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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Pancake Breakfast with the Birds

This joint program with the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast of plain, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, apple sauce, juice and coffee; guided hikes; crafts, entertainment and a bird-related show. Money raised supports the Shaker Schools third grade dictionary project and Nature Center environmental education programs. $9 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-10; and free for children 3 and under.

Summer Outdoor Adventure Camp 2018

Registration is now open for Summer Outdoor Adventure Camps! Learn more about our popular and often sold-out camp experiences and get a jump on registration today.

Spend Your Next Event at the Nature Center

Whether looking out over 20 acres of diverse woodland forest and wildlife habitats through over-sized windows, or outdoors immersed in nature, a variety of spaces are available for your next retreat, meeting, party, or gathering.  We customize your experience and help create the ideal atmosphere for your next event.

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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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.

The Nature Center is proud to partner with our 2018 Organizational Sponsor

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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.

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is generously supported by

Voted Best Nature Center and Best Summer Camp by Macaroni Kid

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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.

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