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: $175. 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.

Upcoming Programs

october 2022

mon10oct3:00 PM4:00 PMCrack the Keeper's CaseFor ages 8 - 163:00 PM - 4:00 PM Subject:Teen Programs,Youth Programs

sat22oct9:00 AM11:30 AMSOLD OUTJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

november 2022

mon07nov9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

sat12nov9:00 AM11:30 AMSOLD OUTJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

wed16nov3:00 PM4:00 PMCrack the Keeper's CaseFor ages 8 - 163:00 PM - 4:00 PM Subject:Teen Programs,Youth Programs

wed23nov9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

december 2022

sat10dec9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

wed28dec9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

wed28dec3:00 PM4:00 PMCrack the Keeper's CaseFor ages 8 - 163:00 PM - 4:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

thu29dec9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

fri30dec9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

january 2023

mon02jan9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

sat21jan9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

february 2023

sat04feb9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

mon20feb9:00 AM11:30 AMJunior KeeperFor ages 8 - 16 with one adult9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Subject:Adult & Family,Teen Programs,Youth Programs

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