Discover the magical sights and sounds of nature at night at this fun-filled family event at our beautiful Rowe Woods location.
- Bring a flashlight and visit fun, interactive booths along the trails featuring nighttime plants and animals.
- View the astronomical wonders through telescopes and experience live raptors up close.
- Guests can enjoy a picnic dinner at tables behind our historic Krippendorf Lodge and listen to live music by Chris Rowlands.
- Food trucks will be available.
- Free ice cream!
Adult members $12, children $6; Adult nonmembers $14 children $8 (includes daily admission). Tickets are nonrefundable after purchase. Tickets for this event support the mission of Cincinnati Nature Center.
“Thank you for hosting our family for Preparing for Night year after year! You do such a nice job with this event. My children beg to come back each year. The educational booths are entertaining for all ages. We love the festive atmosphere and learning about creatures of the night! So much fun to eat great food while enjoying music. Thanks for putting on such a wonderful event!”
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Join us as we hike and explore the beautiful fall colors of Rowe Woods. We will learn about why leaves change colors and how dead leaves contribute to the forest ecosystem. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
Come to our Nature PlayScape drop in program. Click on Tickets button for more information.
Grab your Hike for Your Health passport and get hiking with Roads Rivers and Trails staff. Click on the “Tickets” button for more information or to register.
Learn to make fire with flint and steel in this hands-on class. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
Grounds are open 8 am to 5 pm. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Visitor Center is CLOSED.
Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon and natural history readings. Please click on Tickets button for more information.
On our naturalist-led hike, we’ll learn to identify signs of voles while we explore how this small hamster-like mammal has such a huge impact. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the season behind for an easy afternoon of holiday crafting and snacking. Join the fun as we use natural and recycled materials to make wintery decorations. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
This event is SOLD OUT.
|Join us on the “midnight of the year” for a modern observance of an ancient tradition. Gather around a fire and explore the history of this event and the modern day symbolism that is with us today. Lit by the light of the full moon, our group hikes will deepen our understanding of the significance of the solstice as we look forward to the rebirth of spring. Complete with traditional music and bites! This hike is entirely outside; dress accordingly. Geared for ages 9 and up. Meet at the Abner Hollow Cabin.
|Members $8; nonmembers $15.
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