Candy Land Gone to the Birds
Presented by Dollar Bank
Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
Open daily through January 1 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • FREE!
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve
Bring the entire flock back to Penitentiary Glen Nature Center to experience a free family-favorite holiday tradition—the childhood game of Candy Land presented by Dollar Bank—brought to life with an avian twist! It’s all about Birds, Birds, Birds as your adventure begins on a life-sized game board where you become the playing piece, moving from space to space through an enchanting holiday display of birds. Colorful habitats surround you, and familiar feathered friends are around every twist and turn.
“As visitors enjoy and travel through this enchanted display, we want them to discover exciting and unique facts about birds and their habitats,” says Tony Gazso, Lake Metroparks interpretive manager.
While on your journey, stop at the pretend Wild Bird Clinic and try your hand at helping wildlife. At the very end, climb the bird tower and do some birdwatching, then slide down the spiral slide and play all over again.
But don’t stop there—your visit continues with other fun activities at the Nature Center including special weekend programs, indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts, a holiday craft for kids, activity pages, wildlife programs, nature exhibits and more. A keepsake holiday key will be given to each participant. Shop for unique nature-themed gifts at The Nature Store and relax with hot chocolate in Snowshoe Lodge. Snowshoe rentals are also available for the whole family (rentals available weather permitting).
Special Weekend Activities During the Exhibit (12 to 3 p.m.)
- Each Saturday enjoy an outdoor campfire with s’mores and animal chats.
- On Sundays, relax around a warm fire and experience naturalist-led campfire chats and wildlife keeper chats.
Candy Land Gone to the Birds is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through January 1. The exhibit will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Admission is free for all ages. Registration is not required.
Information about Candy Land Gone to the Birds can be found at goto.lakemetroparks.
Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd in Kirtland.
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