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Firefly Festival

Jul 20, 2024 4:00PM—9:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join The Wilderness Center for a new, family-friendly evening summer event to celebrate our shining friends, fireflies! Explore the magical world of fireflies and other nightly creatures, combining education, hands-on activities, and flashes of fun! 🎵 Enjoy Stories and Campfire Songs with TWC’s Education Team, and Make & Take Crafts, while supplies last. ✨ Catch…

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Planetarium Show: The Cowboy Astronomer

Jul 20, 2024 5:00PM—6:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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Learn about the night sky from the unique perspective of a Cowboy Astronomer.  Students will learn about stars, their properties, their motion, and seasonal changes in the sky.  They’ll learn about constellations and some of the other objects in the night sky like the Pleiades star cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy, nebulae, and supernovas to name…

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Planetarium Show: The Cowboy Astronomer

Jul 20, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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Planetarium Show: The Cowboy Astronomer & The Night Sky Learn about the night sky from the unique perspective of a Cowboy Astronomer.  Students will learn about stars, their properties, their motion, and seasonal changes in the sky.  They’ll learn about constellations and some of the other objects in the night sky like the Pleiades star…

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Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Jul 27, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Take a tour of the summer night sky with Robin, our Astronomy Education Specialist. Learn what constellations and bright stars are in the night sky this time of year and what planets we can see. Experience some of the incredible deep sky objects this sky has to offer including galaxies, star clusters, and more. And…

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Planetarium Show: Forward to the Moon

Aug 02, 2024 9:00PM—10:00PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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In just a single lifetime we have moved from our first space rocket launch to using space technology in our everyday day life. The Apollo Moon landings of the last century were just the beginning. Be inspired by NASA’s Artemis program, named after the Greek Moon goddess and twin to Apollo, our next chapter in…

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Star Watch with the TWC Astronomy Club

Aug 02, 2024 10:00PM—11:00PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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The night sky is a place of wonders! Be inspired by constellations, craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, stellar nurseries, galaxies filled with stars, and more! Come to our monthly, first Friday Star Watch hosted by the Wilderness Center’s Astronomy Club. Star Watch is free and fun for the whole family.  Explore our…

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Planetarium Show: Forward to the Moon

Aug 03, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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In just a single lifetime we have moved from our first space rocket launch to using space technology in our everyday day life. The Apollo Moon landings of the last century were just the beginning. Be inspired by NASA’s Artemis program, named after the Greek Moon goddess and twin to Apollo, our next chapter in…

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Night Hike and Telescopes

Aug 09, 2024 9:30PM—11:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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The night is alive at The Wilderness Center! Observe nocturnal wildlife undisturbed as we visit different habitats, experiencing the night with nature-friendly nightlights. Learn the importance of the dark sky to wildlife and humans alike as you reconnect with nature on a roughly 1-mile hike that engages your lesser used senses. Bring your red-light flashlight…

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Planetarium Shows: Larry Cat in Space

Aug 17, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Take off on a lunar adventure with a curious stowaway cat! “Larry Cat in Space” is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. Through Larry’s eyes, we observe his human family, a group of enthusiastic sky-watchers. When his best friend Diana takes a job on the…

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