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Supporting Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Your support helps to rehabilitate and care for an amazing array of animals and inspires people of all ages to understand and appreciate the natural world through hands-on education. It is easy to make a donation to the nonprofit Lake Erie Nature & Science Center using our online donation form. You can be one click away from helping us continue to offer free admission seven days a week, provide free wildlife information and rehabilitation services and present affordable and inspiring educational programs.

Use the links below to learn more and find out how you can become a partner in our exciting, non-profit mission. Thank you!

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Since 1945, 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 166,000 people each year with an easily accessible learning environment and affordable educational experiences that are meaningful to families in today's economy. 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 1,400 animals that are taken into the facility each year.

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.

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

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Federal Tax ID Number: 34-0845030

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