Upcoming programs at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Saturday, July 28 (3 p.m.) Meet an Animal – All ages are welcome to come along and be introduced to the world of venomous snakes. See live examples of Ohio’s three venomous snakes (yes, Ohio has venomous snakes!) and learn the facts and fallacies surrounding them. Tickets are $2/person and go on sale on the day of the show.
Sunday, July 29 (11 a.m., noon, or 1 p.m.) Sunday Under the Stars – An out-of-this-world experience the whole family can enjoy in the Walter R. Schuele Planetarium! Choose from three shows at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Learn how the planetarium really is a “magical” place for the youngest stargazers and get a look at what’s going on in the sky tonight. Tickets are $2/person and go on sale on the day of the show. Programs repeat every Sunday.
Saturday, Aug. 4 (3 p.m.) The Ins & Outs of Wildlife Rehabilitation –Hear about the Center’s wildlife education & rehabilitation program. Find out what people should and shouldn’t do to help wildlife in need. Encounter some of the Center’s permanent wildlife residents who started out in the wildlife rehabilitation program. Tickets are $2/person and go on sale on the day of the show.
Friday, Aug. 3 (6:30 p.m.) Family Picnic Night – Bring the whole family for a picnic in the park! Picnic dinner will be provided; just bring a big blanket to fit your family. After the picnic, meet some animals, go on a guided hike and relax around the campfire! Tickets are $7/person or $35 for families of five or more. Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, Aug. 4 (1:30 p.m.) Monthly SkyQuest: Return to Mars – A presentation examining mankind’s past and current explorations of the red planet. Spotlighting NASA’s latest rover, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, which will make planetfall in August and begin a mission to determine if Mars has ever possessed conditions favorable for life. Tickets are $3/person and go on sale on the day of the show. Program repeats every Saturday.
Sunday, Aug. 12 (8 p.m.) Meteor Shower Night – Bring the whole family to the planetarium at 8 p.m. for a quick presentation on meteors, including a chance to hold an actual meteorite! Then, head to the field at 9 p.m., spread out your blanket and enjoy the show in the sky! Please note: Planetarium space is limited, tickets will be available in advance for $3/person. There is no fee for outside viewing.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 (6 p.m.) Nightfall at the Nature Center – The exhibits will be lit and ready for a fun-filled evening! See what the animals do after-hours, encounter mesmerizing wildlife, enjoy a “natural” family activity outside and top it all off with a serving of ice cream! Tickets are $7/person or $35 for families of five or more. Pre-registration is required.
But that’s not all – it’s time to fall into a whole new season of discovery. Visit www.lensc.org and preview the Fall Program Guide for a fresh assortment of activities for all ages – registration begins in August!
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is located at 28728 Wolf Rd. in Bay Village. Please call 440-871-2900 with questions.
Frank A Colosimo Visitor Experience & Communications Coordinator Lake Erie Nature & Science Center