Specialized events for children, aged 5 through 12. These events are programs designed by local educators, artists and staff members to offer entertaining, interactive and educational experiences for students and adults. The programs are free with paid admission and free to members. Participation in some programs is limited. Daycare organizations and summer schools are welcome and should call for information and registration. Programs start at noon and last about an hour.
- June 10 – An American Indian Trail
Kids will get to see and touch genuine artifacts, many of which were found in the park and surrounding areas. Learn what life was like for Native Americans by exploring a miniature village, using replica tools, and playing customary games. Class size is limited.
- June 17 – Sounds Like Fun
Hands on fun as students explore the science of sound. Come and learn things about yourself and how the world hears you that will rock your world. Teaches all the concepts of pitch, volume, acoustics, energy changes, biology of our ears, types of instruments, Doppler Effect.
- June 24 – Cool Critters
This fun and educational program teaches children about reptiles and invertebrates. Cool Critters is a Cincinnati based organization that rescues and teaches the public about these animals. There will be several animals visiting that may be observed as Cool Critters shares fun facts and teach about the treatment of animals.
- July 1 – Wonderful Water
Floating and Sinking and Flinking OH MY! A perfect program to engage kids as they “get their feet wet” studying the chemistry and physics of water. Teaches density, properties of matter, states of matter, water cycle, surface tension, water conservation.
- July 8 – Looking at Leaves
Families will be introduced to plants through games, discussion and art. We will examine tree rings, play a tree game focusing on basic needs, and create various leafy critters using plant parts. – Butler Soil and Water Conservation District
- July 15 –What is your Spark?
The Spark Catcher is an activity for prompting young people to think about their passion, or “spark,” whether it’s painting, soccer, or helping other people. A person’s spark is what they are really passionate about doing, an activity that unleashes their energy and joy, one that may allow them to really express their personality and perhaps make their own unique contribution to the world. – Coalition for a Healthy, Safe and Drug-Free Greater Hamilton
- July 22 –Magic and Fun
Charlie Cadabra’s show includes magic tricks, audience helpers, silly fun, and music. Harvey, the live rabbit, will magically appear for everyone to pet after the show.
- July 29 – Soil Painting Get down and dirty with soil, learning about what soil is made from, why it is important, and why there are so many different types of soil. We will wrap up the program with a great art project; painting with a multitude of colors of soil. – Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.