Family Programs

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

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 Program

Winter Solstice Celebration

Get ready for the longest night of the year! Take a lantern-lit night hike through the winter woods, meet native animals and learn how they adapt to the season, and make a simple craft near the cozy crackling fire. Spend time in Schuele Planetarium to learn the meaning of the solstice and tour the current night sky. Telescope viewing will be available, weather permitting!

Friday, December 16, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

For all ages.
Fee: $15/person. Children 6 months and under are free.

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

november 2022

mon28nov11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

mon28nov12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

tue29nov11:30 AMtue12:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

wed30nov10:30 AMwed11:00 AMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

wed30nov11:30 AMwed11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

wed30nov12:00 PMwed12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

december 2022

thu01dec11:30 AMthu12:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

fri02dec10:30 AMfri11:00 AMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

fri02dec11:30 AMfri11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

fri02dec12:00 PMfri12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat03dec10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat03dec11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat03dec11:30 AMsat12:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat03dec12:30 PMsat1:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

sat03dec1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Subject:Planetarium

sat03dec2:00 PMsat2:30 PMFull Dome Show - Two Small Pieces of GlassFor ages 7 and up2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Full Dome Show,Planetarium

mon05dec11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

mon05dec12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

tue06dec11:30 AMtue12:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

wed07dec10:30 AMwed11:00 AMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

wed07dec11:30 AMwed11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

wed07dec12:00 PMwed12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

thu08dec11:30 AMthu12:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

fri09dec10:30 AMfri11:00 AMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

fri09dec11:30 AMfri11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

fri09dec12:00 PMfri12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat10dec9:00 AMsat11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

sat10dec10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat10dec11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat10dec11:30 AMsat12:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat10dec12:30 PMsat1:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

sat10dec1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Subject:Planetarium

sat10dec2:00 PMsat2:30 PMFull Dome Show - DarkFor ages 7 and up2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Full Dome Show,Planetarium

mon12dec11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

mon12dec12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

tue13dec11:30 AMtue12:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

wed14dec10:30 AMwed11:00 AMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

wed14dec11:30 AMwed11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

wed14dec12:00 PMwed12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

thu15dec11:30 AMthu12:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

fri16dec10:30 AMfri11:00 AMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

fri16dec11:30 AMfri11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

fri16dec12:00 PMfri12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

fri16dec6:00 PMfri8:30 PMWinter Solstice CelebrationFor all ages6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Subject:Adult & Family

sat17dec10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat17dec11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat17dec11:30 AMsat12:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

sat17dec12:30 PMsat1:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

sat17dec1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Subject:Planetarium

mon19dec11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

mon19dec12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

mon19dec1:00 PMmon1:30 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

mon19dec2:00 PMmon2:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Subject:Planetarium

tue20dec11:30 AMtue11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

tue20dec11:30 AMtue12:00 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,All Programs

tue20dec12:00 PMtue12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM Subject:Day Programs,Planetarium

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january 2023

mon02jan9:00 AMmon11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

sat21jan9:00 AMsat11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

february 2023

sat04feb9:00 AMsat11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

mon20feb9:00 AMmon11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

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