Welcome to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Where People Connect to Nature

We are open and excited to welcome you back!

The staff at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center has missed you!  We are excited to announce that we are reopen to the public.  For the safety of visitors and our community we will operate with limited capacity.  Center hours will be Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm until further notice. Our inside restrooms and water fountains will be closed. However, you can access the outdoor restrooms, located just outside our entrance, as they are cleaned regularly by the Metro Parks. In addition, our library and playroom are closed until further notice. Our adventure backpacks and most manipulatives are currently unavailable.

The staff is ready to welcome you back with new outdoor activities and social distancing programs for children and adults. Recognizing the importance of keeping you safe, many of our outdoor programs will have capacity limitations but will be offered frequently based on interest.  Be sure to check our website and social media for program announcements and links for registration. Don’t miss out on the summer fun! While camp looks a little different this summer – our Audubon Adventure Camp in a Box virtual summer camp alternative is open for registration now

We do ask you to follow these general guidelines when visiting and 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 during your visit inside the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. We strongly encourage guests to wear a face mask outside on the center grounds especially when you cannot social distance.
  • -Please observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • -Please bring with you a filled water bottle, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

There is plenty of summer left and there is no better time than now to enjoy birds and nature.  We look forward to welcoming you back! Please call the Grange Insurance Audubon Center at 614-545-5482 if you have questions about our reopening or registering for programs.

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center Team

 

Celebrating Over 10 Years of Conservation

Grange Insurance Audubon Center strives to light a spark of passion in the hearts of our community for the natural world. This is an obligation we joyfully carry out through youth and adult education opportunities, on-the-ground conservation and demonstration of native habitat for the benefit of birds and all life. We celebrate this work and our decade long partnerships with Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, Franklin County Metro Parks and National Audubon Society that help to create and maintain this urban natural haven.

Over the past eleven years we have welcomed more than 40,000 youth participants to our hands-on conservation programming, fostered 25,000 volunteer hours and inspired more than half a million community members. Our conservation and restoration efforts have restored 100 acres or habitat, by removing over 9,000 invasive plants and replacing 5,000 native plants. We look forward to what the next 10 years of conservation education and nature adventure will do for our community. 

2020 Audubon Adventure Camp in a Box
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Audubon Adventure Camp in a Box!

SIGN YOUR CAMPER UP TO JOIN THE ADVENTURE THIS SUMMER! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Summer just doesn’t feel like summer without a little camp fun, so, we’ve boxed up the things you’re camper will need to have a learning adventure at home this summer! Bring the magic of camp home! Transform your child into a happy camper with our Audubon Camp in a Box! Each box will be filled with scientific tools and age-appropriate activities to help your camper observe and explore the natural world around them. Campers will receive access to virtual content, both live and pre-recorded, as well as a super-secret, secure Facebook "camp clubhouse." Campers will have the opportunity to come to the center for a family celebration! If you’d like, you can even add-on a bonus camp t-shirt to your order so your camper can sport the camp look during their adventures! Contact Allison Clark, Education Program Manager and Summer Camp Director, at aclark@audubon.org with any questions you may have!

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