night: “Native or Not?” at Long Branch Farm & Trails @ Cincinnati Nature Center - Long Branch Farm & Trails
Jun 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Fall in love with natives!

What says love more than friendly competition with other couples? Grab your mate’s hand and walk the trail in search of answers to the question “native or not?” Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while feeding your mind and soul. From mini-cooking classes to foraging, we will excite your senses. One lucky couple will win a native plant from the Nature Center’s nursery.  Will it be you?

Member couples $40; nonmember couples $55 (includes daily admission).

Click HERE for more information or tickets!