Preschool Programs

As the largest nature-based preschool in the region, the Center’s programming is designed to build on children’s inherent curiosity.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s renowned preschool programs serve children ages one to six each year through classes in three specially designed classrooms, where children participate in hands-on, age-appropriate activities to support social, physical and academic development. The surrounding 100-acre parkland and access to Lake Erie serve as an extended outdoor classroom, making the Center uniquely positioned to influence the next generation’s understanding of local wildlife and conservation efforts.

In all of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s preschool programs, highly skilled instructors integrate Ohio Early Learning Standards such as science, math, literacy and the arts into fun learning experiences while fostering cooperative learning and social competence. The result is transformative: the Center fosters a lifelong appreciation for the natural world.


2020-2021 Preschool Registration

Registration for 2020-2021 preschool classes has been postponed.


Preschool Family Adventures

Join us for an hour of fun and discovery! Your family will begin your adventure by exploring the Center’s indoor and outdoor exhibits with a preschool instructor. Then, head to one of the Center’s preschool classrooms to learn about an animal, listen to a storybook, play a game and receive instructions for a take-home craft. Your family will complete the program with your choice of playing more games or taking a guided nature hike.

Recommended for families with preschoolers. Maximum of 6 participants. Advance registration is required below.

Upcoming Programs

september 2020

thu24sep4:00 PM5:00 PMSOLD OUTPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat26sep9:30 AM10:30 AMSOLD OUTPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat26sep11:30 AM12:30 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

tue29sep4:00 PM5:00 PMSOLD OUTPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

october 2020

thu01oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat03oct9:30 AM10:30 AMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat03oct11:30 AM12:30 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

tue06oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

thu08oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat10oct9:30 AM10:30 AMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat10oct11:30 AM12:30 PMSOLD OUTPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

tue13oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

thu15oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat17oct9:30 AM10:30 AMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat17oct11:30 AM12:30 PMSOLD OUTPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

tue20oct4:00 PM5:00 PMSOLD OUTPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

thu22oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat24oct9:30 AM10:30 AMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat24oct11:30 AM12:30 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

tue27oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

thu29oct4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

november 2020

tue03nov4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

thu05nov4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat07nov9:30 AM10:30 AMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat07nov11:30 AM12:30 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

tue10nov4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

thu12nov4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat14nov9:30 AM10:30 AMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat14nov11:30 AM12:30 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

tue17nov4:00 PM5:00 PMSOLD OUTPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

thu19nov4:00 PM5:00 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat21nov9:30 AM10:30 AMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

sat21nov11:30 AM12:30 PMPreschool Family AdventuresFor families with preschoolers11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Age:PreschoolSubject:Preschool Programs

Programs and general admission require advance registration.Plan Your Visit