Cool off this summer with some Ice Age fun at Preservation Parks in Delaware County. Enjoy exhibits and special activities with an Ice Age theme; all activities are free! Watch out for woolly mammoths, mastodons, and saber-toothed cats!
Deer Haven Park in Delaware and Shale Hollow Park in Lewis Center have Ice Age exhibits open through October 31 including a life-sized mastodon skeleton replica and other Ice Age artifacts.
- Deer Haven Park
Mon-Sat: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun: Noon-5 p.m.
- Shale Hollow Park
Wed-Sat: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Sun: Noon-5 p.m.
Ice Age Under the Stars
Enjoy outdoor movies under the stars at Deer Haven Park with the Ice Age movie series featuring different Ice Age movies. Come early for pre-movie activities starting at 8 pm, with the movies beginning at 9:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Check the Facebook page for weather-related cancellations.
- Friday, June 30, 8 p.m. – “Ice Age: The Meltdown”
- Friday, July 28, 8 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
Ice Age Safari
Go on a safari though the parks and search for life-size silhouettes of Ice Age animals while you enjoy nature. Search for a dire wolf, woolly mammoth, ground sloth, ice age beaver, and a saber-toothed cat along the walking trails at Hogback Ridge, Char Mar Ridge, Gallant Woods, Emily Traphagen, and Blues Creek Parks. Pick up a booklet for the Ice Age safari at Deer Haven and Shale Hollow Park, which includes information about the animals and also serves as a checklist for finding the silhouettes. Write down which park each silhouette is found in and when the booklet is completed, take it to Deer Haven or Shale Hollow and receive a prize. The safari is available to complete through October 31.
Ice Age Encounters Hike
- Take a hike through Shale Hollow Park on July 9 at 2 pm and find out what Ohio would have looked like during the Ice Age.
Fall events will be scheduled soon, so check the websites for updates and sign up for the mailing list!
Deer Haven Park
4183 Liberty Road, Delaware, OH 43015
Shale Hollow Park
6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center, OH 43035