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Please note that many of our wonderful classes and programs require pre-registration. We encourage you to call ahead to confirm availability: 440-871-2900.

Log Cabin Explorers Club
Date: Fall 2014 classes will take place weekly from September 8 through the week of November 10.

Winter 2014-15 classes take place weekly from December 1 through the week of February 16, EXCEPT for the 2-week Winter Break, the weeks of December 22 and 29. (Classes resume the week of January 5.)

Spring 2015 classes take place weekly from March 2 through the week of May 11 EXCEPT for Spring Break, the week of April 6.
Time/Duration: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR 1 - 3 p.m.
  For children ages 5 and 6 Fee: Each 10-week Session:
$300/child; members $270/child

Students in this class receive a backpack they can load full of gear and take on awesome adventures in our Log Cabin classroom. Whether preparing for Kindergarten or already attending, explorers love this program where we investigate everything from bugs to birds to mammals.

Instructor: Annmarie Slyman

Pre-registration required.

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Cabin Critters
Date: Fall 2014 classes will take place weekly from September 8 through the week of November 10.

Winter 2014-15 classes take place weekly from December 1 through the week of February 16, EXCEPT for the 2-week Winter Break, the weeks of December 22 and 29. (Classes resume the week of January 5.)

Spring 2015 classes take place weekly from March 2 through the week of May 11 EXCEPT for Spring Break, the week of April 6.
Time/Duration: Mondays or Tuesdays
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  For children ages 4-6 Fee: Each 10-week session:
$300/child; members $270/child

Children take their enthusiasm and energy out to our Log Cabin classroom, a smaller group setting. There they'll continue to develop social, physical and academic skills while investigating the great outdoors!

Instructor: Annmarie Slyman

Pre-registration required.

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Nature Nuts
Date: Fall 2014 classes will take place weekly from September 8 through the week of November 10.

Winter 2014-15 classes take place weekly from December 1 through the week of February 16, EXCEPT for the 2-week Winter Break, the weeks of December 22 and 29. (Classes resume the week of January 5.)

Spring 2015 classes take place weekly from March 2 through the week of May 11 EXCEPT for Spring Break, the week of April 6.

Time/Duration: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  For children ages 3 - 5 Fee: Each 10-week session:
$300/child; members $270/child;




This hallmark program in our beautiful Porter Creek facility introduces children to the classroom. Through live animal encounters, outdoor hikes, stories, crafts, games and planetarium shows, the children discover something different each week.

Children must be potty trained.

Instructor: Teece Lester

Assistant Instructor: Amy Leamon

Pre-registration required.

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Frogs & Polliwogs
Date: Fall 2014 classes will take place weekly from September 8 through the week of November 10.

Winter 2014-15 classes take place weekly from December 1 through the week of February 16, EXCEPT for the 2-week Winter Break, the weeks of December 22 and 29. (Classes resume the week of January 5.)

Spring 2015 classes take place weekly from March 2 through the week of May 11 EXCEPT for Spring Break, the week of April 6.
Time/Duration: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays:
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. - Noon
  For children ages 18 - 36 months with ONE adult Fee: Each 10-week session:
$165/child; members $135/child


Hands on activities, music, games and simple crafts are just the beginning of a different nature or science-based theme every week. Get ready for live animal encounters and come dressed for the weather as we head out on mini-explorations!

Instructor: Andrea Schwartz

Pre-registration required.

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