Things to do
At the Norma Johnson Center, we have three main loops, and over 6 miles of trails to explore. Visitors love to weave other activities into their time here, such as running, photography, dog walking, birding, and much more.
We host regular events for all ages such as adult workshops, family focused activities and nature based educational events. Our Fall Fest, Celebrate the Season and Luminary walk feature activities for children, as well as a hike through the woods. Please see our calendar for upcoming event date.
summer children’s program
We offer Summer Children Program’s during the months of June to July. Nature programs are on Tuesdays and Crafting programs are on Thursdays. All programs are from 10am-12. Registration is a must. We do have online registration set up through Eventbrite. To register for our Nature programs please click HERE, To register for our craft programs please click HERE. We have provided a 2023 Summer Children Registration form that could be emailed or mailed to our office. Online registration is preferred.
Annual Butterfly exhibit
Our annual butterfly exhibit will again be under the picnic shelter off of Conservation Drive (3645 Conservation Drive Dover, OH 44663). During your visit, visitors will enter a screened in enclosure to see Ohio butterflies up close and personal. On hand will also be various chrysalis to observe, and if you are lucky you might just be able to see a butterfly come out as a butterfly. All A Flutter will have chrysalis on hand to sell while supplies last. Many free children’s activities will be available at the exhibit such as face painting and children’s crafts. There will be a TuscParks concession that will also be selling sand art butterflies, concrete stones, and other craft items. During your visit enjoy the trails by walking through the Pollinator Trail that highlights various caterpillars, butterflies and their host plants.
2020 Program Videos
2020 Program Videos. Interacting with Nature video series. Videos have been uploaded to Youtube, Facebook, and posted on the website. Click the button above to watch.
Educational outreach is a large part of our mission. At an educator’s request, we can come into classrooms once a month to teach a lesson on the “animal of the month.” We also host field trips to the center, where students can engage with nature and learn outside the classroom. Click the button below to inquire.