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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.

Planetarium Public Shows

Telescope Night - Fall 2017
Date: September 23 at 8:30 p.m.; October 14 at 7:30 p.m. Time/Duration:
  Adults and families with children ages 6 and up Fee: $7/person

Telescope Night

For adults and children ages 6+

Join our resident telescope expert, Bill Reed, a former docent at Mt. Wilson and leader of classes on telescope building, for evenings under the stars.  We will begin in the planetarium for an update on the sky tonight then head out to see the view.  In case of inclement weather, viewing will be done inside on the planetarium dome.

Planetarium portion of the program lasts approximately 45 minutes in the dark.

Saturday September 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Telescope nights will resume in March 2018

Fee: $7/person

Advance registration is available but not required for this program.

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Understanding the Preschooler's Perspective
Date: October 2, 2017 Time/Duration: 7-8:30 p.m.
  For Adults
Fee: Free of charge

Understanding the Preschooler's Perspective

With tips and techniques for parents

Why won't my kids listen to me...and how can I make them?

Monday October 2, 2017 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Join us for a free presentation and discussion with Dr. Meghan Barlow and Katherine Greenleaf LPCC at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

• Learn about the underlying causes of noncompliance in preschoolers

• Suggestions for preventing power struggles and maximizing compliance

• Learn how to retain your expectations for child behavior while keeping peace in the home

• Resources to help your child thrive

Space is limited. Please reserve your place now!

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Family Astronomy Night: Exoplanets
Date: Friday November 10, 2017 Time/Duration: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $8/person ages 3 & up; children 2 and under are free

Take a trip to the edge of our Milky Way and beyond as we learn about different galaxies. The whole family will enjoy visiting the planetarium, playing galactic games and bringing home their very own galaxy. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for viewing.

Advance registration is encouraged for this program.

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Wildlife Insider
Date: To schedule please contact wildlife@lensc.org or 440-471-8358 Time/Duration: One hour program
  For all ages Fee: $15/person

Do you have a favorite animal or special interests that you wish to learn more about from our expert staff? Do you ever wonder what it takes to care for all of our resident and rehabilitation animals? Are you interested in how we provide medical treatments, training and enrichment to our animals?

This behind-the scenes program is tailor made by our wildlife staff to provide your family with a one of a kind experience full of "wild" memories.

Please contact Director of Wildlife for scheduling at wildlife@lensc.org or 440.471.8358.

$15 per person minimum of 4 participants (max 10)



Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society - Birding
Date: September 3, Sunday Time/Duration: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
  For adults Fee: Free

Grab your binoculars and join us for a bird hike that will wander through the woods and fields of Huntington reservation. Resident bird expert Tim Jasinski will be your guide and the target species will be early migrants.

Advance registration is not required for this free event.



Halloween Celebration & Hayrides
Date: October 27, Friday Time/Duration: 6 - 9 p.m.
  Families of all ages Fee: Fee: $14/adults; $9/child, ages 2 and up; 1 year and under FREE

Put on your costume and trick or treat through our Wildlife Gardens! Make a Halloween craft, hop on a hayride, enjoy a family-friendly holiday show in the planetarium, eat dinner with us and relax by a crackling fireplace at this non-scary celebration. Hayrides run rain or shine.

Advance registration is required for this event.

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Fall Family Night & Hayrides
Date: October 7, Saturday Time/Duration: 6 - 9 p.m.
  Famillies Fee: $14/adults; $9/child, ages 2 and up; 1 year and under FREE

Fun for the whole family! Gather everyone up and enjoy hands-on fall activities for the kids; planetarium programs, live wildlife encounters and hayrides for all ages! No need to worry about dinner-we've got it covered. Hayrides run rain or shine.

Advance registration is required for this program.

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Weekend Wild Things! - Fall
Date: Saturday, September 9
Saturday, October 14
Saturday, November 4
Time/Duration: 10 - 11 a.m.
  For children ages 1-5 with an adult partner Fee: $20/child; members receive 10% discount

Explore the wild things of your backyard and beyond! Each program you will meet an animal, make a craft and get wild with nature!

Instructor: Maggie Watson or Dawn Galang

Advance registration is required for this program. Choose one or more dates.

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Grandparents Day
Date: Sunday September 10 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  For grandparents and their grandchildren, ages 0 - 7 Fee: $7/person (children 1 and under free); FREE to Members (advance registration required)

Celebrate the beauty of autumn! Join us for a special morning devoted to Grandparents and their grandchildren. Meet some of the wonderful Center animals, then take Grandma & Grandpa to see a show in the Center's planetarium.

Advance registration is required for this program.

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Wild Things! - Fall
Date: Friday Sessions
I: September 8, 15 and 22
II: October 6, 13 and 20
III: November 3, 10 and 17
Time/Duration: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. - Noon
  For children ages 1 - 5 years with ONE adult Fee: Fee per session: $60/child; members $50/child

Explore the wild things of your backyard and beyond! Each week you will meet an animal, make a craft and get wild with nature. Choose one or more sessions.

Instructors: Maggie Watson or Dawn Galang

Advance registration is required for this program.

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