Where People Connect to Nature
Grange Insurance Audubon Center's mission is to awaken and connect participants to the beauty of the natural world in the heart of Columbus and inspire environmental stewardship in their daily lives.
The staff of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center would like to thank all of our volunteers, supporters and visitors in this season of thanksgiving. We are grateful to have the opportunity to provide a crucial place for the general public to connect with nature through a variety of opportunities, such as school-aged children learning more about the natural world and conservation, organizations meeting outside the normal board room, families hosting important celebrations surrounded by nature, or visitors simply enjoying the beautiful spaces inside and outside of the Grange Audubon Center. Connections are made here every day. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.
In the spirit of feeling thankful, why not head out the Grange Insurance Audubon Center for an opportunity to show your gratitude to nature. Stop by the center to enjoy story time (Saturday morning at 10 am), tell us about what you are thankful for in nature by adding a leaf to our Thankful Trees, make some leaf rubbings and take home a fun turkey adorned with some natural items. Then, enjoy nature from various observation areas within the center, play time in the children's forest room and get outside to enjoy being surrounded by nature in the park. The center will be open from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday, November 26th and noon - 5 pm on Sunday, November 27th. There is no registration required or fee associated with these activities.
Warm up the beginning of your winter break with some winter fun at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center: December 21 - Shortest Day activities December 22 - Winter Mitten activities December 23 - Winter Wonderland activities During these specially themed days, listen to a read-aloud, enjoy winter scavenger hunts, crafts and short outdoor hikes. Then come back inside to warm up by the fireplace while sipping on hot cocoa and nibbling on a treat. A picnic and movie in the winter? YES! Bring a brown bag lunch and a blanket or pillow and meet in the multipurpose room to enjoy a family-friendly winter classic or two while staying warm inside but enjoying the winter views of the park. Activities will be run continuously throughout each day, so just stop in any time to enjoy a fun, winter get-away! Registration is not required. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The center will be open each day at 10 am, closing at 5 pm December 21st and 22nd but closing at 3 pm on Friday, December 23rd.
Attend one of our Audubon at Home Monthly Programs.