Metro Parks’ naturalists and staff offer free programs and activities throughout the year for people of all ages, interests and ability levels. These programs can be searched online:
Free education programs are offered throughout the year for children with varying interests and ability levels. Programs are designed with student academic achievement and environmental responsibility in mind. They help to reinforce Ohio’s science and social studies education standards and may be adapted for a group’s special needs or interests. We can also bring educational programs directly to your classroom or group free of charge. For more information, contact 614-891-0700, or download a Group Programs information page with contact information for the parks where school and group programs are offered, and Group Programs chart a chart of all the programs.
The Metro Parks Explorer program recognizes individuals age 17 and younger who attend five programs within a 12-month period. Pick up a card available at any public program to track your attendance. After completing the fifth program, you will receive a Metro Parks Explorer patch. For more information, contact 614-891-0700.
From April through October, groups may schedule a program on a Metro Parks tram. Participants will travel through a park with a naturalist and learn about the park’s natural and cultural features. For tram locations and availability please call the naturalist at the park where you’d like to schedule your program. The naturalist will have a list of available dates and times.
Metro Parks’ outreach group offers free programs for adults, age 50 and older. Programs are typically 60-minutes long but can be adjusted to meet the needs of your group. Most programs can be adapted to indoor or outdoor settings. Difficulty levels vary. Program Details
To schedule one of our current programs, call 614-508-8060.