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  • Night in with Nature: Snakes, Owls, and Foxes, Oh My!

    Feb 25, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

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    Plan for a delightful and delicious night in! Snakes, Owls, and Foxes, Oh My! features the fox, the snake, and the owl in an exploration of the cultural views that shape our feelings. Learn why snakes are more feared than other animals. Discover differences, such as how owls are a symbol of protection in Chinese culture but…

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Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Jan 21, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Take a tour of the winter 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 the Orion Nebula, Andromeda galaxy, the…

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Planetarium Show: Forward to the Moon

Jan 06, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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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Planetarium Show: Season of Light

Dec 17, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us for this seasonal favorite. Explore the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn how these ancient rituals changed over time to become many of the world’s most endearing Christmas and New Year’s…

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Night Hike and Telescopes

Feb 17, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

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.  Following the hike, observe…

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Planetarium Show: Season of Light

Dec 03, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us for this seasonal favorite. Explore the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn how these ancient rituals changed over time to become many of the world’s most endearing Christmas and New Year’s…

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Planetarium Show: Season of Light

Dec 02, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us for this seasonal favorite. Explore the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn how these ancient rituals changed over time to become many of the world’s most endearing Christmas and New Year’s…

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Planetarium Show: Lars the Little Polar Bear

Feb 18, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Experience the first day of spring through the antics of Lars, a curious little polar bear. Follow Lars as he explores near his home making friends with a cormorant and a group of whales. Children will be mesmerized by Lars’ adventures and beautiful illustrations and can’t wait to see how the story ends! The first…

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Storytime Sprouts: Explore the Moon and Larry Cat in Space

Nov 19, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Blast off to fun with a Moon story and space-worthy song then journey to the Astronomy Building for the planetarium show, “Larry Cat in Space.” Spacesuits not required for this early childhood adventure. We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the generous support of an Anonymous Donor and the Ralph Regula…

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Planetarium Show “Larry Cat in Space”

Nov 19, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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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Planetarium Show “Planet Nine: The Search is On”

Nov 04, 2022 7:30PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join the hunt for a possible planet!  Planet Nine tells a tale of the search for another world hidden in the darkness.  Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they discover evidence of a Kuiper Belt object 10 times more massive than Earth and embark on the search for a new ninth planet…

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Past | Archive

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jan 28, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

Jan 28, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Astronomy Club Meeting

Jan 27, 2023 7:30PM—9:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW , 44689

Foxfield Preserve Virtual Info Session

Jan 25, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Jan 21, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Jan 20, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689