About Us

Just minutes from downtown Cleveland in the heart of historic Shaker Heights and surrounded by the Shaker Parklands, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is free and open to the public providing wonderful nature experiences  and discovery for all ages and through all seasons.

Serving the community as a conserved green space, the Nature Center connects visitors with nature and inspires environmental stewardship in the thousands of adults and children served each year through unique and engaging programming and educational offerings.

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes has been designated as a National Environmental Education Landmark (U.S. Park Service), an Important Bird Area (Audubon Society), and an official Wildlife Habitat Site (National Wildlife Federation).

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Build-a-Bird Feeder Workshop

Get ready for winter bird watching by building a bird feeder at this fun, family workshop. Dave from Wild Birds Unlimited will discuss what kind of seed is best for birds and what types of seeds to offer for the birds you want to attract. We cut the lumber, you put the feeder together! Cost is $38 per feeder and includes a small bag of sunflower seeds to get started. Register by Wednesday, November 8.

Summer Outdoor Adventure Camp 2018

Member registration for Summer Outdoor Adventure Camp is open November 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018.  Learn more about our popular and often sold-out camp experiences and get a jump on registration!

Words in the Woods: A Youth Writing Workshop

Take an inspirational hike led by a Nature Center environmental educator and join guest writer Gail Nyoka in a writing workshop that will blend storytelling, theatrical exercises and writing. This program is in collaboration with Lake Erie ink. Cost is $5 at the door, but registration is required online here.

Support the Nature Center with your Membership

Members play an integral role in ensuring the Nature Center remains free and open to the public.  As such, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is delighted to announce a refreshed membership program with updated benefits, events and communications!  Don't delay, join today!

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Give to the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes!

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes receives no property or income tax support and relies solely on the generosity  of our members, donors, and funders to sustain our mission to conserve a natural area, connect people with nature,  and inspire environmental stewardship.

Voted Best Birthday Party Location by Cleveland Magazine

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The Nature Center is proud to be part of the Ohio Lake Erie Birding Trail.

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Voted Best Nature Center and Best Summer Camp by Macaroni Kid

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Do You NEED Nature?!

Sign up for email updates! Join thousands of community members who receive our monthly email newsletter, Nature Break.  You will receive exclusive Nature Center communications including program and event announcements together with educational nature features to help you stay connected to our natural world.

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