Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Yesterday my brood and I took a drive out to the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village.   I’d never been there before so we decided to meet some friends there.   It’s a cute little place and a nice way to spend an hour looking at the various animals.   We got to see several snakes, snapping turtles, fish, turkey vultures, owls and a bald eagle.  Had we gone on a day when the planetarium was open we’d have stayed longer.  But, we planned ahead and brought tons of snacks and drove the extra 1/2 mile or so up the road to Huntington Beach Park and had ourselves a picnic.    Something to keep in mind for future reference, there is also a Mitchell’s ice cream stand that sells hotdogs and other food that would be fun for a little picnic lunch.   Something also to consider, the boys loved playing in the water and sand with the sand toys I keep stowed in my car.    I didn’t have swim trunks for them unfortunately, so next time I’ll have to pack some, and a towel.

It was a great little morning/early afternoon excursion and wore the kids out in time for their naps.   And the kiddo learned that there is actually a real beach, with sand, in Ohio.

Until next time,



3 Responses

  1. We love the LENSC! So much for kids of all ages to do. Great programs. And we love the planetarium!

    • We can’t wait to go back and check out the planetarium. I even think our 15 month-old toddler will love it since they have programs for all ages.

  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Lorelei! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

    For planning your return trip with a star show in mind, our public planetarium schedule is here:

    Our nonprofit organization opens the doors to live animal exhibits 7 days a week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission (donations welcome!)

    Hope to see you soon!

    Shawn Salamone
    Community Relations Manager
    Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

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