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!
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).
YOGA AT THE NATURE CENTER
Alternative Saturdays & Sundays | June 24-August 26
NATURE STORY TIME
Select Mondays | July 2-August 13
Registration is now open for our Nature Story Time! With different themes each week through the summer, children aged 3 1/2 to 7 can enjoy an hour filled with reading time, crafts and a hike!
CURIOSITY CUBE AT THE NATURE CENTER
Saturday, August 18 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Head back to school with expert knowledge! Join us for a free day of learning human and plant cell biology from real scientists. The Curiosity Cube travels across the country as a mobile science lab where children can conduct experiments with virtual reality, 3-D printing and robotics. Our staff will also host a hike through the Nature Center and invite all to learn more our animals. No registration required.
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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.