Family Programs

The Center is the perfect place for people of all ages to spend quality time together learning about nature.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center gives children and families a living, breathing connection to the natural world through informal science education. The Center’s unique combination of resources including a live animal collection, public access planetarium, nearby trails and park setting along the shores of Lake Erie allows for high-quality time spent with family and friends.

Featured Programs

Family Rocket Day

Work together as a family or group to build and launch a model rocket. Learn about recent mission launches and where to stream upcoming launches!

Saturday, August 10, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

or
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up.
Fee: $75 for family or group with one rocket. Additional rocket: $40.

Model rocket launch
Refund Policy: Notification is required one week prior to the start of a program to be eligible for a refund. A service fee of 5% will be applied to all refunds.

Upcoming Programs

June 2024

wed19jun6:30 pmwed8:00 pmAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

sat22jun8:00 pmsat9:30 pmTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

July 2024

wed17jul6:30 pmwed8:00 pmAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

sat20jul8:00 pmsat9:30 pmTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

August 2024

sat10aug10:00 amsat12:00 pmFamily Rocket DayFor all ages10:00 am - 12:00 pm

sat10aug1:00 pmsat3:00 pmFamily Rocket DayFor all ages1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

wed21aug6:30 pmwed8:00 pmAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

sat24aug8:00 pmsat9:30 pmTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

September 2024

wed18sep6:30 pmwed8:00 pmAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

sat21sep7:00 pmsat8:30 pmTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 2024

wed16oct6:30 pmwed8:00 pmAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

sat19oct7:00 pmsat8:30 pmTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 2024

wed20nov6:30 pmwed8:00 pmAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

December 2024

wed18dec6:30 pmwed8:00 pmAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 pm - 8:00 pm