Nature's Night Out is an event not to be missed

Wildlife specialist Natalie Moore holds a young owl at last year’s benefit for the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. This year’s event is Aug. 29. Photo by Denny Wendell

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will host its annual benefit on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. and all are invited. The event is now known as Nature’s Night Out, a fresh update on what was previously The Bake near the Lake.

“We are very excited to welcome all to this year’s benefit. It is our pinnacle event focusing on nature education for children,” says Catherine Timko, Executive Director. “Every aspect of the evening and its theme reflects this distinct mission.”

Guests will enjoy this unique event with heavy appetizers, a signature cocktail, live music by Funkology and more. The Center’s animal ambassadors will also be present at the event and the planetarium will be offering special programming.

Benefit tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple. Tickets are available in advance only and will not be sold at the door. A new offering this year for Patrons purchasing four tickets ($375) and those underwriting the benefit is a pre-party event. These guests will have the opportunity to arrive early and participate in a special presentation led by the director of wildlife.

Various silent auction and raffle items will be available throughout the evening. Those not able to attend can also participate in the Best Buy Shopping Spree raffle in which one lucky winner will receive $1,000 in gift cards.

Proceeds from the event allow the Center to continue its work through hands-on educational programming, public access planetarium and wildlife rehabilitation and education. Tickets are available online at or by calling 440-871-2900.

Wendy Hanna

Wendy Hanna is a staff member with Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

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