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Learning about wildlife is a close encounter of the furry, feathery or scaly kind, thanks to our fascinating live creature collection, rehabilitation efforts & animal outreach.

We have indoor and outdoor public display areas where you can visit to view both local wildlife and exotic/domestic animals. You can have a close encounter with these creatures during Center hours: Monday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.



Learning about the Eastern Box TurtleLake Erie Nature & Science Center teaches the wonders of wildlife through its live animal exhibits, wildlife education programs and free wildlife rehabilitation services.

Wildlife is one of nature's greatest treasures and the Center's animal ambassadors are one of its greatest assets.

Our indoor and outdoor animal exhibits give children and families the chance to learn about native wildlife and see them up close. Visit our Red Fox, Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owls and more magnificent creatures each day of the week with free admission.

Our animal ambassadors are also represented in the Center's many education programs. Children and families learn to understand and respect native wildlife through hands-on learning.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is home to the only wildlife rehabilitation facility in Cuyahoga County. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Program admits over 1,400 ill and injured wildlife each year with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.

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