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For 70 years, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has been connecting children and families with the fascinating world of nature through hands-on discovery and living experiences at our beautiful park location.

Our offerings are distinct in the region, featuring live animals on exhibit, wildlife rehabilitation, a planetarium and direct access to Lake Erie through Huntington Reservation.

We are reaching more than 132,000 people each year with an easily accessible learning environment and affordable educational experiences that are meaningful to families in today's economy.

Supporting Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Contributions to the Annual Fund support all areas of our mission and operations:

  • Free admission seven days a week
  • Education programs for children, families, Scouts and others
  • School field trips
  • Nature-based preschool programs
  • Walter R. Schuele Planetarium and space science programing
  • 150 animals on exhibit inside and outside the building
  • Animal "ambassadors" that educate and inspire
  • Wildlife education that is free to the public; each year our wildlife staff provides free advice to 4,000 inquiries from the public
  • Rehabilitation for more than 1,200 animals that are taken into the facility each year.

Please click here to donate to the Annual Fund


In-Kind Donations:

Click here to see a list of needed items and supplies that can be provided as an in-kind donation.

Other Donations:

For information on honor/memorial gifts, planned giving, endowment, corporate giving or other gifts, please contact Development Coordinator Misty Musson at 440-471-8354 or mistym@lensc.org.