Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for April 13-20.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Story Time: Amphibians, 8 p.m. April 15 at the nature center. Ages 3-7 will explore the world of amphibians through stories, poetry and song.
Cold-blooded Critters, 11:30 a.m. April 15 at the nature center. Ages 3-7 will explore the world of amphibians and reptiles with a few special guests.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Lens and Leaves Camera Club, 7 p.m. April 13 at Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will learn photographic techniques and view photographs taken by members.
Family Lantern Hike and Campfire, 8:30 p.m. April 14 at Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests will take a family-friendly 1.5-mile, lantern-led hike and enjoy a campfire and s'mores.
Nest and Egg Display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 15 and 16 at the nature center. A display featuring nests and information about eggs of all sorts will be available.
Egg-speriments, 1 p.m. April 15 at the nature center. Guests will try simple egg experiments.
Homeschoolers: Trees Please, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. April 18 at the nature center. Guests will learn about the parts of a tree through an activity and discover the important roles they play.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Duck Display, noon to 4 p.m. April 16 at the nature center. Guests will take a look at ducks, wings, feathers and eggs.
Spring Break Scavenger Hunt and Craft, 1 to 4 p.m. April 19-21 at the nature center. Guests will try a scavenger hunt and make a craft.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
Family Bike Ride with a Ranger, 7 p.m. April 14 at the Picnic Shelter. Families will enjoy an 8.5-mile bike ride through the woods and fields.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Storytime, 10 a.m. April 17 at the nature center. Ages 6 and younger will listen to stories about birds.
Metro Five-0: Level 2 Spring Wildflower Stroll, 11 a.m. April 19 at the nature center. Ages 50 and older will take a leisurely stroll to look for wildflowers.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
Preschoolers: What's Hopping Around the Pond?, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Preschoolers will discover which animals live in the pond through stories, craft and activities.
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 W. Whittier St., Columbus
Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Bring your little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.
Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, starting April 14 at the Climbing Wall. On April 14 and 28 and May 12 and 26, the climbing wall will stay open until midnight. Climbers must bring their own climbing harness. Late-night fishing also will be available during these days from the dock on the Scioto River.
Birdwatching for Beginners, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars to search for birds.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Park Cleanup, 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Guests will help pull invasive plants and pick up litter on- and off-trail and around waterways. To register, visit earthdaycolumbus.org.
GPS Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15 at the Maple Grove Bulletin Board. Guests will borrow or bring a GPS unit to search for plastic eggs hidden throughout the park.
Easter Parade Tram Rides, 1 to 5 p.m. April 16 near the yellow tram stop signs. Guests will don Easter bonnets and take a spring spin through the park on a tram.
Preschoolers: Windy Weather Tram Rides, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18 and 19 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Preschoolers will zip up their coats and go for a windy tram ride.
Go Wild! Kids Club, 4:30 p.m. April 18 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Ages 5-12 will ride the tram to the Natural Play Area and battle alien invaders that are trying to take over the forest.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Easter Traditions, 1 to 3 p.m. April 15 and 16. Guests will learn how to use natural dyes for eggs and make a card or decoration to take home. A game of egg rolling also will take place.
Preschoolers at the Farm: How Does Your Garden Grow?, 10 a.m. April 19. Guests will enjoy a craft and activities to learn about plants and see what is growing in the kitchen garden.
Homeschoolers at the Farm: Green and Growing, 1 p.m. April 19. Guests will learn some botany basics and discover many uses of plants on the farm.
Sheepshearing, 1 to 3 p.m. April 20. Guests will watch the farmers shear sheep with hand-cranked clippers.
Slate Run Metro Park
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 15 at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Guests will listen for the siren blast to start the hunt for candy-filled plastic Easter eggs. Children will be separated by age groups of 3 and younger, 4-7 and 8-10. Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny will be available before the egg hunt.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Spring Break Special: Kids Fishing, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18 at the Heron Pond Bulletin Board. Ages 15 and younger will cast a line and try to catch some fish. Poles and baits will be available to borrow.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 614-895-6240) to schedule these services.