Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Places to visit in and around Cincinnati:
Cincinnati Museum Center: http://cincymuseum.org/ 1301 Western AvenueCincinnati, OH 45203(513) 287-7000(800) 733-2077 (toll free)Museum Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/

Cincinnati Recreation Commission: http://www.cincyrec.org/CRC currently has 31 recreation centers, 41 swimming pools, over 2,500 acres of outdoor athletic and playground facilities, tennis attractions, seven premiere golf courses, athletic leagues, seniors' programs, therapeutic programs, before-and-after school programs, summer day camps, and special public events on the Waterfront and around the city. Check out their facilities for classes and open gym times. Most centers are willing to work with homeschoolers to set up classes.

Cincinnati Nature Center: http://www.cincynature.org/CNC is a willing to set up programs for homeschoolers. The trails are also available for hiking with daily admission. No food may be brought onto the property.

Hamilton County Parks:http://www.greatparks.org/Hamilton County Parks are a wonderful resource. They will set up programs for homeschooler (contact the naturalist, usually a minimum of 10 students required) and regularly offer educational programs throughout the year. The parks are great for play and hiking. Great place to set up a park day and invite other homeschoolers to join you. Yearly permit required ($5)

Clermont County Parks: http://www.clermontcountyohio.gov/parks/default.htmAnother park district willing to work with homeschoolers. Contact naturalist about setting up programs or check out the schedule of already existing programs. There is no admission fee for these parks.

Cincinnati Parks: http://www.cinci-parks.org/ or go to http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cityparks/pages/-4417-/ for Nature programs. Cincinnati Parks regularly offer programs for homeschoolers call "Habitiat for Homeschoolers". Preregistration required for most programs.

Cincinnati Art Museum: http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.com/Offer programs for youth and adults. Willing to set up tours.

Ohio Historical Society: http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Sites in SW Ohio include Fort Jefferson, Dunbar House,Miamisburg Mound, National Afro-American Museum, Glendower, Fort Ancient, Harrison Tomb , Stowe House,Grant Birthplace, Grant Boyhood Home, Grant Schoolhouse, Rankin House, Davis Memorial, Serpent Mound, Fort Hill, Seip Mound, Adena, Story Mound. Be sure to call ahead as hours and days of operation vary.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/

Clermont County Public Library: http://www.clermont.lib.oh.us/

Kenton County Public Library: http://www.kenton.lib.ky.us/

Campbell County Public Library: http://www.cc-pl.org/

Kenton County Parks (Kentucky): http://www.kentoncounty.org/departments/recreation/index.html be sure to check out their Wild Wednesday Program (offered May through September). They even offer free lunches during some of the Wild Wednesday programs.

Five Rivers Metro Parks (Dayton): http://www.metroparks.org/
Offer programs for homeschoolers throughout the school year. (http://www.metroparks.org/_home/eventResultsHomeSchool.aspx)

Sunwatch Village: http://www.sunwatch.org/

Contemporary Art Center: http://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/6th and Walnut Streets.Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio513-345-8400Hours:Monday: 10 am-9 pm (5 pm-9 pm free admission), Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday - Friday: 10 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11 am-6 pm
Will set up free educational tours for groups. The sixth floor, Unmuseum, is wonderful for toddlers and young school aged children and include a hands on activity at the conclusion of the tour.

Taft Museum: http://www.taftmuseum.org/316 Pike Street at the east end of Fourth Street, across from Lytle Park, in downtown Cincinnati. Parking garage available onsite.

Imago Earth Center: http://www.imagoearth.org/700 Enright AvenueCincinnati, OH 45205(513) 921.5124Will set up educational programs for a fee

Cincinnati Fire Museum: http://www.cincyfiremuseum.com/The Cincinnati Fire Museum is located at 315 West Court Street near Plum in downtown Cincinnati. Hours now through December 31, 2006:Tuesday through Fridays, 10AM-4PMSaturday & Sunday Noon - 4PMClosed Holidays Great place to visit in October for Fire Safety Month.

Newport Aquarium: http://www.newportaquarium.com/Open 365 days a year, Standard Hours daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Located at Newport on the Levee, just minutes from downtown Cincinnati

Young's Jersey Dairy Farm: http://www.youngsdairy.com/Located in Yellow Springs, OH

Greater Cincinnati Historical Police Museum http://www.gcphs.com/959 W. 8th St.Cincinnati, Ohio 45203Telephone : (513) 300-3664Open Tues, Thurs and Sat from 10 AM to 4 PM Admission is free!

Greenacres Foundation http://www.green-acres.org/8255 Spooky HollowCincinnati, Ohio 45242513-891-42278:30 AM to 5:00 PM M-FWill set up free educational programs for groups of 10 or more

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/
2600 DeWeese ParkwayDayton, OH 45414937-275-7431Great hands on museum that offers free admission to those who have a membership the the Cincinnati Museum Center. They also offer special classes for homeschoolers throught the year (
Metroparks of Butler County http://butlercountymetroparks.org/Motor Vehicle Permits are required in all parks in the MetroParks of Butler County system. Permits can be purchased from park staff at the parks or in advance from the Administrative Headquarters during office hours or by mail. Annual non-transferrable stickers sell for $5 each. Will set up programs in the parks for $4 per student.

US Airforce Museum www.wpafb.af.mil/museum

Kids Love Travel Series http://www.kidslovetravel.com/
Great books for planning fields in and around the surrounding states. Best-selling family travel guides available for: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee & Virginia (includes Washington, DC).

Factory Tours USA http://factorytoursusa.com/index.asp great resource for setting up factory tours in and around the Cincinnati area.

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