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Feed the Animals

PORT CLINTON – At African Safari Wildlife Park, this drive-through safari park features more than 100 acres of land where hundreds of animals roam free their home-style surroundings. The park will reopen in February for the 2018 season. Other activities include adventure shows where you can stand toe to toe with natures tallest creature, the giraffe, or ride the camel or even mine for treasure at the African Safari Mining Outpost. Tickets are now available online. >MORE

Play and Learn –  for the Kids

LANCASTER – AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum Come play and learn at AHA!. AHA! is a 4,000 square foot adventure space featuring more than 30 exhibits and activities for children age 0-7 (and older). Children can learn as they engage in their most important “work” of play. From the pretend pizza kitchen, vet’s office and grocery store, to the stage and the fire truck and bulldozer, children are invited to play imaginatively. Builders will enjoy the wooden blocks, train table, Duplo table and the water table exhibits. Young artists can create a masterpiece in our Art Zone. Call now to visit us, reserve a party, or reserve visit time for a class, preschool or camp group.

Encounter the Butterflies

CINCINNATTI – One of Cincinnati’s favorite springtime traditions is the annual Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory. A giant monarch butterfly on the outside of the conservatory greets you with the theme of this year’s show: The Majestic Monarch. You just can’t beat the look of delight on a kid’s face when he has his first butterfly encounter. Touching the wings of a butterfly is a no-no, but Krohn Conservatory has jasmine-scented “landing pads” available for visitors who want a closer encounter with a butterfly. Don’t be surprised if a butterfly lands on your shirt, purse, or even your head. While interacting with the butterflies is great fun, the show has an educational component as well. The Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show runs through June 19, 2017.

Make a Glass Paperweight

FOREST PARK – Visiting the Neusole Glassworks near Cincinnati is a creative way to stay indoors on a rainy Spring day. Does the idea of a “Hot Shop” sound appealing, even if you don’t know what that is? A Hot Shop is a studio for artists who craft beautiful creations out of glass.  Neusole Glassworks sells beautiful art glass, holds demonstrations, workshops, and offers DIY classes so that visitors can try it themselves.So have a great time while staying toasty warm, then have beautiful souvenirs to keep as a reminder of your experience.