Upcoming Programs & Events

  • Creeking in the Parks

    June 20, 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

    Water isn't just fun to play in, it can also tell you a lot about our environment. Join MetroParks and Butler Soil and Water Conservation District for our third summer creek exploration! We'll find out about our watershed and the creatures call Indian Creek home. We'll supply everything you need to explore the water, the creek's fossils and aquatic wildlife. Please wear close-toed shoes.

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  • Big Backyard Nature Bash

    June 22, 2024 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    Kickoff this summer's Great American Campout season by exploring our favorite ways to soak up the fun nature has to offer. Don't know a trilobite from a damselfly? Doubt your sense of hiking direction? Aching to meet a box turtle in person? We've got you covered as your family samples some of the best nature activities to try this summer in your own backyard or the backyard of your local MetroParks. From your first step in the creek until the last campfire ember goes out, this will be one bash to remember!

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  • Farm Foundations - Goats Part Two

    June 23, 2024 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Join us for an agriculture educational program designed to give you a farming foundation you can build upon. Part two of the two-part series will introduce you to the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead resident goats. Through fun, hands-on activities you will learn basic information about goats including their different breeds, life cycle, husbandry practices, nutrition, and agricultural significance. Participants will practice grooming and feeding the goats, too. Registration is required by June 21. Children 8 years and up. Under age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Creeking in the Parks

    June 27, 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

    Water isn't just fun to play in, it can also tell you a lot about our environment. Join MetroParks and Butler Soil and Water Conservation District for our fourth summer creek exploration! We'll find out about our watershed and the creatures call Dry Fork Creek home. We'll supply everything you need to explore the water, the creek's fossils and aquatic wildlife. Please wear close-toed shoes.

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  • Fireflies

    June 29, 2024 8:30pm - 9:30pm

    Fireflies or lightning bugs? No matter what you call them, come out and learn about nature's favorite flashy things with MetroParks of Butler County. We'll start in the shelter and learn a little about the insects' life cycle, why they flash, and how to attract more of them to your yard. Then we'll take an easy 1/2 mile hike to see lightning bugs in action under the stars.

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