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Supporting Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

For 70 years, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has been connecting children and families with the fascinating world of nature through hands-on discovery and living experiences at our beautiful park location.

Our offerings are distinct in the region, featuring live animals on exhibit, wildlife rehabilitation, a planetarium and direct access to Lake Erie through Huntington Reservation.

We are reaching more than 132,000 people each year with an easily accessible learning environment and affordable educational experiences that are meaningful to families in today's economy.

Please click here to donate to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Contributions to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center support all areas of our mission and operations:

  • Free admission seven days a week
  • Education programs for children, families, Scouts and others
  • School field trips
  • Nature-based preschool programs
  • Walter R. Schuele Planetarium and space science programing
  • 150 animals on exhibit inside and outside the building
  • Animal "ambassadors" that educate and inspire
  • Wildlife education that is free to the public; each year our wildlife staff provides free advice to 4,000 inquiries from the public
  • Rehabilitation for more than 1,200 animals that are taken into the facility each year.

In-Kind Donations:

We gladly accept non-monetary donations of medical and cleaning supplies, office equipment and supplies, computer items, animal care products, and much more! Call 440-871-2900 ext. 207 for more information. Here is a list of items used on a daily basis to help fulfill our mission:

List of needed in-kind donations

Each year the Center serves more than 132,000 children and adults on site and off and cares for over 150 permanent animals and over 1,300 rehab animals. To provide the best possible service with the least amount of expense, we ask for your help!

Being an independent, nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of the communities we serve. All donations, both monetary and goods, are not only appreciated but crucial to our continued success!

Other Donations:

For information on honor/memorial gifts, planned giving, endowment, corporate giving or other gifts, please contact our Development Coordinator at 440-471-8354.