Inspire the next generation. Help animals. Strengthen an enduring legacy.

You can help the Center educate and inspire children, families, and students of all ages by making a donation. Financial contributions help to provide programs and classes, live animal exhibits, care for resident animals, and treatment for injured wildlife. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is a nonprofit organization that is funded by donations, grants, and class fees.

How to make a donation

Send a donation in the mail to:
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
28728 Wolf Road
Bay Village, OH 44140

Help ensure the next 75 years for future generations


The CARES Act provides an opportunity for gifts of all sizes to qualify as tax deductible. It allows those who do not itemize tax deductions to deduct up to $300 ($600 for a married couple) in charitable donations, which reduces taxable income. Those who itemize their deductions may now deduct donations up to 100% of adjusted gross income. Please consult your tax or financial adviser.

Matching Gifts:

Ask your employer about matching your donation. Obtain a matching gift form from your employer and send it to the Center with your donation.

Donor-Advised Funds:

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center accepts grants from donor-advised funds. The Center is a nonprofit organization, Tax ID #34-0845030.

Memorial Tribute/Gifts:

Honor or remember a friend or a loved one with a donation to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. Please provide the name of the honoree, and the name and address of the person to be notified of your gesture (but not the amount).

Stock/Appreciated Securities:

Donations of stock may be arranged by calling 440-871-2900 x201 to request transfer instructions.

Donation with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA):

You can make a distribution from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) as a “qualified charitable distribution”. This may be of interest to people 70 ½ years of age or older. Provide instructions for a charitable rollover to your IRA custodian. The Center is a nonprofit organization, Tax ID #34-0845030.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is a nonprofit organization. Tax ID #34-0845030

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