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. Daycare organizations and summer schools are welcome and should call for information and registration. Programs start at noon and last about an hour.
June 7 – 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 14 – Hiding in Plain Sight
Join us to Learn about some great animal adaptations. Find out if you can follow the animals’ tracks. Then make your own weird and wonderful animal to take home. Presented by Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.
June 21 – Pollinator Partners
Join us to learn about the importance of pollinators. Figure out how bees communicate, and what catches the eye of a butterfly. To end out the program make your own pollinator artwork to take home. Presented by Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.
June 28 – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
An educational performance that uses junk percussion instruments to introduce musical concepts and illustrate elements of math and physics. An array of buckets, barrels, pans, cans, auto parts, pipes, flower pots, and pieces of wood can make music. Learn how the physical properties of the instruments affect the sounds that they make. Then translating fractions into rhythms that they can play as a group. The show ends with an impromptu percussion performance. Presented by Stan Ginn.
July 5 – 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 12 – Spin Science
What do you call a twisting force? A torque! Kids learn they already know the big ideas behind the phenomena of spinning using toys as well as their own bodies! Presented by Crystal Clear Science.
July 19 – Let’s Make Music
Come join the fun creating and playing your very own musical instrument which can then be taken home! Together with everyone there, we will create music!. This interactive program empowers youth in positive and unique ways, building on the Developmental Assets of Empowerment, Constructive Use of Time, and Positive Values. No prior musical experience required. Creativity welcome!! Presented by Coalition for a Healthy, Safe and Drug-Free Greater Hamilton.
July 26 – Springy Science
Spring into action! Spring to life! Spring forward! Fun experiments in elastic energy connect the dots behind language, energy, and everyday life. Presented by Crystal Clear Science.