Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sunday Funday - Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Welcome to a new feature on my blog, Sunday Funday! My family is out to find adventures every week at local places in our area. I will be featuring a trip we take every Sunday. We live in the Cleveland, Ohio area so most of the locations will be in this area, unless we get adventurous and travel further! If you ever visited the place that is highlighted, let me know you experience in the comments!

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
28728 Wolf Road
Bay Village, OH 44140

Donations to the Owl Collection Box are encouraged and greatly appreciated

Stroller and Wheelchair Friendly

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday through Sunday
10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Closed major holidays:
Easter - April 24, 2011

Memorial Day
- May 30, 2011
Independence Day
- July 4, 2011
Labor Day - September 5, 2011
Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2011
Christmas Day - December 25, 2011
New Year's Day - January 1, 2012

Closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Indoor and outdoor animal exhibits

Different varieties of turtles, snakes, frogs, fish, and lizards in the indoor exhibit including a children’s play area with a puppet show house. Outdoor exhibits include birds, ducks, a bald eagle, hawks, wild turkeys, a red fox, deer, a skunk, and rabbits. There is also a planetarium with daily shows.

My Kids’ Favorites:

1. The indoor turtle exhibit – there are at least 7 large turtles in an open exhibit.

2. The outside bridge going over a small pond full of fish and turtles outside.

3. The planetarium show and walk through area where you “glow” in the dark.

My Favorites:

1. Admission is FREE!

2. We’ve gone on weekdays and weekends and never have had to deal with any crowds.

3. Parking is convenient to the front door.

4. Very stroller and wheelchair friendly, all on one level inside and outside.

Time Commitment:
We normally spend about 2 hours at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Make a day of it and pack a picnic lunch! There are picnic tables located by the parking lot.

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