Lake Metroparks presents Fun Day Monday – Spring Break!‏

Lake Metroparks presents Fun Day Monday – Spring Break!
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
April 21, 2014 • 10 am to 4 pm

lakemplogoKIRTLAND – Looking for a naturally-fun family experience when the children are out of school on spring break? Lake Metroparks invites you visit and enjoy our clean and safe parks. Come to Penitentiary Glen Reservation in Kirtland on Monday, April 21 for a special “Fun Day” complete with free nature activities for the whole family. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm.  The event is free and no registration is required.

Hands-on free activities include:

· Signs of spring scavenger hunt

· Tell-a-tale tattoos (face painting)

· Simple to complete nature craft

· X-Plorer packs filled with hands-on seasonal activities

· Animal Encounters from the Wildlife Center

· Star Lab – Indoor planetarium

· Kite flying

· And much more!

Additional Activities

The Nature Center and Wildlife Center are open 9 am to 5 pm; so come and spend the day with us. Discover 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 Apollo, the Bald eagle, and the rest of our native Ohio wildlife animal ambassadors in the Wildlife 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, field guides for adults and children, nature-inspired t-shirts, binoculars by VORTEX, bird feeders and wildlife houses. Snacks and beverages are also available in The Nature Store.

Children of all ages (and adults too) will have a good time at Fun Day Monday as they learn about nature. The event is free for all ages. For more information about Fun Day Monday activities, visit lakemetroparks.com or call 440-256-1404.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd in Kirtland. 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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