Youth and Teen Programs

Meet native wildlife, discover the night sky, and explore nature at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

School age students explore Huntington Reservation, learn from wildlife rehabilitation specialists and tour the universe with resident astronomers in the Center’s youth and teen programs. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience during Junior Keeper or take part in a STEM adventure in the Center’s summer camps. These programs are perfect for students who want to explore and protect our natural world while meeting friends along the way.

Wildlife Experiences

Junior Keeper

For ages 8 – 16 with one adult

In this 2 ½ hour program, you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside our wildlife staff and experience first-hand how we care for our resident animals. Behind the scenes, you will learn about native and domestic animals while providing food, clean housing and training. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and close encounters with our animals!

Fee: $150. Adult chaperone is required and included in program cost.

Crack the Keeper’s Case

For ages 8 – 16

Which animal will you meet? Solve the puzzles, follow the clues, decode the lock. As animal keepers, we problem solve and multi-task daily. Can you use these skills to unlock the answer? Once you solve the mystery, our Keeper will bring out the animal for you to enjoy an up-close encounter with plenty of time to take pictures, interact and learn about the Center’s resident wildlife.

Fee: $50 per registrant.

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, with the exception of COVID-19-related absences and/or cancellations.

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