Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Preschoolers: Those First Falls, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Ranger Station. Guests will romp in the leaves and discover the importance of trees.

Fall Fest Pumpkin Hike, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will go on a self-guided 1.5-mile hike on a jack-o-lantern-lit trail.

Graveyard Hike, 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Ranger Station. Guests will take a 4-mile off-trail hike to prehistoric Native American and pioneer burial grounds.

Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Nature Center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.

Metro Five-0: Level 2 Bison, 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will take a 1-mile hike to see North America's largest land mammal.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Naturally Spooky, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at the Nature Center. Guests will celebrate Halloween at a display about nature's spooky animals.

Girl Scout Day: Juniors Habitats, 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Nature Center. Fourth- and fifth-graders will participate in activities that meet some of the requirements for the Habitats badge.

Totally Toddler Fun, 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Meadows Picnic Area. Ages 1-3 will play in the leaves.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Native American Soup, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Nature Center. Guests will sample a soup with various vegetables and meat.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Walk and Woof, 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will take a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

Nature Print Contest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at the Nature Center. Guests will view the entries and cast their vote for the People's Choice Award.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Family Fun Night, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Guests are invited for crafts, activities and stargazing.

Kids: Creepy-Crawlies, 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Ages 3-9 will make nature crafts to celebrate Halloween.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Oak ID: Red Oak Group, 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will learn how to identify some of the red oak trees.

Halloween Party, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Education Pavilion. Guests will participate in activities and crafts to celebrate the holiday.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Night Creatures, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will search for owls, deer, coyotes and other animals.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Bring little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.

Weekly Bird Hike, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will search for birds in the park.

Wildlife Night, 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will meet animals from the Ohio Wildlife Center and learn about critters that might be hiding in a trash can, or watching from a tree.

Scioto Grove Metro Park

5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City

Doggie Social Hour, 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Hickory Picnic Area. Guests will go on a 2-mile hike with their dog.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Preschoolers Plus: Halloween Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Ages 3-8 will wear a costume and take part in games, crafts and other activities to celebrate the holiday.

Family Fun: Awesome Autumn, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Ages 3-8 will explore the wonders of the season with games, crafts and other activities.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Homeschoolers at the Farm: Taking Care of Business, 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Farmhouse. Guests will learn about the history of agriculture and some of the skills needed to be successful operating an 1880s farm as a family business.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Campfire Breakfast Hike, 9 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will take a 2-mile nature hike and enjoy treats prepared over a fire.

Natural Play Area: Campfire Building for Kids, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Ages 6 and older will learn how to safely build a fire then roast hot dogs and marshmallows.

Make a Hiking Stick, 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will make their own hiking stick.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.