Step Into Spring With Us!

At the Grange Insurance Audubon Center

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is open and encourages free timed ticketing and event registration prior to visiting.

Welcome! 

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center has lots of ways to engage daily. We strongly encourage timed ticketing and pre-registration for our programming. For a complete listing of things you can do during your visit, click here! 
 

AUDUBON ADVENTURE CAMP 2022 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click HERE for more information

ART AT AUDUBON

ILLUMINATIONS/RAVENS (APRIL 1-JUNE 12)

A Solo Exhibition featuring 28 Archival prints and 1 extraordinary Bird Screen by innovative and multidisciplinary artist Catherine Eaton Skinner
We live in a world where it is difficult to feel a part of the whole, as we continue finding ways to connect to each other and place.  Skinner’s work gives expression to her journeys through many cultures and the five elements, the balance being imperative to our survival.

Skinner’s creative sensibilities stem from growing up in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Stanford University, painting instruction from Bay Area Figurative painters Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell. Twenty years in biological illustration began Skinner’s professional career. Dividing her time between studios in Seattle and Santa Fe, she works as an innovative artist with multidisciplinary methods: encaustic, oil painting, photography, glass, printmaking, sculpture. Click HERE for more information.

ONLINE BIRDHOUSE AUCTION FUNDRAISER NOW THROUGH MAY 31
You still have the opportunity to bring home a one-of-a-kind, handmade birdhouse.  Click HERE to place your bid today to help raise money for the birds! 

INTRODUCING OUR SPRING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
ROBIE BENVE

Robie Benve is a mixed media artist creating paintings that express her love for Nature and its preservation.
Benve's landscapes represent beautiful places and untouched environments.  Beautiful and lush landscapes are a precious and rare encounter. Benve paints with vivid and uplifting colors, using a mix of paper, paint, inks, and other media as needed. A strong source of light is used in Benve's scenes, as light is a font of life and hope. Robie starts her work from a very abstract base and works intuitively to transform it into a more depictive scene. Click HERE for more information.

Visit Robie in studio on Thursdays and Fridays, 10a-1p.  Join her for tips on painting, possible workshops and participate in her community "turtle" art project (coming soon).

SPRING MIGRATION CELEBRATION SATURDAY MAY 7 

Bring mom to the native plant sale (open to the public 11a-1p) and play the outdoor migration game.  The first 100 visitors receive a FREE tree seedling from Bartlett Trees!

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY "DIM THE LIGHTS FOR BIRDS AT NIGHT" SATURDAY MAY 14

The first 10 people to post a picture on Facebook playing the outdoor migration game with game sign in photo on May 14 will receive a 2022 World Migratory Bird Day Poster!  Participate in any bird activity on this day and receive a World Migratory Bird Day Button!

SIP AND PAINT WITH US AND WINE & CANVAS!

Sign up now for our 2022 Sip & Paint afternoons with Wine and Canvas! Enjoy an afternoon of painting (and sipping) while creating your masterpiece! Register HERE

  • "Fall Harvest" Saturday October 29, 1p-4p
  • "Winter Cardinal" Saturday December 17, 1p-4p

OTHER PROGRAMS, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES TO EXPLORE!

NATIVE PLANT BACKYARD CHALLENGE 2022
WE'RE LOOKING FOR 200 HOUSEHOLDS TO PARTICIPATE!

A collaboratin between the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and Columbus Audubon.  A conservation project for the whole family! 
Transform or further develop your outdoor spaces into native habitats.  Register HERE

NEW OUTDOOR MIGRATION GAME!
Stop in the center and pick up dice and instructions!  Step outside and go through a series of 24 stations where you get to be a BIRD!  Learn about the challenges birds go through during migration.  

AUDUBON ADVENTURE BUTTONS!  Start collecting yours today!  Find out how you can earn and collect the following buttons: Membership, Building Scavenger Hunt, Beginner Bird Walk, Adventures Backpacks, Preschool Adventures and Winter Birder (coming soon). 

WEDNESDAY SPRING AUDUBON ADVENTURES FOR PRESCHOOLERS - A wonderful outing to share with your preschooler every other Wednesday at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.  Information and registration HERE

FIRST FRIDAY'S LET'S DO YOGA TOGETHER - This yoga class is intentionally welcoming of the LGBTQIA+ community and the people who support them, and is designed to be a space where people can be themselves without fear of judgment. Head outside for an optional bird walk afterward.  6-7:45 the first Friday of the month.  A $10 participation fee is required.  Register HERE

Reserve the forest playroom now for your private playgroup (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday)! CLICK HERE!

Adventure Backpacks are now available everyday, stop by the front desk to check out a back pack - all you need is an id to check one out.

Preschool Story Time on Thursdays at 10am - Register HERE

Saturday Beginner Bird Walks at 10am - Register HERE

For a complete listing of center events, CLICK HERE

Join the Adventure this Summer!
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Audubon Adventure Camp 2022

SIGN YOUR CAMPER UP TO JOIN THE ADVENTURE THIS SUMMER! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! We have camps for Preschoolers, Kindergarten-1st graders, 2nd-5th graders and, back this year, and optional cookout and overnight for 2nd-5th graders! Join the adventure!

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Become a Local Audubon Member - Join our flock!

When you join us, you become a member of the National Audubon Society, Columbus Audubon (CA), and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC)! Learn More...

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