Great Lake Science Center Steamship William G. Mather Tours — Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in September and October. Located at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. $8, $7 seniors, $6 ages 5-12 and free under age 5. www.GreatScience.com.
Hower House Summer 2013 Exhibit Lady of the House: Life in the Mansion Through the Years — Noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Sept. 14 at Hower House, 60 Fir Hill, University of Akron. $8, $6 seniors, $2 students. 330-972-6909, www.uakron.edu/howerhse.
J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum — Open for guided tours noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31 at 325 E. Iron Ave., Dover. $8, $7 seniors, $3 school-age children. 330-343-7040, www.doverhistory.org.
St. Helena III Canal Boat Rides — 1-2:30 p.m. weekends only through Oct. 13 at 125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton. $8, $7 for seniors 60 and over, $5 for children 6-13, free for children 5 and under. Tickets available on site, by phone at 330-854-6835 and at www.cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov.
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens — 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Family-friendly activities include: At Home With Nature, open through October, 26 interactive installations in the gardens that encourage guests to walk, crawl, climb inside, outside and up and down each oversized structure: a bird’s nest, a bee hive, a spider web and a critters’ hollow; questing and geo-caching are new, entertaining and educational ways to explore the historic gardens and grounds. Each quest or scavenger hunt has its own theme to help guide the adventure to a hidden treasure box, guests may pick up the complimentary copies of the quest in admissions upon arrival. Guests with a hand-held GPS, smartphone or other similar device have an opportunity to participate in geo-caching. Guests log-in, access GPS coordinates and clues at www.geocaching.com, then use their device to discover treasure boxes called “caches.” All quests and geo-caching adventures are self-guided and available with any tour admission. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The last admission is at 4:30 p.m. For information on tour options and admission fees, go to www.stanhywet.org.
Winery Tours — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 28 at Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton. Tours are approximately 40 minutes long and start on the hour. Free. For more information, call 330-497-1000 or go to www.gervasivineyard.com.