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

Owl Prowl

Join us for a family-friendly evening celebrating owls of all colors and sizes. Enjoy up close encounters with the Center’s resident owls, experience nocturnal sights and sounds in the planetarium, follow clues to solve the mystery word on an owl scavenger hunt, and head outdoors on a hike in hopes of spotting or hearing wild owls in the surrounding forest.

Friday, February 23, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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

Barred Owl winter
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

february 2024

sat24feb10:00 AMsat10:30 AMSky SafariFor ages 2-710:00 AM - 10:30 AM

sat24feb10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM

sat24feb11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

sat24feb12:00 PMsat12:30 PMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

sat24feb12:30 PMsat1:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

sat24feb1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

sat24feb2:00 PMsat2:30 PMPlanetarium Show: Total Solar EclipseAges 7 and up2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

mon26feb11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

mon26feb12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

tue27feb12:00 PMtue12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

wed28feb10:30 AMwed10:50 AMLittle Wonders of WildlifeFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM

wed28feb11:30 AMwed11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

wed28feb12:00 PMwed12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

thu29feb11:00 AMthu11:30 AMWonders of WildlifeFor all ages11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

thu29feb12:00 PMthu12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

march 2024

fri01mar11:30 AMfri11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

fri01mar12:00 PMfri12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

sat02mar10:00 AMsat10:30 AMSky SafariFor ages 2-710:00 AM - 10:30 AM

sat02mar10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM

sat02mar11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

sat02mar12:30 PMsat1:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

sat02mar1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

mon04mar11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

mon04mar12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

tue05mar12:00 PMtue12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

wed06mar11:30 AMwed11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

wed06mar12:00 PMwed12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

thu07mar12:00 PMthu12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

fri08mar11:30 AMfri11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

fri08mar12:00 PMfri12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

sat09mar10:00 AMsat10:30 AMSky SafariFor ages 2-710:00 AM - 10:30 AM

sat09mar10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM

sat09mar11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

sat09mar12:30 PMsat1:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

sat09mar1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

sat09mar2:00 PMsat2:30 PMPlanetarium Show: Total Solar EclipseAges 7 and up2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

mon11mar11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

mon11mar12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

tue12mar12:00 PMtue12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

wed13mar11:30 AMwed11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

wed13mar12:00 PMwed12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

thu14mar12:00 PMthu12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

fri15mar11:30 AMfri11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

fri15mar12:00 PMfri12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

sat16mar10:00 AMsat10:30 AMSky SafariFor ages 2-710:00 AM - 10:30 AM

sat16mar10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM

sat16mar11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

sat16mar12:30 PMsat1:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

sat16mar1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

sat16mar2:00 PMsat2:30 PMPlanetarium Show: Total Solar EclipseAges 7 and up2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

mon18mar11:30 AMmon11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

mon18mar12:00 PMmon12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

tue19mar12:00 PMtue12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

wed20mar11:30 AMwed11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

wed20mar12:00 PMwed12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

wed20mar6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

thu21mar12:00 PMthu12:30 PMSky SafariFor ages 2-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

fri22mar11:30 AMfri11:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-311:30 AM - 11:50 AM

fri22mar12:00 PMfri12:30 PMStellar StarsFor ages 3-712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

fri22mar6:00 PMfri8:30 PMEclipse NightFor all ages6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

sat23mar10:00 AMsat10:30 AMSky SafariFor ages 2-710:00 AM - 10:30 AM

sat23mar10:30 AMsat10:50 AMTwinkle TotsFor ages 0-310:30 AM - 10:50 AM

sat23mar11:00 AMsat11:30 AMStellar StarsFor ages 3-711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

sat23mar12:30 PMsat1:00 PMMini MissionsFor ages 7 and up12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

sat23mar1:00 PMsat1:30 PMSky TonightFor adults and children ages 6 and up1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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april 2024

sat06apr2:00 PMsat2:30 PMPlanetarium Show: Total Solar EclipseAges 7 and up2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

wed17apr6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat20apr7:00 PMsat8:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

may 2024

wed15may6:30 PMwed8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

sat18may7:00 PMsat8:30 PMTelescope NightFor adults and children ages 12 and up7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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