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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! 

Fireworks Fundraiser 2022

What's Happening:

ART AT AUDUBON

ART EXHIBITION
NATURAL CONNECTIONS (June 19-August 7)

A FREE art exhibition open to the public during center hours featuring the work of Zachary Dean Jones, Mah Leah Cochran and Creative Women of Color artists Lynne Prillerman, Beryl Thompson, Kathy Watts and Kenya Davis. 

Jones, a Southeastern Ohio Native, pours his real-life experience into his work, which represents both the natural and holistic need to escape, as well as the many layers of the human experience.  Conjuring the artistic influence of British sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy, Jones seeks to contrast the mundanity of the professional world he has experienced with the effusion and movement of nature as represented in the colors and textures of his paintings. 

With a passion for expressing life through art, Mah Leah Cochran's works feature themes involving nature and the human condition.  Her art is characterized by its broad diversity of subject, symbolism, color, texture and form.  A native of Columbus Ohio, Mah Leah Cochran holds degrees in Economics and Political Science with a minor in International Affairs from Hofstra University in New York.  She has devoted much of her energy to helping others both in her career and in her humanitarian work around the world. 

Click HERE for more information on this exhibiton and the artists.

INTRODUCING OUR SUMMER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
CARMEN OSTERMANN

Carmen Ostermann is a fine artist who was raised in the United States, Canada, Japan and the Phillippines.  In 2015 she received her BFA in ceramics and sculpture at the University of Cincinnati.  Afterwards she taught at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Stivers School for the Arts and A+ Children's Academy.  Ostermann is the receipient of the Wolfstein Travel Fellowship (Frankfurt, Germany), the  Margaret L. Gongaware Scholarship, and the Windgate Scholarship.  She completed her MFA at the Columbus College of Art & Design in 2022.  Her work has been featured in the Ohio Craft Museum, the Beeler Gallery and the Bridge Gallering in Columbus.  

Click HERE for more information on Carmen's studio time and community art project.

ABSTRACTION & NATURE PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH MAH LEAH COCHRAN JULY 30, 12P-2P  CLICK HERE

PLEIN AIR PAINTING COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW THROUGH AUG. 3 REGISTER HERE

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!

KAYAK AND BIRDING TOURS (7/8, 8/26, 9/2, 9/16)
Join us for a little birding on the Scioto River! Guided kayak tours are 1-1/2 hours long in single person kayaks suitable for the very beginner. These tours fill up quickly so reserve your tour today 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). 

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!
Programs

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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