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April 21, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

FREE - No registration required!

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
(440) 256-1404

Discover nature and have fun with it…naturally!

School’s out for Spring Break. Looking for a fun family experience? Stop by the Nature Center anytime between 10 am and 4 pm. Visit the Nature Center for scavenger hunts, seasonal craft, outdoor x-plorer packs, hiking, hands on exhibits, the Wildlife Center, live animals and much more. Naturalists are on-hand to answer all of your nature related questions and to help guide you through the day. Visit the Nature Store; refreshments are available.

This event is free and all ages are welcome. No registration is required.
Nature Center and Wildlife Center hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Free hands-on activities

  • Signs of spring scavenger hunt
  • Tell-a-tale tattoos (facepainting)
  • Simple to complete nature craft
  • X-Plorer packs filled with hands-on seasonal activities
  • Animal Encounters from the Wildlife Center
  • Star Lab
  • Kite flying
  • And much more!

More natural fun...

  • Photo by Marsha WadeDiscover the sights and sounds of wildlife at the interactive Nature Calls exhibit.
  • Watch and listen to birds and other wildlife through the Window on Wildlife.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Spring Art Show, the Alchemy of Art in Forest Hall.
  • Visit the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center, where injured or orphaned native Ohio wildlife including hawks, owls and a bald eagle are housed for rehabilitation and care. See our wildlife ambassadors in the Wildlife Center Yard.
  • Take a hike on more than 8.5 miles of trails
    (open year-round).
  • Browse our selection of unique gift items in The Nature Store including “fun” nature-related toys, educational items and rocks & minerals, books and field guides for adults and children, nature-inspired t-shirts, binoculars by VORTEX, and bird feeders and wildlife houses. 


Take I-90 to Rt. 306 south for about one mile. Turn left onto Rt. 615. Turn right (east) onto Kirtland-Chardon Road and continue for two miles. Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located on the right (south) side of the road.


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