Nature isn't closed!

Enjoy your visit virtually or in pre-registered outdoor programming!

Center Update Effective 11/20/2020

Due to the increased number of Covid-19 cases and Franklin County reaching classification as Level 4 (Purple) on November 19, 2020 according to the Ohio Public Healh Advisory System, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center will remain closed to indoor visitation and programming effective November 20, 2020 through the end of the year. We will be offering virtual programming and pre-registered outdoor programming with groups no larger than 10 people between November 20th and December 23rd, 2020.  Our anticipated reopening date for indoor visitation and programming will be January 2nd, 2021.

Please continue to check our the Grange Insurance Audubon Center Eventbrite page for pre-registered outdoor programming such as our Opt Out Nature and Bird Walks the day after Thanksgiving and our Adventure and Discovery Backpacks available for curbside pick up for use in the surrounding Scioto Audubon Metro Park Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until December 23rd.  We'll also resume our virtual preschool storytime on Thursday mornings at 10 am on our Facebook page December 3rd - 23rd. Visit our website and social media for activity and opportunity announcements. Click here to register!    

In an effort to keep our visitors, volunteers and staff healthy and safe, we feel this indoor closure is necessary at this time. We look forward to engaging you virtually and in pre-registered outdoor programs during this time. Be well and keep your spirits high (and don't forget to get some fresh air while enjoying some time out in nature)!

Please follow these general guidelines when visiting the center for pre-registered outdoor programming. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and cooperation:

  • Please postpone your visit if you are sick or believe you may have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus.
  • Masks are required in our pre-registered, outdoor programming and throughout the surrounding Scioto-Audubon Metro Park except for visitors age 10 and under or with medical exemptions.
  • Please observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • Please bring with you a filled water bottle and dress for the weather.

There is no better time than now to enjoy birds and nature!  We look forward to engaging you in exciting, pre-registered, outdoor activities and programming (or virtually)! For more detailed information, please call the Grange Insurance Audubon Center at 614-545-5482.

Programs

Native Plants Backyard Challenge Registration Opens November 1st!

Looking for a new project for your yard that the whole family can enjoy? The Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC) and Columbus Audubon (CA) have teamed up to create a Native Plants Backyard Challenge.

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Youth and Family Programming
Programs

Youth and Family Programming

Adventures await... enjoy unique experiences that teach, engage and connect your family to the natural world! Get ready to explore with our Adventure and Discovery Backpacks, get up close and personal with our turtles during Turtle Tuesdays, grab a Walkie-Talkie and Check in with our Educators-on-Call during your adventure, listen and learn during our Preschool Story Times and have fun as a family during our Family Fun Nights and Seasonal Celebrations! And, don't forget our fall favorite for a decade - Trick or Tweet!

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