New exhibits for children at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

A young visitor to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center tries out the new "What is Your Wingspan?" exhibit.

Among the many live animals, the make-your-own constellation display and the ever-popular log, children and families visiting Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will have even more to enjoy. Two new exhibits have been installed to encourage children and adults to learn about our native species overhead and underwater.

“What is Your Wingspan?” invites children to compare their own arm span with the wingspans of native birds such as blue jays, mallards, red-tailed hawks and eagles. Positioned at a young learner’s level, the exhibit creates a colorful hands-on learning experience and a fun photo opportunity.

“Native Fish of Lake Erie” highlights many of the species living in our Great Lake, along with their size, ecological region and other fun facts. The display was designed in collaboration with Ohio Sea Grant to encourage reading and conversation as young children explore the Center’s live animal exhibits with their families.

Visitors will also notice improved content for all indoor live animal displays including the habitat and diet of the animals.

Both exhibits were made possible through the support of the Cleveland Foundation and individual donors.

“The exhibits have been readily welcomed and enjoyed by children and families visiting the Center every day,” says Executive Director, Catherine Timko. “They are a perfect complement to our preschool classes, school field trips and seasonal events.”

The Center educates and inspires children and families to understand, appreciate and take responsibility of our natural world. Among the 166,000 people the Center serves each year are walk-in visitors who enjoy its indoor and outdoor exhibits with free admission.

Morgan Paskert

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

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 10:33 AM, 12.05.2017