There’s an endless list of things for kids to do and explore outdoors, and Geauga Park District is pleased to present programs proving just how incredible (and fun) Nature can be. Here’s a complete list of Geauga Park District’s upcoming fall programs and events geared directly to kids!
Registration is required and available 24/7 for all of the following programs at the new Geauga Park District, or during normal business hours at 440-286-9516, which may also be called with questions. Programs are designed for the stated age group; older and younger siblings will not be considered participants. Please remember to dress for the weather!
- Timbertots: Give a Hoot! (Ages 3-5 w/adult) – Friday, October 12th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Sunnybrook Preserve, Lodge
Come ready to hoot and howl just like an owl! Make and take a craft, hike a trail and assist with a special surprise seasonal activity. Indoors and outdoors.
- Astrotots: Super Sun (Ages 3-5 w/adult) – Friday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 3rd, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Observatory Park
Experience the incredible super powers of the sun! Gaze at the sun via the park solar scope (weather permitting) and meet the sun’s universal siblings in the planetarium. Songs, craft, experiments and fun!
- Nature Explorers: Winter Survival (Ages 6-7 & 8-11) – Saturday, November 3rd, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Headwaters Park, Boathouse
Nature Explorers, discover the multiple ways mammals, birds, insects, amphibians and other wildlife prepare to survive Geauga County winter. Drop-off program. Outdoors.
- Timbertots: Hibernation Celebration! (Ages 3-5 w/adult) – Friday, November 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 10th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Rookery, Great Blue Heron Lodge
Discover fun first facts about hibernation. Bring a teddy bear and small blanket and teach your fuzzy friend how to sleep through winter’s chill. Indoors and outdoors.
- Homeschool Days: Magnification (Ages 5-7 & Ages 8-12) – Friday, November 16th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The West Woods, Nature Center
We’ll learn how to use magnifying glasses, microscopes and binoculars to study wildlife, plus explore how these devices work! Adults may attend (need not register) or drop off child with waiver. Indoors and outdoors.
- Timbertots: Evergreen Artists! (Ages 3-5 w/adult) – Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Monday, December 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge
Join Naturalist Karie to discover evergreen trees and make your very own greens centerpiece to take home! Bows and pine cones provided; bring small decorations if desired. Partially outside, so dress for the weather. A limited number of hand clippers will be available for adult use, so please bring your own if you have them.
- Wildlife in Winter (Ages 6-7 & Ages 8-11) – Friday, December 28th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at The West Woods, Nature Center
Join us to learn what we should and shouldn’t do to help our wildlife friends this winter by exploring both inside and outside and make your very own bird feeder! Drop-off program.
- A Bear-y Fun Time! (Ages 3-5 w/adult) – Saturday, December 29th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Big Creek Park
Join Nora the Explorer to discover amazing things about bears through a story, fun activities and a craft. Indoors only.
- New Year’s Eve Nature Celebration! – Monday, December 31st, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Claridon Woodlands
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the new Claridon Woodlands with fun activities for all ages. There will even be a “toast” at 12:00 p.m. (noon)! Pizza and beverages provided. Mostly indoors but may be partially outdoors if weather permits.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.