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).


Winter Programming is Here!

Our winter programming schedule is live. From printmaking to winter hikes and the winter favorite Family Fireside Night, we have all the family and adult programs that make braving the winter weather worth it! Check out our full winter programs schedule below and register for some wintertime fun.

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!

Nature Inspired Printmaking for Adults

On December 6, join teaching artist and environmental educator Meri Ruble as you learn several printmaking techniques that will enhance your creative keepsakes. A great weekday activity for anyone, no experience necessary! You will have the opportunity to make a set of ten cards with envelopes. Please feel bring to any nature items and an apron. Registration required by November 30. $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

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


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.