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An Art and Nature Inspired Spring 2024: Fun Family Things to Do at Pyramid Hill

This season is shaping up to be fun and exciting for all visitors to Pyramid Hill. The Park's lineup of programming is full of art and nature inspired workshops, fun things to do for the whole family, and once in a lifetime events happening this spring 2024. Enjoy the official release of programming below, and be sure to get registered for the events you're interested in soon.

Black and yellow striped bee rests on top of a yellow flower surrounded by a green garden

Saturday, March 23

10AM – 11:30AM

Build and paint a backyard home for Mason Bees in this family-friendly workshop. Learn about the habitat and life-cycle of these gentle spring bees as you use basic tools, like a hammer and nails, to construct their house. Afterwards, paint your house to give these fuzzy native insects a unique place to nest. Bond with your loved ones while also helping the environment.

Sun is half visible behind a large stone sculpture that sits in a grass field. Dark blue night sky is visible in the background.

Monday, April 8

Full-day: 8AM – 5PM, Half-day: 12PM – 5PM

Find time together in nature alongside the region’s creative community with a day-long or half-day retreat from The Well. Artist-led activities include meditation in the native garden, a nature scavenger hunt, and a special eclipse viewing soundscape. All tickets include a boxed lunch, free admission to the park, parking, viewing glasses and a day of rest, renewal and celebration. TOTALITY packages are for 8AM to end of day, and PARTIAL packages are for 12PM to end of day.

Several people stand inside the art exhibition Mounds, Moon, and Stars observing the artifacts and information on display

Mounds, Moon, and Stars Curator Talk and Reception

Sunday, April 21

Curator talk: 1PM – 2PM, Exhibition opening reception: 2PM – 3PM

Hear from Mounds, Moon and Stars curators Marcus Boroughs and Belinda Gore of Great Circle Alliance about their experience creating the exhibition and learn about the magnificent architecture, art, and astronomy of the Hopewell culture. A reception will follow with light refreshments. This exhibition is organized by the Great Circle Alliance and made possible with funding from Ohio Humanities.

Flowers with long pink petals and a yellow center stand in the middle of a lush green garden

Saturday, April 27

1PM – 2:30PM

Learn how to grow native plants, even in small spaces, in this workshop led by Brandon Reynolds, aka B the Keeper, and Casey Sumner of Sustainable Sights Landscaping. Get hands on experience with container planting as you discover common native garden plants and their benefits to bees, birds, and beyond. Participants will take home a few native plants to get their own gardens started.

Young girls stands, smiling while holding a handmade sculpture made of various wooden shapes.

Saturday, April 27

9AM – 5PM

Celebrate Earth Day and International Sculpture Day with Pyramid Hill and university partners! Enjoy a panel discussion on creativity in conservation and view new works from students of University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and Miami Hamilton. Event and all activities are free with Park admission!

Close up photo of the natural details of green and red moss growing in the forest

Saturday, May 4

10AM – 11AM

Join local Naturalist Carol Mundy for this family-friendly spring walkabout to look for nature’s hidden treasures found on or near the forest floor. On this walk, we slow down to focus our attention on the small and amazing bits of nature. We will be on the lookout for unoccupied animal nests, insect egg cases, emerging beetles (like fireflies), tiny moss forests and more!

Small purple flowers bloom with lush green trees in the background

Monday, May 6

1PM – 3PM

Connect with nature and each other in this free program for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Offered in partnership with the Giving Voice Foundation, Noticing Nature provides an opportunity for relaxation and creativity, using nature as the guide. We’ll take a slow stroll outdoors to awaken our senses. As we go, we’ll collect natural items of interest, like leaves and flowers. Then, artist Stephanie Rae Berrie will lead us in making colorful monoprints using the objects we find.

A purple and pink paper flower features petals with a unique hand drawn pattern

Saturday, May 11

10AM – 11:30AM

Create your own sculptural, printed paper flowers in this family-friendly workshop led by artist Stephanie Rae Berrie! Screen print colorful patterns on paper using ink and a squeegee. Then, shape your creation into a unique botanical delight!

Water color image of orange, pink, and yellow tulip flowers with green stems

Saturday, May 11

1PM – 3PM

Join artist Cynthia Kukla for this workshop highlighting the spontaneous, rich, and varied qualities of watercolor. Starting with a review of basic color mixing, we will work from still lives of fresh flowers and plants found at Pyramid Hill, focusing on interesting compositions. We’ll warm up with preliminary sketches and quick color studies. Our ultimate goal will be to gain confidence with watercolors, helping you to create watercolor works as individual and dynamic as you! Beginners, pros, and all levels in between are welcome.

Large wooden sculpture stands in a lush, green, native plant garden with golden sun setting in the background

Sunday, May 19

1PM – 3PM

Calm your mind and body with a forest bathing session at Pyramid Hill! Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku (“Bathing in the Healing Elements of the Forest”) is an evidence-based practice from Japan that quiets the mind by gently re-awakening our five senses - sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. The session involves a slow guided walk, a sequence of soothing, nature-based readings, moments of stillness, and poetry that will be led by Pam Lowe Cho, ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to reap the rewards of reconnecting with the serenity of nature.

Three women stand talking, smiling, talking while drinking wine

Friday, May 31

6PM – 8PM

Unwind and let your creative side out at our happy hour ink and drink! Sip on specialty cocktails inspired by nature as you draw freely in the great outdoors. Or, just come to chat, enjoy the scenery, and learn a thing or two about art and nature! Cash bar; members receive a complimentary drink ticket.


This program is for adults 21 and up. This program takes place outdoors in ADA accessible areas. Event and activities are free with Park admission.

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