It’s time for summer fun at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Like so many other businesses and organizations, the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has been closed at times over the past two years due to the pandemic. But he’s back for lots of learning and summer fun.

The center still lives up to its official mission: “The Lake Erie Nature and Science Center educates and inspires each of us to understand, appreciate, and take responsibility for our natural world.”

Morgan Paskert, marketing and development coordinator, and said there was renewed interest and excitement as families returned to the center.

“Summer is one of our favorite times at the center,” Paskert said. “We are excited to welcome more children and families this year for summer camps, planetarium shows, wildlife encounters and seasonal family events, including our brand new Pollinator Palooza program on June 25. .

“General admission (no charge) is offered seven days a week, where visitors can experience the wonders of nature through live animal and natural history exhibits.”

Summer camps and the Pollinator Palooza are just two of the programs currently in the forefront. Note: The Junior Keeper program is full. This is a program that allows children ages 8 to 16 to work alongside wildlife personnel.

Registration for summer camp is ongoing, Paskert said. The camps are visible on Back to Nature summer camp for girls, Climate Quest and the new Summer Explorers STEM Camp series are popular this year.

With all the publicity about the threat to the bee population, families may be interested in the center’s Pollinator Palooza at 6:30 p.m. on June 25.

“In honor of National Pollinator Week, this family program will celebrate the insects, bats and birds that keep trees and flowers in bloom,” Paskert said.

“Participants will tour the summer sky in the planetarium, enjoy close encounters with the center’s resident animals, head outdoors on a pollinator hike in the Huntington Preserve, and build a pollinator contraption to support bees and butterflies in their own backyard.

Tickets for the Pollinator Palooza are $10 and are available at

The center is located at 28728 Wolf Road in Bay Village. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

For more information on the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, visit or call 440-871-2900. The email is [email protected]

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