Cure your family’s cabin fever at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Feeling cooped up after the holidays? Cold weather and continuous snowfall is the perfect recipe for cabin fever, especially in Cleveland. The best way to combat cabin fever in the upcoming months is to get moving and find engaging activities in your community for the entire family.

If you’re not up for hiking the wintry trails of Huntington Reservation quite yet, don’t worry. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center offers a variety of engaging, indoor and outdoor activities for all ages throughout the winter months! Providing free admission seven days a week, the Center offers quality nature, environmental and science experiences through native wildlife exhibits, daily planetarium shows and more. Special family programs are offered each month, for just $4 to $7 a person.

Upcoming family programs at the Center include:

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping. Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. The Center will be abuzz with excitement as beekeeper Christine Cain shares all of her knowledge about beekeeping and local honeybee populations. Fee: $5/person.

Family Astronomy Night: An Evening Under the Stars. Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Spend an evening under the stars and observe the beautiful winter night sky in both the natural elements and inside the Center’s planetarium. Fee: $4/person ages 3+; children 2 and under are free.

Groundhog Day. Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Join the Center in celebrating Groundhog Day with special guest Molly Ryan, who will give you an up-close look at some of her groundhog friends. Fee: $5/person ages 1+.

Owl Prowl. Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. A magical evening at the Center celebrating owls of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy a captivating live owl program and go on a night hike in hopes of spotting wild owls in the forest of Huntington Reservation. Fee: $7/person ages 3+; children 2 and under are free.

For more information and additional programming this winter, visit

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:11 AM, 01.10.2017