The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center was started in 1945 by Dr. Elberta W. Fleming with little more than a few animal displays in different parts of her house. Since then the Center has grown to be a much larger facility which tends to all kinds of wildlife and is home to a Planetarium. They run educational programs with a keen focus on young learners with the aim of connecting visitors to nature and giving them an interest in and respect for the world and universe that surrounds us.
Things to Do
- Lake Erie Nature & Science Center offer some great educational programs from children between the ages of 1-14. These programs regularly involve the participation of a parent or even the whole family. They have indoor and outdoor activities including hikes, hayrides, animal exhibits and activities organized in the Planetarium.
- Get to know the wonders of our Universe that much better at the Walter R. Schuele Planetarium. There are plenty of shows here for children and adults alike. Rockin's on the Moon is a program designed for the entire family with shows on what makes rocky planets and moons.
- Every week the Stellar Stars Fall Program will take you to another desination in our solar system so you can fill up your inter-planetary passport! The Twinkle Tots Fall is designed especially for toddlers and infants to introduce them to the topic of space science.
Lake Erie Science Center Insider Tips
- The Center are always looking for volunteers to help with their facility and its various projects. If you are intereste you can look up the details online.