Nature To-Go

Nature To-Go Kits

Engage in hands-on discovery from the comfort of your home with our Nature To-Go Kits!

Each kit is curated by our program staff to include a nature-themed craft or experiment, educational instructions, and other activities for at-home learning.

Curbside Pick-Up

Nature To-Go Kits must be ordered in advance. Pre-purchased kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on Thursdays between 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Contactless pick-up instructions will be emailed once your transaction is complete.

How to Survive on Mars kit

Nature To-Go: How to Survive on Mars Kit

We often see life on other planets in science fiction movies, but have you ever wondered if it would be easy for humans to live on Earth’s neighbor, Mars? Put yourself in the perspective of a scientist in our How to Survive on Mars Kit which includes:

  • Mars sand
  • Growing container
  • Seed packet
  • Drainage rocks
  • Instructions on how to create healthy soil
  • Mars 2020 rover information
  • “Create your own rover” activity
  • drop copter and paper airplane instructions
  • NASA bookmark, tattoos and sticker

Recommended for grades 2 and up

Price: $30/kit

Nature To-Go Squirrel kit

Nature To-Go: Squirrel Kit

Ohio is home to the Eastern Gray Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, Red Squirrel and even Flying Squirrels! Learn all about squirrels in our new Nature To-Go Kit which includes:

  • Squirrel information sheet
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources Mammals booklet
  • Wooden squirrel craft with magnet
  • Paper mache treasure box craft
  • Flying squirrel craft
  • Coloring pages and maze
  • Scavenger hunt and games
  • Playdough recipe

Recommended for ages 3-7

Price: $15/kit

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Nature To-Go: Bee Kit

Did you know? About 20,000 species of bees live on Earth! Learn all about bees in our Nature To-Go Kit which includes:

  • Bee information sheet
  • Video access of the Center’s hive
  • Bee magnet craft
  • Honey taster stick
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources Bees and Wasps booklet
  • Bee coloring pages and maze
  • Bees of Ohio information sheet
  • Playdough recipe
  • Scavenger hunts and games

Recommended for ages 3-7

Price: $15/kit

Nature To-Go Owl kit

Nature To-Go: Owl Kit

Did you know? Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees! Learn all about owls in our Nature To-Go Kit which includes:

  • Owl craft
  • Caribiner flashlight
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources owl field guide
  • Owl fact sheet and access to owl call videos
  • Owl coloring pages
  • Owl maze
  • Playdough recipe
  • Scavenger hunts and games

Recommended for ages 3-7

Price: $15/kit

Nature To-Go Butterfly kit

Nature To-Go: Butterfly Kit

Butterflies usually land with their wings straight up, while moths usually land with their wings lying flat. Learn the difference between butterflies and moths in our Nature To-Go: Butterfly Kit which includes:

  • Butterfly velvet art craft
  • Monarch Butterfly booklet
  • Butterfly fact and identification sheets
  • Butterfly coloring pages
  • Butterfly maze
  • Playdough recipe
  • Scavenger hunt and games

Recommended for ages 3-7

Price: $15/kit

Nature To-Go Stars kit

Nature To-Go: Stars Kit

Our sun is a star, and it’s the closest star to Earth! Learn all about stars and constellations in our Nature To-Go: Star Kit which includes:

  • Wooden star craft
  • Constellation jar, foil and tea light
  • Rocket maze
  • Fact sheet
  • Playdough recipe
  • Coloring pages

Recommended for grades 3-7

Price: $15/kit

Nature To-Go Spiders kit

Nature To-Go: Spider Kit

Spiders are helpful! They eat lots of pesky insects like flies and mosquitoes. Learn all about spiders in our Nature To-Go: Spider Kit which includes:

  • Paper-mache round box
  • Wooden spider web
  • Spider ring
  • Spider maze
  • Spider fact sheet
  • Coloring pages
  • Scavenger hunts and games
  • Playdough recipe

Recommended for ages 3-7

Price: $15/kit

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Nature To-Go: Frog Kit

Did you know? There are more than 4,800 species of frogs! Learn how to identify different species and have fun with frog-themed crafts and games in our Nature To-Go: Frog Kit! This kit includes:

  • Frog information sheets and life cycle
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources Amphibians booklet
  • Frog coloring pages and maze
  • Cardboard treasure box craft with 3 felt frog stickers
  • Playdough recipe
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Nature Detective activity

Recommended for ages 3-6

Price: $15/kit

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Camp To-Go: Animals and Aliens

Learn about the different animals that live on Earth and the different planets in our Solar System with our Animal and Aliens Kit! Hear from the Center’s expert staff as they explain what makes Earth and its animals so unique to the universe, then use your imagination to create your own planet and alien. This kit includes:

  • Craft materials to create your own planet and alien
  • Google Classroom instructions and educational videos by Center staff
  • Native wildlife field guides
  • Solar system and exoplanet guides
  • Extremophile cards
  • Temporary space tattoos and stickers
  • NASA bookmark

Recommended for grades 2-5

Price: $50/kit

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Nature To-Go: Weather Kit

Weather is what it is like outside at one place, at one time. Hot? Cold? Sunny? Cloudy? Weather can change fast! Make your own rain sticks and learn all about weather with our Nature To-Go Kit which includes:

  • 2 rain stick tubes
  • Carabiner Flashlight
  • Cloud Type Fact Sheet
  • Coloring Sheets
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Educational Hand-Outs
  • And more!

Recommended for ages 3-10.

Price: $20/kit

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is offering pre-registered guided tours, pre-registered family planetarium programs and pre-scheduled wildlife intake appointments.Learn more
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